In October, the 4EU+ Annual Meeting will take place in Paris. Watch our video that was made during the 4EU+ Alliance Steering Committee meeting and find out more about the 4EU+ plans on the development of education and research initiatives.
On 16th September, the 4EU+ vice-rectors and administrative staff, engaged in the alliance, gathered in Warsaw for their 8th in-person meeting. The event was attended by vice-rectors from Charles University: Prof. Lenka Rovna, Prof. Radka Wildová, Prof. Milena Králíčková; vice-rector from Heidelberg University: Prof. Dieter Heermann; vice-rector from the University of Milan: Prof. Antonella Baldi; vice-rector from the University of Warsaw: Prof. Maciej Duszczyk; dean of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Copenhagen: Prof. Kirsten Busch Nielsen, as well as Prof. Serge Fdida from Sorbonne Univesity, chair of the 4EU+ Steering Committee.
The representatives of six universities discussed the development of education and research initiatives and other issues related to the future collaboration between the partners in terms of governance, funding, or communications.
In the video, made by UW, Prof. Milena Králíčková, Vice-Rector for Education at Charles University enumerated some summer schools that were held this summer within the 4EU+ Flagship Programme: Health and demographic change in an urban environment, and mentioned future events dedicated to the 4EU+ Alliance students. “During this summer we have already launched in Flagship 1 a few summer schools. We have welcomed students from Sorbonne University and Heidelberg in Prague and Pilsen. Now in September and November, there will be three more schools,” said Prof. Milena Králíčková.
Prof. Dieter Heermann, Vice-Rector for International Affairs at the University of Heidelberg, explained the importance of student engagement in research projects, carried out by six partner universities. “We want to bring students together to attack challenging problems. They come up with very bright ideas and we are all going to profit from these ideas,” said Prof. Heermann.
Prof. Serge Fdida, Vice-President for International Development at Sorbonne University, Chair of 4EU+ Steering Committee summed up the 4EU+ activities from the last years and announced the Annual Meeting in Paris. “We will have in Paris the Annual Meeting of the Alliance. We will set up the governance of 4EU+, discuss the next phase, as well as we kick off the EUN project that will start formally speaking on 1st November 2019,” said Prof. Serge Fdida.
4EU+ is an alliance of six European research universities: Charles University, Heidelberg University, Sorbonne University, University of Copenhagen, University of Milano and University of Warsaw. It aims to create a new quality of cooperation in teaching, education, research and administration and to establish the appropriate infrastructure which will bring together professors, researchers, students and staff from six institutions.
In June 2019, the European Commission selected 4EU+ as a pilot ‘European University’.