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Published May 12, 2021 11:07 AM

Circle U. kickstarts a series of seminars on "Evidence in Times of Crises". The overall ambition of the seminar series is to introduce innovative ways of addressing real-life solutions to pressing global challenges. The first seminar, "Evidence and Democracy in Times of Crises", will be a webinar in September 2021.

Published May 12, 2021 11:07 AM

With six different languages within the seven universities of the Circle U. alliance, multilingualism undoubtedly will come with challenges. However, the challenges will bring rich and engaging new prospects across our European universities and within our communities. Mapping results are expected in a few weeks.

Published May 7, 2021 3:15 PM

If you work with student or staff mobility, Circle U. has an offer for you: A week-long virtual programme where, despite this Covid World we all live in, you get to meet your Circle U. colleagues and share ideas on how to kick-start mobility within the alliance.

Published May 7, 2021 3:15 PM

The three knowledge hubs on climate, democracy, and global health are at the core of the alliance. Humboldt is currently in the process of laying the groundwork for the hubs by defining their values and piloting first initiatives. The concept of "new power" plays a key role in this work.

Published Mar. 26, 2021 11:49 AM

The Circle U Student Union (CUSU) has really kicked off. Fourteen student ambassadors from each of the seven universities meet regularly, and they recently signed the Terms of Reference.

Published Mar. 26, 2021 11:27 AM

Kickstarting mobility among students is an all-important goal for the Circle U. alliance. However, with more than 2,200 study programmes offered within the seven universities, many students would probably have a hard time finding exactly the right course for them.

Published Mar. 26, 2021 11:17 AM

On the 26th of April, experts on water from the seven universities of Circle U. come together for a scientific symposium.  This is a first event for our research communities to meet and an opportunity to address a central theme in Horizon Europe.

Published Feb. 10, 2021 8:09 AM

Are you interested in playing a strategic role in building a long-term, impactful alliance of European universities? Do you have a strong track record in project management? We are recruiting our Secretary General. The position will be based in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Application deadline: 28 February 2021.

Published Feb. 5, 2021 3:34 PM

We are happy to announce that Circle U.‘s ERIA project (“Empowering Research and Innovation Actions”) on the research and innovation dimension of the alliance has just been selected by the European Commission. Circle U. ERIA will allow us to strengthen our Knowledge Hubs on Climate, Democracy and Global Health and empower our early-career researcher.

As a post doc in Japan in 1989. Here on the top of Mount Fuji. 
Published Feb. 5, 2021 2:17 PM

1 February, Svein Stølen was elected president of Circle U., and will steer the alliance through its initial development phase. In this interview Stølen, a Professor of Chemistry and Rector of the University of Oslo, shares his vision and motivation for Circle U, explains the potential it holds for students and staff, and reflects on his own experiences as an exchange student.

Published Nov. 4, 2020 9:45 AM

Circle U. was among the consortia selected for funding in the second ‘European Universities’ call for proposals. Webinars for rectors and students on 4 November mark the kick-off of the three year pilot project period. 

Published Mar. 28, 2020 10:21 AM

Student representatives from the universities of the Circle U. European Alliance met for a 3 day intensive, collaborative seminar hosted by Université de Paris from March 5th to 8th 2020.

Published Feb. 28, 2020 1:00 PM

Over the last 18 months, the Circle U. partners have met every month to build trust and mutual understanding. Presidents, academic leaders, students and administrative staff have assembled across institutions to find new ideas, and to discuss and debate obstacles and solutions.

Published Feb. 18, 2020 4:19 PM

The analytical tool at the centre of the InnovEd4TS project is starting to take shape. At a recent meeting in Louvain, educational developers from the Curricular Advisory Board presented and discussed their progress on the Transferable Skills Data Collection Grid.

Published Dec. 11, 2019 1:03 PM

Circle U. Presidents and Rectors met in Oslo 9 December to discuss goals, management structure and sign a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the alliance.

Published Dec. 11, 2019 11:23 AM

This is what Circle U. is all about! Getting to know each other across institutions and borders, and through it making our alliance better. 

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Published Sep. 27, 2019 11:02 AM

The future of higher education and universities were among the topics discussed when a total of 60 Deans and Presidents met in Oslo last week. Here, Rector at the University of Oslo, blogs about the seminar.