EUniWell is united by the shared ambition to create a European University for the benefit and well-being of all. To achieve this ambitious goal, it is not only necessary to generate new knowledge, but also to communicate it and create opportunities for open, nuanced and dynamic exchange. For this reason, EUniWell has launched an Open Lecture Series on the topic of “Research on Well-being”.

The webinar series for the academic year 2021/2022 leverages EUniWell's diverse community and provides regular opportunities for knowledge exchange across multiple disciplines allowing EUniWell academics, researchers, educators and students to initiate discussions and build professional networks. 

In addition to creating a multicultural and multidisciplinary meeting place for the EUniWell community, the Open Lecture Series aims to provide insights into the latest scientific developments in an accessible way. In promoting interdisciplinary and international cooperation in research and teaching, the EUniWell Open Lecture Series can help define common academic goals and European values.

General information

Speakers & topics: Recognised scholars, scientists and educators from EUniWell partner universities will present well-founded analyses of well-being issues and new findings related to one of the 4 key EUniWell Arenas.

Format: Lectures and presentations will take place live and/or in live streamed webinars with a Q&A session. See the programme descriptions for details.

Participation: All interested individuals are invited to attend the lectures. Admission is free.

Inaugural lecture

Restoring vision

20 October 2021

Lecturer: 

Prof. Botond Roska
Director of the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel

Organised and hosted by: 

Semmelweis University

Upcoming lectures

Well-being, Education and Young Refugees

27 January 2022

Lecturer: 

Dr. Jennifer Allsopp
Birmingham Fellow, Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, UoB

Organised and hosted by: 

University of Birmingham

From knowledge transfer to personal development: The changing needs of Generation Z in higher education

10 February 2022

Lecturer: 

Dr. György Purebl
Director of the Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, SE

Organised and hosted by: 

Semmelweis University

COVID-19 as an engine of family reshuffling: Couples’ role-set and subjective wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic

24 February 2022

Lecturer: 

Prof. Daniele Vignoli
Professor of Demography, UNIFI

Organised and hosted by: 

University of Florence

The role of universities in promoting individual and societal well-being - internal, external and global dimensions

10 March 2022

Lecturer: 

Prof. Dr. Joachim Koops
Chair of Security Studies and Scientific Director of the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, LEI

Organised and hosted by: 

Leiden University

Cultural Heritage, Well-being and the Future

24 March 2022

Lecturer: 

Prof. Cornelius Holtorf
Professor of Archeology, Lnu

Organised and hosted by: 

Linnaeus University

Public health / Ageing (title to be announced)

14 April 2022

Lecturer: 

Dr. Ádám Tabák
Research Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Oncology, SE

or

Dr. Zoltán Ungvári
Head of the Department of Public Health, SE

Organised and hosted by: 

Semmelweis University

Environmental anthropology (title to be announced)

28 April 2022

Lecturer: 

Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig
Professor for Cultural Anthropology, UoC

Organised and hosted by: 

University of Cologne

“Soli-Data-Rity” - The use of data for personalised medicine

12 May 2022

Lecturer: 

Prof. Pierre-Antoine Gourraud
University professor and hospital practitioner in cell biology, Nantes University Hospital

Organised and hosted by: 

University of Nantes

Novel approaches to delay ageing and age-related diseases

26 May 2022

Lecturer: 

Prof. Dr. David Vilchez
Research Group Leader, CECAD Research Center and Principal Investigator, Faculty of Medicine, UoC

Organised and hosted by: 

University of Cologne

Teaching of primary education teachers on European citizenship, environment and migration

9 June 2022

Lecturer: 

Dr. Virginie Chaillou-Atrous
Researcher, Research Centre for Atlantic and International History and lecturer, UdN

Organised and hosted by: 

University of Nantes