5th EUniWell Rectors’ Assembly to coincide with FestiWell at Linnaeus University

03/30/2023 | by EUniWell | Linnaeus Press Release

Linnaeus University invites leaders of the European University for Well-Being to the Alliance-wide strategy meeting in Sweden. Delegations from all EUniWell partner universities will travel to Sweden to participate in the Rectors’ Assembly and the concurrent FestiWell.

Some students sitting and standing outside of Växjö campus in the sun.

On 4 April 2023, rectors, vice-rectors, student and management representatives from all Alliance universities will gather in Växjö, Sweden for the fifth Rectors’ Assembly of the European University for Well-Being. The aim of the biannual meeting is to define the strategic building blocks for the period up to the second funding phase of the European University for Well-Being and beyond.

The Rectors’ Assembly will be invited to consider and confirm EUniWell’s priorities in key areas, such as mobility, entrepreneurship and innovation, and supporting the next generation of teachers, researchers and students, to develop strategies and a timeline for implementation.

“I am very much looking forward to the meeting. The desire to provide state-of-the-art study programmes and excellent research, to offer students the best possible learning conditions, all with well-being as a guiding principle - these are the common goals of the EUniWell universities. The Rectors’ Assembly is the core strategic body within the Alliance which, through this regular exchange, will enable EUniWell to establish itself over time as the voice for well-being”, says EUniWell Chief Development Officer, Professor Beatrix Busse.

FestiWell 2023 taking place simultaneously

Alongside the Rectors’ Assembly, and with the participation of high-ranking representatives of the Alliance, the European University of Well-Being will hold its third annual FestiWell on 3–4 April 2023. FestiWell celebrates the cooperation between universities within the Alliance once a year by bringing together students, researchers, faculty and staff from all EUniWell universities for joint events ranging from cultural activities to educational events and networking formats. Taking place for the first time as an in-person event that unites participants from all partner universities at a single site, namely Linnaeus University’s Växjö Campus, this year’s FestiWell is themed “Upskill, Connect and Celebrate!”. Inspired by the European Union’s announcement of 2023 as the European Year of Skills, FestiWell 2023 will therefore focus on offering a variety of workshops, lectures and activities to explore the importance of developing academic, communicative and creative skills, among others. The overarching themes of the two-day event are entrepreneurship, digitalisation, employability, and soft skills. Well-being and social activities round off the programme.

“At Linnaeus University we are very proud to host the first FestiWell held on site at one of our universities. I bid all of our EUniWell colleagues very welcome to Linnaeus University”, says Peter Aronsson, Vice-Chancellor of Linnaeus University.

Ann-Charlotte Larsson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Internationalisation and Innovation at Linnaeus University adds: “Within EUniWell and our partners we focus on the well-being of individuals, society and the planet. To have skills in various related areas is important for students, staff, teachers and researchers as we are working for a more sustainable future.” 

Interested parties are cordially invited to follow the events online or - for those present at Linnaeus University - to attend in person. Some FestiWell formats are offered as hybrid formats and are also open for digital participation or will be made available digitally in the follow-up.

Further information

Click here for the full programme for FestiWell 2023


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