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October 2021







Una Europa News 
Spotlight on sustainability! This Autumn we are putting the spotlight on sustainability. European universities have an important role to play in creating the Sustainable University of the Future, and we all must work together to achieve the future we want. With a series of events designed by and for people from all corners of our alliance, we hope to provide space for everyone to make their voice heard and have their say.
  • Voices from across our community and beyond come together for the Una Europa Talk on 2 November. Listen and engage with our panel of experts who will discuss how European universities can drive sustainable futures live on YouTube
  • Una Europa students can connect with their peers and discuss how to push for sustainable change at their universities at the 2nd Una Europa Student Congress 20-21 October
  • On 4 November PhD students are invited to showcase their sustainability research and compete for a first prize of €1,000 in the first ever Una Europa PhD Slam and attend a workshop on Sustainable Development research as part of the UAS Conference 2021
View all of our events relating to sustainability at the calendar on the Una Europa website.
Special DIGITALIZED! edition of seed funding targets young researchers: We have launched a special edition of our seed funding initiative, exclusively aimed at early career researchers from Una Europa universities interested in collaborating on digital technologies for society. This special edition forms part of the NAWA-funded DIGITALIZED! project, carried out by Jagiellonian University under the "Academic International Partnerships" programme.
If you are a young researcher (PhD + up to 8 years), this is your opportunity to build an Una Europa network to work on e.g. joint publications, grant proposals, new research collaboration, business-academia cooperation, cooperation with social institutions, science-based citizen-engagement actions or science communication formats. The deadline for applications is 5 November, and full details on the call can be found on our website. Good luck!
Highlights
Second Una Europa Talk

Join us for our second Una Europa Talk on YouTube on 2 November at 16.30 CET, where we will explore the role European universities can and must play in creating the Sustainable University of the Future. Listen to the diverse viewpoints of our panel of experts, who together represent voices from across the European University community; the community that will be so central to transforming into a Sustainable University of the Future. The Talk is an integral part of this year's Berlin Science Week programme, organised in collaboration with the Falling Walls Foundation.

Una Europa students - why should you join us at the 2nd Student Congress? Watch this video to find out!
Partnership with New European Bauhaus 
Una Europa has recently been accepted to the New European Bauhaus initiative as an official partner, joining an inspiring community of European networks, associations, and organisations that are committed to act as promoters and key interlocutors for the movement.

The New European Bauhaus initiative connects the European Green Deal to our living spaces. It calls on all Europeans to imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls.

Photography Competition: My Una Europa Campus
As part of the 2nd Student Congress we have launched a photography competition! Una Europa students are invited to showcase their university campus by submitting a photo (or three). Submission deadline is 18 October.

Whether it's your favourite spot on campus, a panoramic view that shows it in all its glory, a fun moment of a student’s life, a symbol or a classic event from your institution, share a photo with fellow Una Europa members and win first prize, a cool instant camera!

Job opportunity: Una Europa Policy Advisor
Join our Una Europa coordination team based at KU Leuven as a Policy Advisor! We are currently seeking a full time Policy Advisor to coordinate the writing of the Una Europa proposal for the roll-out of the European Universities initiative. Deadline for applications is 4 November.
Reflecting on Una.Futura
For the 6th episode of our Podcast we spoke to two students who participated in Una.Futura, Pradeep Kumar and Matilda (Lily) Anderson, as well as associate professor Dr Mateusz Lewandowski, who  facilitated one of the student teams. Tune in to hear reflections on the open innovation design process, lessons learned and why Una Europa students should engage with such opportunities for transnational collaborative work.
General Assembly
On 3 November the next Una Europa General Assembly will take place, hosted by Freie Universität Berlin. Stakeholders from across the alliance will come together to reaffirm their commitment to our joint vision and discuss how best to translate this into tangible outputs achievable within this final year of the 1Europe Project.
Testing a blended approach to events:
Una Staff Week 2022
The next Una Europa Staff Week in 2022 will trial an innovative blended format. This will combine a physical event with online preparatory sessions that will help to foster a sense of community and shared vision ahead of the in-person meeting. We are excited to use lessons learned from the pandemic to enhance the Una Europa experience. Dates to be announced soon.
Save these dates
Student Congress
19-21 October 2021 | Madrid/ Online
Una Europa Talk
The Sustainable University of the Future | 2 November 2021 | Berlin/ Online
General Assembly
Internal event for Una Europa staff, management and Student Board | 3 November 2021 | Berlin
Una Europa PhD Slam
4 November 2021 | Berlin/ Online
Una Europa PhD Workshop: Sustainable Development Research  - an Interdisciplinary Chance or Challenge?
Part of the University Alliance for Sustainability (UAS) conference 2021
4 November 2021 | Online
Autumn with Una
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