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Official Launch of the 4th EUniWell Seed Funding Call

30/03/2022 Seed Funding Call Participation

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

12/05/2022 Semmelweis

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

02/05/2022 Erasmus Florence Teacher Education Mobility

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

14/04/2022 Birmingham Gender Equality Health Participation Students

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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Join the EUniWell Mental Health Symposium

25/03/2022 Students Staff Participation Well-Being

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

23/03/2022 Health Nantes

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

17/03/2022 Press Release

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

14/03/2022 Semmelweis Event Students

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

07/03/2022 Event Nantes 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

02/03/2022 Event Participation Students

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

25/02/2022 Birmingham Event Participation Students

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

22/02/2022 Cologne Digital Education Mobility

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

11/02/2022 Birmingham Staff

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

03/02/2022 Participation 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”

02/02/2022 Event Participation

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

28/01/2022 Birmingham Corona Participation

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

28/01/2022 Environment Florence

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

21/01/2022 Event Leiden

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”

18/01/2022 Nantes

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

13/12/2021 Students Staff Participation

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!

29/11/2021 Participation Students Seed Funding Call

Seed Funding Programme: Call for participation

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

25/11/2021 Florence SDGs Well-Being

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

18/11/2021 Leiden Students

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

12/11/2021 Leiden Event

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

11/11/2021 Event Birmingham

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!

08/11/2021 Event Seed Funding Call

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

05/11/2021 Event 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

05/11/2021 Florence Birmingham Event

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

01/11/2021 Event Participation Well-Being

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?"

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

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

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We are all European. We are all Equal Partners

10/09/2021 Birmingham Erasmus

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

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 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 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…

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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 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

09/06/2021

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