News from Circle U. 2021

Published June 24, 2021 2:49 PM

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.

Published June 24, 2021 2:46 PM

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.

Published June 24, 2021 1:06 PM

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".

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.