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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.

Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham is launching a major health and well-being initiative in 2021


Thanks to a £40,000 grant of the Art Fund’s Respond & Reimagine scheme, the Barber Institute launches the innovative ‘Nurse in Residence’ scheme as part of its Barber Health project

University of Nantes hosts the Nuit Blanche des Chercheurs for the fifth time


The Nuit Blanche des Chercheurs (NBC, Researchers’ Night) is an all-night-event during which the University of Nantes combines science with culture and a festive spirit. This year, for the first time due to the pandemic, it will take place online on February 11th, 2021, from 18:00 CET to ca. 23:00…

Prospective multidimensional analysis of immersive Environments


This event is organised by the EUniWell Seed Funding Call 1 project group Enriched Reality for Education and Well-Being (EREdWeb)

Launch of the Erasmus+ App on January 28th, 2021


The Erasmus+ App is a milestone in the development of the European Student Card. It will be launched in an online event on January 28th from 2pm – 3:30pm (CET).

EUniWell researchers’ network launch for Diagnosing and Combatting Viral and Cancer Diseases


Researchers from Birmingham, Florence and Leiden who were successful in the first seed funding call are launching an online meeting for collaborative research on Friday 29th January from 10:00-12:30 CET / 9:00-11:30 am GMT

Linneaus University researchers are developing a new, unique antibody test for Covid-19


A research group from Linnaues University led by Ian Nicholls and Per Nilsson is developing a more reliable and more detailed testing of the immune system.

Research Visit by Professor Michaela Mahlberg (University of Birmingham) at the University of Cologne


Professor Michaela Mahlberg from the University of Birmingham will be joining Professor Beatrix Busse’s team at the University of Cologne as a visiting professor between January and August 2021 to accelerate research and education cooperation.

University of Leiden appoint General Roméo Dallaire as Cleveringa Professor


Roméo Dallaire was appointed this years Cleveringa Professor at Leiden University. The retired Lieutenant-General (Canadien Forces) was the chief of the UN peacekeeping mission in Rwanda in 1994. He talks about the Genocide in Rwanda and the traumatic experiences. General Dellaire will hold his…

Linnaeus University hosts the 6th annual Big Data 2020 conference in digital format on 3rd and 4th December 2020


Don’t forget to save the 3rd and 4th November for the 6th annual Big Data conference, hosted by Linnaeus University, Sweden!

EUniWell successfully launched on 17 November 2020


The seven universities Birmingham, Cologne, Florence, Leiden, Linneaus, Nantes and Semmelweis successfully started their journey to become a truly European University on 17th November 2020.

University of Cologne and Yad Vashem signed cooperation agreement on teacher education


On 11th November 2020, the University of Cologne signed the cooperation agreement with the famous World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel. Announcing the signing on November 9th, the commemoration day of the Kristallnacht pogroms, comes along with the importance of this date for the history of…

Ethical Management of AI: A French-American Dialogue Virtual Symposium on November 9 & November 10, 2020, 8:45 am–12:00 pm EST


Artificial intelligence (AI) models are now capable of collecting and analysing enormously large datasets in ways that are challenging fundamental values embraced within Europe and the United States.

Exploring the future of mobility in a post-covid world


The Global South Studies Center (GSSC) of the University of Cologne is doing a web-talk series about the future of mobility in a post-covid world. How does the Virus change our understanding of mobility, both physical and digital?

Using the placebo effect for your health


One of the main goals of EUniWell is to improve the well-being of students, staff and researchers within each university and the consortium. The University of Leiden gives a great example of how to use the placebo effect in well-being during their “Healthy University Week” from October 26th to 30th.

New online research database “Corvid Corpus” set to boost battle against COVID-19


University of Birmingham experts in Computer Science and Medicine worked with the Institute for Global Innovation to create the database, which includes all disciplines of research, including health-related, socio-economic, behavioural, educational, cultural, science and technology.

Semmelweis University participates in testing a newer, simpler single-step PCR test for SARS-CoV2


The new, single-step PCR test developed by a Hungarian-owned molecular diagnostic company can detect SARS-CoV2 more simply and rapidly.

The University of Cologne has been awarded the German Paper Atlas Award as rookie of the year 2019


University of Cologne Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse emphasizes the responsibility of universities for sustainability

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

Research Seminar Digital Detox: “Towards an Understanding of Digital Wellness”


Is there a problem if we are using digital devices, such as our smartphones, extensively?

Invitation to join the International Symposium for Health Information Management Research (ISHIMR) 2020 live online conference


We are happy to announce the International Symposium for Health Information Management Research (ISHIMR) taking place 17–18 September 2020 as an online conference at Linnaeus University

Université de Nantes to conduct clinical trial of anti-COVID-19 treatment XAV-19


Biotech XENOTHERA, University Hospital of Nantes and the EUniWell partner Université de Nantes have signed a consortium agreement to support XAV-19, XENOTHERA’s anti-COVID-19 treatment, intended for patients at the beginning of hospitalization.

EUniWell selected as a European University


EUniWell, the European University for Well-Being, has been selected as one of 24 new European Universities under the second call of the European Universities programme!

Nantes researcher receives CNRS 2020 Innovation Medal for new findings in transplantation medicine


Sophie Brouard, CNRS Research Director at the Centre de recherche en transplantation et immunologie at EUniWell partner Université de Nantes, receives the CNRS 2020 Innovation Medal. Since 2011, the CNRS Innovation Medal rewards researchers whose exceptional research work has led to ground breaking…