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.

SUB Summer UGOE smallData managers and librarians meet at the Göttingen State and University Library of Lower Saxony to exchange experience on the development of research data services.

In order to learn from the experience of other institutions in establishing research data management infrastructures and to pass on its own knowledge in this area, the eResearch Alliance, a cooperation of the GWDG and the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB), is organising an internationally renowned symposium on the topic of 'The critical role of university Research Data Management infrastructure in transforming data to knowledge' from 18 to 20 March 2018 in Göttingen. The symposium is organised in cooperation with the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), an organization of the International Science Council.

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.

Summer School Ageing Brain 2018The Department of Neurology of the University Medical Center in Göttingen will hold the U4 Summer School in Clinical and Translational Neuroscience from 27 to 31 August 2018.

Experience one intensive week of clinical neurology and translational neuroscience covering diverse neuroscientific topics from bench to bedside.
Who should apply? Students of the broad field of neuroscience, including medical students in their final two years of study and young neurologists in their first two years of training. Applicants should have either started or finished a research project and able to report about it.

The application deadline for the Summer School 2018 is 15 May 2018. The participation fee will be 250 EUR.