37 year old Belgian Kevin Guillaume is the new Secretary General of Circle U. In this first interview, he shares his ambitions for Circle U. and reveals that his deep interest in music goes further than just playing drums and guitar.
Helping young researchers with their current objectives is important in Circle U. International exchange in this phase of the academic qualification is of vital importance to careers, but also necessary to ensure research that is cutting-edge.
By mid-August 2021, thanks to a mapping currently going on in all partner universities, the Circle U. alliance will know more about the gender balance among student entrepreneurs.
The Berlin University Alliance (BUA) has opened calls for proposals for several junior research groups in the areas of "Research Quality in and across Disciplines", "Digital Methods and Research Quality", and "Diversity and Gender Equality".
The contribution of students will be key to the implementation and launch of the Think and Do Tank later in the fall of 2021. A seminar on June 25th is an important step on the way.
PhD students and senior researchers of the Circle U. alliance are invited to join this virtual workshop on the future of European universities. The workshop is held via Zoom on 28-30 June.
Student participation, the European Commission’s plans for further rollout of the European Universities Initiative, Brexit and a global Circle U. strategy were among the topics discussed in the first Circle U. General Assembly on Monday 7 June.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An innovative programme at the heart of Circle U. alliance, designed to ensure strong and sustainable connections across the alliance.
The seven partner universities have set up the Circle U. AISBL to frame the long-term collaboration in the alliance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For some time, Circle U. has probably been little more than dots on a map for many people. With the launch of the project in November last year, it is time to start connecting the dots!
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.
Brussels 9 July 2020: Circle U. is among the consortia selected for funding in the second pilot ‘European Universities’ call for proposals, launched as part of the Erasmus+ programme.
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.
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.
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.