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EUTOPIA - A good place to create the future

EUTOPIA, an alliance of six European universities, strives to create a connected and inclusive academic community across the continent, forging a new generation for European higher education.

About the alliance

Formed by Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the University of Gothenburg, l’Université Paris Seine, the Pompeu Fabra University – Barcelona, the University of Warwick and led by the University of Ljubljana, the EUTOPIA alliance is

The EUTOPIA alliance unites over:
165,000 students
30,000 members of staff
90,000 international alumni

With research centres in 760 areas, EUTOPIA’s expertise spans multiple areas, highlighting the network’s breadth of knowledge.

The alliance launched its strategy on the 28th of February 2019 at the Solvay Library in Brussels.

Student opportunities

Through the intensive collaboration between the VUB and the 5 other EUTOPIA universities, students can benefit from several international opportunities in all parts of Europe.

Erasmus exchange

Check if your programme has Erasmus exchange opportunities on the Exchange pages!

Summer schools

  • From 13 June to 26 July 2019, the Joint Summer School Toulouse-Ljubljana will take place. For participants coming from universities that are partners of both organizing institutions (School of Economics and Busines of the University of Ljubljana and Toulouse Business School), a discount (200 €) is ensured. More information is available HERE.

  • As part of the celebrations around the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of Ljubljana, the Faculty of Arts is organising a summer school for students and other participants with the title FAIL BETTER which will take place from 26 to 30 August 2019. Renowned philosophers Alenka ZUPANČIČ, Slavoj ŽIŽEK AND Mladen DOLAR will present their latest as well as new work and will try to come up with some proposals as to how to "fail better". More information can be found through this LINK.

  • The 2019 Ljubljana Summer School with the title TAKE THE BEST FROM EAST AND WEST which is organized by the School of Economics and Business (University of Ljubljana) will take place from 8-26 July 2019. For more information, check the website HERE or contact Ms. Adrijana Lazić, adrijana.lazic@ef.uni-lj.si.

  • The Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona (UPF) has a wide offer of International Summer Schools. All courses have an applied component with workshops, activities, etc. which enables learning beyond the classroom. The schedules and calendars (during the month of July) are based on modules, so that students have the flexibility to combine courses of 4, 2 or 1 week. The 2019 application deadline has now passed and the call is closed. Information about the next call will be shared on their website next year. Find more information HERE.

Online work shops

  • The University of Ljubljana Career Centres are carrying out online workshops for students about creative thinking. Their goal is to enhance the competences and the gathering of new knowledge for the students. The students of EUTOPIA universities can join the webinars, prepared at the University of Ljubljana, held in English, free of charge. For more information on the webinar and access check HERE.

Conferences

  • On 17 September 2019, the fourth CUTTING EDGE conference for early stage researchers will take place at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana. The topic of the conference is COMMUNICATING IN SCIENCE. The deadline for registration for Bachelor's, Master's, PhD students who want to present a poster is 30 June 2019. The registration for students from EUTOPIA members is free of charge. More information can be found HERE

PhD student opportunities

Through the intensive collaboration between the VUB and the 5 other EUTOPIA universities, PhD students can benefit from several international opportunities in all parts of Europe.

PhD Scholarschips

  • Warwick and VUB offer a number of PhD scholarships for joint projects. The funding, which covers tuition fees, a salary/stipend and research/travel expenses, allows students to be jointly supervised by an academic at Warwick and an academic at VUB. The 2019 scholarship application deadline has now passed and the call for applications is closed. Information about the next call will be shared here next year. The information about the previous call can be found HERE

For more research funding opportunities, also check the page for Staff!

Conferences

  • On 17 September 2019, the fourth CUTTING EDGE conference for early stage researchers will take place at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana. The topic of the conference is COMMUNICATING IN SCIENCE. The deadline for registration for Bachelor's, Master's, PhD students who want to present a poster is 30 June 2019. The registration for students from EUTOPIA members is free of charge. More information can be found HERE

Doctoral Schools

  • The School of Economics and Business of the University of Ljubljana is organizing a Doctoral Summer School which will take place from 15 to 19 July and from 22 to 26 July 2019. Participants who apply for two courses can benefit from a discount. More information can be found HERE.

STAFF OPPORTUNITIES

EUTOPIA offers several opportunities for academic and non-academic staff, but we also call on the initiative of staff members to develop strong ties with our partners.

As the alliance is growing stronger, we are collecting the current collaborations. Do you have good contacts with one of the EUTOPIA partners, or does your research group have an established project with another EUTOPIA research group? Let us know! Send an email to eutopia@vub.be with the main information and contact points so we can contact you with the relevant opportunities!

Fellowships

  • The Paris Seine Institute of Advanced Studies has launched a new scheme, the EUTOPIA Visiting Fellowships, to facilitate the hosting of EUTOPIA researchers wishing to collaborate with Paris Seine faculty. Relevant details can be found HERE. Applications are open and welcome!
  • The VUB is actively recruiting experienced researchers for the prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action – Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF) which is part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 funding scheme. The MSCA-IF funding scheme is geared to promising experienced researchers (ER). Please note: an ER denotes a researcher with a PhD degree, or at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience (unrelated to PhD studies).  A repository of topics to inspire potential applicants, and to ensure a two-way knowledge transfer between applicant and host institution (a requirement for the proposal) has been created. The topics of the repository are thought to be seen as grounds for discussion and further evolution into a project idea together with the respective VUB supervisor. The applicant will have to write a proposal to further expound his or her idea regarding e.g. innovation, training and stakeholders. The repository and instructions in how to proceed can be found HERE.

 

For PhD scholarships, check the page for PhD students!

Contact

Ask your questions or pitch your initiatives to the VUB EUTOPIA officer

For more information, inquiries, or comments, please contact us through eutopia@vub.be