News Arenberg - Coimbra Group prize 2013
On 22 March the Executive Board approved the result of the selection committee for this year’s Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize for Erasmus Students. The 2013 Laureate is Juho Terrijärvi from the University of Turku.
This year there were nineteen nominations from ten universities for the Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize for Erasmus Students. The selection committee consisted of Professors Jean-Marie Boisson from the University of Montpellier, Ain Heinaru from the University of Tartu, and Dorothy Kelly from the University of Granada (chair). read more...
CG position on Horizon 2020
The Coimbra Group has published its comments on the Horizon 2020 proposal from the European Commission. The Coimbra Group welcomes Horizon 2020 because of its determination to strengthen the emphasis on research excellence, its support to open, basic research and the ambition to increase European and cross-sectoral research collaboration. The policy paper also contains the concerns of the Coimbra Group, in many cases serious concerns, in particular of the negative funding trend regarding the future Marie Skłodowska Curie actions and the virtual absence, yet again, of the social sciences and humanities in most of the defined societal challenges... read more...
Links strengthened with Brazil
A small group of Coimbra Group representatives participated in the Vth General Assembly of the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities, in Curitiba, at end of November 2012. On this occasion a bilateral agreement was signed between the president of CGUB, Maria Lúcia Cavalli Neder (Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso) and the Chair of the Executive Board of the Coimbra Group, Dorothy Kelly (University of Granada). read more...
News In Memoriam: Pier Ugo Calzolari
We have been informed that Pier Ugo Calzolari, former Rector of the University of Bologna 2000-2009, died last 15 October.
In his farewell words, the actual rector, Ivano Dionigi says:
“The fruitful partnership in the Networks and Associations of Universities, of which our Institution can benefit today, is the result of his strong commitment towards the development of International Cooperation among universities. His engagement in promoting excellence in research and international relations had its roots in his wide personal experience. Pier Ugo Calzolari was active in scientific networks on Microelectronics, his own field of studies, and represented Italy in several International Bodies dealing with the Information Society and High Technology for Industrial Development. read more...
Call for applications: 2012-13 Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize
The Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize for Erasmus Students is now launched for its 2012-13 season, the seventh time that the call for applications is advertised. The Executive Board has updated the regulations for the Prize and has recommended the addition of a template to accompany each application. Both the revised regulations and the template are now available below together with an updated list of contact persons at the individual Coimbra Group universities . Read more...
University of Padova - Doctoral positions for foreign students
The University of Padova, sponsored by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, has published a call for applications for 15 fully funded grants for foreign (non-Italian) graduate students starting doctoral courses in January 2013. Read more...
Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize for Erasmus Students 2012
On 30 March 2012 the Executive Board of the Coimbra Group decided to endorse the recommendations of the selection committee established to assess the fourteen candidatures for the 2012 Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize for Erasmus Students.
The 2012 Laureate is Ms Júlia Tóth-Czifra from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. She will receive her Prize from the Duke of Arenberg at the General Assembly of the Coimbra Group in Göttingen on 30 May this year. Read more...
In Memoriam: Simon-Pierre Nothomb
We have been informed that Simon-Pierre Nothomb died last Thursday after several days in a coma following a fall. Simon-Pierre became the founder of the Coimbra Group when he invited historic universities to attend a meeting at Louvain-la-Neuve and Leuven in October 1985, and he has followed the development of the Group ever since Read more...
CG - AUGM Agreement
The Coimbra Group (CG) has renewed the cooperation agreement with the Association of Universities Montevideo Group (AUGM). This document aims at promoting and endorsing academic relations between the member Universities of the respective networks. Read more...
CG ERA Consultation Response
The European Commission published an on-line consultation on the ERA Framework: “Areas of untapped potential for the development of the European Research Area (ERA)” in September this year with a response deadline on 30 November 2011. The Coimbra Group response concentrated on three major issues, the training of doctoral candidates, the concept of mobility and the absence of the humanities and social sciences in the consultation document. Read more...
CG signs agreement on the student exchange scheme “Science without Borders”
On 4 November Dorothy Kelly, the Executive Board Chair, signed the agreement on the student exchange scheme “Science without Borders” with the Brazilian ministerial agency, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) and the CoimBrazil group, the Association Coimbra Group of Brazilian University Rectors. The Coimbra Group Rectors and Representatives have been informed as have the international offices at Coimbra Group Universities. Read more...
CG Position Paper on the European Commission's Green Paper “From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation Funding”
On 19 May 2011 the Coimbra Group Position Paper on the European Commission’s Green Paper, “From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation Funding” was submitted to the Commission. Read more...
DSR TF comments to the draft European Framework for Researcher Careers
On 28 February 2011 the Doctoral Studies and Research Task forwarded its comments on the European Commission draft, “Towards a European Framework for Researcher Careers”. The DSR TF raised a number of concerns and, in particular, underlined that as it stands the framework would not be useful for job descriptions or appraisal systems. Read more...
CG Response to the DG Development consultation “What funding for EU external action after 2013?”
On 31 January 2011, the Executive Board Chair, Prof. Dorothy Kelly, responded on behalf of the CG to DG Development in a accompanying letter to the CG response already provided for the consultation from DG Education and Culture on a “Future EU programme for international cooperation in higher education and human capital development”. More information here.
Short specialised master courses for science students at Coimbra Group universities
The Coimbra Group Universities are centres of excellence in a wide number of fields, and their science faculties are among the best in Europe. The role of science goes far beyond mere application, and it is the knowledge of the real world, the awareness of methodologies and traditions that the CG Universities represent and provide which could make exchanges of master students attractive. It is therefore with pleasure that this overview of summer schools
is now presented.
Scholarship Programmes 2011
The CG Office has just published the call for its three Scholarship Programmes for 2011.
- Scholarship Programme for young African researchers
- Scholarships Programme for Young Professors and Researchers from Latin American Universities
- Eastern Neighbouring Countries (ENC) Scholarship Programme
Please note that online applications should be submitted before 15 March 2011. All relevant information can be found here
Response to two consultations launched by the European Commission's DG Education and Culture
On 30 November, the Executive Board Chair, Prof. Dorothy Kelly, forwarded the response to the two consultations launched by the European Commission’s Directorate-General Education and Culture on the “Future EU programme for international cooperation in higher education and human capital development” and on the “Future programme in the field of education and training (2014-2020)”. Read more