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Comenius University invites to online lecture Participation in EU politics: Towards deeper democracy-enhancing EU institutions?

Comenius University Bratislava invites to an online lecture on 4 April from 13.15 to 15 CET by Prof. Dr. Ulrike Liebert, Prof. em. from University of Bremen (Germany), who is also Visiting Fellow European University Institute, School of Transnational Governance in Florence (Italy). 

In this session we will discuss opportunities for citizens to actively engage with EU politics that are essential for improving democratic legitimacy, equity and sustainability in decision making at the EU level. 

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Ghent University is number one university in terms of ERC funding from calls 2022

In the ERC 2022 calls, Ghent University obtained 13 new ERC Starting Grants  and 6 new Consolidator Grants.

In the ERC Starting Grant call 2022, ten researchers were on the main list, and recently two more researchers from the reserve list were awarded a Starting Grant. To top off this result, yet another grantee decided to come to our university with his Starting Grant Project. 

With these high numbers of acquired grants, Ghent University positions itself in the top 3 of 360 institutions having acquired ERC funding from the 2022 Work Programme. Ghent University thereby outperformed all European universities, and only had to let CNRS and Max Planck, both giant institutions, go ahead. This is an overwhelming success!

Recently, Ghent University also celebrated its more than 100 ERC Grants

ENLIGHT Open Science Award Ceremony 2023: registration open

The ENLIGHT Open Science Award will be awarded for the first time. We have received several applications, which shows the high ongoing Open Science activity within the ENLIGHT network. Two Open Science initiatives will be awarded on 25 April 2023. 

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Support kit for researchers for building collaborative ENLIGHT research proposals

The R&I SG has prepared a support kit for researchers to assist them in building their collaborative research proposals. This tool is aimed at being meaningful and useful for the researchers of the nine ENLIGHT universities by introducing them to ENLIGHT and enabling them to start and develop research collaborations within the ENLIGHT alliance.

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Sit-in strike in front of the European Asylum Support Office. Moria, July 2017”. © Valeria Hänsel.

ENLIGHT PhD-Summer School on “EU border regime(s) and the shrinking spaces of solidarity”

Göttingen (Germany), 19th – 22th September 2023

The Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig), University of Göttingen, the Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR), University of Ghent and the “Human Mobility and Migration Lab”, University of Groningen are pleased to announce a PhD summer school held as part of the European ENLIGHT university network.

The summer school “EU border regime(s) and the shrinking spaces of solidarity” aims at providing a forum for PhD students to discuss up-to-date multidisciplinary and critical understandings of contemporary trends in the governance of migration. In particular, the school will focus on key areas of Europe’s governance of migration – e.g., the Belarussian-Polish/Lithuanian border, the Sicilian Channel between Italy and North-Africa, or the Greek islands and the Balkan route – to untangle and question the violent and discriminatory nature of current border regime(s). Concurrently, by focusing on these borderlands, we also concentrate on responses of citizens and people on the move to these institutional abuses, to explore forms of solidarity across different spaces and times – and how they are criminalized at the border. As such, the school will also involve non-academic experts from the civil society and other organizations operating in these territories.

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Summer School Data Science and AI in Health (Groningen, 15-22 July 2023)

Rapid advancements in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) call for a new generation of clinicians and (clinical) scientists, who are able to develop and introduce new prediction models and treatment strategies in healthcare. Therefore, the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) organizes the new Summer School ‘Data Science and AI in Health’.

The Summer School Data Science and AI in Health has received an ENLIGHT grant from the board of the University of Groningen for inviting dr. Elena Sügis, biomedical data scientist and AI educator of the Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu (Estonia) to participate in our summer school. In 2022 dr. Sügis was elected lecturer of the year at the University of Tartu. 

This Summer School is open for students from any discipline who have a specific interest in biomedical sciences, data science and AI.

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Digital Workshop: Data Carpentry Ecology (24-28 April 2023)

Would you like to improve your data skills? Do you know how to analyse, visualize and manage data in order to help your research conduction?

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THE Campus ENLIGHT Impact article

On March 15, Times Higher Education has published the article 'Defining impact: a shift in thinking, acting and being' on their section 'CAMPUS: Daily resources for faculty and staff', written by Igor Campillo, Glória Nunes and Iñigo Puertas of the ENLIGHT Impact Taskforce.

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ENLIGHT Doctoral Network: Engaged Scientists/Citizens training at CU Bratislava

In light of ENLIGHT's mission statement at Comenius, we have prepared a short-term doctoral training programme designed to provide PhD students with a skillset necessary to empower scientists and learners to become more confident in becoming globally engaged citizens and embrace active roles both locally and globally to address the five challenges of the ENLIGHT alliance.

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ENLIGHT Doctoral Network: Impactful Science Communication training at UGent (Ghent, 27-29 June)

In recent years, it has become clear that scientists must not only conduct high-quality research but also be able to effectively communicate their findings to a broad audience. This includes the scientific community, policy makers, the general public, and other stakeholders who may be impacted by their research.

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Videos "The Four Seasons in (Climate) Change" – Documentary and Concert

Inspired by current and projected climate data and already visible consequences of climate change on flora and fauna, Antonio Vivaldi's work "The Four Seasons" was reinterpreted by composers of the Detmold University of Music in cooperation with the Göttingen Baroque Orchestra and ENLIGHT researchers. The new composition "The Four Seasons in (Climate) Change" premiered in 2022 in concert at the University of Göttingen.

Now the video documentary is published.

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Summer schools 2023 at the University of Groningen

Is a Summer School on your bucket-list? Check the offer at the University of Groningen. As from 2023, staff and students affiliated to an ENLIGHT partner university, will enjoy the same advantages as the University of Groningen participants. This varies per Summer School, so it is worth taking a look at the current offer

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