You can find out more about how to benefit from ENLIGHT at webinars held throughout spring 2023, explains Jonathan Schalk, ENLIGHT Coordinator at the University Administration. Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt.2023-01-24
Webinars on the benefits of ENLIGHT
In spring 2023, ENLIGHT European University will host webinars on its activities and related opportunities for teachers, researchers and staff. We put a few questions about the webinars to Jonathan Schalk, ENLIGHT Coordinator at the University Administration.
Why are you hosting these webinars?
“We want to give information about the opportunities provided by the ENLIGHT network to staff and students. The project is now entering its final year of the three-year pilot project launched in November 2020. A range of different tools, networks and activities have been developed and tested during this period. The network will also submit an application to the European Commission to begin the next phase of developing the European University. We want to offer all members of staff and students the opportunity to take part in this initiative together in the new project period scheduled to start in November 2023.”
What will you discuss in the webinars?
“ENLIGHT offers activities for almost all target groups at the University. Teaching tools for challenge-driven education have been launched for teachers along with prizes and conferences for areas such as teaching and learning and regional collaboration, and courses have been developed for students. There are networks for developing virtual courses, entrepreneurship and multilingualism, among other areas. We want to use this opportunity to inform people about the breadth of the activities and to explain more about new initiatives over the coming project period. ENLIGHT has also published its new website where we compile information as the activities are developed.”
Who are you aiming to reach with this?
“It’s an open webinar for anyone who is curious, but we hope in particular that University staff will take part.”
What do you hope the participants will take away with them?
“Many people have probably heard about ENLIGHT, but awareness of the breadth of the opportunities on offer is relatively limited at the moment. With the launch of the website and these webinars, we really want participants to gain a better picture of the international opportunities offered by ENLIGHT and to be aware of who they can contact for more information or with questions or ideas for new initiatives.”
Four webinars throughout spring 2023
The webinars about ENLIGHT European University will be held on Zoom and repeated four times during the spring:
What is ENLIGHT?
ENLIGHT is an EU project in which Uppsala University is participating along with eight other universities. ENLIGHT is part of the EU’s European Universities initiative, which aims to create a European Education Area.
ENLIGHT stands for “European University Network to Promote Quality of Life, Sustainability and Global Engagement Through Higher Education Transformation”.
ENLIGHT focuses on sustainable cities and the consortium has jointly identified five areas of challenges around which activities in the three-year project revolve:
- Health challenges and opportunities
- The role of AI in shaping sustainable cities and communities
- Impact of climate change on regional ecosystems
- Energy and circularity
- Inequalities, socio-spatial polarisation and diversity.
The ENLIGHT consortium is made up of:
- University of Groningen (Netherlands)
- University of Göttingen (Germany)
- Ghent University (Belgium)
- University of Tartu (Estonia)
- University of Bordeaux (France)
- University of the Basque Country (Bilbao, Spain)
- University of Galway (Ireland)
- Comenius University (Bratislava, Slovakia)
- Uppsala University