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 Geneva (Switzerland)

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
  • 27th July 2022 –  4EU+ project 1CORE awarded funding in the Erasmus+ call for European University Alliances
  • 1st August 2022 – the University of Geneva joined the consortium

 

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:

  • Urban health and demographic change;
  • Europeanness: multilingualism, pluralities, citizenship;
  • Data – Models – Transformations;
  • Environmental transitions.
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+ Flagship 3 introductory video

“Data, Models, Transformations” is one of the 4EU+ Flagships. It is a novel combination of approaches to questions about Big Data and computational sciences. In the video, the representatives of the 4EU+ member universities present the Flagship’s thematic spectrum and its main goals and achievements.  The UW representative, Marta Kopeć from the UW nterdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, is among them. As the movie is multilingual, therefore turn on the subtitles, please.

4EU+ Flagship 4 introductory video

“Environmental transitions” is one of the 4EU+ Flagships. It is dedicated to both education and research that will ensure solutions to our sustainable development needs. The Flagship 4 includes specific strengths in various areas of life, earth, chemical and environmental sciences. In the video, representatives of the 4EU+ member universities present the Flagship thematic spectrum and their own experiences, gained during activities and courses organised within the thematic scope of Flagship 4. The UW representative, Michał Kochanowski, student at the UW Faculty of Biology, is among them. As the movie is multilingual, therefore turn on the subtitles, please.

 

4EU+ Mission Statement
Newsletter of 4EU+ Alliance

 

 

News

Erasmus+ Days with 4EU+

During the live online event, students and doctoral candidates from all 4EU+ universities had a chance to learn about the Erasmus+ mobility opportunities.

University of Geneva in the 4EU+ Alliance

“Collegio Futuro” workshop

Collegio Futuro is a joint interdisciplinary doctoral college of the 4EU+ member universities. It seeks to foster the essential skills that future leaders need in order to tackle our urgent environmental, economic and social challenges.

 

During the hybrid workshops, doctoral students work together on projects dealing with a practical approach to environmental problems, acquiring new skills in interdisciplinary communication, project development or system and project thinking.

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“4EU+ Against Cancer” Summer School

4EU+ Cancer Against Cancer was a summer school that took place between 3rd and 9th July 2022 at the University of Warsaw. The event, organised in the framework of a 4EU+ educational project, brought together international students, doctoral candidates and researchers, specialising in oncology, biology, biotechnology, etc.

4EU+ project 1CORE awarded funding in the Erasmus+ call for European University Alliances

Project “One Comprehensive Research European University” (1CORE) has been selected under the 2022 European Universities call launched by the European Commission.

 

The 1CORE project involves Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic), Sorbonne University (Paris, France), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Heidelberg University (Germany), University of Milan (Italy) and the University of Warsaw (Poland). University of Geneva (Switzerland) – new member of the 4EU+ Alliance – will participate in the project-related activities with the financial support of the Swiss government agency Movetia.

 

The UNREAD project conference in Warsaw

Urban transformation processes, gentrification, environmental law, architecture and memory in cities. These are some of the topics discussed during the final conference of the “UNREAD” project that took place on 24th and 25th March 2022. „Urban Regulations and Political Memory: Towards understanding Spatio-Temporal aspects of Urban Development” (UNREAD) is one of the 4EU+ educational projects, an interdisciplinary course conducted by a team of historians, lawyers and geographers from 3 universities: the University of Warsaw, University of Milan and Charles University. During the 30-hour course, the students participated in online lectures conducted by academic teachers from the 4EU+ universities.

 

38 students and PhD candidates and 12 academics participated in the last part of the project, a conference organised at the University of Warsaw Library. Students prepared essays and presented them during two panels of the conference. The participants had an opportunity to enjoy guided tours around the University of Warsaw campus and library, listen to a concert, integrate with colleagues from other universities, and develop international contacts.

More info on 4euplus.eu >>

19 mini-grants of Charles University for UW researchers

4EU+ Annual Meeting in Heidelberg: Coverage

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

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/

4EU+ on YouTube >>

 

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 “Urban health and demographic change”
  • Prof. Anna Wojtyś (Faculty of Modern Languages) / Prof. Agata Bareja-Starzyńska (Faculty of Oriental Studies) – Flagship 2 “Europeanness: multilingualism, pluralities, citizenship”
  • Prof. Błażej Miasojedow (Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics) / Prof. Agnieszka Świerczewska-Gwiazda (Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics) – Flagship 3 “Data – Models – Transformations”
  • Dr. Julia Pawłowska (Faculty of Biology) / Dr. Mariola Zalewska (University Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development) – Flagship 4 “Environmental transitions”

 

Announcements

An opportunity to share online or hybrid courses by UW academic teachers

Online course offer of Sorbonne University

4EU+ mini-grants 2023

Charles University supports research cooperation within 4EU+ by so-called mini-grants, seed funding for teams from the 4EU+ universities.

 

Applicant must be an employee/a student of Charles University.

 

Project has to involve at least three 4EU+ member universities (Charles University + Heidelberg UniversitätSorbonne UniversitéKøbenhavns Universitet, Université de Genève, Università degli Studi di MilanoUniwersytet Warszawski).

 

Maximum amount to apply for is CZK 300,000 (for academics) and CZK 150,000 (for students).

 

Deadline for submitting requests for support is 6th January 2023.

 

More information (mini-grants for academics) >>

More information (mini-grants for students) >>

Free Online 4EU+ Course: Data Literacy

“Data Literacy – What is it and Why Does it Matter?” is the title of an open online course.

It will cover issues from three perspectives: data in personal life, data in society, and data in knowledge production. The aim is threefold:

  • to expand the skills and abilities to identify, understand, and interpret the many roles of digital technologies in daily life;
  • to enable the participants to discern when data-driven technologies add value to people’s lives, and when they exploit human vulnerabilities or deplete the commons;
  • to cultivate a deeper understanding of how data-driven technologies are shaping knowledge production and how they may be realigned with real human needs and values.

 

The course is funded by Erasmus+ and developed by the 4EU+ University Alliance including Charles University (Univerzita Karlova), Sorbonne Unviersity (Sorbonne Université), University of Copenhagen (Københavns Universitet), University of Milan (Università degli studi di Milano), and University of Warsaw (Uniwersytet Warszawski).

 

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European Citizenship – Free online 4EU+ course

This course examines the development, the scope and the challenges of European Citizenship.

 

The course is developed by the 4EU+ University Alliance (Univerzita Karlova, Universität Heidelberg, Sorbonne Université, Københavns Universitet, Università degli studi di Milano, Uniwersytet Warszawski). The creation of the course was supported by the Erasmus+ Programme.

 

The course is free and open to everyone interested. It is structured in three modules, consisting of video lectures, readings, discussion fora, quizzes and/or assignments. The estimated learner workload is 2–3 hours per week in three weeks.

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