ENLIGHT 2019 TartuNine universities – rectors, staff and student representatives from all over Europe have formally launched the 'ENLIGHT' consortium. ENLIGHT will promote quality of life, sustainability & global engagement through higher education transformation.

The rectors of the universities of Ghent (BE), Göttingen (DE), Tartu (EE), Basque Country (ES), Bordeaux (FR), Galway (IE), Groningen (NL), Uppsala (SE) and Comenius Bratislava (SK) have signed a Letter of Intent, in which the nine partner universities express their commitment to prepare a joint application in the framework of the second European Universities call.



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.