U4 LogoOn 7 and 8 October Groningen hosts the Vth Rectors' Meeting. During this two-day meeting all clusters and working groups will present their work-in-progress and their future ambitions to the gathered rectors.

This year's meeting welcomes a new U4 rector: Eva Äkesson from Uppsala University. Well-known are Rector Paul van Cauwenberge (Ghent University), President Ulrike Beisiegel (Georg-August Universität Göttingen), and President Sibrand Poppema (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen).

The aim of the rectors' meeting is to focus on the line of policy for 2013 and to present the U4 roadmap for the coming year.

aula kleinThe goal of the conference is to foster cooperation between individual researchers, groups, and institutes across the U4 universities.

The joint conference is labelled "bazaar". This means that participants are invited to show what they have "on offer" - what it is that they focus on in their research - and shop around in order to meet new contacts in their field of study.

The conference topic "Global governance and regulation" is meant to be interpreted broadly. As a theme it mainly relates to social sciences, law and economics, but also other approaches are most welcome!

EM iDEAOn November 23rd, 2011 the first EM-idEA conference takes place at Ghent University.

The aim of the EM-iDEA project is to bring together the community working on Erasmus Mundus type projects, to exchange and to prepare collective actions.

The Ghent conference is the first of six regional conferences organised by the project. The others will be held before July 2013 in: Lund, Vilnius, Valencia, Novi Sad and Bordeaux.

Logo UGOEThe Faculties of Law of the Universities of Bristol, Budapest (ELTE), Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen, Lille – Nord de France, Turku and Uppsala cordially invite graduate students and faculties to participate in the 4th annual Legal Research Network Conference on 15-16 September 2011: "Human Rights and Their Impact on Various Fields of the Law" The conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Göttingen.

Graduate students and faculty members willing to participate are invited to submit an abstract with at most 400 words indicating the title of the paper, name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for abstracts is 27 May 2011.

groningen-academybuilding-smallOn 25-26 November 2010, the Department of Scandinavian Linguistics and Literature of the University of Groningen will host the 'Scandinavistendagen/Skandinavistdagarna', the biennial conference for Scandinavian Studies in the Dutch-speaking region.

The symposium will consist of two parts: on 25 November the closing conference of the 'Peripheral Autonomy? Longitudinal analyses of cultural transfer in the literary fields of small language communities' project (a cooperation with the University of Ghent and the University of Uppsala) will be held.