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ENLIGHT offers trainings on virtual exchange collaboration

 Invitation to Virtual Exchange training in the ENLIGHT network 

The ENLIGHT network invites to a series of three events on Virtual Exchange (VE). 

Firstly, a workshop will introduce virtual exchange and its benefits to intercultural collaboration, secondly, a partnering fair will assist interested academics in finding VE partners within the ENLIGHT network, and finally, a tailored training will be provided for those who have defined their goals to jointly develop a VE together with their partner.  
Participation is free of charge, and one person can either take part in one or several of the mentioned events. Registration is open for each session separately.  All sessions are organised in cooperation with UNIcollaboration, a cross-disciplinary professional organisation for telecollaboration and VE in Higher Education. 

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ENLIGHT Student Network hosted meeting on Quality Assurance

On 11 April the ENLIGHT Student Network hosted a meeting on Quality Assurance in Education, bringing together representatives from different central student representational bodies across ENLIGHT.

Each representative gave a brief presentation on their organization and university, focusing especially on how quality assurance in education works. Following the presentations, a joint discussion on the topic was held.

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International leading experts discuss the Impact of Higher Education at the ENLIGHT Impact Conference (Bilbao, 29-31 March)

Organised by the University of the Basque Country on 30-31 March 2023, the first ENLIGHT Impact Conference brought together 150 international experts from all over Europe to exchange and discuss approaches for impact assessment and for embedding impact within universities’ full spectrum of activities, being in education, in research, in innovation or in societal engagement related activities.

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Last call: University of Tartu International Summer University 2023

The University of Tartu International Summer University courses will take place during the first two weeks of August 2023.

There are nine scholarships available for students from ENLIGHT partner universities.Apply now for the courses and the scholarship on the page  The call is open until 30 April 

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Congratulations to the winners of the Open Science Award 2023!

This year’s ENLIGHT Open Science Awards go to:

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Call for contributions: ENLIGHT Teaching & Learning Conference and Awards – edition 2023

We look forward to meeting you in Bordeaux!

The third ‘ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference’ will be hosted by the University of Bordeaux from October 11th to 13th, 2023. The conference theme is:

Empowering Students for Tomorrow.

The main theme will highlight good practices and observations from the classroom and institutional levels and will reflect the diverse perspectives on empowering pedagogical practices within the ENLIGHT alliance.

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Call for applications 'Learners to Leaders: Nurturing Changemakers Through Global Citizenship Education' (Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens)

The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) with the support of the Korea Foundation launches a new program 'Learners to Leaders: Nurturing Changemakers Through Global Citizenship Education'. Apply before 23 April 2023.

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Comenius University invites to online lecture Participation in EU politics: Towards deeper democracy-enhancing EU institutions?

Comenius University Bratislava invites to an online lecture on 4 April from 13.15 to 15 CET by Prof. Dr. Ulrike Liebert, Prof. em. from University of Bremen (Germany), who is also Visiting Fellow European University Institute, School of Transnational Governance in Florence (Italy). 

In this session we will discuss opportunities for citizens to actively engage with EU politics that are essential for improving democratic legitimacy, equity and sustainability in decision making at the EU level. 

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Ghent University is number one university in terms of ERC funding from calls 2022

In the ERC 2022 calls, Ghent University obtained 13 new ERC Starting Grants  and 6 new Consolidator Grants.

In the ERC Starting Grant call 2022, ten researchers were on the main list, and recently two more researchers from the reserve list were awarded a Starting Grant. To top off this result, yet another grantee decided to come to our university with his Starting Grant Project. 

With these high numbers of acquired grants, Ghent University positions itself in the top 3 of 360 institutions having acquired ERC funding from the 2022 Work Programme. Ghent University thereby outperformed all European universities, and only had to let CNRS and Max Planck, both giant institutions, go ahead. This is an overwhelming success!

Recently, Ghent University also celebrated its more than 100 ERC Grants

ENLIGHT Open Science Award Ceremony 2023: registration open

The ENLIGHT Open Science Award will be awarded for the first time. We have received several applications, which shows the high ongoing Open Science activity within the ENLIGHT network. Two Open Science initiatives will be awarded on 25 April 2023. 

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Support kit for researchers for building collaborative ENLIGHT research proposals

The R&I SG has prepared a support kit for researchers to assist them in building their collaborative research proposals. This tool is aimed at being meaningful and useful for the researchers of the nine ENLIGHT universities by introducing them to ENLIGHT and enabling them to start and develop research collaborations within the ENLIGHT alliance.

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Sit-in strike in front of the European Asylum Support Office. Moria, July 2017”. © Valeria Hänsel.

ENLIGHT PhD-Summer School on “EU border regime(s) and the shrinking spaces of solidarity”

Göttingen (Germany), 19th – 22th September 2023

The Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig), University of Göttingen, the Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR), University of Ghent and the “Human Mobility and Migration Lab”, University of Groningen are pleased to announce a PhD summer school held as part of the European ENLIGHT university network.

The summer school “EU border regime(s) and the shrinking spaces of solidarity” aims at providing a forum for PhD students to discuss up-to-date multidisciplinary and critical understandings of contemporary trends in the governance of migration. In particular, the school will focus on key areas of Europe’s governance of migration – e.g., the Belarussian-Polish/Lithuanian border, the Sicilian Channel between Italy and North-Africa, or the Greek islands and the Balkan route – to untangle and question the violent and discriminatory nature of current border regime(s). Concurrently, by focusing on these borderlands, we also concentrate on responses of citizens and people on the move to these institutional abuses, to explore forms of solidarity across different spaces and times – and how they are criminalized at the border. As such, the school will also involve non-academic experts from the civil society and other organizations operating in these territories.

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