staff-uppsala-2018From May 14th to May 18th 2018 a group of Göttingen colleagies visited Uppsala University for an individual staff exchange week within the Erasmus Staff Mobility Program.

The Göttingen group consisted of colleagues o the Presidential Office and the Göttingen Campus Office. Therefore, they chose to spend a week in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office of Uppsala University to get to know the colleagues within the U4 Network and exchange ideas and experiences about daily operations.

Workshop Welcome-Services Groningen 2018 From 12 till 14 March 2018, the team of the project "Welcome Centre Campus & Region" visited the international office of the University of Groningen, the "International Welcome Centre North" (IWCN), the Campus "Wageningen University & Research" and the "Expat Center Food Valley" (ECFV). The IWCN and ECFV are pioneering projects showing that the reduction of red tape in universities, firms and government highly accelerate the onboarding process.

During the staff mobility, the team received extensive insights about the diverse working processes, ranging from setting up welcome services to the guidance provided to new citizens and the transition to routine business. Ynske Joustra (University of Groningen), Karen Prowse (IWCN), Petra Kop and Lennart Verhoeven (ECFV) shared their profound experience with the guests and provided valuable tips and answered questions concerning finance, public relations, dual career service or acquisition of new partner companies.

The staff mobility was grant aided by the mobility program Erasmus+ and the U4 Network.

leadership-2018With a first session about 'Developing Academic Talent' Groningen launched the 3rd cycle of the U4 Academic Leadership programme from 7 till 9 February 2018.

The Academic Leadership programme is a training course for senior executives in university management of the four partner universities. The programme allows university leaders (both from academia and administration) to strengthen their skills in leadership and to learn more about university management in today's increasingly international, complex and competitive environment.

The programme spans a 2-year period, comprising four 3-days meetings. Each session deals with a main theme hosted by one of the four universities. The next seminar will take place at Ghent University from 30 May till 1 June 2018.

academy-building-groningenThe Groningen Staff Week 2018 will focus on 2 themes, which participants can choose from: 

(1) Internationalisation at Home. Different aspects of Internationalization at home will be highlighted. Our experts in the field will present what is being done at the University of Groningen and we will exchange experiences and ideas. 

(2) Sustainability and The Green University. How ‘Green’ is your university? And how to become more ‘Green’? The University of Groningen is listed #15 in the Green metric Ranking, a list of the ‘greenest’ universities worldwide. Lots of activities and projects are initiated at the UG to become more sustainable. Several aspects on sustainability will be discussed during the staff week.

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