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4EU+ UNREAD project successfully finalises its second edition

The final conference of the 4EU+ course “Urban Regulations and Political Memory” was held in Prague at the Faculty of Science of Charles University on the 23 and 24 March 2023.

27 March 2023


#GrowingTogether: 4EU+ launches two funding calls to expand interuniversity cooperation

The 4EU+ Alliance takes a step further in boosting and sustaining the collaboration of its academic community and opens two new calls that will allow academics, researchers and students of the seven 4EU+ member universities to continue growing together. 

17 March 2023


The VIRTCHEM Project: Chemistry as you have never seen it before

The second edition of the project VIRtual Immersive Education for CHEMistry and Chemical Engineering (VIRTCHEM) has started with a workshop in Milan, held from 21 to 24 February 2023. This 4EU+ joint course allows participants to "virtually" dive into the world of chemistry.

3 March 2023


TRAIN4EU+ to support entrepreneurship across the alliance

Innovation and entrepreneurship are hot topics across European universities: Research benefits society and demands for impact generated by university research environments are high. But where are the offers to support established researchers’ innovation efforts?

16 February 2023


Projects supported by Charles University mini-grants are ready to kick off

Charles University has announced the results of the already fifth edition of the call for 4EU+ academic mini-grants and the second edition of the student mini-grants. More than 150 members of the academic communities of our seven 4EU+ universities will come together to develop joint projects and innovative initiatives responding to the challenges facing our world today.

15 February 2023


4EU+ to share its experience in a new pilot project on a European status for European Universities

4EU+ joins forces with the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU), Una Europa, EU-Conexus, Charm-EU and the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) in a new EU project on devising a model of a high-level and formalised strategic cooperation for European University alliances.

6 February 2023


4EU+ representatives attend the European University Alliances’ meeting with Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

On 30-31 January 2023, a meeting between the Rectors of 44 European University alliances and Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport, took place in Brussels. 4EU+ was represented by Professor Yves Flückiger, Rector of the University of Geneva and Isabelle Kratz, Secretary General and Head of the Association’s office.

2 February 2023


4EU+ on board of a European Degree label pilot project

ED-AFFICHE, a joint proposal of six European University Alliances (Una Europa, 4EU+, CHARM-EU, EC2U, EU-CONEXUS and Unite!) has been selected in the call for proposals to pilot a joint European Degree label.

31 January 2023


Visual Literacy 2.0: Understanding Images across Europe – Past and Present

The first workshop of the second edition of the the 4EU+ Visual Literacy course took place in Milan in mid-January.

30 January 2023


Gorgi Krlev wins the 2023 Financial Times Responsible Education Award for Teaching

The winning TRANSFORM project encompassing five universities was originally selected as one of the 4EU+ educational activities supported through the Erasmus+ European Universities programme. The collaborative 14-week course aims at identifying innovative solutions for sustainability challenges.

20 January 2023


4EU+ for Ukraine

The University of Warsaw has been allocated over 160 000 EUR from the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange for the cooperation of the 4EU+ Alliance with three partner institutions from Ukraine. The joint project with Ukrainian universities will foster flexible education paths, provide access to the European Education Area and strengthen research and didactic potential.

12 January 2023


Research diary: The mathematics of the Whitechapel

Read the research diary of the students who took part in a project analysing a board game from the mathematical perspective and share their experience and what they learnt during the process.

12 December 2022


4EU+ publishes position paper on Micro-credentials

Read the position paper that the 4EU+ European University Alliance publishes to contribute to the current discussion on micro-credentials.

9 December 2022


Henrik C. Wegener: New strategic action plan to make the Alliance viable

Read the words of Henrik C. Wegener, Rector of the University of Copenhagen and the new president of the 4EU+ Alliance.

8 December 2022


International Student Workshop Presented Interdisciplinary Applications of Mathematics

In mid-November, the Student Workshop on Applied Mathematics took place at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University. The three-day international event, organised within a student mini-grant brought closer the application of mathematics across disciplines.

2 December 2022


4EU+ student start-up community initiated in Prague

On 10 and 11 November 2022, Prague hosted the 1st 4EU+ Tomorrow’s Research and Science Innovation in student start-ups, an event in which students, entrepreneurs and student start-up funders from the 4EU+ universities gathered to exchange ideas, information and experience.

28 November 2022


New project, new challenges, new energy: 1CORE Kick-Off meeting at Charles University

The new 4EU+ European Universities project has been officially launched on 14 November 2022, during the Kick-Off Meeting in Prague. Charles University welcomed colleagues from all seven universities who came together to plan the next steps in the development of the Alliance’s strategies and actions and reflect on the achievements of the previous European Universities project.

24 November 2022


Boosting AI research and education: universities join forces to offer better programmes and courses

Read an opinion piece on AI in higher education and 4EU+ by Xavier Fresquet from Sorbonne University published on the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform.

21 November 2022


Truth and Untruth Workshop. Transmissions of memories of war

On 4 - 5 November 2022, an interdisciplinary PhD workshop "Truth and Untruth Workshop. Transmissions of memories of war" organized by a group of students from Charles University, Sorbonne University and the University of Warsaw took place in Prague.

18 November 2022


4EU+ team publishes the monograph "L’Europe centrale face à la pandémie de Covid-19"

The monograph entitled was produced under a 4EU+ mini-grant received by the Centre for French Culture and Francophone Studies of the University of Warsaw, entitled "Europe Centrale face au Covid-19".

9 November 2022


4EU+ community gathered at the 2022 Annual Meeting in Copenhagen

‘Sustainability’ was the overall theme at this year’s 4EU+ Annual Meeting that took place at the University of Copenhagen on 26-28 October.

4 November 2022


UW summarised its participation in 4EU+ at a conference

165 shared courses, coordination of 12 educational projects, joint research, summer schools and workshops organised under four Flagship programmes, development of the 4EU+ student portal, and intensification of international cooperation - the University of Warsaw has summarised its participation in the 4EU+ Alliance, during a conference held on 10 October 2022.

24 October 2022


ABC-LD @4EU+ Online Event stimulated lively discussions

On 29 September, the 4EU+ alliance had the pleasure of hosting the first online event dedicated to supporting academic development in the age of European universities.  

18 October 2022


University of Copenhagen professor wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 4EU+ Alliance and its community congratulate Professor Morten Meldal of the University of Copenhagen for being awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

6 October 2022


First 4EU+ Staff Training Week brings together the HR specialists

From 12 to 15 September 2022, a group of HR specialists met in Prague at the first 4EU+ Staff Training Week. Participants had the possibility to share best practices and learnt about HR offices and structures at each institution.

29 September 2022


MERGED. Master of Science in Global Environment and Development

4EU+ Alliance would like to invite interested candidates to apply for our first Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters project to be carried out under the Erasmus+ programme. The project, realised within the framework of Flagship 4, will last 74 months.

27 September 2022


Watch a video from the 4EU+ Collegio Futuro workshop

The final workshop of the Collegio Futuro project took place in Warsaw on 26-28 July 2022. The project seeks to foster the essential skills that future leaders need in order to tackle our urgent environmental, economic and social challenges.

8 August 2022


Media and Migration course art work

As part of their final assignment, the students of the Media and Migration course had the possibility to create an artwork based on the theories, projects, studies and ideas we discussed during this course. Have a look at some of the students' projects!

5 August 2022


The 4EU+ Alliance welcomes the University of Geneva

In July 2022, the integration of the University of Geneva (UNIGE, Switzerland) as a new member of the 4EU+ European University Alliance was unanimously approved by the Governing Board. UNIGE will become a full member of the 4EU+ European University Alliance Association on 1 August 2022, strengthening 4EU+ objectives in research, teaching and transfer, while intensifying the cooperation and dialogue with stakeholders across Europe.

28 July 2022


4EU+ project 1CORE awarded funding in the Erasmus+ call for European University Alliances!

The 4EU+ Alliance is proud to announce that its project –One Comprehensive Research European University (1CORE) – has been selected under the 2022 European Universities call launched by the European Commission. 

27 July 2022


4EU+ Against Cancer Summer School in Warsaw

Thirty students from the 4EU+ member universities participated in the "4EU+ Against Cancer" Summer School organized in the framework of the Flagship 1 educational project at the University of Warsaw.

25 July 2022


GerCoLiNet workshop day for young researchers

Chosen at the second call for proposals of 4EU+ educational projects, the GerCoLiNet project saw its members, professors, students and PhD candidates come together in person for one last time during a workshop day at Charles University in Prague, on 27 July 2022.

21 July 2022


Prof. Anna Wojtyś represents 4EU+ at the Education and Innovation Summit

On 23 June 2022, the European Commission organized the first Education and Innovation Summit. 4EU+ was represented by prof. Anna Wojtyś from the University of Warsaw, who participated in the session dedicated to the digital transformation of education through cross-sectoral cooperation.

19 July 2022


"Visual Literacy: Understanding Images across Europe - Past and Present": student testimonials

The concluding workshop of the 4EU+ course "Visual Literacy: Understanding Images across Europe - Past and Present" took place in the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw on 5 and 6 June 2022. Read the nice words that students participating in the course wrote about their experience!

27 June 2022


4EU+ Conference: Learnings, challenges and obstacles in educational and research infrastructure

We should keep building on what is already there. The 4EU+ conference held on 8 June showed the pressing need for collaboration within educational and research infrastructure. Participants expressed their readiness to do so – collaborating across differences and similarities.

21 June 2022


Research Meets Practice: Visual Communication and PR in Cultural Institutions

The team specializing in visual communication and public relations in cultural institutions, esp. museums and galleries, supported by a CU mini-grant, organized two joint events at the Charles University (25 May 2022) and at the University of Warsaw (15 June 2022).

20 June 2022


4EU+ Student mini-grants: result are out!

The second half of the year will bring many interesting events organized by the 4EU+ student groups, usually for other students and doctoral candidates. We are happy to announce that in the pilot edition of the student mini-grants scheme, Charles University has supported ten teams composed of students and young researchers from all six partner institutions.

17 June 2022


Students take an active role in designing 4EU+ digital platforms

Following a series of online workshops where representatives of 4EU+ students and academics involved in the Flagships shared their vision of the Student Portal and its expected functionalities, Sorbonne University invited stakeholders to Paris to meet in person and take the process of creation of this key component of the future 4EU+ digital platform one step further.

3 June 2022


4EU+ Student Committee meets in Milan

Members of the Student Committee discussed how to move forward in building the 4EU+ Student Community and participated in the 4EU+ Day at the University of Milan. Read the report from written by Julia Kostro, Chair of the 4EU+ Student Committee.

1 June 2022


4EU+ Collegio Futuro holds a workshop in Milan

On 23-25 May 2022, students and teachers involved in the 4EU+ Colleagio Futuro project met on a co-creation workshop at the University of Milan.

31 May 2022


Workshop at Heidelberg University: Rethinking Europe through Contemporary Latin American Literature

Depictions of Europe and transcultural identity in twenty-first-century Latin American migration narratives were the topic of an international workshop which took place at Heidelberg University within the framework of the 4EU+ Alliance.

22 May 2022


University alliances focus of CU conference

On 11 May 2022, Charles University, in conjunction with the French Embassy, the Education Ministry,  (Czech National Agency for International Education and Research) and Erasmus+, hosted a conference on the importance of university alliances. 

13 May 2022


4EU+ students report from the European Student Assembly in Strasbourg

"A truly inspirational event with students from all over Europe". Read more about the experience of 4EU+ students participatin in the European Student Assembly in Strasbourg.

11 April 2022


Fifty participants meet at the 4EU+ UNREAD project conference in Warsaw

We asked the participants to share with us their experiences and reflections about participation in the UNREAD project – watch the video to hear about their impressions.

6 April 2022