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The rights & responsibilities of the university sector in the EU referendum debate

In this commentary, Lucy Shacketon outlines why UK universities have both the right and the responsibility to inform and influence the referendum debate. 
3 August 2015 
Lucy Shackleton More...

Starts: Aug 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Edges of Europe: Britain, Romania and European Identities

In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...

Starts: Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Extremism disenchanted: what role can education play?

Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Calls for proposal international strategic collaboration Utrecht University

20 February 2014

In 2014 Utrecht University launched new calls for proposals to strengthen the strategic collaboration with a selected number of strategic international partner universities.


Utrecht University invites researchers and teachers to collaborate with their staff to discuss new initiatives for joint activities in research and education. At Utrecht University seed funding is available for Intensive Workshops and Visiting Fellowships.

Intensive Workshops
Utrecht University will co-fund joint scientific workshops in 2014 to strengthen the ties with its strategic international partners (UUPs) and international partners with a strong international profile in at least one UU strategic theme by bringing top scholars together. An intensive workshop is an expert meeting of scientific leaders to strengthen existing or initiate new collaborations between international partners (preferably at least one Utrecht University Partner). The main purpose of the workshop should be to explore and set up new (external funded) cooperation projects in research (e.g. EC projects) and/or education (e.g. structured mobility of students or staff,  e-learning or other joint programmes) in one of the strategic themes of Utrecht University. The maximum grant will be €7.500. For more information (a.o. criteria, application procedure) see the attached call text.

Visiting Fellowships
Utrecht University will co-fund visiting fellowships in 2014 to strengthen the ties between Utrecht University and its strategic international partners (UUPs). The purpose of these Visiting Fellowships is to initiate new collaborations in education between UU and its UUPs and to explore and set up (external funded) cooperation projects in education and/or research in the fields of ‘Life Sciences’, ‘Sustainability’, ‘Institutions’ or ‘Youth and Identity’. The maximum grant will be €5.000. For more information (a.o. criteria, application procedure) see the attached call text.

Information about university-wide international collaboration activities and the Utrecht University grants for international collaboration please see: International Collaboration

For more information, please contact Peter Delves