Enclosed you will find the January 2016 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, read the online version.
Göttingen, 15-20 August 2016
Summer School 'Gender Studies'
This interdisciplinary U4 Summer School in Gender Studies for PhD and advanced MA students is the first to be organised by the working group on Gender within the U4 network. The deadline for abstract submission is set on 31 January.
Workshop 'Emotional, attentional and motivational influences on visual perception'
A panel of world-leading neurophysiology and neuroimaging scientists will present and discuss new empirical results in the field of visual sensory processing. The workshop aims both at young researchers and senior scientists.
Launch 'Professionalization of Career Services in a Global Context'
In order to meet the increasing need for high-quality career support a new two-year staff training cycle for career professionals will be launched focusing on professional competencies, methodology, tools and trends in career management.
A second workshop of the U4 Marketing and Recruitment network focused on the different perspectives of communication towards prospective students: marketing vs. expectation management, reactive vs. proactive communication, online media etc.
Staff Training 'Supervising International PhD Cadidates'
In December 2015 the University of Göttingen hosted 12 PhD supervisors for a training centered around the question: 'what do I need to do to become a good supervisor?' and 'how can I overcome problems and avoid cultural inadequacies?
On 15 and 16 November 2015 Uppsala University hosted the annual U4 Rectors' Conference, which forms the setting for the yearly evaluation of U4. The Rectors' Conference is also the occasion for the rectors to debate about the future perspectives and the strategy of the network.
From 12 to 14 November 2015 U4 Research Network on 'Cultural Mechanisms of Inclusion and Exclusion in Contemporary Europe' was launched during a two-days workshop, focusing on Europe as idea, cultural point of reference and as a political concept.
Cluster Conference 'Social Sciences, Economics and Law'
In November 2015 a well attended conference of the cluster Social Sciences, Economics and Law (SSEL) 'Governance of a Contemporary Multilateral Institutional Architecture' was hosted by the University of Groningen.
The International Mediterranean Survey Workshop (IMS) is a valued event for many European survey archaeologists. The IMS offers a platform to young researchers for presenting work-in-progress and for exchange.
Workshop 'Ethical aspects of exhibiting museum objects of human origin in academic collections'
On occasion of the Ghent exhibition 'Post Mortem' the U4 collections and museums organised a two-days workshop in Ghent on 22 and 23 October to focus on how the different U4 partners cope with specimen of human origin in their museum collections.
Capacity Building Meeting 'Exploring common perspectives in the study of religions'
From 8 to 10 October 2015 more than 30 participants from various disciplines focusing on religious studies and related fields took part in the first U4 capacity building meeting to explore common perspectives for interdisciplinary cooperation.
From 7 to 9 October 2015, twenty scholars from nine universities took part in the interdisciplinary conference 'Scriptural Interpretation at the Interface between Education und Religion' hosted by the Department of New Testament Studies in Göttingen.
The Peer Review 'Research Infrastructures' took place from 1 to 2 October 2015 in Göttingen, aiming at experts from different backgrounds , e.g. university library, IT, research, information and communication technology, infrastructure and facility management etc.
From 29 September till 1 October 2015 the first U4 Workshop on Medical Law was hosted by the Centre for Medical Law of Göttingen. Some 20 professors, postdocs and PhD students in the field of law studies presented their research projects in order to identify common research questions. .