News & Events

University of Tartu researchers received €60 million to develop two international centres of excellence

Two international research consortia led by the University of Tartu received €30 million from the European Commission each for the development of two research centres in Estonia over the next six years. One of the centres deals with the digitalisation of synthetic biology and the other with personalised medicine. The Estonian state will also give €30 million. Besides research excellence, the centres will boost the development of digitalised bioindustry and start-ups working on data-based health services. 

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ENLIGHT Open Science Award 2023

Apply with your Open Science initiative now!

Do you use Open Science to make your research/teaching/learning more accessible, transparent or reproducible? Do you have an example of how you have engaged with Open Science as part of your work process(es) that you want to share to inspire others?

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University of Tartu launches Centre for Sustainable Development

The University of Tartu Centre for Sustainable Development develops interdisciplinary cooperation on sustainable development. The aim is to analyse societal challenges, using concepts and methods from different disciplines and seeking common understanding.

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Launch of the ENLIGHT Research & Innovation Observatory

The ENLIGHT alliance has created its Research & Innovation Observatory, a comprehensive platform of information presenting the research and innovation capacities of, and synergies between the ENLIGHT universities. The ENLIGHT R&I Observatory also collates the outputs from the alliance development related to Research & Innovation.

More specifically, the Observatory aims to move towards the creation of a common R&I agenda for the ENLIGHT alliance by facilitating the identification of expertise and potential synergies amongst the ENLIGHT universities and its external stakeholders (i) and fostering exchange, mutual learning and collaboration amongst the broader ENLIGHT community (ii).



ENLIGHT publishes video on virtual exchange

Virtual exchange is an important part of ENLIGHT's vision of increased mobility in Europe.

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ENLIGHT launches new video playlist on Research and Innovation

Driving innovation in research is one of the central concerns of the ENLIGHT and a part of the transformation envisaged for higher education. On our new YouTube playlist on Research & Innovation, we are presenting e.g. recordings of our workshops and other activities. New videos will be posted at irregular intervals. Subscribe to the playlist and be informed directly when there is news.

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Comenius University has 1st Green Guide

The Comenius University Green Guide provides a comprehensive overview of useful tips, tricks, resources, and services for making students’ time in Bratislava more sustainable, eco-friendly, and pleasant.

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ENLIGHT Lecture: 'Health & Sustainability', December 14, 5 pm CET

On December 14th at 5pm, this semesters’ first ENLIGHT lecture on “Health & Sustainability” will be hosted and livestreamed online. Health and sustainability are mutually enabling and constraining. In addition, there is a strong connection between ensuring healthy lives and sustainable development.

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Medieval and Early Modern Studies Spring School 2023

This Spring School is organised by Ghent University (Doctoral School AHL), University of Groningen, University of Göttingen, the Huizinga Institute and the Dutch Research School for Medieval Studies to stimulate contacts and exchange between PhD candidates and ReMa students in the field of literary studies, cultural history, art history, media studies, theatre studies, musicology, history of dance, history of religion, history of science, and early modern and medieval history. It takes place in Groningen (Van Swinderen Huys), 27-31 March 2023.

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Start of seminar series multilingualism: The hidden drivers of academic English

The seminar series on multilingualism started off with a first hybrid event on November 28 in Ghent. Professor Kristina Hultgren, Professor of Sociolinguistics and Applied Linguistics and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at The Open University in the United Kingdom, spoke about "The hidden drivers of English as an academic language in Europe: Retheorizing the rise of English as an outcome of higher education governance reforms".

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University of Bern joins ENLIGHT

This year, Swiss universities can participate in European University alliances as “associated partners” for the first time. The University of Bern joined ENLIGHT as from 1 December 2022.

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