Information day: Final round FP7

On May 22, 2012 there will be an information day about the final round of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) for EU research grants. This information day will focus on the FP7-Cooperation programme and has been organized at Radboud University Nijmegen in cooperation with AgentschapNL (National Contact Point).

The event is for researchers, managers, (policy) advisors and entrepreneurs. It will be held from 10:30 – 16:15 at the Gymnasion, Radboud University Nijmegen, Heyendaalseweg 141, Nijmegen. The event will be conducted in English.

Registration can be done before May 14 at this website.

Soeterbeeck Programme – activities in English

Soeterbeeck is offering many upcoming lectures and activities in English in 2012. Please see this attachment for the full programme.

Lifelong Learning Workshop

The workshop ‘Lifelong learning driving universities’ ambitions? Dare we? Can we? Let’s!’  will take place from May 14 – 15 at the University of Glasgow and will be co-hosted by  Professor Susan Geerthuis (University of Auckland) and Professor Mike Osborne (University of Glasgow). Please see this website  for the final workshop programme and registration details.

Radboud University delegation visits University of Cologne

On April 19 a delegation consisting of members of many Radboud University faculties, led by Rector Magnificus Sebastian Kortmann,  visited the University of Cologne. They were received by Rector Axel Freimuth, who proudly  explained that the University of Cologne  is a finalist with no less than five applications in the German “Exzellenz Initiative,”  among them the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities and, together with the Helmholtz-Centre and the Max Planck Institute, an Excellence Cluster in Plant Science. Rector Kortmann discussed the future of Radboud University Nijmegen with reference to the Hoofdlijnenakkoord.  Professor Heino Falcke lectured about “Black Holes” for an audience consisting of experts and lay people alike, and kept them all star-stricken. After lunch most of the  Nijmegen delegation discussed possibilities for cooperation with their German counterparts, while a few were shown the impressive University of Cologne Centre for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry.   The International Office has already received a number of reports written by faculty members of the delegation, which bode well for a future of fruitful cooperation.

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Lecturer workshop: academic writing for students (in Dutch)

A workshop about academic writing for students will be held, in Dutch, on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 9-13:30. It is being organized by the Academic Writing Centre Nijmegen. This year’s theme is ‘Hoe krijg ik mijn studenten zover?’

More information can be found on this website.

Radboud University at the EAIE 2012 Dublin

Radboud University will be present at the yearly conference of the European Association of International Education (EAIE) in September this year. On Thursday, September 13, a meet & greet buffet lunch will be held for Radboud partner universities at the Custom House, a restaurant very near to the conference venue. The International Office will arrange the logistics and finance; relevant staff will receive digital invitations that can then be forwarded to international partners.

International Office staff travelling to Dublin will be staying in the Arlington Hotel. If you plan to go the conference yourself, we suggest you book the same hotel. This will allow us more opportunities to discuss and evaluate EAIE experiences.

Summer courses at NIMAR

Intensive summer courses in Moroccan Arabic and Tarifit (Rif-Berber) will be given in Morocco for 4 weeks in July 2012. For more information please see the NIMAR website.

Neth-ER, Netherlands house for Education and Research

Neth-ER is a representation of the Dutch knowledge field in Brussels. The aim of Neth-ER is to influence the European policymaking process in an adequate way in order for the Dutch knowledge field to optimally use European policy and instruments that Europe has to offer to the Netherlands. To achieve this, eight Dutch organisations working in the field of education, research and innovation, founded this international non-profit association in Brussels in 2006. 

The Neth-ER website is available in Dutch and English. They also have a newsletter to which you can subscribe or read from their website.

European Commission – Call for proposals – Knowledge Alliances

The European Commission has placed a call for projects to develop structural knowledge alliances, to stimulate collaboration between educational institutions and innovative partners, such as companies. These alliances will play a role in the new programme ‘Erasmus for all’.

June 28, 2012 is the deadline to apply. For more information please visit the official website.

Memoranda of Understanding (MoU’s)

New York Law School
The Faculty of Law signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the New York Law School. During the term of this agreement, two Law students on an annual basis can be nominated for an exchange of one semester each.

University of Western Australia (UWA)
A Memorandum of Understanding, including student exchange, has been signed between the University of Western Australia  (UWA) and Radboud University. The Faculty of Social Sciences, Psychology,  is actively involved. For more information about UWA: www.uwa.edu.au/

For general information about MoU’s: Radboudnet.

For other information about MoU’s you can contact: p.haarhuis@io.ru.nl