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Participants of the EUniWell Sustainability Forum at Nantes Université.

First EUniWell Sustainability Forum - Building a European Green Community beyond borders


The first EUniWell Sustainability Forum in Nantes ended with the creation of the “EUniWell Green Students Community”. From 15-16 November, the Forum gathered 14 students from EUniWell universities to develop concrete action plans around the question “How can we reduce the carbon footprint of…

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EUniWell students participate in “Simu-VACTION: AI and Health Disparities On A Global Stage” event


In November 2022, EUniWell students participated in the innovative Simu-VACTION (Simulation | Innovation | Action) project at Emory University, Atlanta, USA.

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Student Internship Offer at Linnaeus University


Linnaeus University in Kalmar and Växjö, Sweden offers an internship as an administrative assistant at the Office of External Relations. The internship is full time, 40 hours per week, between February and June 2023.

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EUniWell welcomes University of Konstanz


The European University for Well-Being welcomes a new member: The University of Konstanz joins the existing EUniWell partners in the shared mission to create a truly European university community, united for well-being.

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EUniWell launches a new Small Private Online Course (SPOC)


Three EUniWell universities, in collaboration with three African partner universities, are developing a new Small Private Online Course (SPOC) on Decentering Epistemologies for Global Well-Being.

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Platform Launch: Civic Leadership to improve Social Well-Being


In collaboration with academics, students and external stakeholders, the EUniWell project “Civic leadership to improve social well-being” co-created a digital platform to share resources and templates for embedding innovative and intercultural civic leadership approaches in Enterprise Education and…

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4th EUniWell Rectors’ Assembly in Budapest: Expanding the borders of transnational cooperation in higher education


Rectors and other leading representatives of all EUniWell universities came together for the fourth time in Budapest from 13 to 14 October 2022. On the occasion of the concurrent European Universities’ Assembly, Semmelweis University also hosted high-ranking Hungarian ministry representatives as…

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Teacher Education for Democracy and Wellbeing 2023


The Teacher Education for Democracy and Wellbeing conference will take place at the Linnaeus University, campus Kalmar, Sweden, on 19–20 January 2023 arranged by the Knowledge Environment Education in Change at Linnaeus University. A particular invitation is extended to colleagues from EUniWell to…

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Official start of 10 projects selected under the 4th EUniWell Seed Funding Call


The kick-off meeting with the 10 winners of the 4th EUniWell Seed Funding Call (SFC4) was held virtually on 21 September 2022.

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Call for ideas “Imagine the future of Universities!”


How can we reduce the carbon footprint of universities? Help us find solutions for the future of universities!

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Semmelweis University highlights EUniWell and student well-being during International Summer University


Semmelweis University held its International Summer University, celebrating 40 years of international programmes and highlighting EUniWell and the importance of physical and mental well-being, with particular emphasis on the student experience.

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The EUniWell Research Thesis Prizes


EUniWell seeks to support Ph.D. Students, invest in their training and spread new skills and competencies in the field of science communication and science transfer to society for Ph. Ds from EUniWell partner institutions all over Europe. Two Ph.D. students per EUniWell Partner university will be…

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Become a EUniWell School Ambassador!


EUniWell School Ambassadors will benefit from collaborating and building a network with other students from European partner universities, providing opportunities to gain international experience, as well as becoming role models for many children. Apply now!

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New opportunity for EUniWell researchers to connect and collaborate


Well-Being Research Incubator encourages researchers to network and develop shared projects.

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EUniWell welcomes Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv


Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, a leading Ukrainian university, is now a member of the EUniWell Alliance.

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4th EUniWell Seed Funding Call: The results are in!


After three successful editions, EUniWell launched a fourth call for its Seed Funding Programme, promoting collaborations to foster well-being and bringing together students, researchers, teachers and administrators within our alliance of universities. Discover the 10 winning projects, selected in…

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Shaping our future: 3rd EUniWell Rectors’ Assembly in Leiden


From 12 to 13 July 2022 Rectors, Vice-Rectors and other leading representatives from all EUniWell universities came together to collectively shape the future of the Alliance. International collaboration, broadening our outlook and expanding our community were key themes throughout the two-day event.

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EUniWell at EuroCampus


The Campus of European Universities was organised by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research on 30 June 2022 at the Palais des Congrès in Versailles. The event gathered representatives of the 41 European University Alliances, including EUniWell.

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EUniWell supports the Manifesto on the Future of Universities in Europe


As part of the Conference on the Future of Europe students from undergraduate to PhD level of all European universities were invited to draft a manifesto: the Manifesto on the Future of Universities in Europe.

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Report on European Students' Union meeting and EPICUR networking conference


On 18 May, EUniWell Chief Student Officer Lotte Nagelhout participated in 'Let's talk! European degree and legal statute of European Universities', a meeting organised by the European Students' Union. Additionally, on 20 May, the Networking Conference organised by European University Alliance EPICUR…

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Vice-Rectors of the University of Murcia and the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv visit Semmelweis University


Prof. Senena Corbalán García from the University of Murcia and Prof. Kseniia Smyrnova from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv visited Semmelweis University to promote cooperation within EUniWell.

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Review of the "School & University network for Well-being" webinar


On 26 April, the University of Florence hosted the “School & Universities network for Well-being” webinar. All universities of the EUniWell consortium participated in this event, which had the aim to start the creation of a network of European schools.

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EUniWell Mayor’s Placement Scheme


The EUniWell Mayor’s Placement Scheme provides an exciting opportunity for students to work as part of an international team on an impactful project to explore policy solutions to well-being challenges faced by our cities and regions.

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Official Launch of the 4th EUniWell Seed Funding Call


After three successful editions, EUniWell is launching a new call for its Seed Funding Programme, promoting collaborations aimed at fostering well-being, and bringing together students, researchers, teachers and administrators from our eight universities.

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Join the EUniWell Mental Health Symposium


The project “Mental Health Symposium” won funding in the second EUniWell Seed Funding Call. Students are now invited to participate in the implementation of the project, either in an active role or by taking part in the university-specific surveys.

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Nantes Université’s NExT initiative awarded label of excellency


Nantes Université is awarded state funding for the Nantes Excellency Trajectory (NExT) project. Among other things, the initiative is to enhance international synergies and partnerships, such as in the framework of EUniWell.

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EUniWell welcomes Universidad de Murcia


The University of Murcia joins the European University for Well-Being, becoming the Alliance’s eighth partner.

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EUniWell School Ambassador Programme launched


The Programme is dedicated to building relationships with local secondary schools, promoting lifelong learning among young people, and reaching pupils from less privileged socio-economic backgrounds with fewer opportunities.

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Kick-off for selected projects of the 3rd EUniWell Seed Funding Call


The official kick-off meeting for the six winning projects of the third EUniWell Seed Funding Call (SFC3) took place virtually on 2 March 2022.

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EUniWell students to attend inaugural session of the European Student Assembly


The first session of the European Student Assembly will bring together 275 student representatives from 38 European University Alliances (EUAs) in Strasbourg on 3-4 March 2022. EUniWell will be represented by 4 of its students.

Join the Hackathon at Birmingham’s Forum for Global Challenges


Opportunity to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges and work together with like-minded young people on the theme of the circular economy.

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Differences that make a difference: EUniWell students are invited to participate in online lecture on practical philosophy at the University of Cologne


The Virtual Mobility Offer of the University of Cologne (UoC) makes it possible: Students of EUniWell partner universities can apply to take part in online lectures or seminars of the UoC for the upcoming summer semester.

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New appointments for Professor Adam Tickell and Professor Robin Mason at the University of Birmingham


With the start of 2022, Professor Adam Tickell has taken up office as Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Birmingham. EUniWell Board member Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Robin Mason has been appointed Chair of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

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6 new projects to be funded under EUniWell's third Seed Funding Call


Six new projects have been selected in the framework of the third call of EUniWell’s Seed Funding Programme aimed at strengthening innovation and collaboration within the EUniWell alliance.

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Call for contributions: FestiWell ‘22 – “Towards global sustainable well-being”


From 2-13 May 2022 the European University for Well-Being will be hosting its 2nd annual FestiWell. Under the title “Towards global sustainable well-being”, the 9-day event will explore with students, researchers, academic and university staff from all EUniWell partner institutions one of the great…

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EUniWell Policy Commission: Young People and the COVID-19 Pandemic launches call for evidence


The EUniWell Policy Commission has launched a call for evidence to explore and understand the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on different groups of young people (15–24-year-olds). Bringing leading figures from the public, private and third sectors together with EUniWell academics, the Policy…

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The values of water


The Award of the Italian National Association of River Basin Contracts goes to an article authored by a research group of the University of Florence, about a project designed to involve citizens in the management of the water resources of the Arno River.

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Event: Leiden European City of Science 2022 - a 365-day science fest


On Saturday 22 January 2022, the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Robbert Dijkgraaf, will officially mark the beginning of Leiden's year as European City of Science. Leiden will be the first European City of Science to hold a 365-day science festival for anyone with a curious mind.…

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University of Nantes becomes “Nantes Université”


On 1 January 2022, a new public higher education and research institution was created: Nantes Université. Nantes Université proposes a university model that is unique in France by uniting a university (University of Nantes), a university hospital (Nantes Université Hospital), a technological…

EUniWell 2021: The year in review


The year 2021 is coming to an end, and with it the first official year of EUniWell. In the coming weeks until the end of December, we want to reflect back on our highlights of the year with you, celebrate what we have achieved within EUniWell so far, and also take a look to the future, to all that…

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EUniWell is looking for student evaluators - apply this week!


Seed Funding Programme: Call for participation

University of Florence takes a stand on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women


Nearly 1 in 3 women are affected by violence in their lifetime. In times of crises, the numbers rise, as seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. To raise public awareness, the Universities of Florence and Cologne are setting a visible sign.

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A 'lock' to make genetic modification safer


Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) could be useful allies in the fight against critical environmental problems. A Leiden student team is now trying to make these GMOs safer with the aid of a sophisticated lock.

ESOF2022 in Leiden - call for proposals extended


From 13 to 16 July 2022, the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) will take place in Leiden. ESOF is the largest interdisciplinary scientific conference in Europe, founded by EuroScience. The deadline for the call for proposals for ESOF2022 has been extended: send in your proposal for a session or poster…

Forum for Global Challenges - Call for Contributions


In May 2022, the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Global Innovation will host the first conference of the Forum for Global Challenges. Taking place at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre, the conference will bring together academics, policy-makers, practitioners, business leaders…

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3rd Seed Funding Call – Live Info Session!


After two successful previous editions, EUniWell has decided to launch a new call for its Seed Funding Programme to bring together students, researchers, teachers and administrators from our seven universities. An information session will take place on Wednesday 10 November from 12:00 to 13:30 (CET)…

EUniWell leaders develop strategies for strong collaboration at 2nd Rectors’ Assembly in Florence


The aim is to cultivate a common voice for well-being: after almost one year of intense digital work, rectors, vice-rectors and other leading representatives from all seven EUniWell partner universities came together on 22 October for a joint stocktaking and to advance the common path for the…

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MiniCOP26: sustainable actions for EUniWell universities


MiniCOP26 was part of Festiwell. The event gave students, researchers and professors from the EUniWell consortium the opportunity to find concrete answers to the global problems that currently hinder economic, social and environmental well-being. The aim was to create a simulation of the Conference…

FestiWell Event Series Celebrates 1st Year of Co-Creation


The first FestiWell took place on 19 to 20 October 2021, digitally and on several EUniWell campuses. The two-day event provided valuable insights into the EUniWell landscape and was, at the same time, a celebration of the first year of EUniWell.

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Workshop Review: "EUniWhat - What is EUniWell?"


On 29 September, the kick-off workshop "EUniWhat - What is EUniWell?" for students took place on the campus of the University of Cologne. Take a look back with student board member Linda Schlachter, who took part in the event.