University of Warsaw 4EU+ Alliance

Members of the 4EU+ Alliance:

University of Warsaw (Poland)

Charles University (Czech Republic)

Heidelberg University (Germany)

Sorbonne University (France)

University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

University of Milan (Italy)

A European University

The 4EU+ Alliance is among the consortia selected for funding in the first pilot ‘European Universities’ call for proposals, launched as part of the 2019 Erasmus+ programme. Out of 54 proposals submitted in response to the call, the European Commission selected 17 European University alliances, which will obtain funding for their projects to become the ‘European Universities’ of the future. The EC press release >>

 

Important dates
  • 10th March 2018 – the Alliance was conceived by Charles University, Heidelberg University, Sorbonne University and University of Warsaw. The 4EU partnership was formally established with the signing of a joint declaration in Paris
  • October 2018 – the University of Milan and University of Copenhagen joined the consortium in the last quarter of 2018, the Alliance thus becoming 4EU+
  • 17th January 2019 – rectors of the six institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Heidelberg in January 2019
  • 28th February 2019 – the 4EU+ Alliance submitted an application in the Erasmus+ “European Universities” dedicated call
  • 26th June 2019 – the 4EU+ Alliance was selected as a pilot ‘European University’
  • 7th-8th November 2019 – 4EU+ participated in the kick-off event of the European Universities Initiative which took place in Brussels

 

Collaboration

The 4EU+ mission is to develop a barrier-free and continuously deepening cooperation in education, research and innovation within the Alliance. Through this collaboration and working in partnerships, the Alliance serves society to the highest level with our core values, e.g. academic and research freedom, collaboration in an interdisciplinary approach, integrity, creativity and openness, and internationalisation.

 

More than 100 joint research, education and staff competence development project proposals have been put forward, with the majority of them being rooted in the 4EU+ Flagship Programmes:

  • Health and demographic change in an urban environment;
  • Europe in a changing world: Understanding and engaging societies, economies, cultures and languages;
  • Transforming science and society by advancing information, computation and communication;
  • Biodiversity and sustainable environment.
4EU+ Flagship 1 introductory video

“Health and demographic change in an urban environment” is the title of Flagship 1 programme of the 4EU+ Alliance. In the video, representatives of the 4EU+ member universities present its thematic spectrum and the most important challenges faced by scientists, PhD candidates, and students cooperating within the Flagship. By conducting joint scientific and educational projects, F1 representatives want to contribute to the promotion of health and the development of smart cities. The UW representative, Dr. Grzegorz Kula from the UW Faculty of Economic Sciences, the 4EU+ F1 Coordinator, is among them. As the movie is multilingual, therefore turn on the subtitles, please.

4EU+ Flagship 2 introductory video

“Europe in a changing world: Understanding and engaging societies, economies, cultures and languages” is the title of Flagship 2 programme of the 4EU+ Alliance. In the video, academics and a PhD candidate from different 4EU+ member universities speak about its thematic spectrum, research and education goals. The UW representative, Prof. Anna Wojtyś from the UW Faculty of Modern Languages, the 4EU+ F2 Coordinator, is among them. As the movie is multilingual, therefore turn on the subtitles, please.

4EU+ Mission Statement
4EU+ leaflet
4EU+ brochure (PL/EN)
Newsletter of 4EU+ Alliance

 

Additional information

 

Important links

 

4EU+ website: https://4euplus.eu

4EU+ on Twitter: twitter.com/4EUplusAlliance

4EU+ on Facebook: www.facebook.com/4EUplusAlliance

4EU+ on Instagram: instagram.com/4euplus_alliance/

 

Office for International Research and Liaison – coordinates the UW contribution to the 4EU+

Press Office – responds to media enquiries

Flagship Coordinators at UW
  • Dr. Catherine Suski-Grabowski (Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling) / Dr Grzegorz Kula (Faculty of Economic Sciences) – Flagship 1 “Health and demographic change in an urban environment”
  • Prof. Anna Wojtyś (Faculty of Modern Languages) / Prof. Agata Bareja-Starzyńska (Faculty of Oriental Studies) – Flagship 2 “Europe in a changing world: Understanding and engaging societies, economies, cultures and languages”
  • Prof. Błażej Miasojedow (Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics) / Prof. Agnieszka Świerczewska-Gwiazda (Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics) – Flagship 3 “Transforming science and society: Advancing information, computation and communication”
  • Dr. Julia Pawłowska (Faculty of Biology) / Dr. Mariola Zalewska (University Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development) – Flagship 4 “Biodiversity and sustainable development”

 

News

Fourth European Education Summit: The Next Decade of European Education

European Commission organises the 4th European Education Summit. At this years event, participants from across the EU will discuss ideas and best practices to search for answers to these questions:

 

  • How can the education sector be improved to the benefit of all?
  • How can education be made more inclusive and fairer – from early childhood education and care to higher education and adult learning?
  • How can the well-being of teachers and students be improved?
  • How can smart investment lead to high-quality education and training?
  • What can be done to progress the green and digital transformations of the sector?

 

The event will be held online on 9 December, 9.30 – 17.30. Prior registration is not required.

 

More information is available on the European Commission’s website >>

Protocol, Reviewing, Ownership and Publishing in Experimental Research (PROPER)

Protocol, Reviewing, Ownership and Publishing in Experimental Research (PROPER) is a short module programme organised by Charles University in Prague as part of the project Academic Partnership for Innovation in Teaching and Learning” (API), funded by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. Project partners: University of Warsaw (project coordinator), Charles University in Prague, Sorbonne University, University of Heidelberg.

 

Target group: research degree students in biomedical sciences.

 

Classes will be conducted online on 6–9 December 2021. Participation is free of charge. Language of instruction: English.

 

Prospective applicants can register by sending an e-mail to martin.hammerbauer(at)ruk.cuni.cz until Friday, 3 December 12:00 CET, stating their name, e-mail and university.

 

More information is available on 4EU+ website >>

Online seminars on “Security, Privacy, and Data Protection”

In the framework of 4EU+ Flagship Programme 3 “Transforming science and society: Advancing information, computation and communication”, the University of Milan offers a series of online seminars on security, privacy, and data protection. The seminars are open to students, PhD candidates and staff of 4EU+ member universities.

 

The first meeting of the series will take place on 2 December. All seminars will be held on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. CET.

 

More info is available at: 4EU+ Alliance – Seminars (unimi.it).

 

Hitchhikers Guide to Test Development” workshops

4EU+ academic teachers, lecturers, doctoral candidates, and students can take part in the short module programme Hitchhikers Guide to Test Development”, organised by Charles University as part of the project Academic Partnership for Innovation in Teaching and Learning” (API), funded by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. The three workshops focus on different perspectives on assessment in higher education, especially on written testing and computer-assisted testing.

 

Classes will be conducted online on December 1st, 8th and 15th (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.). Participation is free of charge. Language of instruction: English.

 

Applicants can register by sending an e-mail to jana.tesarova@lf1.cuni.cz with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Contact e-mail
  • University
  • Department
  • Occupation (academic staff/student)
  • Field of focus (humanities, STEM, social sciences, etc.)

Application deadline: 28th November 2021

 

More information is available on the 4EU+ website >>

4EU+ joint online course “Pathogenesis of Epilepsy”

The 14-week online course is international and explores the neurobiology of epilepsy from basic and clinical perspectives. The main objectives of this course are to:

  • Deepen the knowledge on the pathophysiology of epilepsy and seizure;
  • Introduce the modern research tools that are used in epilepsy research;
  • Identify the current challenges and complex issues in epilepsy and understand the patients’ needs.

 

The course will appeal to the following professional and students:

  • Undergraduate and PhD candidates of various disciplines who are interested in epilepsy research;
  • Researchers from academia or industry seeking to upskill in the area of epilepsy research and a therapy development.

 

The course is organised by the University of Milan, University of Warsaw, Charles University and the International League Against Epilepsy.

 

Application deadline: 15th December 2021.

 

More information is available on the course website >>

4EU+ Annual Meeting in Heidelberg: Coverage

4EU+ Annual Meeting 2021

4EU+ workshops on Open Science

Results of the 2nd call for 4EU+ educational projects