IPTL 2019Sharing experiences and learning from one another are fundamental goals of U4 network activities. In this respect, the IPT&L-programme supports staff members of the U4 Universities to connect and to enhance understanding on how teaching in an international classroom and working in an increasingly international academic environment can be improved.

Conducted as yearly event for teaching staff, programme coordinators and curriculum developers the IPT&L conference seeks to provide training on what is required to organize and facilitate a high-quality degree programme from an international point of view. The conference is arranged in order to combine interdisciplinary perspectives and different didactical approaches. It invites scholars and programme coordinators, academic lecturers and consultants in international programmes to discuss their teaching experiences, methodologies and ideas.

The 2019 conference theme was 'From Theory to Practice. From Discussion to Cooperation'. Both IPT&L-alumni and new U4 colleagues were invited to contribute and to take part in the discussions.



ACCOMPLISSHA conference that is targeted at senior research managers, research directors, deans and staff members of EU DGs and focuses of the role of co-creation processes in order to tackle European and global societal challenges will take place in Brussels on February 27.

At the conference, the results of the Horizon 2020 funded project ACCOMPLISSH will be showcased and discussed. The EU project, which expires this year, analysed the process of co-creation between stakeholders from industry, society, government and academia by focusing on Social Sciences and Humanities research.



Eva kesson Anna Rutgersson 1The conference ‘Bildung for Sustainable Development’ was organised in Göttingen on 23-24 November 2018. It is part of a series of events ‘Science for Peace and Sustainability’ which is organised by the University of Göttingen together with associated partners.

The diverse programme that was either conducted in German or English attracted many interested students, scientists and experts from across Germany and beyond. Besides experts from other U4 partner institutions the participants included representatives from the didactics, educational sciences and experts from the field of governance and society.



Rectors 2019 1 smallOn 22 and 23 November, the University of Göttingen hosted the 11th annual U4 Rectors’ Conference. The recent meeting did not only form a platform for the yearly evaluation and strategic planning, but also marked the 10-year anniversary (see brochure) of our successful and fruitful collaboration and partnership.

For the first time ever the University of Tartu took part in the meeting as they are joining the U4 network in the application process for the European University project to strengthen joint activities in education, research and innovation.



SSEL 2018In 2018, the annual U4 Social Sciences, Economics and Law (SSEL) Conference took place in the congress center Pauliner Church in Göttingen from 21 to 23 November.

The focus was on the topic of ‘Current Challenges for a Sustainable Future’. Over 100 researchers and PhD candidates from across the academic spectrum took part in the conference. They came from all U4 partner universities as well as many other institutions of higher education across Europe.