News & Events

ENLIGHT RISE Online workshop on reforming research(er) assessment

The ENLIGHT-RISE Research Assessment Working Group cordially invites you to join its third and final online workshop on reforming research(er) assessment. Mark your calendar for 21 May 2024 from 10:00 to 13:00 CEST to engage in our enlightening discussions!

Students work on challenges proposed by external experts

Culture as an Advocate of Sustainability

The ENLIGHT BIP course “Connecting cultures: Sustainability, travel, translation and migration” celebrates its onsite week in Vitoria-Gasteiz, at the University of the Basque Country.

4th ENLIGHT RISE and Arqus Alliance Open Science Ambassador Webinar on 10 June 2024

Registration is open for the 4th ENLIGHT RISE and Arqus Alliance Ambassador Webinar Series on Open Science

We Are ENLIGHT, We Are Sustainable

This year, the ENLIGHT Student Network organised an online Sustainable Week in honour of Earth Day on 22 April 2024. During the week from 22 to 26 April, the communication channels of our Student Network were full of posts showcasing sustainability practices of students and different student-led organisations at our partner universities. 

Hybrid roundtable: "What Role Does Thesis Writing Play in the AI Era" - 3 May 2024

We kindly invite everyone to participate in a discussion by Ghent University and the University of Tartu on the evolving role of thesis writing in the age of artificial intelligence. During the discussion, we will explore critical questions including the fundamental purpose of thesis writing, how the use of generative AI impacts equity, and the importance of transparency regarding AI utilization by students. Join us as we delve into these timely issues, seeking to understand and navigate the intersection of traditional academic practices and cutting-edge technology.

ENLIGHT Lecture Series 'Innovation in Cultural Narratives' on May 8th, 3pm CET

Explore the captivating realm of "Innovation in Cultural Narratives" in our upcoming lecture. Delve into the dynamic evolution of storytelling across cultures and centuries, uncovering how innovation breathes new life into age-old tales. From ancient myths to modern media, discover how innovative approaches reshape narratives, challenging conventions and sparking fresh perspectives. Join us as we navigate the intersection of tradition and innovation, tracing the threads of storytelling that bind humanity together. Whether you're a literature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply curious about the power of narratives, this lecture promises to ignite your imagination and broaden your understanding of cultural heritage.

ENLIGHT-Public Engagement webinar 7: Engaging with the cultural sector 

 The next ENLIGHT  - Public Engagement webinar 7: Engaging with the cultural sector will take place on Thursday 16 May 2024, 12.30 - 13.30pm (CET)

Yorick Karseboom (Knowledge Center Philosophy) and Vincent Hazelhoff (Science Shop Language, Communication and Culture) of the University of Groningen will speak about their engaged learning projects with the cultural sector. They have collaborated in collaborative research and student projects with e.g. theatres, music venues, and festivals (e.g. on inclusivity), and small museums; in courses such as “philosophy outside the walls”, “practice labs”, “living heritage atelier” and through hackathons, internships, and projects.


Workshop for Early Career Researchers: Five Commonalities of High Performing Teams

In this online workshop we will hear from Juko-Mart Kõlar who will present a practical case study on navigating the complexities of building and managing a diverse team in a fiercely competitive landscape. He will outline strategies and techniques for fostering an environment where every team member comprehends their role in achieving objectives and where efficient coordination mechanisms are ingrained in the daily culture.

Participants of the first ENLIGHT Incubator Week met online

The webinar introduced participants to the topic of Internationalisation of the Curricula/ Internationalisation at Home and initiated match-making between programmes.

The Incubator Week is a newly developed staff training and networking event which will culminate in an on-site week at the University of Göttingen, 13-17 May 2024. On Friday, 19 April 2024, the participants have met for a preparatory webinar.

The Incubator Week aims to facilitate programme-specific networking for future cooperation, create room for learning about and discussing curriculum internationalisation in the ENLIGHT network, and offer the opportunity to work with peers. The programme is designed for academics and staff interested in internationalisation and aims to support participants in the development of a first action plan for their institution and to put them in the position to act as multipliers at their home universities.

This years’ edition is the first time a staff training is carried out in the framework of an ERASMUS+ funded Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) in the network.

Erasmus + agreement was signed between the 10 universities of the ENLIGHT network

The multilateral Erasmus+ agreement will enable ENLIGHT students from all disciplines to participate in student mobility as well as short-term mobility within the framework of blended intensive programmes (BIP).

So far, students participating in 30 BIPs that were jointly developed by ENLIGHT partners benefited from the agreement. 15 more blended programmes are already announced for 2024/2025, among them new courses as well as iterations of learning initiatives that already proved to be successful in the past.

The Erasmus+ agreement has been concluded for the years 2024-2027.

Eight ENLIGHT partners brought the 'Winter School: Fake News' to life

Starting from 1 February 2024, the Winter School: Fake News kicked off, culminating in its on-site session from 12 to 16 February 2024, hosted at the Evangelical Theological Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava.

ENLIGHT at the European Student Assembly 2024

Inspiration, motivation, and new friendships, these are the three words that best characterise European Student Assembly 2024 or ESA 24. The assembly took place from 10 to 12 April 2024, in Strasbourg, France, at the European Parliament.