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Leipzig University holds a workshop on teaching pronunciation in German

Leipzig University holds an online workshop on teaching pronunciation in German as a foreign or second language.

Clear and correct pronunciation is crucial for successful communication. Since pronunciation problems can be persistent at all levels, pronunciation training should be included as a regular part of German as a foreign or second language instruction from the very beginning. Teachers need an extensive and varied inventory of methods in order to help learners achieve success.

In this workshop, practical exercises for intonation and articulation will be used to show how pronunciation practice using physical movement, gadgets and props, and tips to find the sound, can be integrated into the lessons in a motivating way. Participants will also receive…

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Arqus holds its first Arqus Academic Debate with experts of its member universities

A new activity is about to start in the Arqus European University Alliance: the Arqus Academic Debates.

The Alliance counts with 7 multidisciplinary partners that provide an endless resource of knowledge and initiatives. With this new activity, we will bring together researchers and academics of diverse fields that will share with the public their approach to different topics from their expertise and research.

The first Arqus Academic Debate will be about Post-pandemic citizens, a very hot topic nowadays, and will take place on the 18th of June at 7 pm CEST on the Arqus YouTube Channel.

Engaged European citizenship is a key feature of the alliances. The academic dialogue will explore how the Covid-19…

Staff training week

The University of Padua celebrates its first virtual International Staff Training Week

The University of Padua invites colleagues from all over the world to participate in the 1st virtual International Staff Training Week from the 15th to the 17th of June 2020.

This year’s Training Week is dedicated to virtual exchange for innovation in education and can be attended by administrative and academic staff members from Higher Education Institutions across the globe.

Opportunities and challenges related to virtual exchange will be discussed, expecting an active engagement of the participants through case study presentations, discussions, etc.

All the information here:

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The University of Lyon opens two calls for professors and researchers for the development of innovative training programs and research collaborations within Arqus.

The University of Lyon is launching two calls for applications addressed to its professors and researchers in order to support activities in collaborative research and innovative joint programmes.

These calls belong to Action Line 6, Research Support and Early Stage Researcher Development, and Action Line 3, Student-centred Frameworks for Quality Learning.

More information about the calls:

Training together: the "Teaching in English" training courses haven been opened to teaching staff of Arqus partner universities. Photo: Uni Graz/Goldgruber.

Great success of the "Teaching in English" training courses organised by Graz

These training courses aims to support teachers in implementing English-language teaching.

The 26 participants of this edition followed the online training from their home offices in Graz, Bergen, Granada and Leipzig, representing four of the seven Arqus partner universities. "In the current situation, the Arqus European University Alliance remains committed to promoting a multicultural, multilingual and inclusive Europe which is open to the world. Therefore, we had opened this training to our Arqus partners as part of the Action Line 4 ‘Multilingual and Multicultural University’”, explained Daniela Unger-Ullmann, responsible for Action Line 4 at Graz University.

The Refresher course was intended for university teachers who were already familiar with…


Arqus supports the University of Granada in preparing a dedicated universal version of the Gaudeamus Igitur as a symbol of resistance against the coronavirus

At the beginning of the confinement, the University of Granada “tele-gathered” 70 members of its Orchestra and Choir to record the Gaudeamus of Resistance with a verse dedicated to the current situation caused by COVID-19. Now it has been subtitled in 13 additional languages thanks to the support and solidarity of its international partners.

Arqus, 30th April, 2020. The Gaudeamus Igitur has been for centuries the anthem and a symbol of universities and their academic communities in a huge number of countries all over the world. Nevertheless, its nature has always been to be alive and its lyrics have never been static. In other words, some of its verses were conveniently adjusted and modified whenever it was deemed relevant to reflect…


Graz and Padua will offer online workshops to help candidates to apply for an MSCA Individual Fellowship

The research must go on!

Even in the current situation, the Arqus European University Alliance wants to continue to strengthen research cooperation and to offer joint postdoctoral initiatives as a basis for the promotion of Early Stage Researchers. Therefore, as part of the upcoming MSCA Individual Fellowships call, both the two-day proposal writing workshop planned in Graz as well as the MSCA Marathon organised by Padua will be held online.


In the case of Graz, the workshop will take place on the 18th and 19th of May.…


Arqus participates in the #EUvsVirus hackathon organized by the European Commission

As of tomorrow and throughout the weekend, the Commission will host the pan-European #EUvsVirus Hackathon, under the patronage of Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.

Arqus is very proud to participate as a partner in this initiative to develop innovative solutions to overcome coronavirus-related challenges.

This event connects…


Special sections in all Arqus universities for the confinement period

All Arqus universities have launched a special section on their websites to keep students and staff informed during this extraordinary period of confinement.

Our universities have adapted their services and activities to the quarantine circumstances, offering online teaching and keeping their services in remote.

These new sections include information such as the measures we must take to stay safe, activities going on during this period and information about classes in remote.

Here you have the list of all the sites:

University of Bergen

University of Granada…

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The 4-day Refresher “Teaching in English“ course starts tomorrow!

The Refresher course, organized by the University of Graz, is part of a series of courses organized within the Action Line 4, Multilingual & Multicultural University of the Arqus European University Alliance. The course will be followed by the 4-day basic course called Certificate “Teaching in English”. Both courses will be offered online.

The Refresher course is intended for university teachers who are already familiar with the basics of English Medium Instruction (EMI). Participants will learn how to keep their students interested and motivated by making online teaching interactive, entertaining, supportive and with lots of opportunities for students…