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.
News from Circle U. 2021
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!