This research network on Cultural Mechanisms of Inclusion and Exclusion in Contemporary Europe (CMIECE) brings together scholars whose work analyzes transnational cultural, intellectual and political mechanisms that promote inclusion and exclusion on the local, national, and European

The Family Ethics research network brings together researchers from the U4 Network, as well as other European universities on topics such as 'social freezing' and 'postponed motherhood'. Current advances in reproductive medicine, like in-vitro fertilization and germ cell donation,

The following list contains European funded research and cooperation projects with two or more partners from the U4 network. Please click on the acronyms of the projects to find more information on the role of the U4 partners in these projects. You will also find the necessary contact details in

The four research centres have been connected for some time. In 2014, they met to celebrate the launch of the new Centre for Gender Studies in Göttingen. Today, they are looking forward to collaborate further through the organisation of summer schools in the U4 network.

Within the U4 network there are currently nine joint/double degree programmes which involve two or more U4 partner institutions. Several programmes were awarded the prestigious Erasmus Mundus label and comprise a consortium with external partners.

The Legal Research Network (LRN) was founded in 2006 by the faculties of law of the Universities of Groningen, Turku and Uppsala. The Universities of Bristol, Budapest (ELTE), Ghent, Göttingen and Lille-Nord de France have since joined the network. The LRN aims to improve the international

The Medical Law network connects researchers from U4 universities and addresses a multitude of topics within medical legal studies. The subjects of discussion range from medical law and human rights to issues of reproductive medicine, ethical problems of biobanks and medical

SoNAR (Social Network Analysis and Research) brings together PhD students and researchers in the domain of social network theory for two-days of intensive workshops (held in 2012 and 2014). The aim of the SoNAR workshops is to focus on the difficult relationship between theoretical

In the U4 network Summer and Winter Schools are organized in a vast variety fields. They give the opportunity to students and young researchers to expand their academic horizon during a short-term, yet intensive programme.

The aim of this programme is to promote the teaching and research of Taiwan Studies within Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Professorial fellows from Taiwan will teach a course on an aspect of International Relations in an East Asian context. As well as teaching and researching in the