PiA 201924 entertaining physics experiments will again be offered this year under the motto "24 more experiments until Christmas" in cooperation with several national and international physical societies and STEM initiatives. Many great prizes can be won.

"PiA - Physik im Advent" is an Advent calendar of a special kind: a physical Advent calendar. Behind every little door there is some education and fun. From 1st to 24th December, small physical experiments that can be carried out with standard household materials will be presented every day as videos by Mr. Santa or Ms. Santa. Participants do the experiments and answer a question on the PiA website. On the following day, there will be a solution video and, if the answer is correct, a point. At Christmas, all participants will receive individual certificates



cesaer presidentCESAER is the European association of more than 50 leading, specialized and comprehensive universities of science and technology that champion excellence in higher education, training, research and innovation.

From 17 to 19 October 2019, leaders representing universities of Science and Technology have gathered in Paris to address the challenges of education, research and innovation in the 21st century. During the conference, the 32nd General Assembly of the CESAER has elected Rik Van de Walle, rector of Ghent University, as the new President.



honorarydoctors 2019Uppsala University has announced its honorary doctors for this academic year. The new honorary doctors include researchers in fields as diverse as string theory, maternal healthcare, evolutionary biology, the European history of ideas, prostata cancer and preschool pedagogy. Among them there are also two U4Society professors: Petra Broomans (Groningen/Ghent) and Michel Vandenbroeck (Ghent).

The title of honorary doctor is conferred upon individuals who have done outstanding academic work or in some other way promoted research at the University. Honorary doctors ara alway appointed upon decision by the nine faculties. The conferment ceremony for new honorary doctors will be held in the University Main Building on 31 January 2020.



iptl 2020Sharing experiences and learning from one another are fundamental goals of the U4Society activities. Also the 'IPT&L' Conference supports staff members of the U4Society to connect and to enhance shared understanding on how teaching in an international classroom and working in an increasingly internationalised academic environment can be improved.

Conducted as a yearly event for teaching staff, programme coordinators and curriculum developers, the IPT&L conference’s 2020 theme is 'Student Engagement through Partnership'. Both IPT&L-alumni and new U4Society colleagues, as well as students are invited to contribute and to take part in the discussions.



thorikos 2019 2During three weeks, between July 21 and August 11, a team of Bachelor and Master students of Ghent University, Groningen University, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, and Uppsala Universitet participated in a Field School Material Culture in Thorikos (Attika, GR).

The field school offers students an excellent opportunity to acquire real field work experience with excavations, aracheological prospects and different categories of material findings covering a broad chronological spectrum.