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First EUniWell Summer School concludes with look to future collaborations in well-being tourism


With the first EUniWell Summer School, hosted by the University of Florence, successfully concluded, the organisers take a look back at the programme highlights and what the participants and outcomes may contribute to further sustainability in tourism and beyond.

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The importance of Young Academies: a global movement of young researchers is making its mark


As the first national network of early-career researchers celebrates its 21st birthday, Semmelweis members of the Hungarian Academy of Young Researchers have contributed their experience to an article published in the journal Nature reviewing the activities, the variety of services and the main…

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Mapping European butterflies to ensure their survival


A study coordinated by the University of Florence is shedding light on species diversity and distribution across our continent, providing the basis for assessing the health of butterfly populations and their ability to cope with the effects of climate change.

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New support system to boost research, development and innovation at Semmelweis University


The support system for research, development and innovation at Semmelweis University has been renewed and strengthened. The objective underlying the tasks of the existing and newly formed organisational units is to increase the quality, efficiency, volume and yield of scientific activities at the…

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Registration for EUniWell Symposium “Good Practices on Student Well-Being” now open


EUniWell invites you to the first Good Practices Symposium on Student Well-Being! Register now and join us online from 30 September to 1 October to learn how students and staff from our 7 partner universities are working to improve student well-being.

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University of Florence to receive funding for eight research projects related to COVID-19


The Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research supports eight COVID-related research projects, either led or co-led by the University of Florence.

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50 actions in favour of gender equality at the University of Nantes


The University of Nantes has adopted a plan with 50 priority actions to integrate gender equality and the fight against discrimination into all aspects of its activities.

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Event: Semmelweis PhD Scientific Days start in Budapest


Well aligned with EuniWell’s objectives, the event is set up to facilitate effective knowledge transfer, enhance students’ competences and provide helpful networking opportunities. This year's conference takes place from 7-8 July in Budapest.

Adam Tickell announced as new Vice-Chancellor of University of Birmingham


The highly regarded higher education leader will replace Professor Sir David Eastwood in January 2022.

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"Climate issues and sustainability should be part of every study programme"


With its four priority arenas closely linked to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sustainability is a guiding principle in all areas of EUniWell. In this interview, Thijs Bosker, Associate Professor in Environmental Sciences at Leiden University, explains why he thinks it's only logical…

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Listen up! EUniWell on the DAAD's “Campus Europa” podcast


“Campus Europa” is the German Academic Exchange Service’s (DAAD) interview podcast on topics related to the European University Alliances. In the opening episode of the second season, launching on 28 June 2021, EUniWell Chief Development Officer, Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse, and student representatives…

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First EUniWell Summer School starts at the University of Florence


The Department of Economics and Management and the School of Economics and Management of the University of Florence are hosting the first EUniWell Summer School from 28 June to 1 July. This year, attendees can look forward to insights into the development of well-being entrepreneurship in tourism as…

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Event: Feelings over Facts – A New Look at Language and Political Psychology


In the Transatlantic Tandem Talk “Feelings over Facts: A New Look at Language and Political Psychology”, Professors Joris Lammers (University of Cologne) and Matthew Baldwin (University of Florida) will highlight ways to exchange views with people of completely different political mindsets. The…

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“Just imagine how much we can achieve when we are able to meet again!”


Student engagement is key in developing the European University for Well-Being. Rebecca Esselgren, one of the founding members of the EUniWell Student Board, calls on all students from the seven partner universities to get involved and work together for a more international, more inclusive European…

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University of Florence: Prof. Alessandra Petrucci elected as first female rector


For the first time since its establishment in 1924, the University of Florence will be led by a woman, marking an important step towards the future.

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University of Cologne celebrates its seventh Diversity Week


The University of Cologne’s annual Diversity Week under the headline “You make the difference!” will take place from 14 to 18 June 2021. It aims to raise awareness, foster diversity and address discrimination, and will cover topics such as anti-Semitism, racism and sexism.

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EUniWell partner universities to sign renewed Magna Charta Universitatum


Linnaeus University, Semmelweis University, the University of Florence and the University of Nantes will join the signatories of the Magna Charta 2020 as part of an international ceremony. Signing the Magna Charta commits universities to valuing autonomy and academic freedom, and operating in…

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Event: Rethinking the Teaching of English


EUniWell professors Beatrix Busse and Michaela Mahlberg welcome (future) teacher educators to a free online lecture and discussion on the future of teaching English on 22 June 2021 – registration is open now

From virtual classrooms to the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus


Leaders and students of Semmelweis University looked back and summarised how the coronavirus pandemic affected education, what measures were implemented to ensure a safe learning environment and high quality at the same time and what challenges students of medicine and health sciences had to…

The Discovery of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of EUniWell’s consortium members is a project to join forces and connect the seven local entrepreneurship centres


The project was successful within the EUniWell Seed Funding competition and aims to use the potential of the innovation power of the entrepreneurial systems of each university to produce greater value for the overall goal of well-being.

Successful collaboration in school is an important starting point for integration into society


A new study by researchers of Linnaeus University show the importance of the collaboration of newly arrived parents with the Swedish school for a successful integration.

First EUniWell Virtual Staff Training Week took place from May 17th till 20th, 2021


The first EUniWell Staff Training was a big success. With 40 participants, reprensenting teaching- and support staff from all seven EUniWell partners the staff training had a very good number of attendants to learn about teaching and working interculturally within EUniWell in theory and practice!

Take part in University of Nantes’ Science Days on June 1st, 2021 (whole day)


For the 14th year, University of Nantes is holding its Science Days (Journées Scientifiques), a one-day-event which offers a series of 8 scientific conferences open for participation.

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Call for Proposals: Good Practices Symposium on Student Well-Being


Are you a staff member with an example of good practice in improving student well-being, such as a tool, support service, course or e-health module? Are you conducting research into student well-being? Or are you a student who is involved in a peer-to-peer initiative or community building? Share…

EUniWell universities score high on global ranking list


The Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021 have recently been released with EUniWell universities occupying prestigious positions in various categories. THE provides performance data on universities from different aspects using performance indicators. Impact Rankings 2021 are the third…

Meet Lina Lindell, one of the Winners of the Second Seed Funding Call


EUniWell’s Seed Funding Call (SFC) is a fund to connect researchers, educators, staff, and students within the Alliance to work on interesting and European-wide projects. Lina Lindell is coordinator of one of the winning projects from the second round of SFCs.

Public Health Africa-EU after Covid-19 – Panel Discussion on the State of Vaccination on the African Continent


Within the EU State of the Union talks on May 6th 2021, Vice-Rector Giorgia Giovannetti from EUniWell partner University of Florence had a conversation with José Manuel Barroso, former President of the European Commission, about inequality in the pandemic which hits Africa much harder than Europe…

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Study of the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology estimates the potential to reduce emissions up to 500m tonnes of CO2


A team of scientists including experts from the University of Birmingham calculates the possible reduction of emission by restoring all global agricultural peatlands. This can be done by raising the water level in the fields according to a current study.

Summer Course in Economics hosted by the Department of Economics of the University of Florence


Are you interested in well-being entrepreneurship development in tourism or how artificial intelligence can help reach the Sustainable Development Goals? If this is the case, make sure to register for the summer course @Unifi from June 28th till July 1st 2021.

The Food Fix: Superplants, Microbe Sidekicks and Nutrient Heroes


Transatlantic tandem talk on 4 May at 18:00 CEST (5 pm GMT / 12 pm EST). Global food systems are under pressure on a scale previously unencountered. A crisis is looming, fueled by population growth, climate change, water scarcity, energy supply and now the pandemic. The world must feed an estimated…

Beatrix Busse (Vice-Rector for Teaching and Studies at University of Cologne and Chief Development Officer of EUniWell) talks about Digital Education


The discussion will highlight aspects about the current status of Digital Education and about the main challenges for future teaching in a continuously digitized society. In a Fireside Chat on Thursday, 29 April, 18:00-19:00 CEST (5:00-6:00 pm GMT) which is live-streamed on YouTube Professor Busse…

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EUniWell sets up its first staff training week for intercultural collaboration


Between May 17th and 20th, EUniWell will have its first staff training week, organised by Linnaeus University and Leiden University and open for all seven partner universities

Leiden University signs health and wellbeing agreement for city of Leiden


The main ambition of the agreement is to produce healthy and active Leideners and a smoke-free generation. The agreement was signed by over 40 partners on April 19th.

Cologne CEPLAS centre searches for new varieties of plants who need less fertiliser


A study of the CEPLAS Cluster of Excellence of the University of Cologne shows how plants regulate their nitrogen supply with the help of bacteria.



On 24th March 2021 all the top leaders of the EUniWell partner universities took part in the second Rectors’ Assembly. The Rectors, Vice-Chancellors, Vice-Rectors, other leaders of the partner universities and the representatives of EUniWell Student Board came together at the Assembly to speak about…

Semmelweis University is hosting the "EUniWell: Hello Hungary!" Online Conference


Semmelweis University is proud to be part of EUniWell, a European University Alliance that aims to strengthen cross-institution strategic partnership so that the international competitiveness of European higher education is much enhanced.

Nantes-based researchers publish new results on diabetes in connection with Covid19


The French diabetology network CORONADO (CORONAvirus SARS-Cov2 & Diabetes Outcomes) has just published new results in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, EASD) on the outcome of diabetic patients hospitalised for COVID-19 in spring 2020.

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Employee Counseling Service helps manage stress and burnout in Semmelweis University


The Employee Counseling Service is available since December 2020 organized by the Semmelweis Health Development Center and the Institute of Behavioural Sciences. Its primary aim is to provide support for university employees in case of life management difficulties, as well as problems related to…

The University of Nantes helps a French skipper remain focused during his amazing Vendée Globe sailing race around the world


Armel Tripon, a successful and experienced French skipper, solicited the University of Nantes to help him prepare his first Vendée Globe: a solo, nonstop, and without assistance sailing race around the world in an 18 meters long IMOCA boat. The race, which lasts around 80 days, both begins and ends…

Results of the second EUniWell Seed Funding Call


Nine interuniversity and interdisciplinary projects will be funded in the second EUniWell Seed Funding Call. The call was launched to promote innovative projects in education, research and management and to bring together researchers, students, educators, and administrators from our seven…

A group of cells regulating the response to threat have been identified in the brain by researchers at Semmelweis University


The research project, led by the Research Group of Experimental Neuroanatomy and Developmental Biology was realised in an international collaboration with the Medical University of Vienna and Karolinska Institute.

Linnaeus University receives the European Commission’s award HR Excellence in Research


HR Excellence in Research shows the attractiveness of universities as academic employers for researchers from all over the world to further develop the European research area.

The diaspora as a resource for knowledge, preservation and enhancement of the lesser known cultural sites in Albania


Facing increasing problems from emigration, Albania is trying to stop the depopulation of rural areas. As Italy is one of the main migration destinations for Albanians, Italy and Albania now work hand in hand in raising recognition and for value for Albanian cultural heritage.

Transatlantic Tandem Talk on “Society in Transition: A Transatlantic Conversation on Black Lives Matter” on February 25 at 18 pm CET / 5 pm GMT (online) hosted by University of Cologne


During this conversation, tandem scholars Dr. Silke Hackenesch from the University of Cologne and Dr. Tiffany Florvil from the University of New Mexico will contextualize last year’s Black Lives Matter protests in Germany and the US, both of which were accelerated by technology and social media.

“Culture is a link that flows through the whole university”


Emmanuelle Bousquet is beginning her second term as Vice-President for Culture at the University of Nantes.

Linneaus University offers a seminar on eHealth and research about a digital twin


The eHealth Institute of Linnaeus University together with Gunnar Cedersund are hosting a seminar on the concept of the digital twin and how one can look inside one’s body and create a digital image of oneself. The seminar is scheduled for February 25th (Thursday) from 2:30 pm till 4 pm (CET).

University of Florence organises a new course on intercomprehension between Romance languages


Intercomprehension enables anyone to understand all the languages within a common family, thereby promoting equal exchange, where no one is at a linguistic disadvantage

EUniWell congratulates Hester Bijl as new Rector Magnificus of Leiden University


Leiden University celebrated its 446th Dies Natalis on 8 February. On this special day former Rector Professor Carel Stolker transferred the rectorate to Professor Hester Bijl. She is the first female Rector Magnificus of Leiden University.

University of Florence conducts research about the pandemic and rural development models in cooperation with the European Central Bank (ECB)


In cooperation with the ECB and the Scientific Technical Secretariat of the National Observatory for Rural Landscape the University of Florence has investigated the possible correlation of the spread of Covid-19 and level of socio-economic development in the area.

EUniWell wins funding to boost research partnerships and young researchers


The European University for Well-Being (EUniWell) has secured extra funding for a Europe-wide project to boost research partnerships and support young researchers in developing their careers.