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Why we post: a global perspective on social media

How do people use social media in different parts of the world, and what are the implications? Professor Daniel Miller explains what a team of anthropologists found by sending 15 months each in nine small towns all over the world, comparing social media use. You can engage with their research through a variety of free online resources including UCL’s first massive open online course (MOOC) starting on 29th February, a series of open access books published by UCL Press, and a short video.
25 November 2015
Daniel Miller  More...

Starts: Nov 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Cameron - Banning Milk and Cheese

Pablo Echenique is one of the five Podemos members elected to the European Parliament in 2014, and currently running for parliament in the upcoming Spanish general election. On Monday 26 October, he was scheduled to talk at the UCL European Institute, however the event had to be cancelled when he ran into difficulties at the UK Border. Here, he explains the full story…
2 November 2015
Pablo Echenique

Starts: Nov 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Flights from Freedom

Eva Hoffman, former editor of The New York Times and Visiting Professor at the UCL European Institute, asks what propels individuals to turn to extremist movements and argues that we need to build a ‘culture of democracy’ with shared norms and ethics.
22 October 2015
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Starts: Oct 22, 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