How can best practices be shared and implemented in all of the EC2U Alliance universities? This question was discussed in the meeting of the EC2U local coordinators in Turku, Finland, in June–July. The local coordinators have a central role in the EC2U collaboration, and the development work conducted by them benefits both students, teachers, staff and administrative staff.
EC2U will organise a Summer School in Transgenerational Aging & Gendered Life-Cycle Approach on from the 18th to 25th September. Students may now apply participation and mobilities grants to the Summer School organised by University of Pavia, Italy. The call is open until 17th of July at 12:00 CET.
Do you have a question in mind you would like to ask of researchers? Now is the time for it, as researchers from four European universities compete in a playful Science Battle to solve puzzling questions. Send us a question and come follow the search for answers at the second EC2U Science Battle on September 30.
The Annual Conference and General Assembly of the Coimbra Group was held in Padua, Italy on 8-10 June 2022. The theme of the Annual Conference of 2022 was Academic Freedom in a Transforming World. The conference was arranged at the University of Padua, which currently celebrates its 800-year anniversary.
University of Turku Supports Student Exchanges and Visitations of Ukrainian Students and Doctoral Researchers at the University of Turku
The University of Turku offers exchange study positions and grants for 25 students who have fled Ukraine due to the invasion. The positions are open for applications for students and doctoral researchers from the EC2U’s new partner, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (IFNUL).
The University of Turku is offering two new international Master’s degree programmes as a part of the European EC2U Alliance. The students selected for the programmes have a freedom to customise a personalised study path for themselves which is focused on either language, culture, and society, or sustainable cities and communities. The students also have a chance to obtain a degree from several Alliance universities at once.
A mobile application helping students in adjusting to their new educational institutions will be introduced in all of the member universities of the European Campus of City-Universities, or EC2U Alliance. The My Mobile Tutor application was first created to facilitate the adjustment process of new students at the University of Turku in 2018. The mobile application was launched at the EC2U Forum in Pavia, Italy on 6 April.
Application Period for International Master’s Degree Programme European Languages, Cultures and Societies in Contact Has Started
The international and multilingual master’s degree programme European Languages, Cultures and Societies in Contact trains language professionals for a multilingual and multicultural world of work. At the University of Turku, the major is either French or German. The applying period is April 1st–May 31st.
The virtual institutes that will be built in the EC2U Alliance of the University of Turku and six other European universities will be introducing themselves in the EC2U Forum organised on 27—28 October. The research and innovation collaboration will also be highlighted through the Research & Innovation for Cities & Citizens collaboration project. The Forum will be organised in Salamanca, but it can also be participated remotely.
The University of Pavia won the first ever EC2U Science Battle, thanks to their audience votes in particular. The other participants of the battle, Universities of Turku and Poitiers received points almost at the same pace in the tight competition. The winner, the University of Pavia, will challenge the winner of next year’s battle in the final competition in 2023.