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  • IAU New Member - May 2024

    We are pleased to welcome a new member:

    Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

    IAU thanks them for joining the Association and for their engagement toward the higher education community.

    For more information about becoming an IAU Member please refer to the IAU Membership page : [https://www.iau-aiu.net/Join-IAU]




  • KCA University - Call for applications | Senior Research Fellow

    KCA University in Kenya is a dynamic private business and technology university committed to innovation, quality service and ethical practices. KCA University seeks to recruit a candidate to fill the following position; SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW.
    The job holder will coordinate the establishment of Institutes and Centres at the University; assist in the development of the University’s research agenda and plan; coordinate and implement research programmes in accordance with university procedures and funder requirements; and support the Ethics Review Processes at the University.
    How to Apply :
    Interested candidates who meet the requirements should submit an application letter indicating current and desired salary, a detailed CV including three referees, academic & professional certificates and a clear copy of your Kenya National ID and KRA PIN certificate via the linked form https://forms.gle/ktaNaVfxQ2jMdcpU7 by 28th June 2024.
    For more information, we invite you to read the document attached below.




  • Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University - PMU-NAI Awards 2024

    Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) has partnered with the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) to create the PMU-National Academy of Inventors International Patent Award (PMU-NAI Awards). This award will be granted to scientists, research institutions, research centers, and universities for their exceptional inventions and patents that are expected to positively impact worldwide society.

    Please find the link below for the Press Release related to this PMU-NAI Awards 2024:
    https://apnews.com/press-release/ein-presswire-newsmatics/colleges-and-universities-e52f8028951c35ba4c11bf6aafac5849




  • Linnaeus University - Call for papers for the 3rd International Symposium on Digital Transformations (ISDT2024)

    A call for papers is still open for the 3rd annual International Symposium on Digital Transformation that will take place on 11–13 September, and will again be hosted by Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden after two successful events in 2022 and 2023. Organized by LNU’s Digital Transformations Knowledge Environment, the event welcomes participants from around the world to present and engage with different possibilities, current efforts and rising trends in the emerging field of Digital Transformation.
    In 2024, the symposium will concentrate on the following themes:

    Collaborative approaches to digital transformation with a demonstrated liaison between academia, the public and private sectors.
    Engagement with digital transformation by combining methodologies and theoretical approaches from different disciplines.
    Examples of digital transformation.
    Ethical implications of digital transformation.
    We see the following research areas as highly relevant to these four themes:

    Digital learning & the digitalization of education
    Digital health
    Digital Humanities
    Artificial Intelligence and its applications
    Digital business
    Digital working life
    Linnaeus University welcomes abstracts clearly related to any of the above research areas, in addition to abstracts that might not specifically fall within these areas (a general track).
    The symposium will be held both online and on campus.
    For questions and information about the symposium, please contact project manager Emily Hanscam.

    Please submit an abstract of 500-1000 words online by 7 June 2024.




  • Magna Charta Observatory - 2024 MCO Student Essay Competition

    The Magna Charta Observatory (MCO) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2024 MCO Student Essay Competition.
    Following the success of last year’s event, this competition offers a unique opportunity for university students worldwide to reflect on and propose changes to enhance inclusivity within their higher education experience.

    The competition is open to students registered in any university in any country. Their participation will not only contribute to the global dialogue on inclusivity in higher education but also offer them a chance to present their ideas on an international platform.

    Entries are accepted starting from May 20th 2024. The closing date for the submission of essays is 5 July 2024.
    The winners will be announced on 27 August 2024.
    For more details about the competition and to access the submission form, please follow the link : https://mcostudents.plateformecandidature.com/




  • UNIMED - The Future of Higher Education in the Mediterranean. The Student’s Perspective is out!

    UNIMED is glad to share with you the report “The Future of Higher Education in the Mediterranean. The Student’s Perspective” which is the collection of a series of recommendations done by more than 20 students coming from the Euro-Mediterranean region with the support of UNIMED and the Erasmus Students Network - ESN.

    UNIMED and ESN are collaborating in a joint initiative: the Mediterranean Student Summit (MSS) whose main goal is to increase mutual awareness and understanding among students from the Mediterranean region and to support the development of competencies that help them to work together on societal challenges and to establish meaningful connection.
    During the MSS second edition, held on September 20th-22nd, 2023 at the premises of the University Abdelmalek Essaâdi in Morocco, the students participating in the event conducted a deep analysis of challenges concerning Higher Education in the Region, related to key themes such as the internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions, governance, inclusion (with a focus on gender dimensions), digital education, and greening/sustainable development and elaborated a series of recommendations to be brought to the first Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Higher Education.

    These recommendations are addressed to universities, national and international stakeholders and are an invitation to reflect on what we can do together to bring concrete solutions. UNIMED and ESN wish that this student reflection may inspire a political change and set the tone for positive changes in the region.

    You can find HERE the Recommendations full document and HERE a shorter version summarizing the topics tackled and the key figures.




  • Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences - BRIDGES Digital Conference on Interdisciplinary Teacher Education


    The BRIDGES research project on Bridging needs in teacher education and schools through interdisciplinary work began in August 2020 and concludes in July 2024.
    At this final digital conference, we will review lessons learned during the course of this research and discuss the ways forward.

    If you would like to participate in the conference, please register by 10th June 2024, at the following link: https://nettskjema.no/a/429577
    After registering, you will receive a meeting invitation with the link to join the digital proceedings. The event will be held in English.

    For more information please refer to the links below.

    Link to the announcement page is here:
    https://www.inn.no/english/ccl/events-from-ccl/bridges-conference/bridges-research-project-final-digital-conference.html

    Link to the BRIDGES research project is here:
    https://www.usn.no/forskning/forskningsgrupper-og-senter/barnehage-skole-og-hoyere-utdanning/samfunnsfagdidaktikk/bridges/




  • Recording of the webinar on launch of MCO 2024 students competition now online!

    The recording of MCO groundbreaking webinar, "Can the Higher Education Experience and Environment be Inclusive Without Students Engaged in Deciding How?" is now available for your viewing pleasure!
    Dive into the captivating discussion and insights shared by esteemed experts, as they unravel the essential question of student involvement in shaping the future of higher education.
    Plus, get an exclusive sneak peek into the 2024 students competition of the MCO, where bright minds converge to pioneer transformative solutions!
    Watch the recording now at https://www.magna-charta.org/agenda/can-the-higher-education-experience-and-environement-be-inclusive-without-students-engaged-in-deciding-how




  • Utrecht University Summer School - Call for participations

    Applications are still open for the Utrecht University Summer school, "Reviewing internationalisation - towards global engagement and knowledge equality". Dates are from Monday 8 to Friday 12 July, in Utrecht. For refugee scholars the university offers a limited number of course fee waivers.
    Registration deadline : 03 June 2024. Contact : Course director, Bart van de Laar (UU) : [email protected]




  • Zhejiang University - UN STI Forum 2024 side event: Leveraging Open Science for Sustainable Development in the Global South

    Zhejiang University launches a call for participation to the virtual panel discussion "Leveraging Open Science for Sustainable Development in the Global South", scheduled via Zoom for Thursday, May 9th, at 8:30-9:45 (NEW YORK, GMT-4)
    Zoom Webinar ID: 844 9111 0481
    Passcode: 854927

    The session will explore the crucial role of open science as a transformative approach for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in countries of the Global South, focusing on post-pandemic recovery and growth. Our discussion will examine the benefits of open-access scientific journals, the contributions of major publishers like Elsevier and Springer-Nature in supporting sustainable development, and the use of cutting-edge technologies through Deep-time Digital Earth (DDE) to enhance data-driven research.

    During this online event, the aim is to foster dialogue among stakeholders on overcoming barriers to open science and to propose actionable recommendations for enhancing international cooperation and capacity building.

    For further details, please visit the event page

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