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.
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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.
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.
This is what Circle U. is all about! Getting to know each other across institutions and borders, and through it making our alliance better.
Rectors Ivanka Popovic (Belgrade) and Svein Stølen (Oslo) were interviewed last week as the Circle U. coordination group met in Belgrade, both emphasizing the importance of cooperation between universities in Europe.
The first Circle U. student seminar gathered students from all seven partners and was a great success.
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.
The Circle U. is proud to announce its latest member, the University of Belgrade.
We are proud to announce our alliance name and logo: Circle U.
On 6 -7 June, Université de Paris hosted a first alliance seminar with an administrative focus. The overarching theme was to discuss what it will take to establish a European Inter-University Campus.
During the last coordination group meeting, the Alliance received valuable input from students. In the coming months the Alliance will use the input we receive from staff and students to construct innovative and sound work packages.
Six university partners have been awarded EU funding for a project that will generate new knowledge about transferable skills while also laying the foundation for our future university alliance.
The coordination group had a productive meeting in Brussels on 28 June. The alliance is making progress towards a strong application to become a European University.
A group of seven research intensive universities has initiated a process towards establishing a new university alliance: Aarhus Universitet, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, King's College London, University of Belgrade, Université catholique de Louvain, University of Oslo and Université de Paris.