Prof. Antonio López Díaz, Chancellor of the University of Santiago de Compostela signing the Consortium Agreement. Besides him sits Prof. Beatrix Busse, EUniWell Chief Development Officer.

Successful FestiWell and Rectors’ Assembly at Linnaeus University


On 3-5 April 2023, the fifth EUniWell Rectors' Assembly and the FestiWell 2023 took place at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden. The event brought together participants from all EUniWell universities, including rectors, vice-rectors, students, and staff.

by Linnaeus University

A picture of the EUniWell Student Board Executive team (Sloan Kudrinko, Liam Walsh, Letizia di Donato) in front of a EUniWell flag.

Liam Walsh: “Engaging with students means to engage with well-being.”


Meet our new Chief Student Officer, Liam Walsh from the University of Birmingham. Liam was elected as the new Chair of the EUniWell Student Board and has now held the position since the beginning of March, succeeding Lotte Nagelhout. In this interview with Communications Manager Eva Laurie, he talks…

by Eva Laurie

Participants of the staff exchange standing outdoors at the University of Birmingham.

Linnaeus ICT specialists visit University of Birmingham for job shadowing


As part of the EUniWell staff mobility offer, three members of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Office at Linnaeus University visited their colleagues from the Higher Education Futures Institute (HEFi) at the University of Birmingham for a week of job shadowing.

by EUniWell

A group of students wave from a passageway. A banner with the logo of the Semmelweis Health Competition is attached to it. Colourful flags hang in the background.

EUniWell School Ambassadors participate in Semmelweis Health Competition


EUniWell School Ambassadors joined the first dedicated in-person brainstorming session of the Programme and participated in the Semmelweis Health Competition in Budapest from 24-26 March.

by Eszter Turopoli

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EUniWell celebrates peace and well-being at Linnaeus University


On 18 March 2023, students from the Master’s programme “Peace and Development Work” organised the workshop “What does peace mean to me?” at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden. The student-led event was open to all interested visitors. Yelyzaveta Hordiienko, a EUniWell ambassador from Linnaeus…

by Yelyzaveta Hordiienko

A portrait of Prof. Giorgia Giovannetti.

5 questions for Professor Giorgia Giovannetti, Vice-Rector for International Relations at the University of Florence


On the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day, we ask Professor Giorgia Giovannetti, Vice-Rector for International Relations and Professor of Economics at the University of Florence 5 questions about economy, equality and well-being.

by Eva Laurie

The Linnaeus staff at "Neumarkt" in Cologne.

Inspiration in focus for study trip to Cologne


This autumn, the Faculty Office at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FKH) at Linnaeus University in Sweden replaced its usual conference on its development work with a study trip filled with inspiration and social interaction to the University of Cologne in Germany.

by Linnaeus University

A portrait of Liam Walsh.

Student Interview: Working 6 weeks for the Birmingham City Council


This summer, Liam Walsh, a student from the University of Birmingham, took part in the EUniWell Mayor's Placement Scheme and completed an internship with Birmingham City Council. In this interview, Liam talks to EUniWell's Communications Manager at the University of Cologne, Eva Laurie, about his…

by Eva Laurie

A team picture of the EUniWell Student Board during their meeting in Cologne.

Developing student representation together: Report on EUniWell Student Board Teambuilding weekend in Cologne


On 23 and 24 September, student representatives from the EUniWell universities gathered for the EUniWell Student Board Teambuilding Weekend at the University of Cologne. Together with EUniWell Director of Integration Karen Buchanan, they further designed student engagement within the alliance and…

by Lotte Nagelhout, Letizia Di Donato

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EUniWell agenda on social entrepreneurship is taking off!


EUniWell’s strategy focuses on achieving a social entrepreneurial mindset in the field of sustainable development by fostering creative problem-solving skills, practical and social intelligence as well as adaptability and leadership abilities. To trigger social entrepreneurship opportunities,…

Franca Müller and Lea Böhling in Sweden.

Student Interview: 3 months in Sweden with EUniWell


This spring Franca Müller and Lea Böhling, two students from the University of Cologne, took the opportunity to do an internship with EUniWell at Linnaeus University. In this interview, Lea shares her experiences with EUniWell's Mobility Manager at the University of Cologne, Leonie Tillmanns.

by Leonie Tillmanns

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EUniWell Summer School “COVID-19: Impact on European health & well-being”


Watch the aftermovie for a look back at the EUniWell Summer School “COVID-19: Impact on European health & well-being”.

by Mira van den Oever

A portrait photo of Dr. Graham Harrison, Managing Director of EUniWell.

5 questions for Dr. Graham Harrison, Managing Director of EUniWell


Graham Harrison has been the Managing Director of EUniWell since February 2022. In order to take up this position, the British-born executive made the long move across the Atlantic from Washington DC to Cologne. It seems a natural conclusion then, that the European University for Well-Being to…

by Eva Laurie

The picture shows Lotte Nagelhout, holding a cup of coffee and smiling at a sidewalk coffee shop.

Lotte Nagelhout: “The EUniWell Alliance is truly created by and for students.”


Meet EUniWell Chief Student Officer Lotte Nagelhout. Lotte has been involved in our European University Alliance since October last year and was elected as EUniWell Chief Student Officer in March 2022. In this interview with Communications Manager Eva Laurie, she talks about her role, motivation and…

by Eva Laurie

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Social Innovation Labs – Well-being through Collaboration and Conflict


‘15-minute cities’ contribute to well-being, but closer contacts with urban environments and people will increase conflict. Through a knowledge exchange with Sociolab, a Florence-based innovation lab and their work with a newly created social housing community, Hannah Absalom makes a case for…

by Hannah Absalom

FestiWell 2022: 2 to 13 May 2022

FestiWell Event Series in the 2nd year of EUniWell


The second annual FestiWell, from 2 to 13 May 2022, offered a diverse programme under the title “Towards global sustainable well-being”. We invite you to look back with us on the many inspiring events!

by EUniWell

The picture shows Bálint Tripolszky, Félix Takács and Sloan Kudrinko sitting on chairs.

Report on the first session of the European Student Assembly


From 3-4 March, 275 students from 38 European University Alliances, including four EUniWell representatives, attended the first meeting of the European Student Assembly (ESA) in Strasbourg. The event was the first in a series of gatherings, which aim to promote student collaboration and impact…

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Sustainability within EUniWell: A multidimensional cornerstone of well-being


Sustainability is one of the central pillars of the EUniWell mission, as sustainability and well-being are firmly interlinked. But what makes sustainability so important in the context of well-being and how do our eight partner universities integrate this concept into their everyday campus life?

by Lara Marie Andres

A portrait of Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse.

5 questions for Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse, EUniWell Chief Development Officer


On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we ask Prof. Dr. Busse, Chief Development Officer of EUniWell, 5 questions about female leadership, how it relates to well-being and what needs to change at universities in Europe.

by Eva Laurie

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"Students can be involved in lots of different ways!"


Meet Leiden law student Fenna van Haeften. Fenna is part of the EUniWell Student Board and has been involved as a student representative right from the start of EUniWell in 2020. Learn more about her participation in EUniWell and how you can get involved too!

by Leiden University

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A Research Project from Linnaeus University makes Recycling a Fun Experience through Gamification


EUniWell partner Linnaeus University is combining well-being and sustainability in a new, exciting research project: A recycling house that adds a gaming factor to recycling and thus combines fun and waste separation. Project manager Joacim Rosenlund hopes to change people's view of recycling and…

by Linnaeus University

Is tourism able to provide natural and human well-being at the same time?


Tourism is an age-old activity, which during the centuries has proven to be a real need for humanity and is recognised for its great economic impact. Although, nowadays, the environmental and social implications are becoming even more relevant when assessing this global phenomenon. In this regard, a…

by Giulia Musso

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Well-Being Days at Semmelweis University


Semmelweis University organised successful on-campus Well-Being Days from 19-20 October 2021. The event was part of the FestiWell event series involving a number of interactive well-being related activities and insightful lessons about students’ needs and preferences.

by Eszter Turopoli

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Student well-being in the spotlight at the EUniWell Symposium


"There's so much knowledge, research and experience in the field of student well-being. Let's put this topic on the agenda, work together to promote it, and learn from each other." This was the message of the two-day virtual symposium on "Good Practices on Student Well-Being". Organised by Leiden…

by Mira van den Oever

A portrait photo of the student Sloan Kudrinko smiling into the camera.

“I am very passionate about the well-being of all students”


Meet Sloan Kudrinko. The Semmelweis student was recently selected to be a member of EUniWell’s Student Board Executive Team. She is one of the coordinators and speakers of the upcoming EUniWell Symposium “Good Practices on Student Well-Being” as well as part of one of the EUniWell Seed Funding…

by Eva Laurie

The photo shows a close-up of a young man, Jasper Bitter, in a grey shirt. He is standing in front of a flower bed and smiling slightly at the camera. To the left in the background is a canal with a few boats and behind it some trees and buildings can be seen.

"We can learn a lot from one another about student well-being"


Student well-being is an enormously broad subject. Students and researchers can gain inspiration and exchange knowledge at the EUniWell online symposium ‘Good Practices on Student Well-Being’ on 31 September and 1 October. We take a look at the forthcoming event with Jasper Bitter, policy advisor at…

by Marieke Epping

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The burdens of caregiving: how the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted nursing staff and management


A scientific study by the University of Cologne identifies challenges and stresses faced by nursing staff during the Corona pandemic from the point of view of care managers. It also illustrates why there are nevertheless some reasons for optimism.

by University of Cologne

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Research against Corona


EUniWell Activities in Health-Care and Research Related to the Current Corona Crisis

Intensive monoculture is putting water systems in peril


University of Birmingham researcher Prof. David Hannah conducted a study together with Irena Creed (University of Saskatchewan) and other scientists, emphasizing the effects of monoculture in forestation and agriculture on our water systems

EUniWell positions itself against anti-black racism and all other forms of racial, ethnic and cultural discrimination


Recent protests to end anti-black racism have heightened awareness of the structural roots of racism and its persistence in societies all over the globe.

Pensioners at university: University of Cologne leading institution for students over fifty


As studying along different study paths becomes more and more popular for individuals over fifty in Germany, EUniWell partner Cologne attracts particularly high numbers of inquisitive retirees.

As Germany takes over as chair of the Council of the European Union on 1 July 2020, well-being related issues are at the core of the work programme


As of today, Germany is taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Croatia. Together with the subsequent chairs, Portugal and Slovenia, Germany envisions an 18-month ‘Trio Programme’, where many features and measures fit with EUniWell’s vision for well-being.

Coronavirus: Can we ‘reset’ our world and boost well-being? A Review of EUniWell’s inaugural policy commission on 17 June 2020


Does the current global pandemic present humanity with a chance to reset the world to a more equitable utopian future or will we slip back into our old ways when the crisis eases, with all the attendant societal inequalities?

Vice-Rector Magnificus Hester Bijl on anti-racism, inclusiveness and diversity at EUniWell partner Leiden University


Read Hester Bijl’s latest interview on a pressing issue of our time and learn more about related activities at Leiden University.

Digital Diversity Week at the University of Cologne


The University of Cologne’s Diversity Week ‘You make the difference’ takes place digitally this year. All week, multiple offers are available online between June 22 and June 26, 2020.

Sustainability & Entrepreneurship: Latest activities at the GATEWAY Excellence Start-up Center showcase the University of Cologne’s dedication to societal well-being


While Cologne students participate in a prestigious competition for projects related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Cologne's recently inaugurated GATEWAY Excellence Start-up Center is visited by State Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart.

Palliative Care in the Spotlight


Anna Sandgren, Director of the Center for Collaborative Palliative Care at Linnaeus University, on palliative care during the Covid-19 crisis.

"Students of Teacher Education are strongly affected" by the Covid-19 Pandemic – Interview with Dr. Jan Springob


Dr. Jan Springob, Head Team Internationalization Center for Teacher Education at University of Cologne, shares his view on recent Corona-related developments in international mobility for students training to become school teachers.

“How Are You?”: Well-being, the Pandemic and the Crises


Professor Johan Höglund, Director of the Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, on Covid-19 and its relation to other critical areas of societal life.

Globalisation, emerging markets, and Covid-19


Professor Hubert Fromlet, researching international economics at Linnaeus University, on why deglobalisation is an unlikely consequence of the Corona crisis.

Students against Corona: Numerous volunteers get involved at the EUniWell universities


EUniWell students volunteer in different ways to contribute to the effort against the Corona pandemic. Their commitment is both practical and organisational in nature and exemplifies a young generation committed to improving well-being.

EUniWell universities combat Corona with plasma


The blood plasma of recovered Corona patients is a promising path for potential treatment of the pandemic disease. At the EUniWell universities, researchers and health professionals are actively pursuing this treatment.

Giving people a voice


Equal opportunitiy and inclusion are essential to EUniWell’s idea of well-being. At the University of Cologne, individuals with special needs share their experiences at a university dedicated to inclusion.

Better well-being in an ageing society


Birmingham-led study opens news perspectives on Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Diseases. First super-resolution image of tiny brain receptor could give scientists a better understanding of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Diseases, a substantial step towards better well-being in an ageing society.

Dr Daniel Wheatley, Birmingham Business School

Working Remotely in Higher Education


As we move to remote working across our seven EUniWell institutions in response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, it is essential that we give due consideration to how we can work productively and maintain (and even potentially enhance) the wellbeing of our community during this challenging time.

by Dr. Daniel Wheatley, Birmingham Business School

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Design Challenge Leiden: The video


In this video, the participants of the EUniWell Design Challenge in Leiden talk about their experiences during the event.