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  • Assam Don Bosco University - Call for papers: International Conference on Emerging Renewable and Modern Energy (ICERME-2021)

    Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7), as set by the UN General Assembly, aims to correct the enormous imbalance by ensuring everyone has access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services by the year 2030. Hence, to support the above-mentioned global energy agenda, Assam Don Bosco University appointed as the Cluster Leader formed by the International Association of Universities for SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy), is organizing an Online International Conference on Emerging Renewable and Modern Energy (ICERME-2021) on 12-13 February 2021. This conference intends to build a coherent sustainable network of relationships among budding researchers, innovators, industry professionals and the intelligentsia to discuss various sustainable energy opportunities for transforming lives, economies and the planet. Paper submission deadline: 15 December 2020. For more details, please refer to the attached poster below.




  • Association of Portuguese Speaking Universities (AULP) - 34th Anniversary

    On its 34th Anniversary, the Association of Portuguese Speaking Universities (AULP) celebrates the birth of the AULP Mobility Programme, the first academic mobility programme that exclusively covers student exchanges between institutions from Portuguese-speaking countries and Macao (MSAR). The Program, OEI-AULP Travel Grants is dedicated to students wishing to study at higher education institutions in Portugal and Brazil and PALOP-TL PROCULTURE Grants (addressed to undergraduate and master students in areas related to Culture) were also made available.

    In this exceptional year, AULP celebrates its 34 years with an invitation to apply to all students belonging to AULP family member institutions for a personally and professionally enriching experience. Learn more about the Mobility Programme at: https://youtu.be/XL2w3ALf2Mg (in Portuguese)

    The success of AULP is also the success of the Higher Education Institutions that are part of it and, together, contribute to the development of higher education and the dissemination of the Portuguese language in the world.
    In this context, it is not only AULP that is to be congratulated, but also its institution.




  • Central European University - European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities

    Central European University (CEU) launches a call for applications for the tenth annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. This pioneering award, first announced in 2011 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Central European University, honors academics in the social sciences and humanities who teach at higher education institutions in the European Higher Education Area.
    The Diener Prize of 5,000 euros, which accompanies the award, is made possible by a generous gift from Steven and Linda Diener in memory of Ilona Diener.
    Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2021 and should be sent electronically to: TeachingAward@ceu.edu.
    To learn more about the opportunity as well as selection and eligibility criteria, please visit here




  • IIEP Strategic Debate on Resilience -Thursday 26 November 2020, (10am to 12pm UTC)

    The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted higher education worldwide. Both national authorities and decision-makers in higher education institutions needed to adapt very rapidly to both the crisis and a completely new environment. To what extent were they prepared to deal with such an unprecedented situation? What are the factors that allowed some systems and institutions to adapt more rapidly and more effectively than others did in terms of prevention, preparedness, and responses? In other words, what are the factors that foster resilience in higher education, and what should we take into account for the future of planning higher education? To know more we invite you to join the IIEP Strategic Debate on Resilience.
    When: Thursday 6 November, (10am to 12pm UTC)
    Where: https://zoom.us/j/97577466107
    With the participation of:
    Francisco Marmolejo, Education Advisor, Qatar Foundation
    Hilligje van’t Land, Secretary General, International Association of Universities
    N.V. Varghese, Vice-Chancellor, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, India
    The Debate will be moderated by Michaela Martin, Programme Specialist, IIEP-UNESCO. It will be accessible via streaming.
    This event will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into French. Follow the debate on Twitter with #StrategicDebate and @IIEP_UNESCO.




  • UNICA Online event - The European Universities Initiative: Sharing good practices, lessons learned and plans among UNICA members

    The UNICA Network is glad to invite you to its next online event: The European Universities Initiative:
    Sharing good practices, lessons learned and plans among UNICA Members. 30 November 2020 | 10:00 - 13:15 CET

    UNICA and the high-level representatives of 16 alliances look forward to discussing key questions with you and the speakers, like how research and scientific cooperation can be integrated in the new universities, what kind of governance models are being designed and implemented, and how the pandemics affects the projects. By joining this event, you’ll know more about the state of play and the future of the European Universities programme.

    Programme:

    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
    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

    Find more information about the programme here

    The registration procedure on the event webpage, accessible here: http://database.unica-network.eu/registration/206




  • Birzeit University - Palestine and Arabic Studies (PAS) program for Spring Term 2020/2021

    Birzeit University launches a call for participations to the Palestine and Arabic Studies (PAS) program for Spring Term 2020/2021. The Palestine and Arabic Studies (PAS) program is a comprehensive and accredited academic program, it offers international students the opportunity to combine the study of Arabic language with social science courses about Palestine and the Arab World. Deadline for applications: Monday, January 18, 2021, the online course starts on Monday, February 1, 2021. For more details: http://pas.birzeit.edu/




  • Call for Abstracts for HBMSU’s annual conference: Innovation Arabia 14

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), Innovation Arabia 14 will be held virtually on 22 – 24 February 2021 to address contemporary issues and explore the potential of the Arab countries to accelerate the pace of socio-economic growth and development and spread a culture of innovation throughout the world. Innovation Arabia 14 is a respectable scientific event where leading research scholars, university students, and industry professionals from around the world will have the opportunity to meet, network and share their experience and research results in the fields of quality and business management, health and environmental, learning. The event is especially significant during the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 epidemic which has generated strong tensions in business continuity and medico-social fields. This virtual event will feature a series of scientific presentations, webinars, round tables, workshops, exchanges, social activities and exhibition.

    Innovation Arabia 14 will consist of the following five subthemes:

    1. Smart Future Enablers
    2. Virtual Experience Economy
    3. Crisis Management and Business Continuity
    4. Learning for Better Life
    5. Social Innovation Systems

    We welcome scholars, students, young entrepreneurs and practitioners from all disciplinary backgrounds to submit abstracts of applied research, case studies, showcases and e-posters for presentation at the conference sessions: https://innovationarabia.ae/abstract-submission/




  • Assam Don Bosco University - International conference: Trends in Modern Physics 2021

    The Physics Department of Assam Don Bosco University in collaboration with Indian Association of Physics Teachers will organise the 3rd annual conference: Trends in Modern Physics (TiMP 2021) from 26th to 27th February, 2021. TiMP is the first and only annual multi-disciplinary physics conference series among the other existing conference series in Northeast India. TiMP 2021 has five thrust areas, viz., plasma physics, astronomy and cosmology, material and nano-physics, particle physics and nuclear physics. The conference is a step forward towards achieving objectives of SDG 9 (Industrial Innovation and Infrastructure) and SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy). The organisers are planning to publish the proceedings of the conference with Springer (a part of Springer Nature).
    For more details, please refer to the poster attached below and to the conference website: http://conferences.dbuniversity.ac.in/timp2021/




  • Universiti Malaya Labs Webinar 2020 - ’UM as Living Labs: Tracking Campus Sustainability Progress’

    Universiti Malaya Sustainability & Living Labs Secretariat (UMSLLS) would like to invite you to join their annual and inaugural UM Living Labs Webinar 2020 ’UM as Living Labs: Tracking Campus Sustainability Progress’, that will be held on 19 November 2020 (Thursday) 9:00am - 12:10pm (MYT) via Google Meet. This inaugural webinar in conjunction with UMLL Grant Programme Final Monitoring Session serves as an annual sharing platform in showcasing 13 UM Living Labs projects under the purview of UMSLLS for the session 2019/2020. Please see the attached flyer for details.

    Registration is free & open to all via this link: https://forms.gle/bA6T2tZehUQpjRoAA

    This webinar is limited to the first 150 registered participants based on first come first serve basis. The Secretariat will provide you a confirmation email with a link to a webinar upon successful registration.




  • Mastercard Foundation and ​​​​​​​University World News Webinar: How can universities improve their social impact?

    The University World News, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, will organise an online webinar that will bring together experts and practitioners from across the world. Hilligje van’t Land, secretary general of the International Association of Universities (IAU) will be part of the 3 speakers as well as Lorlene Hoyt, executive director of the Talloires Network of Engaged Universities and the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program will be represented by Maha Haidar Makki, director of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the American University of Beirut.

    This free webinar is being held on 25 November 2020 at 9am in New York, 2pm GMT in London and 4pm in Johannesburg and will be focused on :

    How can universities improve their social impact?

    • Should universities make social impact part of their mission and how?

    • How can universities best address social inequity and build social solidarity?

    • How can they encourage students to become agents of transformative change?

    You can register to participate here: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/17/rp8qlcy
    Related article: https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20201031084321371

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