Enclosed you will find the October 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, please read the online version.
Ben Feringa wins Nobel Prize
Groningen Professor Ben Feringa has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the development of molecular machines. Feringa is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of nano engines.
At the opening of the new academic year, the celebration of '200 years Ghent University' was officially inaugurated. Proud of its rich history and aware of its social role, '200 years Ghent University' will be a year of looking back, but above all of looking ahead.
Göttingen Call for Applications: U4 PhD Student, Researcher and Staff Mobilities in 2017
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. Please note that only PhD students, researchers and staff from the University of Göttingen can apply.
Open PhD Position at Uppsala University: THz-MEMS Biosensors
The Department of Physics and Astronomy, FREIA, at Uppsala University offers an open PhD position. The project is supervised by Dragos Dancila. The research will lead to the development of wireless THz sensors with a focus on biomedical applications.
The annual U4 Rectors' conference will be hosted by Groningen this year. Rectors, Presidents, Cluster Chairs and contact persons, as well as EU liaisons and Heads of International Relations, have been invited to evaluate the ongoing U4 actions and set the agenda for the upcoming year.
The former U4 coordinator Han Borg of Groningen has taken up a new position as Director of operations management at the Royal Dutch Institute in Rome (KNIR) as of 1 August 2016. Han was also appointed interim manager at the Studium Generale in Groningen.
This conference focuses on the internationalization of the curricula – the integration of an international and intercultural dimension as well as a global perspective into the content of the curriculum and the learning and teaching processes.
The H2020 ACCOMPLISSH project is organizing its first opening conference in Rome. The 'SSH Impact & Action' conference is a multi-stakeholder and network event, which aims at stimulating co-creation, impact and valorisation of Social Sciences and Humanities.
The second module of the U4 Career Staff Training on 'International Specifics - Adaptation of Consultation Sessions' focused on intercultural differences that influence consultatiosn by career professionals.
In this session experts of all U4 partner universities focused on several dimensions of sustainability, from overall policy and sustainability education, over energy and mobility, to the green office and the involvement of students.
The 2nd edition of the Field School was organized at the Archaeological Museum of Lavio. During two intensive weeks the participants were offered the opportunity to get acquainted with the material findings of an archaeological survey at Thorikos between 2012 and 2015.
The first Interdisciplinary U4 Summer School in Gender Studies for PhD and advanced MA students offered an intensive 6-day programme with keynote lectures, panel discussions, PhD project presentations and group discussions, as well as a feminist city tour and an excursion day.
This year's Hadron Collider Physics Summer School welcomed 40 Master students from the U4 partner universities, as well as 20 other European partner universities and the European Center for Nuclear Physics (CERN).
This year's Ageing Brain Summer School was part of the EIT Health Campus program on healthy living and active ageing. It was organized by a group of eight students in collaboration with two UMCG neuroscientists. The two-weeks course focused on the neurophysiology and pathophysiology of the ageing brain.
The 3rd conference of the U4 Network 'Reverberations of Revolution' (in cooperation with the research group 'Multiple Modernities') addressed the responses to radical political transformations in the 'Age of Revolution' from a transnational perspective.
The 1st U4 IT workshop focused on IT-infrastructure and security. The session brought together IT-staff from all four partner universities. Among the discussed topics were Campus Networking, Network Security, Datacentres, Storage and Remote Access to campus resources.