European Universities Initiative: Sharing good practices, lessons learned and plans among UNICA members, 30 November 2020


European Universities Initiative:

Sharing good practices, lessons learned and plans among UNICA members

The event took place on Monday, 30 November, 10:00 am - 13:15 pm CET.


10:00-11:30 Panel 1: Work in Progress: Lessons Learnt and Plans for European Universities in the (post-)Covid Era" - Representatives of alliances selected in 2019

Verena Blechinger-Talcott, Vice-President, Free University of Berlin, 1EUROPE (UNA Europa)

Henrik S. Wegener, Rector, University of Copenhagen, 4EU+ (The 4EU+ Alliance)

Artūras Vasiliauskas, Vice-Rector, Vilnius University, ARQUS (ARQUS European University Alliance)

Ferenc Takó, Head of International Strategy Office, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), CHARM European University (Challenge-driven, Accessible, Research-based, Mobile, European University).

Astrid SÖDERBERGH Widding, President, Stockholm University, CIVIS (a European Civic University Alliance)

Fred Weerman, Professor, University of Amsterdam, EPICUR (European Partnership for an Innovative Campus Unifying Regions)

Igor Papic, Rector, University of Ljubljana, EUTOPIA (European Universities Transforming to an Open, Inclusive Academy for 2050)

Ina Druviete, Vice-Rector, University of Latvia, FORTHEM (Fostering Outreach within European Regions, Transnational Higher Education and Mobility)

Luisa Corrado, Scientific coordinator of YUFE, University of Tor Vergata, YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe)

11:30-11:45 Break

11:45-13:15 Panel 2: Starting a European University in the (post-)Covid Era: Challenges and Plans for the Future - Representatives of alliances selected in 2020

Jón Atli Benediktsson, President, University of Iceland, Aurora Alliance

Milan Remis, Head of the Erasmus Office, Comenius University Bratislava, ENLIGHT (European University Network to promote Equitable Quality of Life, Sustainability, and Global Engagement through Higher Education Transformation)

Béla Merkely, Semmelweis University, EUniWell, (European University for Well-Being)

Tiit Land, Rector, Tallinn University of Technology, EuroTeQ Engineering University

Damir Boras, Rector, University of Zagreb, UNIC (European University of Post-Industrial Cities)

Eric Tschirhart, Special advisor to the rector for UNIVERSEH, University of Luxembourg, UNIVERSEH (European Space University of Earth and Humanity)


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Monday, 30 November, 2020