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The University of Granada offers fee waivers for Arqus universities members to participate in Staff Training Weeks

The University of Granada has published different Staff Training Weeks and in all of them, fee wavers are offered for the participants from Arqus partner universities.

All the information about these calls may be found here.

Arqus postpones its first Annual Conference due to the situation caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

With deep regret, the Arqus European University Alliance informs you that the University of Lyon together with the Arqus Steering Committee have had to postpone the Arqus Annual Conference 2020, due to be held from the 16th to the 18th of March in Lyon. This is in accordance with official recommendations from the French health authorities and the Erasmus+ National Agency regarding the situation caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

However, some activities will still take place in the form of the Arqus Virtual Forum 2020, where a series of virtual meetings have been planned for some internal…

Arqus presented in the final conference of the ICMED Erasmus+ project

The Arqus European University Alliance was presented last week in Algeria during the final conference of the Erasmus+ project "ICMED: International Credit Mobility: a new challenge for the Mediterranean Region".



Irene Pedreira Romero, the Director of International Projects and Agreements of the University of Granada and member of the Arqus Steering Committee, highlighted the main goals and objectives of the Alliance in the medium and long term, and presented the different Action Lines and the main features of…

The University of Graz offers a scholarship to Arqus students for the Graz International Summer School Seggau 2020


The University of Graz organises the Graz International Summer School Seggau 2020. Focusing on the emphasis areas of Southeastern Europe and North, Central and South America, the 15th edition of the summer school is titled Stability, Security, and Happiness: State – Society – Religion. The summer school will take place from July 5 to July 18, 2020 at Seggau Castle in Styria, Austria.


Arqus opens its first calls for Research Exchange Stays and Networking Site Visits

These programmes are addressed to PhD students, postgraduate students, early stage researchers, senior researchers and professors of the 7 universities that form the Alliance.

Among other activities, Arqus is meant to support research stays at one of the Arqus partner universities by funding travel expenses and providing opportunities for further intensified cooperation with the host university. It is also meant to support joint doctoral training within the group of partner universities by enabling site visits and joint activities.

This call offers 2 types of stay…


The University of Graz offers a training workshop to help researchers with their application for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

PostDocs or researchers without PhD with at least 4 years’ experience in research who want to pursue an academic career and wish to go abroad, will be invited by the University of Graz to participate in a two-day training workshop (May 18-19 at University of Graz) to successfully apply for a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie-Individual-Fellowship with the University of Graz as host institution. The University of Graz will cover the costs for these workshop and the travel costs of attendees up to 600 Euro.

The workshop is being…

The governing body will develop the objectives and strategy of Arqus

The Rectors’ Council of the Arqus European University Alliance is formally established in Granada

Granada, 18 October 2019

Today, the Arqus governing body, which will be responsible for developing the general policies, medium and long-term strategies, and primary objectives of the Alliance, has been established at the Hospital Real (the seat of the Rectorate of the University of Granada), where the project has been also publicly presented.

Arqus is one of the 17 alliances that have been selected for funding by the European Commission in the pilot phase of this pioneering initiative within the Erasmus+ Programme.

The Arqus European University Alliance kicks off its work programme for the upcoming 3 years

01 October 2019

The Arqus European University Alliance was formally established in Brussels on the 27th of November 2018, when the rectors and presidents of our member institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to strengthen the cooperative links that already existed between and among the 7 universities.

This project is one of the first 17 projects that will receive funding from the Erasmus+ programme, for a 3-year pilot under the European Universities Initiative.

Steering Committee meeting (on-line, July 2019)

Steering Committee meeting (on-line, July 2019)

On-line, 04 July 2019

The Steering Committee met to evaluate the results of the selection process for Erasmus+ funding and to plan the next steps for the complete implementation of the work plan 2019-2022.

Arqus selected by the European Commission as one of the first “European Universities”

Arqus selected by the European Commission as one of the first “European Universities”

Brussels, 26 June 2019

Arqus, the European University Alliance that brings together the universities of Bergen, Granada, Graz, Leipzig, Lyon, Padova and Vilnius, has been endorsed by the European Commission aspart of the group of pioneering Alliances in the European Universities Initiative.

On Wednesday, 26 September2019, the European Commission announced the selection of 17 of the 54 applications submitted, allocating them a total funding of 85 million euros. The 17 alliances selected by 26 independent experts cover a total of 114 higher education institutions from 24 member states. Each of these first 17 European Universities will receive €5 million in funding over the next three years in order to start implementing their plans and pave the…