Initiated by the Learning Communities’ 'Multilingualism and Diversity' and 'Text and Discourse Analysis', our teachers, researchers, and higher authorities across the Alliance are joining forces to propose a week-long, university-wide event celebrating languages, culture, and diversity across the Alliance: EUTOPIA Languages Week.
The second EUTOPIA Languages Week will take place from 4th to 8th of March 2024, in-person and online, with diverse activities that will be offered across our campuses. There will be film screenings, language tasters, roundtables, workshops, and many more activities revolving around languages, multilingualism, translation, and culture in each institution.
Seven EUTOPIA institutions are participating this year: VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel | Università Ca' Foscari Venezia | CY Cergy Paris Université | Univerza v Ljubljani / University of Ljubljana | Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona | University of Warwick and Stellenbosch University for the first time.
See the full programme on our website here.
Are you committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in your professional environment?
The workshop “Nurturing Diversity in Professional Environments” organised by the EUTOPIA Student Career Ambassadors and presented in partnership with EU Careers CY is specially designed for you!
The objective of this workshop is to showcase diversity in both professional and academic contexts by providing concrete approaches to promote inclusion and the appreciation of diversity.
During this event hosted by CY Cergy Paris Université we will explore the following themes:
- University: setting up mechanisms for individual adaptation
- Navigating between the academic world and the professional sphere
- The intersection of disability and active participation in European workplaces
Join us on Thursday the 29th of February at 1pm CET. Register here.
Do you have an idea for a research project? Would you like to research abroad? Don't hesitate, apply for ŠIRP!
We are excited to announce that we have launched a call for international Student Individual Research Projects (ŠIRP) with financial support for mobility for the academic year 2023/2024. The call is coordinated by the University Office for International Cooperation with the assistance of the University Office for Students and Alumni.
The call, open until funds are exhausted or no later than July 28, 2024, welcomes applications from first and second-cycle students interested in preparing and conducting an individual research project at one of the EUTOPIA alliance member institutions. In addition to project preparation, which includes student research work with two mentors (review, analysis, and comparison of literature, review of methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches, work on a seminar, thesis, or article, etc.), the project must also include a proposed mobility plan to the host university (added value of the visit to the proposed university, library and laboratory/research group visits, and other activities supporting the international student project).
Projects will be fully funded from the Development Pillar of funding. One of the highlights of the call is the possibility of funding virtual mobility, available to students with special status.
Students will enter personal information (name, address, bank account, faculty, etc.) into the application form and attach the following documents (in the appendix):
- Project and Mobility Plan, submitted with the application;
- Project and Mobility Report, submitted upon completion of the project.
The student fills out the forms in English together with the mentors.
Applications are open from February 6, 2024, until funds are exhausted or no later than July 28, 2024. Mobility must be completed by September 30, 2024. Applications are accepted through the form, accessible with your UL digital identity.
The full call is available here (in Slovene).
For more information, please contact .
The University of Warwick will be hosting a Summer School from 14 July to 3 August 2024, offering a range of courses in economics and business, science and social sciences.
The Summer School is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world. More information is available on the website.
The EUTOPIA Learning Community, ‘Global Connections’ will be hosting another learning opportunity for students interested in building working relationships across borders; engaging in intercultural discussions on environmental issues; and becoming part of a multidisciplinary research team. Together, you will critically explore how nations/regions of the world tackle contemporary environmental issues, and investigate the extent to which these strategies ‘translate’ across borders and academic disciplines. You will have four weeks to create an artefact together in the format of your choice, based on your research.
Please note, participating students need to be available to attend two 1-hour online sessions: one on 12 February at 16:00 CET and one on 11 March at 16:00 CET. Your participation will result in an international certificate issued by EUTOPIA.
Please send your expression of interest, and any questions about this opportunity to by Monday, 5th February 2024.
Connected Communities - Connected Learning Community Epistemology of Everyday Life – Student Open Forum
The Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana and the learning community Epistemology of Everyday Life invite you to the third Student Open Forum. The learning community, in collaboration with partners from the Vrije University in Brussels (Belgium) and Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (Spain), is in its third year of developing a dynamic community of professors and students. They conclude their annual activities within the learning community with a hybrid student forum, where students present their research work.
At this year's forum, discussions will revolve around the potential extinction of the Slovenian language, understanding asylum seekers in Switzerland, the processes of integrating Roma into the Portuguese educational system, fieldwork in Ljubljana's Zelena Jama, Asian architecture, the experience of life in Brazil, environmental issues related to the use of wind turbines in Azerbaijan, and the future of anthropology.
You can join the Open Student Forum on Friday, January 26, from 9:00 to 14:55 on this link.
You can find a detailed program in PDF format here: Eutopia_OpenStudentForum24_program_updated
Student Career Ambassadors Workshop - Professional Opportunities EU workshop
The EUTOPIA Student Career Ambassadors are delighted to invite you to a Professional Opportunities EU workshop. During this event hosted by University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona you will know more about:
- Opportunities in the European Union
- Types of jobs and possible employment relationships you can find there
- Tests you should pass and the hiring process
Join us on Thursday the 25th of January at 12pm CET. Register via the link.
Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye is pleased to announce that it will organise its first summer school entitled "Culture and Politics in Contemporary France" from June 3rd to June 14th, 2024. Fully taught in English, the summer school will offer students a stimulating learning environment exploring the linkages between culture and politics. Additionally, cultural and social activities will be offered to the participants (visit of museums and exhibitions, performances in Paris). For the time of the summer school, it provides accommodation in a nearby student residence at a special rate.
More information here.
CY Tech is offering a 3-week program in English in Cergy, France. This program is open to undergraduate (18 years of age as a minimum criterion) and graduate Engineering students; native and non-native English speakers (proficiency level: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent). Applicants with relevant knowledge in Engineering-oriented subjects. Courses will be held from June 1st to July 19th, 2024.
More information here.
Join the international Summer School for Sustainability of the University of Gothenburg that will run from June 27th to August 2nd, 2024! This programme is a chance to take action on sustainability and deepen your understanding of global challenges and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Students will be able to choose one of five courses in the areas of education, politics, biology, digitalisation, or the humanities. All courses are given at the bachelor's level and taught in English, are valid for 7,5 credits (ECTS) and combine workshops and seminars. All of this is on campus in Gothenburg, the thriving innovation and cultural hub on the west coast of Sweden that has been appointed the most sustainable city in the world for seven years in a row.
More information here.
Take an in-depth look at the European Green Deal with a new free online course: ‘Understanding the European Green Deal – History, challenges, and opportunities’. For students seeking a comprehensive overview of EU climate and energy policy, this course series provides an ideal starting point, but it can also serve as teaching material for professors. The lessons can be followed at your own pace and at any time.
More information here.
The International Conference for Undergraduate Research (ICUR) is an annual, two-day academic conference that showcases excellence in undergraduate research worldwide. Students present their research in real-time, video-linked sessions from their home institutions.
The University of Ljubljana and EUTOPIA Alliance invite students from all disciplines to present their award-winning undergraduate work to students from different parts of the world. The international online conference, hosted by the University of Warwick, will take place on 26 and 27 June in several countries and continents simultaneously.
You can find out more about the event on the website, where you will also find instructions on how to register, write and submit abstracts.
Preference will be given to Prešeren’s Prize winners who have received the prize during or at the end of undergraduate study.
The deadline for abstract submission is 1 March.