UppsalaOn Tue 13 December Uppsala university organizes a webcast of the Nobel Lectures.

The lectures of the 2011 Nobel Laureates can be followed in 'real time' through the links below. They will also be available on the web for later viewing.

         At 11.00 Bruce A. Beutler, Medicine

         At 10.30 Brian P. Smith, Physics
         At 11.20 Saul Perlmutter, Physics


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 UGentOn 19 September Ghent University opened 656 new housing units. These units are spread ove 4 residence halls and are reserved for international students and guests.

To underscore the excellent partnership with a number of foreign universities and the international character of the homes, they have been named Canterbury, Göttingen, Groningen and Uppsala.

The official inauguration of the new housing facilities took place on Monday 19 september at 5.00 p.m.- Kantienberg, Stalhof 45, 9000 Gent

On occasion of the event students of the different universities competed against each other in various sports (five-a-side football, 3 on 3 basketball and korfball) on Sint-Pietersplein from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Logo LOTUS smallThe EACEA agency has approved the Lotus II project proposal for Asia Regional.

LOTUS is a third common U4 achievement in the field of Erasmus Mundus under the coordination of Ghent University. It is the successor of the LOTUS and LiSUM project.


LOTUS I: Call 4 is now closed: only for POSTDOC. The selection results will be notified by the end of October!!!

LOTUS II: The launch of a first call under Lotus II is planned for the middle of September 2011.

More info: www.lotus.ugent.be

U4 LogoFrom 26 June till 3 July of 2011 the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen and the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR) will organize the interdisciplinary summer school Collecting and Preserving: Admiring the Material World in Rome, Renaissance to Enlightenment in Rome.

The Summer School is open to students who are doing a Ba-Honours, Master or PhD. There is a maximum number of 10 students who can participate. Deadline for application is 1 May 2011.