EUniWell Open Lecture Series

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 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”.

EUniWell Open Lecture series 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.

Upcoming lectures in the academic year 2022/2023

Plant foods for health and resilience

12 December 2022

Lecturer: 

Prof. Cornelia Witthöft
Professor of Food Science with a focus on nutrition/food chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Biomedicine, UMU

Organised and hosted by: 

Linnaeus University

Past lectures in the series

Lectures in the academic year 2022/2023

Inflammation - An old flame to understand chronic metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases

7 November 2022

Lecturer: 

Prof. Pablo Pelegrín
Researcher at the University of Murcia and the Biomedical Research Institute of Murcia

Organised and hosted by: 

University of Murcia

Principles of Ageing Medicine for the rapidly changing society of the 21st century

11 October 2022

Lecturer: 

Prof. Dr. Dr. Maria Cristina Polidori
Head of Ageing Clinical Research in the Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Cologne

Organised and hosted by: 

University of Cologne

Growing new skills: the role of science communication in the medical field

2 September 2022

Lecturer: 

Dr. Imre Varjú
Health Communications Specialist, Senior Lecturer, SE

Organised and hosted by: 

Semmelweis University

Lectures in the academic year 2021/2022

European standards of Human Rights protection of displaced persons fleeing armed conflicts

2 June 2022

Lecturer: 

Prof. Alla Fedorova
Associate Professor International, Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Organised and hosted by: 

EUniWell

Novel approaches to delay ageing and age-related diseases

25 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

“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

Africa the Conservation Continent of the 21st Century?

28 April 2022

Lecturer: 

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

Organised and hosted by: 

University of Cologne

The use of metabolic trajectories to better describe the natural history of metabolic diseases

7 April 2022

Lecturer: 

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

Organised and hosted by: 

Semmelweis 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

War, Peace and Overcoming Helplessness: The Role of Universities

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

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

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

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

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