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ENLIGHT Lecture: „Climate Change: Art, Performance & Narration”, February 9, 6 pm CET

On February 9th at 6pm, the next ENLIGHT lecture will be hosted and livestreamed online. The fourth session of this semesters’ ENLIGHT lecture series explores the role art and performance can play in the fight against climate change. It also gives examples on how creative changes of the narrative on climate change can help to raise awareness on the severeness of the issue and its impact on human existence.

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University of Tartu Career Festival: Straight to the Future (16-17 February 2022)

“Straight to the Future” is the Career Festival organized by the University of Tartu. You are very welcome to join from the comfort of your own home!

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Uppsala University celebrates 300 years of weather observations and launches a weather photo contest in honor of Anders Celcius!

Uppsala has one of the world’s longest series of weather observations. The observations date back to 12 January 1722 by Anders Celsius and his professor Erik Burman. Every day they went outside to record the temperature, air pressure and wind direction. Over the years many different people have contributed to the data series, and on 12 January 2022 the series will become 300 years long.

Read more about the activities connected to the celebrations of Anders Celcius and the weather photo contest!

Ghent University launches new programme in 'Sustainable food packaging' in Campus Kortrijk

The new advanced master’s programme Sustainable Food Packaging at Ghent University Campus Kortrijk prepares students to become experts in sustainable food packaging systems.

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University of Groningen is third on world list of sustainable universities

This year, the University of Groningen was ranked third place in the 2021 UI GreenMetric ranking. In 2019, the UG ranked eighth place, in 2020 in joint seventh place. Of the 956 participating universities, Wageningen University & Research was ranked as being the most sustainable, just like last year. Of the universities in the Netherlands, the University of Groningen holds second place.

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Summer Schools “Health & Globalization” and "Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights" (Ghent, 3-14 July 2022)

The Ghent University Medical Students Association is proud to announce the new edition of the Summer School, covering an 11-day education program from 3 to 14 July 2022.  Applicants can choose between two different subjects: “Health & Globalization” or "Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights".

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University of Tartu celebrated the 102nd anniversary of Estonia's national university

1 December marks 102 years from the opening of the Estonian-language University of Tartu. Rector of the University of Tartu Toomas Asser announced the recipient of the award "Contribution to Estonian National Identity", 102 birthday candles were lit in front of the university's main building, and the Arch Bridge in Tartu turned blue in the honour of the university.

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Revisit the first ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference

‘Learning from and with each other’ was the baseline of the successful first ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference in Ghent this past November. The yearly conference brings together academic staff, educational developers and students to exchange on innovative teaching practices and build collective knowledge on the educational goals of ENLIGHT.

A vibrant community of more than 170 participants, including 40 students, gathered for an inspiring keynote by Professor Eric Mazur (Harvard University) and over 40 sessions and workshops in which inspiring good-practices were shared and discussed. Judging from the conversations and the vibe at the venue, this edition sparked motivation and enthusiasm to exchange ideas, co-create joint modules and programmes within the ENLIGHT network. 
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Impressions from ENLIGHT Winter School "Equity and Equality in Education and Medicine"

The ENLIGHT online winter school “Equity and Equality in Education and Medicine” took place on 15-19 November. The interactive online 5-day winter school focused on human rights, equity and equal treatment through case studies, practitioners’ experiences, and researchers’ studies.

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ENLIGHT launches database of societal challenges for development into education and research projects!

The Regional Academies within ENLIGHT are responsible for connecting each university with external partners within their own communities. During the first year of the project each university has reached out to ask their communities what some of their major challenges connected to the five flagship themes are. These challenges will serve as a starting point for ideas on educational units, such as Living Labs, research projects or students’ individual graduation project.

Researchers can already filter their search for challenges with an external partner at any of the nine communities. Students may also easily filter out which challenges are open for graduation projects.

Here you may read more about the work in the Regional Academies.

Here you may brows around in the submitted challenges.

ISCOMS 2022 (Groningen, 8-10 June): Call for abstracts

The International Student Congress Of (bio)Medical Sciences, also known as ISCOMS, is one of the world’s leading student congresses in (bio)medical sciences. The 29th edition of ISCOMS will take place from the 8th until 10th of June 2022, at the University Medical Centre Groningen. 

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ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference 2021

The first ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference was hosted by Ghent University on  November 18 and 19, 2021. The central conference theme was Learning from and with each other – peer learning across all levels of the university. The theme of peer learning referred to the educational method used in courses and programmes and to learning from each other during and after the conference. 

Do you want to see what the conference and award ceremony was all about? 

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