Arnab Dutta smallThe graduate student Arnab Dutta of the University of Göttingen received the Arenberg Coimbra Group Award for Erasmus students. Every year, the award of 5.000 Euro is given to graduates of a University of the Coimbra group who went abroad to one of the Coimbra Universities in the frame of the Erasmus Program. Dutta was convincing the selection committee in presenting the added value of the exchange program for his master thesis. It is focused on the image of Europe of Indian students in the time between the two world wars and how the changing boarders influenced their mobility and their perception of the continent. The Coimbra group is an association of 40 high-level universities in Europa with the joint aim of providing support in interdisciplinary exchange for students and university teachers.

taiwanstudies-2018In the framework of the U4 Taiwan Studies network a 2nd workshop was hosted by Groningen on 31 May and 1 June 2018, focusing on the theme: 'EU foreign policy and the response from East Asia'.

The workshop was centered around four main topics: (1) political developments and EU-East Asia Relations, (2) governing economic relations between the EU and East Asia, (3) normative power Europe and East Asia, and (4) the EU and China: policies and normative stance.

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.

sustainable-energy-2018Within the cluster for Science and Technology a 2nd U4 Summer School for PhD students in the cycle 'Energy, Sustainability and Society' will take place at Uppsala University from 28 till 30 August 2018 on the theme: 'Materials for sustainable energy applications'.

The course focuses on current materials research and technology development in areas of key importance for sustainable energy. Invited lecturers from research and industry will provide an overview of the state of the art as well as key questions in their fields of expertise.

Staff Visit Uppsala Gtttingen 2018 smallIn late April, the Faculty Office for Humanities and Social Sciences, Uppsala University, visited Göttingen University. The aim of the visit, which was initiated by Uppsala but generously planned and arranged by the Göttingen hosts, was to contribute to the Uppsala office's continuous work for enhanced internationalization and quality.

During two intensive days of inspiring meetings and discussions between the two U4 partners, the Uppsala office had the opportunity to meet with various representatives and offices of Göttingen University, particularly related to the humanities, social sciences, theology and teacher education.