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…
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.
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.…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
EUniWell Winter School on Migration and Diversity in European Cities: Call for participants open!
The EUniWell Winter School will bring together EUniWell postgraduate students (Masters and PhD level), practitioners and internationally renowned academics to explore the frontiers of migration and diversity research. The Call for Participants is open until 5 November.
University of Florence creates Italy's first immersive education lab
Digital skills and infrastructure are a core part of quality education, one of the four priority arenas of EUniWell. The University of Florence has now set up Italy's first immersive education laboratory. The space, containing 20 workstations equipped with special headsets, is located at the Faculty…
Event: 2021 European Researchers’ Night
The European Researchers’ Night is a Europe-wide public event, which displays the diversity of science and its impact on citizens’ daily lives in fun, inspiring ways. This year, the event will take place on 24-25 September 2021. Among the academic institutions participating in the initiative, three…
Keeping up with hive life - Linnaeus University alumnus develops mobile app for beekeepers
Recording life in beehives can now move from paper and pen to a digital solution, thanks to a final year project in Media Technology at Linnaeus University. In collaboration with TietoEVRY and BeeLab, Oscar Bergström, a graduate in Interactive Media and Web Technologies, designed the interface for a…
City leaders meet online to support the European University for Well-being (EUniWell)
Civic Leaders from cities across Europe came together online for the first ‘EUniWell Mayors' Meeting’.
We are all European. We are all Equal Partners
EUniWell students have joined together with their peers from across European University Networks to highlight an important cause ahead of the European Commission’s launch of the next Erasmus+ funding programme for the European University Initiative.
Opening of the Academic Year at Leiden University: ‘Take care of each other’
After a turbulent Covid year, Leiden University is making the well-being of students and staff a top priority. Well-being questions also took centre stage at the Opening of the Academic Year in Pieterskerk in Leiden on 6 September.
Paving the way forward: 35 German universities’ joint statement on the “Full Roll-out of European Universities”
The 35 German universities and higher education institutions who are members of the 41 European Universities funded by ERASMUS+ have issued a joint statement on the “Full Roll-out of European Universities”.
"Customised" bacteria for sustainable agriculture
Sustainable agriculture and food security are two important issues for the well-being of people and the environment, which do not always seem compatible. A study published by the University of Florence in the journal mSystems could help to change this by using specific bacteria to render chemical…
Event: You’re invited! Save the date for #FestiWell
From 19 to 20 October 2021 the European University for Well-Being will be staging the inaugural FestiWell, an interactive and educational festival dedicated to well-being. Under the headline “Taking Well-Being Forward”, FestiWell will highlight our collective research, education, values and actions…
Semmelweis University study provides important insights into the consequences of social jet lag
Researchers at Semmelweis University have been the first to show a correlation between social jet lag and the neural control of cardiac function. According to their study, the more sleep rhythm is determined by social expectations rather than our biological clock, the poorer the sleep quality and…
Cologne-based research collaboration develops model to predict the effect of antibody treatment in HIV infection
The dosage of broadly neutralising antibodies determines the ability for virus replication / findings can contribute to design HIV therapy that can durably suppress the virus
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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…
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…
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…
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…
“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…
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.
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.
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…
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.