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Workshop Review: "EUniWhat - What is EUniWell?"

22/10/2021 Cologne Event Students

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!

20/10/2021 Birmingham Seed Funding Call Event

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.

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University of Florence creates Italy's first immersive education lab

24/09/2021 Florence Students SDGs Digital Education

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…

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Event: 2021 European Researchers’ Night

23/09/2021 Event Florence Linnaeus Semmelweis

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…

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Keeping up with hive life - Linnaeus University alumnus develops mobile app for beekeepers

16/09/2021 Environment Linnaeus

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…

From left to right: Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, Gábor Kerpel-Fronius, Deputy-Mayor of Budapest, André Sobczak, Deputy Mayor of Nantes, Henriette Reker, Mayor of Cologne, Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence, Henri Lenferink, Mayor of Leiden, Hanne Lindqvist, Deputy Mayor of Kalmar, Anna Tenje, Mayor of Växjö.

City leaders meet online to support the European University for Well-being (EUniWell)

14/09/2021 Event European University

Civic Leaders from cities across Europe came together online for the first ‘EUniWell Mayors' Meeting’.

We are all European. We are all Equal Partners

10/09/2021 Birmingham Erasmus European University

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.

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Opening of the Academic Year at Leiden University: ‘Take care of each other’

08/09/2021 Leiden Event Well-Being

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.

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Paving the way forward: 35 German universities’ joint statement on the “Full Roll-out of European Universities”

03/09/2021 Cologne European University

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”.

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"Customised" bacteria for sustainable agriculture

30/08/2021 Florence Food Security Sustainability

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…

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Event: You’re invited! Save the date for #FestiWell

23/08/2021 Event European University Staff Students

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…

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Semmelweis University study provides important insights into the consequences of social jet lag

20/08/2021 Semmelweis Health Well-Being

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…

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Cologne-based research collaboration develops model to predict the effect of antibody treatment in HIV infection

18/08/2021 Cologne Health Viral Diseases

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

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

11/08/2021 European University Event Florence

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

05/08/2021 Semmelweis

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

29/07/2021 Environment Florence

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

22/07/2021 Semmelweis

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

16/07/2021 Event Students Well-Being

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

14/07/2021 Corona Florence Health Viral Diseases

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

09/07/2021 Nantes Gender Equality

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

07/07/2021 Event Semmelweis

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

06/07/2021 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"

30/06/2021 Sustainability Leiden SDGs

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

28/06/2021 Podcast European University Cologne

“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

25/06/2021 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…

The image shows a photographic montage of Cologne Cathedral (left) and the Statue of Liberty (right). In the centre, a text refers to the title of the event "Feelings over Facts: A New Look at Language and Political Psychology" and the two presenting researchers, Dr. Joris Lammers of University of Cologne and Dr. Matthew Baldwin of University of Florida. At the lower edge the logos of the partner organisations are displayed.

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

21/06/2021 Event

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!”

17/06/2021 Linnaeus Students

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

14/06/2021 Florence

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

11/06/2021 Event

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

08/06/2021 Event Teacher Education

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

04/06/2021 Corona

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

02/06/2021 Seed Funding Call

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

31/05/2021 Integration

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

27/05/2021 Staff

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)

25/05/2021 Nantes

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

25/05/2021 Students Well-Being Event

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

12/05/2021 Linnaeus 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

10/05/2021 Corona

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

07/05/2021 Food Security Environment Birmingham

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

03/05/2021 Economics

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

30/04/2021 Food Security Health

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

29/04/2021 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…

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

23/04/2021 Well-Being

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

09/04/2021 Semmelweis

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

06/04/2021 Nantes Corona

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

31/03/2021 Semmelweis

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

29/03/2021 Nantes

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

08/03/2021 Semmelweis

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

03/03/2021 Linnaeus

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

24/02/2021 Florence

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

22/02/2021 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”

18/02/2021 Nantes Culture

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

17/02/2021 Linnaeus Well-Being

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

15/02/2021 Florence

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