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  • UVED - Mooc on ODDs won the MOOC of the Year award

    The UVED ODD Mooc "Sustainable Development Goals - Let’s rise to the challenge together!" was awarded as "Best Mooc designed by a university or school" in the Mooc of the year competition. Launched on the initiative of My Mooc, this competition has been in existence since 2018. The prizes, awarded in ten categories, reward each year the best actors in the world of online training. More: (in French)

  • Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico) - Call for Participation for the "Virtual International Collaborations" (VIC) Courses

    Universidad Veracruzana launches a call for participation for the "Virtual International Collaborations" (VIC) courses, that will take place on March-June 2019. Please find attached the information about the course, as well as a link to the official video : Registration deadline: 19 February 2019. Contact:

  • The 9th UNICA GREEN Workshop

    On 6-8 March 2019, the University of Lausanne (UNIL) will kindly host the 9th UNICA GREEN Workshop: "Sustainable lifestyles - What role can universities play?". The Workshop will be held during the Sustainability Week of UNIL and will be also an opportunity to present the "Green your University Award" project, an initiative by students for students. Participants are kindly invited to register by 28 February 2019. More information:

  • South Africa-Japan Universtity (SAJU) Forum - Call for Abstracts

    The 4th SAJU Forum hosted by the Universities South Africa (USAF) and the Centre for Japanese Studies CJS) at the University of Pretoria (UP), will take place on 23-23 May 2019. The theme for this year’s conference “The human being in the 21st century in the context of global changes”, aims to continue and build academic and research collaboration between universities, government agencies, science councils, business and industry in South Africa and Japan. Please refer to this website for further information on conference registration and the call for papers:

  • Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) 17-27 June 2019 - Call for Application

    Applications are still open until 24 February 2019 for the Bergen Summer Research Schoo (BSRS). BSRS 2019 has a general focus on current global challenges and the Sustainable Development Goals, through six multi-disciplinary courses on water, climate change, migration, maternal health, cultural heritage, and poverty. A primary goal of BSRS 2019 is to explore interfaces between research and policymaking (“science diplomacy”). More about the programme and application:

  • AUF Symposium - "University governance in the digital age"

    The Francophonie School for Administration and Management (ESFAM) and the Francophonie Institute for University Governance (IFGU) are organizing an international symposium : "University governance in the digital age", on 28 and 29 March 2019 in Sofia (Bulgaria). It will bring together a variety of actors, practitioners and researchers from the North and the South to discuss the digital-driven transformation of universities and associated economic and governance models. The call for papers and registrations are now open. Deadlines: • Submission of abstracts of papers: February 24, 2019 • Closing of registrations: March 05, 2019. For more information please visit the Colloquium website (in French)

  • Launch of Charm-European University a new university alliance

    On January 15th, 2019, the University of Barcelona, Trinity College Dublin, Utrecht University, the University of Montpellier and Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest together launched Charm European University (Charm-EU), an alliance focusing on interdisciplinary, challenge-based education. The Rector of the University of Barcelona, Joan Elias, explained that the 17 objectives set out by the UN’s 2030 agenda will serve as direct inspiration for the new university. For the future students of this alliance, academic programs will be avalaible in Catalan, Spanish, French, English, Dutch, Hungarian and Gaelic. More

  • International Telematic University (UNINETTUNO) - University for Refugees

    On January 7th, 2019, at UN headquarters of New York, the International Telematic University (UNINETTUNO) presented the project “University for Refugees”, a multilingual portal created with the aim to gives refugees and asylum seekers (also living in international refugee camps) the chance to access for free UNINETTUNO academic programs. All programs are delivered in five languages (Arabic, English, Italian, French, Greek) via the platform of the UNINETTUNO University. See more information bellow.

  • University of Geneva - 2nd Edition of the Geneva Trialogue

    The Geneva Trialogue, took place on Monday 21 January 2019 at Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland. The theme this year is ‘Scaling Education for the SDGs’. For this second edition the University of Geneva joined force with UNITAR, the UN Institute for Training and Research, and XuetangX, China’s largest MOOC platform, to convene thought leaders, education innovators and decision makers from educational institutions, international organizations and the private sector. Through keynote talks, showcasing of projects, cross-cutting panel discussions, topical workshops and networking opportunities, the event explored ways to collaborate on scaling SDG education. This event is partially supported through the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative. More

  • SIDA and AAU – Female participation in science in African Universities

    Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in collaboration with the Association of African Universities (AAU) invite African scholars to conduct studies on the topic: Factors that affect female participation in science in African universities. The study should seek to identify empirically those factors, social, economic, political, cultural, etc. that influence female participation in science programs in African universities. Deadline for participation: February 15th , 2019. More

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