Network Global Migration Studies smallIt is widely acknowledged that migration is a global phenomenon and that the complex field of migration can only be understood in the context of global political, economic and social processes of change.

The conference strives to focus on migration as a global challenge: we want to shed light on the interconnectedness of issues of global concerns and their impacts on national and local societies. In an attempt to establish cross- and transregional perspectives that avoid eurocentrism, the conference brings together central research agendas from various geographical regions and connects them to ongoing international and national debates.



SUB Goettingen Paulinerkirche outdoor smallOn 4 to 7 September 2018 the Law Faculties of the Universities of Bristol, Budapest (ELTE), Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen, Lille – Nord de France, Turku and Uppsala cordially invite junior and senior researchers to participate in the 11th Annual Legal Research Network Conference. The conference will be hosted by the Law Faculty of the University of Göttingen.

The LRN conference offers a common space for both senior and junior scholars to present and discuss their research in a stimulating international environment, which transcends the traditional boundaries of the legal sub-disciplines.



braunschool-gentOn 29 and 30 August 2018 the 5th EU-China Environmental Law Conference on 'Green law, economic instruments and environmental crime' will take place at Ghent University, in cooperation with Wuhan University and the U4 partner universities.

The conference will focus on environmental law developments both in China and the EU, with regard to the greening of the law with economic instruments as well as the fight against environmental crime.

The call for abstracts is open with submission deadline on 15 April 2018.



rectors-2017On 19 and 20 November Ghent University hosted the 10th edition of the U4 Rectors' Conference. The annual Rectors' Conference forms the setting for the yearly evaluation and planning of the U4 strategic partnership.

As in previous editions the four rectors took the occasion to focus on the strategy of the network. At the conference representatives of all academic clusters and working groups take part to report on their activities and to present their aims for the coming year.

The outcome of the meeting is very positive. Not only was 2017 a very productive year in terms of activities. Also within the existing projects the cooperation has been considerably intensified and new forms of cooperation are being explored.



LRN 2017From 13 to 15 September the 10th annual Legal Research Network conference 'Law and Sustainability' took place in Groningen. The conference gathered more than 30 speakers and 50 participants in different panels. Representatives from several departments of the Groningen Law Faculty actively participated. Especially the departments of Energy Law and International Law were well represented. The presentations were highly interesting and various as well as the discussions thereafter.