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Second CG High-Level Seminar for Rectors and Vice-Rectors on Education Policy
13-14 November 2017, Trinity College Dublin
This event will bring together Rectors and Vice-Rectors of the 39 Coimbra Group universities as well as representatives of key stakeholders in higher education policy and in industry.
The Dublin seminar continues the annual tradition of Coimbra Group high-level policy seminars addressing issues of key concerns in, alternately, education and research policies. Within our alternating biannual structure this year’s seminar has its focus on Education Policy and the chosen topic is “Internationalisation of the Curriculum”.
We will discuss how internationalisation strategies and policies at our universities are and can be reflected in the curriculum, campus life and wider activities of the universities. Aspects discussed at the seminar will include ‘internationalisation at home’ and ‘mobility of minds’, i.e. the embedding of internationalisation in the curriculum for all students; the role of co- and extra-curricular activities; student societies and student life; virtual mobility; managing diversity of learning styles and intellectual approaches; intercultural communication; English as a medium of instruction.
For further information, please contact Ms Anna Quici at the CG Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Coimbra Group research policy seminar
27-28 October 2016, San Servolo
On 27-28 October, the Coimbra Group held its third research policy seminar at the Venice International University on the island of San Servolo. The seminar was opened by President Yves Jean, the Honorary President of the Coimbra Group, and Rector Rosario Rizzuto on behalf of the University of Padova, one of the founders of the Venice International University.
The seminar brought together twenty-five Coimbra Group universities with representatives of European organisations such as the European Commission, the League of European Research Universities, the Guild of Research-Intensive Universities and UNICA.
The afternoon saw two inspiring presentations from Senior Adviser to the Commissioner, Prof. Maria da Graça Carvalho setting the scene with the three “O”s, open innovation, open science and open to the world, while Dr Wilhelm Krull underlined the importance of training people, of nurturing the innovation that comes from human creativity.
The panel discussion brought the speakers together with Rector Rizzuto, Vice-President Lokesh Joshi from Galway and Prof. Deketelaere from LERU.
The second day concentrated on the theme of research infrastructures, with an introductory presentation from David Bohmert, who represents the Swiss National Science Foundation on the ESFRI Board, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, followed by Dr Jennifer Edmonds from Trinity College Dublin and Prof. Paul Bertrand from University of Louvain on DARIAH, Digital Research Infrastructures for the Arts and Humanities. Rector Žukauskas from Vilnius University presented the shared infrastructures at his university, and Prof. Serge Huberson looked at the international cooperation level and the questions of sustainability.
You will find the presentations below:
Coimbra Group conference
"Impact of a Horizon 2020 proposal – industrial leadership and societal challenges"
3-4 December 2015, Aarhus University
Coimbra Group High-level Seminar
“A Tradition of Innovation”
26-27 October 2015, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași
Seminar for Directors/Coordinators of Translation,
Interpreting and Translation Studies Programmes
28 October 2015, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași
Coimbra Group High-level Seminar
“Horizons 2015: First Experiences, Emerging Expectations”
Horizon 2020 from the perspective of European Research Universities
30-31 October 2014, San Servolo
Summary of Findings Rector Elmer Sterken, Honorary President of CG Rectors' Advisory Group
Cooperation between Research Support Offices in the CG Mr John Westensee - Aarhus University
The open archive HAL: open access to scientific publications Ms Christine Berthaud - CCSD, CNRS
Keynote on Research and Innovation Provost Patrick Prendergast, Trinity College Dublin
Early Career Researchers at the University of Edinburgh Prof. Jeremy Bradshaw - University of Edinburgh
Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions: Opportunities for early-stage researchers Ms Kamila Partyka - DG Education and Culture, European Commission
Open Access and Open Data in Horizon 2020 Dr Wolfram Horstmann Georg-August University Göttingen
Open Access and Open Data Pilot in Horizon 2020 by Daniel Spichtinger presented by Dr Horstmann Georg-August University Göttingen
Conclusions Honorary President, Rector Elmer Sterken, University of Groningen
Science 2.0: the view from LERU Dr Paul Ayris - University College London
Cohesion and Regional Innovation Rector Volli Kalm - University of Tartu
Regional Innovation Prof. Anders Malmberg - Uppsala University
Horizon 2020 and its impact on university research strategies Prof. Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik - University of Vienna
Early stage researchers: perspective from doctoral education Prof. Melita Kovačević - University of Zagreb
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