We are now halfway into the three-year Erasmus+ project period and recently we submitted the midterm report to the EU Commission, where we describe the status so far, the implementation of activities, and to what extent we meet our main objectives.
Five projects have been selected by the Université Paris Cité Jury, which praised the quality of the proposals received. These projects involve eight of the alliance's universities, and for several of them, associated partners and students within the project team.
In the frame of the Circle U. Multilingualism Week, which will take place 5–9 September at King’s College London, the Circle U. Think and Do Tank is delighted to invite the whole Circle U. community to join two online events on 8 September.
The Global Health Knowledge Hub lead by Université Paris Cité and the Circle U. Academic Chair Jean-Philippe Empana, met in person for the first time on 18 May at King’s College London.
The first meeting of the Academic Chairs and Leads in Berlin was a great occasion for networking, sharing ideas and discussing the way forward for Circle U.’s Knowledge Hub on Climate.
The Circle U. Chairs and leads of WP4 ("Student-Led Sustainable Innovation") are launching the Sustainable Change-Makers Programme. It is a webinar series open to all Circle U. students; bachelor's, master's and PhD students independently of their background.
Language barriers are among the main obstacles in integrating international students into our universities. The arrival of Ukrainian students in our universities in times of crisis has brought new challenges that the Circle U. French Hub has chosen to meet by offering in record time French courses to beginners.
There were a totalt of 818 applications for Circle U.’s five summer schools. – This is an impressive number, and shows that there is a huge interest in collaboration across borders, languages and cultures – which is what Circle U. is all about, says Secretary General Kevin Guillaume.
On 19 and 20 May, King’s College London hosted the first Circle U. National Conference, Teaching and living leadership for addressing Sustainable Development Goals – the role of universities.
Learn more about the programme that strengthens students' entrepreneurial spirit, motivates them to think innovatively, and devise sustainable solutions to real problems.
On 30 April 2022, the University Board of the University of Vienna unanimously elected Sebastian Schütze as the university’s new Rector. Prof. Dr Schütze, who is currently the Dean of the Faculty of History and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna, will take office on 1 October 2022 for a four-year term.
As it is the case with many higher education institutions in the world, Circle U. universities have responded to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine by putting in place support measures for students, staff and institutions affected by the conflict.
All nine Circle U. partners have signed the multilateral Erasmus+ agreement guaranteeing places for students and staff who are planning a stay abroad.
During the Louvain Learning Days in May, the Louvain Learning Lab of the Université Catholique de Louvain offers three free online training modules for professors and Circle U. members (two in French and one in English). The modules focus on feedback from students, problem-based learning and transferable skills.
Circle U. is delighted to announce the call for applications for the Early-Career Researcher (ECR) International Mobility Scheme.
The Female Founder Network takes its first steps in inspiring and connecting female founders across universities.
The Modern Language Center from King's College London offered languages modules to the Circle U. students. This is the first activity with students and teachers from the partner universities.
The University of Vienna invite colleagues from Circle U. to join their series of talks on environmental engagement. They are free, online and in English.
Following the decision of its Management Board, Circle U. responded to the European Commission’s call of January 2022 for organisations to express their interest in being part of a coalition on reforming research assessment.
Two calls are now available, both with application deadline May 31, 2022.
The inaugural session of the European Student Assembly (ESA) took place on 3-4 March 2022 in Strasbourg, France. Lucas Cardoso da Silva (University of Oslo), Maxime Geerts (Université catholique de Louvain) and Katarina Tomašević (University of Belgrade) report.
On 25 March, the Management Board, with the support of Circle U. Student Union (CUSU), launched the process to reflect, discuss and design the future of Circle U. A first workshop dedicated to the mission and vision of Circle U. was organized in Brussels.
It was with a lot of enthusiasm that Circle U. held the official celebrations for the broadening of the alliance to its new members – the University of Pisa and the University of Vienna – at the signature ceremony on Friday, 25 March 2022, kindly hosted by the Mission of Norway to the European Union in Brussels.
Applications are now open for Circle U.’s Summer Schools - in Paris, Oslo and Berlin! This is an exciting opportunity for students and early career researchers to travel, study interesting topics in an interdisciplinary setting and meet likeminded people from across Europe.