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The rectors of the seven Arqus universities reaffirm their commitment towards seamless mobility and joint programmes of all kinds

During the second meeting of the Rectors’ Council, the rectors of the seven Arqus universities restated their firm commitment to reaching the highest mobility rates together with their strong ambition in the development of joint programmes.

Arqus, 27th November 2020. The rectors of the Universities of Bergen, Granada, Graz, Leipzig, Lyon, Padua and Vilnius met yesterday in the second Rectors’ Council meeting, to analyse the goals achieved during the first year of the Alliance, the challenges faced, how the COVID-19 pandemic may have affected the work plan of the Alliance and other issues.  

One of the most relevant highlights of this meeting was the reaffirmation of the rectors’ commitment to seamless mobility among the seven universities and to the…

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The first episode of the “Arqus Knowledge Pills” podcast series is now released!

Listen up! The first episode of the new podcast series “Arqus Knowledge Pills” is released on occasion of the European Researchers’ Night.

A new podcast series named “Arqus Knowledge Pills” brings the scientific expertise of the seven partner universities of the Arqus European University Alliance together – and directly to its listeners. Every episode contains a 15 to 20 minutes talk with a researcher from the Universities of Bergen, Granada, Graz, Leipzig, Lyon, Padua or Vilnius.

The interviews will revolve around special research fields with social relevance and/or current topics.

In the first episode, released on occasion of the European Researchers’ Night on 27 November, 2020, the pharmacist Andreas Kungl, professor at the University of Graz…

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The UGR Arqus tour has completed its first round!

The Arqus tour 2020 has completed the visits to the faculties.

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VU SA organises the discussion "COVID-19: students' movement without crossing borders" with the participation of Arqus members

On the occasion of the International Student Day and the 31st birthday of VU SA, last Saturday 21st November, Vilnius University (VU) students held an online discussion about students’ mobility during the pandemic: challenges, problems, solutions.

Dorothy Kelly (Arqus Coordinator), Benedetta Zatti (Chair of Action Line 2), Andrius Uzdanavicius (Chair of Action Line 3), Lasse Emcken (new president of the Arqus Student Council) and Roman Udler (VU student) participated in this event.

During the discussion, the participants talked about Arqus goals and plans for the future, why the Alliance is important for…

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Leipzig offers a mini course of German on the topic of festivals, events and celebrations

Sneak Peek: Learn German B1. Trial lesson on events and festivals in the framework of Arqus!

Leipzig University celebrates its birthday on 2nd December - and would like to celebrate with its Arqus partners' communities!

Take part in this mini language course of German at level B1 on the topic of festivals, events and celebrations. Learn German digitally and interactively with students from other European universities.

The programme for the Dies Academicus will be published shortly before 2nd December on the Leipzig University website.

You can register for the mini language course in advance via e-mail.

Arqus Virtual Company Creation Challenge 2020: and the winner is... sonoTOM

Arqus Virtual Company Creation Challenge 2020: and the winner is...!

After a week of public voting and jury rating, SonoTOM has won the 2020 Arqus Virtual Company Creation Challenge! The final had been programmed for the week of the 16th of November so as to be part of the activities organised for the 2020 Global Entrepreneurship Week.

This challenge was part of the Arqus "Entrepreneurial University and Regional Engagement" Action Line and encouraged participants who are already open to entrepreneurship to learn to implement practical tools and knowledge that they would have learnt through their local…

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Arqus welcomes the Rome Ministerial Communiqué

The new Communiqué takes a step forward in the series of agreements in the framework of the Bologna Process. Twenty years after the launch of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the Ministers commit to a new vision for 2030, which will be more inclusive, more innovative and more interconnected. In the document, the Ministers also acknowledge the great challenges education is facing today as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yesterday, 19th of November, the Ministers responsible for Higher Education of the countries that conform the European Higher Education Area participated in the Rome 2020 Ministerial Conference. Two years after the last conference in Paris 2018, this time round the Conference took place in a virtual format due to the travel…

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Third Arqus Academic Debate: renewable energies, nuclear power, energy policies and much more!

The third Arqus Academic Debate, "Energy as a pillar, driver and goal of today's world", is already on our calendars! It will take place on 2nd December at 6 pm CET. As usual, a live open session on the Arqus YouTube channel.

Together with water, energy is one of the pillars of life and human activities. Nowadays it is impossible to make any reliable prediction about our future without a deep and unbiased reflection on energy. It underlies the most important topics like migrations, wars, tensions among countries, technological competition, public health and others.

The impact of energy on human life is so remarkable that its hot topics, so to speak, have not even been…

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The University of Bergen is recruiting trainees at the International Centre for the academic year 2021/22!

The International Centre at the University of Bergen is recruiting two interns for traineeships during the academic year 2021/22.

The International Centre consists of about 15 employees from the Division of Student and Academic Affairs and the Division of Human Resources involved in international relations. The International Centre has a broad international competence regarding mobility and exchange issues, international networks and strategic partnerships, as well as information for incoming and outgoing students and staff.

Eligibility and requirements

  • Interns must be university students and the home institution must recognize the traineeship. The internmust get the Erasmus+ grant for traineeships for the…
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The Future of Quality Teaching: Open Lab for Teachers and Students

Call for Participation!
Online discussion on 24 November 2020, 2–3.30 p.m.

Arqus presents an Open Lab for students, teachers and further representatives, where they will discuss the meaning of Quality Teaching.

If you are interested in exploring what good teaching implies/means and, above all, which aspects will become more relevant in the future, join this activity!

The different perspectives and results will be incorporated into the development of the Arqus Quality Teaching Guidelines.

Register here!

A reminder with detailed information and approval of registration will be sent to registered participants by the 20th of November.