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U21 Newsletter 201412

发布时间: 2014-12-03      访问次数: 53
Welcome to this month's news from the
Universitas 21 network.
U21:Connect contains the latest news and items of interest to staff and students across the Universitas 21 network.
Read on for a summary of the December articles or access the full version here: www.universitas21.com/link/ConnectDec2014
U21 News
Invitation to Staff Week in Lund and Amsterdam
  • University of Amsterdam and Lund University International Staff Week 2015: The International Experience and Beyond

  • From 13 April to 17 April 2015

  • Primarily for colleagues working in internationalisation at their own institutions

  • Fee waiver for those from U21 universities

  • Deadline for registration is 25 January 2015

  • www.lunduniversity.lu.se/staff-week.

Lund University Summer Housing Grant
  • Lund University offering academic and administrative staff and PhD students from U21 universities opportunity for free summer accommodation  

  • Applicants can apply for up to four weeks between 15 June and 15 August

  • Deadline for applications is 31 January 2015.  

  • www.lunduniversity.lu.se/summer-housing-grant

Fudan and Queensland forge MBA student links
  • Fudan University Management School and University of Queensland Business School pairing teams of its MBA student to complete real-life consulting projects in China together

  • Five students from each university selected

  • The process concludes with a final pitch and client feedback

  • Ties in with U21’s developing internship project  

  • Excellent example of capitalising on U21 connections – we would love to hear of others!

November edition of U21:Discover online
  • Winners of the U21 photo competition and Three Minutes Thesis (3MT) competition  

  • Summary of the EI Conference on Personalised Learning at UNSW Australia  

  • Report from Research Impact workshop  

  • Student events, including the Undergraduate Research Conference and Summer School

  • Interesting article on measuring Research Impact

  • www.universitas21.com/link/DiscoverNov2014

Educational Innovation
International Peer Review in Education Workshop
  • Cross-institutional U21 workshop at University of Hong Kong from 17 to 18 December

  • Capitalising on award-winning work by Karen Gardner and members of the U21 Health Sciences Group  

  • Establishing collaborative cross-institutional project aimed at enhancing students’ international experiences and global citizenship through online engagement.

  • Open to all Deans and Course Co-ordinators (Masters and Undergraduate) in Education Schools across the network

  • www.universitas21.com/link/IPRworkshop

Researcher Collaboration
Supervisor Support & Development Workshop
  • Registration open for U21 workshop on Research Supervisor Support & Development: Practices, Principles & Priorities

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 25-26 March 2015

  • Positioning activity, informing positive practice, and sharing views on the future role of the doctorate and therefore the research supervisor

  • Open to all U21 colleagues with responsibility for supervisor training and those in related fields  

  • Please disseminate the programme widely in your institution

  • www.universitas21.com/link/RSSDworkshop

Call for nominations: ECR workshop 2015
  • 2015 ECR workshop on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 4-6 March, hosted by University College Dublin

  • Aimed at researchers from all disciplinary backgrounds

  • Key objective: to increase ECRs’ research capabilities and develop skills associated with career development in academia.  

  • Strong focus on networking and gaining an international perspective on the role and career routes of researchers

  • Each university may nominate up to seven early career researchers:

  • Deadline for the Secretariat to receive nominations is 23 January 2015

  • www.universitas21.com/link/ECR2015

Researcher Engagement cluster meetings
  • Registration open for RE cluster group meetings in Shanghai Jiao Tong University from 25 to 27 March 2015.

  • Senior colleagues directly involved in oversight of research, research impact, collaborations and connections with industry are invited to attend the Research Leaders’ meeting

  • Senior colleagues directly involved in the oversight of Graduate Schools, graduate student experience and mobility are welcome to attend the DDoGS meeting,

  • Programmes will be available in January 2015

  • www.universitas21.com/link/RE2015

Student Experience
Student Leaders’ Network meeting registration
  • 2015 Student Leaders’ Network meeting will take place at National University of Singapore from 26 February to 1 March 2015.  

  • Theme: Nurturing Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s Challenges

  • Registration is now open - anyone interested in attending should contact their International Office.  

  • www.universitas21.com/link/SLN2015

International Summer School opportunities
  • Two more summer opportunities for students at U21 member institutions

  • University of Glasgow is offering a 10% discount to all U21 students on their summer programmes

  • University of Amsterdam has up to 80 €500 bursaries to award to U21 students wishing to study on UvA’s summer programme.

  • www.universitas21.com/link/ISS

U21 Social Entrepreneur Corps 2015
  • Dates for the U21 Social Entrepreneur Corps 2015 have been announced

  • Programme will run from 28 June to 26 July 2015, with pre-programme courses in the preceding weeks.

  • Deadline for nominations is Monday 9 March 2015  

  • Gives students the opportunity to volunteer in some of the poorest rural communities in Guatemala

  • Further information on how to apply will be available online shortly

  • www.universitas21.com/link/SEC2015

People & Places
New Rector at Lund
  • Professor Thorbjörn von Schantz appointed new Rector of Lund University

  • Taking over from Professor Per Eriksson who stands down on 1 January 2015

  • Professor von Schantz is currently Pro-rector at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, having previously been Dean for the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Lund

  • We look forward to welcoming him next year

New International Director at UBC
  • Dr Adel El Zaim has been appointed new Executive Director, International at the University of British Columbia

  • He was previously at the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada, and before that at Canada’s International Development Research Centre

  • We look forward to working with him in the years ahead

Season's Greetings!

This is the last edition of U21:Connect for the year, so we in the U21 Secretariat would like to wish all our friends, colleagues and readers around the world a happy and peaceful Christmas time and we look forward to communicating with you again in 2015!

 

Undergraduate research journal opportunity
  • UBC offering publication opportunity to undergraduate researchers

  • Journal of International Affairs showcases excellent papers selected in a blind peer and faculty review process

  • To celebrate its 30th birthday, the JIA has opened the call for papers to U21 undergraduate students.

  • Deadline is Tuesday 23 December

  • www.ubcjia.com/#!u21-submissions/c22ub

 

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