On 16 September, 2021, NOVA University Lisbon joined EUTOPIA European University in a ceremony in Brussels.
“Being part of this alliance will bring great opportunities to collaborate with our European partners in order to develop our mission of being a global and civic university. For NOVA this means to be a high international profile, student centred institution, that serves society through knowledge and addresses today’s global and local challenges in innovative and impactful ways.”
Prof. João Sàágua, Rector of NOVA
EUTOPIA provides opportunities such as mobility, collaborative research, shared innovation, among others, for students and staff alike, from undergraduate through post-doc, and for researchers, teachers, technical and administrative staff. The communication of these opportunities and activities with NOVA community will be initiated shortly. Some of them, however, are already available:
EUTOPIA STUDENT THINK TANK (EUSTT)
Created within the EUTOPIA Alliance, an ambitious union of nine-like minded European universities, the EUTOPIA Student Think Tank announces the creation of a platform to empower students to share knowledge and ideas. When it comes to research, it has a central part in the educational experience of students at universities. While conducting research, students can find answers to pending questions, fill gaps in knowledge and gain valuable insight into their particular field. Their developed expertise can play a leading role in improving civil society. The EUTOPIA Student Think Tank is dedicated to building a platform to share knowledge and incubate new ideas to contribute to the progress of society. Run by a highly diversified group of student researchers, it allows students to publish their works and recommendations. It also offers skill-training to engage the student community in policy-shaping and policy-making processes to create positive impacts in society. The importance of such an initiative stems from the central role of education in one’s life by making knowledge available to everyone.
Get empowered, inspired and engaged with the EUTOPIA Student Think Tank!
EUTOPIA TeamWork: A new cross-campus, challenge-based, problem-solving programme for students!
TeamWork is a part-time, virtual international programme taking place during summer 2022. It aims to bring together multi-disciplinary teams of students from EUTOPIA universities to collaborate and work together online, on an organisation’s project or challenge. TeamWork provides students with valuable international and intercultural experience and skills to enhance their employability, whatever their chosen career path.
Partner organisations and challenges will be selected in early 2022. Stay tuned for more info on how to participate.
Second call for EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme – EUTOPIA-SIF
The call is open to prospective and ambitious post-docs from all over the world, including Western Balkans, from five areas: Materials engineering, Data & Intelligence, Health, Sustainability, Welfare & Inclusion and offers a two year competitive MSCA salary at the selected EUTOPIA university, secondment – both academic and non -academic and a rich training programme.
Visiting fellowship scheme offered by the University of Warwick to those in research, tenure-track or early academic positions with less than 10 years postdoctoral experience. These Fellowships allow researchers to undertake a three-month visit to Warwick (possibly split over two or three visits) in order to develop long-term research collaborations. Fellows will receive a stipend of £2,000 per month; travel costs of up to £1,000; and research, support and training costs of up to £3,000. These Fellowships are specifically for researchers from European universities and applications from EUTOPIA partners are particularly welcome. Fernandes Fellowships are open to researchers working in all subject areas, with a special emphasis on:
Applications can be submitted at any time, but visits must be completed by the end of 2022.
EUTOPIA - A challenge-led, student centred, place-based, inclusive alliance
EUTOPIA European University is a connected and inclusive community of universities that share common values and agendas. Through collaborative research, challenge-based learning foregrounding pedagogical excellence, greater student and teacher mobility, and shared innovation, EUTOPIA seeks to address local and global challenges, ultimately contributing to creating a new model for higher education in Europe.
EUTOPIA European University joins University of Babeș-Bolyai in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Pompeu Fabra University-Barcelona (Spain), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), CY Cergy Paris University (France), Technische Universität Dresden (Germany), University of Gothenburg (Sweden), NOVA University Lisbon (Portugal), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Ca’Foscari University of Venice (Italy) and University of Warwick (United Kingdom).