News & Events

Enlight Digital Campus development is in full swing

At the end of June, a meeting of the Digital Campus Working Group took place in Tartu. The aim of the meeting  was to discuss all the issues that have arisen during the development of the digital campus at the partner universities.

The digital campus gives the student the opportunity to get acquainted with the ENLIGHT network courses offered by ENLIGHT partner universities and to receive instructions on how to apply for the desired course. In addition it is very welcome and long awaited in the ENLIGHT network because it helps to create a single system between nine ENLIGHT universities, where finding likeable courses will become easier and more convenient.

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Welcome to the upcoming Uppsala Health Summit, October 25-26th

Welcome to the upcoming Uppsala Health Summit, October 25-26th at Uppsala Castle in Sweden. Food lies at the heart of both health and sustainable development, yet our current food systems are “making us ill, driving climatic change and undermining the health of ecosystems and the essential services on which our health and well-being depend" (WHO). COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine have made matters worse and sparked a global food crisis. As always, it is the most marginalized and excluded who are the hardest hit. This Summit will focus on the next steps needed to make the shift towards sustainable, equitable food systems that can deliver better health outcomes.

Uppsala Health Summit is an annual international arena that brings together a unique mix of participants from industry, civil society, academia and the public sector. Around 200 participants are invited to the meeting, and the participants are experts, policymakers and other ‘stakeholders’ in the field who come from all over the world, including low- and middle-income countries. At the Summit we will discuss policy and evidence-based implementation regarding food systems across scientific disciplines and sector boundaries, in both workshops and plenary sessions. You can read about our nine workshops here

Your contribution will make a difference! We hope you would like to join us for an engaging summit of dialogue with colleagues from around the world. Sign up and let us know of your interest in participating. For more information and updates visit the Health Summit Website.

Grants for scientific stay in Flanders, Belgium

The Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) strives to continuously invest in internationalization in order to live up to the demands of the Flemish research community and maintain the strong economic and scientific position of Flanders. As a result, they have launched a new initiative for individual incoming mobility.

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Comenius University Regional Academy – Discussing Women’s Rights in Childbirth.

The representatives of the Slovak Public Defender of Rights gave a lecture at the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University in Bratislava as part of the cooperation within the ENLIGHT Regional Academy. The presented research showcased violation of women's rights in the provision of health care during childbirth. Using the CU Regional Academy as a bridge between the real-life challenges and educational environment, the idea was to raise awareness among the students as to the importance of respect for bodily and mental integrity of women during labor. Sensitization of this topic in the field of education simultaneously addresses two flagship areas of ENLIGHT – Health and well-being and Equity. That same research will also be examined during the Summer School “Innovation Game” at Uppsala University in August.

The full research is available here.


ENLIGHT-RISE Workshop on Digital Research Infrastructures, 7 June 2022 - Report

On 7 June 2022, ENLIGHT RISE arranged a workshop on Digital Research Infrastructures with focus on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Speakers from GÉANT as well as University of Gent, University of Göttingen and Uppsala University elaborated on engagement opportunities with the EOSC from perspectives such as life sciences, OpenAIRE, national research infrastructures and SSH. Sixty-four participants from across Europe followed the workshop online. Videos of the sessions are made available on the ENLIGHT YouTube channel. Please find the report on the workshop here.

ENLIGHT European Dialogues - See the after movie!

The first ENLIGHT European Dialogue took place in Uppsala University, Sweden on 11-12 May 2022 around the main theme of ‘Sustainable Urban Development’ and closely linked to SDG 11 ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’.  The event brought together ENLIGHT external partners, academics, students and project related staff from the nine ENLIGHT regions to reflect on novel approaches to the pressing challenges facing our European regions. 

The event was co-organised by Uppsala University and the National University of Ireland Galway.

The ENLIGHT European Dialogue hosted 146 participants representing external partners, academics, students and project related staff. The ENLIGHT European Dialogue began with the welcome address and official opening by Prof. Coco Norén, Pro-vice chancellor, Uppsala University and Prof. Becky Whay, Vice President International, National University of Ireland Galway.

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Webinar: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy: Trade and Investment Options

On 7 June between 11:00 and 15:00 (CEST), the Institute of International and European Law will be hosting a webinar entitled “From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy: Trade and Investment Options - defining the research agenda after COP26, the IPCC Reports and OECD Discussions”.
To effectively combat climate change, big and small reforms are necessary to the current trade and investment systems, both of which often take central stage in discussions on environmental protection.

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ReConnect China: ENLIGHT Horizon2020 project selected

Recently the ReConnect China project of which the ENLIGHT partner universities Ghent University, University of Tartu, and University of Groningen are member has been selected for funding under the Horizon Europe framework (HORIZON-CL2-2021-TRANSFORMATIONS-01-07).

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Join us for the ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference and Awards - edition 2022

The second ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference will be hosted by the University of Göttingen on November 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2022. The central conference theme will be diversity and inclusion in higher education. We invite teachers and learners from the nine ENLIGHT universities to participate, engage in lively discussions and contribute to shaping the ENLIGHT community spirit. Check our confreence programme and see which sessions are live-streamed. 

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ENLIGHT Lecture: „Equity & Education”, May 11, 6 pm CET

On May 11th at 6pm, this semesters’ first ENLIGHT lecture will be hosted and livestreamed online. This session explores the importance of equity in education ranging from stages of early education, the transitional period between high school and tertiary education and unequal prospects of success in academia. The lecture "Equity & Education" takes place in framework of European Universities Week.

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Online workshop on best practices of Research and Support Offices (22 April)

The online workshop on best practices of Research and Support Offices (RSOs) will take place on the 22 of April 2022. This workshop builds on the results of the benchmarking report of good practices on RSOs - a deliverable led by the University of Groningen (RUG) together with the University of Bordeaux (UBx) and the University of Tartu (UT).

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