Enclosed you will find the November 2017 U4 Newsletter with news on events, calls and activities within the U4 network or at one of the network partners. If you have trouble viewing this email, please read the online version.
Rik Van de Walle and Mieke Van Herreweghe new Rector and Vice-rector of Ghent University
On 26 September Rik Van de Walle and Mieke Van Herreweghe were formally appointed Rector and Vice-rector at Ghent University after obtaining amply the necessary majority of the votes.
Ghent wins EAIE award for innovation in Internationalization
In the year in which both the 200-year anniversary of the university and the thirtieth birthday of the Erasmus programme is being celebrated, Ghent University is very pleased to be able to call itself the most innovative university of Europe in internationalization..
The University of Göttingen celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Göttingen International Office with a series of events with contributions of former students, international partners, and Göttingen scholars.
On occasion of it s 70th anniversary Göttingen International Office organizes an international workshop for the exchange of best practices on the internationalisation of the curricula across the disciplines, with a particular focus on the role of international classrooms.
Göttingen Call for Applications: U4 PhD Student, Researcher and Staff Mobilities in 2018
To support joint education, joint research and joint exchange between the four partner universities, the University of Göttingen will fund PhD students, researchers, and staff mobilities as well as events within the U4 network.
The third module in the staff training cycle ‘Professionalization of Career Services in a Global Context’ was hosted by the university of Groningen on the central topic: 'Future trends – What’s new in our field'.
Thie focus of the Vth session of the Peer Review was 'Innovation and building your Campus Eco-structure'. All partners exchanged their campus visions for bridging the gap between knowledge institutes and enterprises.
The 1st U4 Environmental Law Network Workshop on 'Governing Facts and Feelings in Environmental Decision-Making - Towards Equal Opportunities in Environmental Governance' was able to gather over 50 participants.
The 1st edition of the U4 Summer School 'Sustainable Use and Re-use of Biomass' brought about 25 PhD and Master students together with diverse backgrounds. The programme focused on production, technological processes and the legal, economic and political aspects of the use of Biomass.
The 6th edition of the U4 Summer School 'Ageing Brain' for senior Master students and junior PhD students was hosted by the Laboratory for Clinical and Experimental Neurophysiology, -biology and – psychology (LCEN3) of Ghent University.
16 international PhD students and Postdocs took part in the summer course 'What about the Family? An interdisciplinary course on Ethical Issues in Health and Social Care' to focus on family ethics research questions under the lead of several U4 lecturers.
The 'AMR' Summer School offered a combination of theory and clinical and lab practicals, with the aim of creating the awareness among the students of the need of interdisciplinarity in the fight against antibiotics resistance.
The Summer School offered an intensive five day program for U4 PhD students and advanced Master students with lectures from U4 experts, approaching the central topic from different disciplinary and thematic angles.
On 3 July Prof. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne and the team of the Göttingen Project 'Welcome Centre Campus & Region' met with Mr. Michiel Kasteleijn (Managing director of the 'International Welcome Centre North' (IWCN) in Groningen).
Petar Bokan has started a double degree Ph.D. program in Physics at Uppsala University and the University of Goettingen in 2016. He is jointly supervised by Prof. Arnaud Ferrari (Uppsala University) and Prof. Stan Lai (University of Göttingen).