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Enclosed you will find the May 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

UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN TO START FIRST DUTCH BRANCH CAMPUS IN CHINA

The University of Groningen will be the first Dutch university to open a branch campus in China. In collaboration with China Agricultural University, Beijing, the University plans to establish a presence on a campus in the city of Yantai, Shandong province, from 2016 

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gsg CALL FOR PAPERS  'GOVERNANCE OF A CONTEMPORARY MULTILATERAL INSTITUTIONAL ARCHITECTURE'

Globalisation Studies Groningen and Sustainable Society Groningen, invites paper proposals for the U4 Cluster Conference Social Sciences, Economics and Law (SSEL), hosted by the University of Groningen, on 4-6 November 2015. The conference aims to bring together researchers and PhD students on topics specifically addressing today's global challenges for societies.

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U4 PARTNERS' SUMMER SCHOOL OFFER

At each of the U4 partner universities again a broad range of international summer schools will be organized this year in a wide variety of academic fields, ranging from Digital Analytics in marketing to EU Studies, and from Transitional Justice to Electrical Energy and Multivariable Control. U4 PhD students are most welcome to attend. Several of these summer schools have been promoted on the U4 website. Browse the 'Events' section for more info.

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VIth CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

In the framwork of the DAAD project there are funds available for BA/MA/PhD students and researcher mobility in 2016. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2015.

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HASCO SUMMER SCHOOL (19-24 JULY 2015)

The HASCO Summer School 2015 will take place at the Georg-August-Universtät Göttingen from 19 to 24 July 2015. The main focus of this Summer School "Hadron Collider" are introductory topics in elementary particle physics, in particular in hadron collider physics as relevant for research at the Large Hadron Collider.

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spirit IVth EDITION OF THE U4 AGEING BRAIN SUMMER SCHOOL (UPPSALA, 23-29 AUGUST 2015)

The Graduate Summer School 'Ageing Brain' will hosted by Uppsala University (Sweden) from August 23 till 29 August 2015.The Summer School will focus on different topics concerning the ageing of the brain and the consequences that arise in a constantly ageing society. The programme is open to PhD and Master Students.

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PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION OF INTERNATIONAL DOCTORAL CANDIDATES (GÖTTINGEN, 4-5 DECEMBER 2015)

On 4 and 5 December 2015 the Staff Training Course 'Professional Supervision of International Doctoral Candidates' will take place in Göttingen. All academics that are involved in the process of PhD supervision are welcome to participate.

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tysk HIGHLIGHTS CLUSTER MEETING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

On 23 and 24 April 2015 the Cluster Meeting for Science and Technology was held in Uppsala. In the presence of more than 40 participants of all four partners a broad spectrum of research and education was covered, as well as opportunities for funding through Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+.

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UPPSALA IS SWEDEN'S STUDENT TOWN OF THE YEAR

The Swedish National Union of Students (SFS) has voted Uppsala to be Student Town of the year 2015/2016. Uppsala has a prestigious university which dares to renew its ways, and the city works hard to accommodate all its students, according to SFS.

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knir SUCCESSFUL VIth WINTER SCHOOL ANTIQUITY

From March 3 till 8, 2015 the VIth U4 Winter School Antiquity took place in Rome. Young researchers were given the opportunity to present and discuss their budding research within the framework of the theme: 'Landscape, Memory and Connectivity'.

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WORKSHOP 'EXTRA-RETINAL INFLUENCES ON VISION'

From 18 till 19 March 2015 the first U4 Workshop 'Extra-retinal influences on vision: vistas, methods, and current controversies' took place in Göttingen.Twelve internationally renowned experts in Neurophysiology, Psychology, and Neuroscience discussed recent models pertaining to brain mechanisms of visual perception. . 

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SAVE THE DATE

May 7-8, Uppsala: International Perspectives in Teaching and Learning (launch 2nd cycle)
May 20-22, Uppsala: U4 Student Network Conference
June 11-12, Uppsala: Workshop Gender Studies
June 22-23, Uppsala: Staff Training Career Services
July 19-24, Göttingen: HASCO Summer School
August 17-28, Groningen: Energy Summer School
August 23-29, Uppsala: Summer School 'Ageing Brain'
September 16-18, Uppsala: Academic Leadership (3rd session)
September 17-18, Groningen: Symposium 'Reverberations of Revolution'
September 29 - October 1, Göttingen: Workshop Medical Law
September 30 - October 2, Göttingen: Peer Review Session III 'Research Infrastructures'

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