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International Criminal Court Summer School (Galway, 8-11 June 2021)

NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Human Rights offers 20 free places for the International Criminal Court Summer School available to students across the ENLIGHT Network.

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IDay at Uppsala University

Uppsala University: IDay featuring SkillMill

IDay is the opportunity for you that wants to learn about innovation processes while contributing to solving complex real-world challenges.
IDay is a concept by EIT Health that lets you combine training in innovation process with design challenges provided by real-world actors for change. Work interdisciplinary with fellow students across faculty boundaries to train your innovation-, problem solving- and pitching skills.
Challenge provider is SkillMill. SkillMill is an Erasmus+ project that focuses on soft skills, the ability to adapt to and overcome a constantly changing and challenging surrounding community.
Opportunities to join in 2021:
April 9
May 7
June 4
More information and registration here.
Doctoral conferment ceremony at Uppsala University

PhD Student Position in Curriculum Studies at Uppsala University

The Department of Education at Uppsala University is looking for a PhD student for a project in curricum studies.

Project description: For this PhD position applicants are welcome to submit project plans that investigate Curriculum Studies issues (from pre-school to higher education) relating to research areas that are represented at the Department of Education. We especially welcome proposals on so-called challenge-based teaching on sustainability issues within higher education settings.

The full-time employment will be on a temporary basis for a period of four years and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). Departmental duties (typically teaching and administration) at a level of at most 20% can be included in the position, in which case the employment period will be extended beyond the four years. PhD students are expected to study full-time and actively participate in the department’s activities.

More information and instructions for applicants.

ENLIGHT scholarships: Tartu International Summer University 2021

The University of Tartu offers 9 scholarships for ENLIGHT participants (one per ENLIGHT partner university) for the International Summer School "Educational Change in Times of Rapid Technological Innovation" taking place physically in Tartu 16 – 25 August 2021; or if physical meetings are not possible, online in November 2021. This summer school is part of UT's International Summer University 2021.

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Open lectures on Security, Democracy and the Digital World

Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Visiting Professor of Democracy in the Digital Age at the University of Tartu, is giving a series of lectures on “Security, Democracy and the Digital World” in spring semester 2021.

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'Disturbances and Interventions' Summer School Gender Studies (Aug./Sep. 2021)

Between 27 August and 24 September the University of Groningen organizes a 3rd 'covid-proof' online edition of the (formerly 'U4Society') Gender Studies Summer School, entitled 'Disturbances and Intervention. Contemporary Practices of Gender Research'. The summer school consists of four lecture sessions and a keynoye lecture. The summer school is open to PhD-students from all the ENLIGHT partners. Participants should apply before May 10th

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NICE Programme - Extended Deadline for ENLIGHT students - 10 March 2021

Europe is facing seven social challenges that need fresh ideas – and here you come into play! On the NICE programme 2021, you’ll work through virtual toolkits in entrepreneurship and intercultural communication to solve a global challenge in a team from around Europe. Eventually, your team can showcase your innovative solution at the virtual summer school. Joining NICE, you’ll gain hands-on experience and in-demand skills while making a global contribution! This multi-university virtual programme running from March to July 2021 is offered to you by the Intercultural LearningLab, University of Göttingen. Find out more here:

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CaST symposium on Community Engaged Learning (Ghent, 25 February 2021)

The Erasmus + project CaST focuses on how universities can work more effectively and more inclusively within their city communities by providing students with opportunities to work on local societal challenges. UGent is partner in the project and is happy to invite ENLIGHT colleagues to the Communities and Students Together(CaST) first symposium on Community Engaged Learning.
This free, online event will be an opportunity for the CaST Partners to share the first 2 outputs on Community Engaged Learning with colleagues and the wider community, and also to learn from other experts in the field, to help us plan and optimise our Engaged Learning pilot projects which are currently under development. The symposium will take place on Thursday 25th February 2021 from 10:00 until 16:00 CET.

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Conference "The Impact of Digitisation on Internationalisation" (23-24 March 2021)

The current pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for international cooperation, exchange and mobility but at the same time accelerates the digitalization in various parts of our professional and private lives. Both developments are important to science and higher education and can be used as an opportunity to form new sustainable approaches that use digitalization to improve internationalization at universities.

This is why on 23 to 24 March 2021 the University of Göttingen and the University of Tartu, with suport from the ENLIGHT partners, will jointly host a virtual conference on the topic of "The Impact of Digitisation on Internationalisation: Challenges and Opportunities for the Future of Universities".

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Programme ENLIGHT Kick-off week (1-5 March 2021): register now!


Not registered yet? You can register during the whole kick-off week. Or subscribe to our Youtube channel to watch the live-streams. Stay updated about the programme via #ENLIGHTkickoff.

From 1 until 5 March the ENLIGHT European University organizes its official kick-off week. During the kick-off week ENLIGHT offers a fully online programme, comprising work sessions, public lecture sessions on the ENLIGHT focus areas and evening events, each hosted by one of the nine ENLIGHT partners. Join one of our virtual coffee breaks and meet one of your fellow ENLIGHT colleagues, get to know more about ENLIGHT projects in our showcase sessions and post your ideas on one of the message boards!  

The kick-off week brings together academics, experts and students of all ENLIGHT universities, as well as renowned external speakers from various fields. Our keynote speakers are:

mariya gabriel herman vanrompuy monika froehler veronica manfredi irina bokova
Mariya Gabriel Herman Van Rompuy Monika Froehler Veronica Manfredi Irina Bokova

Browse through the full programme and register now! Follow us via #ENLIGHTkickoff 

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Slovak government awards additional funding for ENLIGHT

The government of Slovakia has granted Comenius University in Bratislava an additional funding of 143 000 euro for ENLIGHT. The Slovak Ministry of Education published a special call for proposals for universities participating in the European Universities Initative in October 2020, after the success of projects with Slovak participation in the European Universities call of 2020. Three institutions worked together to submit a joint proposal.

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