EUTOPIA Updates, 27 September 2022


EUTOPIA Updates, 27 September 2022


Today's Spotlight 

EUTOPIA-SIF Post-Doctoral Fellowship – Call for applications 2022/2023 - Deadline for applications in December 15, 2022

The EUTOPIA European University is pleased to inform you about the launch of the third call for applications of the MSCA COFUND “EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme EUTOPIA-SIF", for the recruitment of 24 post-doctoral fellows by the 6 partner universities*: Vrije Universiteit BrusselCY Cergy Paris UniversityUniversity of GothenburgUniversity of LjubljanaPompeu Fabra University-BarcelonaThe University of Warwick.

EUTOPIA-SIF fellowships offer the opportunity to high-profile young researchers to develop their own research projects in the stimulating academic environment of the EUTOPIA Alliance. 
Extensive research mobility is integral to the fellowships with two compulsory secondment periods: one at another EUTOPIA university (co-host university) and one with an external academic or non-academic partner institution with the aim of fostering the fellows’ entrepreneurial spirit, tangible research impact and innovation. 
Furthermore, fellows will access a rich training programme, career guidance and academic supervision.

  • The submission of full applications will open on 15 September 2022.
  • The submission of full applications will close on 15 December 2022
  • An optional pre-application stage will be available to help candidates find a host research group from 15 September to 06 October 2022, 13:00 CET.
  • Positions will start in September 2023.

Please visit the dedicated section on the EUTOPIA Website to find out more information about the call procedure and documents, academic and external partners, and much more!

*Although The EUTOPIA Alliance was recently expanded to encompass a total of 10 regionally and nationally distinct European universities, the EUTOPIA-SIF programme runs on a separate grant, only the 6 initial universities are eligible: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, CY Cergy Paris University, University of Gothenburg, University of Ljubljana, Pompeu Fabra University-Barcelona, The University of Warwick.
The 4 new members of the Alliance are not eligible as host or co-host for the proposals.


Alliance News 

TeamWork - EUTOPIA's summer innovation programme was a success! Come see what students had to say about it

EUTOPIA TeamWork was a virtual international experience programme taking place part-time, for four weeks between the end of June and the middle of August 2022. TeamWork involved teams of up to 8 students from EUTOPIA universities working together online on different projects from partner organizations of the alliance. On September 01-02 at the start of the academic year, the students of TeamWork were invited to participate in a physical event taking place at the VUB’s facilities in Brussels. Learn more about the programme here.


Partner News 

The 'Cities of EUTOPIA' podcast continues! Three episodes are now available, come listen!

The episode focused on Cergy was released on July 4th. In it Dominique Sciamma, Director of the CY School of Design, talks about the birth of the 'new city' of Cergy, and the architectural vision that informed it, while researcher Vivien Barrière takes us back in time to the era of Rome-occupied Gaul, in the Roman settlement of Genainville a few kilometres away from Cergy, where researchers from EUTOPIA work together and explore what the region might have been and looked like two thousand years ago.

New episodes will stream after the summer break!

Listen to the podcast here.



ICUR 2022 - The International Conference of Undergraduate Research streams live September 28 - 29, 2022

Students from the EUTOPIA partner universities will be presenting their undergraduate research at the International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) 28 – 29 September. Join the online audience to support them!

ICUR provides undergraduate researchers with a unique opportunity to present their research in real-time, video-linked sessions.

Cheer our EUTOPIAn students via the ICUR app!


EUTOPIA TRAIN Fourth Citizen Science Clinic - Online Workshop October 14, 2022

Are you facing specific challenges in your citizen science work? Would you like an opportunity to share difficulties and feedback? Do you feel you would benefit from some insight from colleagues across Europe? Welcome to the EUTOPIA TRAIN Citizen Science Clinic!

The Citizen Science Clinic is an online workshop specially designed to share challenges and ideas for your citizen science work. Each workshop first focuses on one person’s situation. After exploring one person’s challenge, we zoom out to discuss the broader context and how we can all apply these findings to our work.

The third citizen science clinic, focusing on the practicing of citizen science by PhD students and their supervisors will take place through Zoom on ThursdayOctober 13th, 16:00-17:00 CET.  Learn more and register here.


EUTOPIA Week Ljubljana - November 21 - 25, 2022

The EUTOPIA Weeks are milestones in the construction of the EUTOPIA alliance. They bring together key players – students, researchers, subject matter experts and strategic partners, from across our alliance, in a different university every six months.

The last EUTOPIA week of the EUTOPIA2050 project will take place in Ljubljana, November 21-25, 2022. This EUTOPIA week will be a tribute to the last three years of work and partnership in the EUTOPIA2050 project, and mark the beginning of the new challenges that will come with EUTOPIA More. We kindly invite you to save the date and join us for our week-long celebration of the EUTOPIA alliance!

Learn more here.


EUTOPIA Science Fair - November 21 - 25 2022, during the EUTOPIA Week Ljubljana

The Science Fair 2022 is on its way! The call for participation has been sent out across the alliance. Contrary to last year, the Science Fair 2022 will be a hybrid event with an inauguration ceremony held online, while the exhibition of research posters will happen in-person at the University of Ljubljana during the next EUTOPIA Week.

Of course the research posters will also be available online for those who could not attend EUTOPIA Week.

You want to present your research poster at the EUTOPIA Science Fair 2022? Get in touch with your local EUTOPIA office or with your vice-rector/vice-president/vice-chancellor for research at your university.

Check out the Science Fair 2021 here.



CRC Incubator Webinar - Dispositions to train teachers for inclusive education in VUB - November 7, 2022

This webinar* will focus on the issues of inclusion and online platforms on a European scale for the professional development of teachers. It aims at understanding the functioning of hybrid teacher training. The presentations will articulate several dimensions: 1) teacher education in Europe (whatever the level), 2) the hybridization of teacher education and practices and its effects on inclusion and professionality. 

The webinar will be held by Pr. Els Consuegra of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, on Monday Nov 7, 2022.

Learn more here and register here.



Currently open miscellaneous research calls

There are a number of currently open research calls from CYU, TUD, UL, Warwick... Learn more about them here.



September 28th-29th
ICUR 2022

September 30th
Deadline for applications, Editorial Board position for journal 'Exchanges'

October 14th
EUTOPIA TRAIN Fourth Citizen Science Clinic

November 7th
CRC Incubator Webinar - Dispositions to train teachers for inclusive education in VUB

November 14th-18th
Inclusion Week

November 21st-25th

December 15th
Deadline for applications - EUTOPIA-SIF Third Call