DAAD-HRK Workshop 208 02Within the workshop offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors Conference (HRK) on 16 April 2018 in Brussels, Vice-President Prof. Dr. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne und Dr. Stephan van Galen, Secretary General of Groningen University, presented the U4-Network to the representatives of the European Commission, as the Best Practice concerning the development of the EU-programme line European University Networks (EUN).

The workshop outlined the measures and concepts that lie at the heart of EUNs, such as the bottom-up approach to establish them, the recognition of studies done abroad or the reflection of a geographical balance in Europe, amongst others which serve the goal to eventually ultimately "European Universities".



studytrip-germanliterature-2018From 9 to 14 April 2018 about 20 students of German Language and Literature of Ghent University made a study trip tracing the history of German language and literature in Jena, Weimar, Eisenach, Kassel and Göttingen.

With generous support from U4, joint lectures, seminars, guided tours and workshops were organized in Göttingen.



cessmir-2018The Ghent Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR) organizes from 17 till 19 September 2018  in Ghent the first CESSMIR conference on Needs and Care Practices for Refugees and Migrants.

CESSMIR invites scholars, policy makers and practitioners to discuss their perspectives and experiences on the compelling needs of different groups of refugees, migrants and newcomers in a global perspective and the diverse ways to address these needs. We hereby want to focus on interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and transnational perspectives. 



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.



health-migration-rights-2017Each summer Ghent University students welcome fellow students from all over the world for a 12-day educational programme on the topics of 'Health & Migration' and 'Reproductive Health & Rights', along with various social and cultural activities. Applicants can choose between the two different subjects. Both programmes will take place from the 1st until the 12th of July 2018.

The Summer School 'Health & Migration' and ‘Reproductive Health & Rights’ is a project organized by medical students at Ghent University, in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine.