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Exchange Mobility Opportunities for EELISA Students at École des Ponts ParisTech 

EELISA Member École des Ponts ParisTech offers 3 English-taught programmes, available to students from the EELISA Alliance Institutions. Exchange mobility represents a great opportunity to deepen academic training, benefit from high-end courses and faculty at a prestigious School from our network, while experiencing student life on another campus as well as a new culture. These…

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First on-site EELISA Executive Board meeting of 2024: defining priorities for the year and beyond 

With its renewed commitment supported by the second Erasmus+ funding period, and following the Phase 2 kick-off meeting in November, the EELISA Alliance is set to hold the initial on-site strategic meeting of the EELISA Executive Board. Scheduled for January 25 and 26, 2024, this initial gathering will be hosted at the Universidad Politécnica de…

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Improving start-ups: Second EELISA & JOSEPHS Co-Creation Workshop

Involving the customer perspective already in product development, learning how to conduct insightful interviews, developing innovative ideas, and daring to get out of the comfort zone – all this and much more was part of the second EELISA x JOSEPHS Co-Creation Workshop at JOSEPHS, the open innovation lab in Nuremberg, Germany. The workshop on December…

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EELISA Speak Out 2023: shaping the voice of EELISA together.

Echoing the success of the first edition of the EELISA Speak-out consultation campaign in 2022, EELISA proudly announces the launch of Speak-Out 2. This endeavor takes the EELISA spirit of transparency and collaboration reaching beyond students to include staff, faculty, and external collaborators. Its main Objective: Rethinking Branding for EELISA 2.0 The primary goal of…

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A Memorandum of Understanding for a Circular future

On October 18th, on the occasion of the World Young Scientist Summit (WYSS) 2023 European Event, the CIRCULAR EELISA Community signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the China-Europe Association for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACEIE), and the World Young Scientist Summit, (WYSS). The meeting took place in Brussels, and the signing of the Memorandum was attended by Dr. Zhiwei…

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EELISA’s Year-End Highlights: impactful moments and insights

As the end of the year approaches, it becomes essential for us to pause and reflect on the journey we’ve undertaken—a journey filled with innovative learning experiences, transformative challenges, and unprecedented collaboration. There have been numerous impactful experiences, too many to capture in just one page. Below, the EELISA communication team has compiled a selection…

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EELISA people & institutions, working to have all-inclusive and non-discriminatory environments

Last 5th and 6th October, different people from EELISA institutions gathered in Bucharest for the last stage of the I EELISA Diversity Award. Months earlier, on the 31st May, EELISA InnoCORE launched a call for good practiceswith the aim of gathering examples of actions put in place by individual researchers and research structures (groups, departments,…

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EELISA Diversity Award: An interview with winner Hatice Kose

Diversity is a fundamental and invaluable asset that enriches every aspect of society, including workplaces, educational institutions, and communities. For this reason, EELISA’s research and innovation arm, InnoCORE, has actively collected best practices and initiatives implemented by individual researchers and research structures to promote diversity within their teams. The focus extended to encompass various aspects…

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EELISA commemorates Elisa L. Zamfirescu’s Birthday with a portrait exhibition across all campuses

Our alliance is a diverse, multicultural and innovative European University with the goal of transforming higher education into the seed for a more equitable, green and sustainable future. But who are the people behind the institutions that are cultivating these seeds of transformation? Through a collection of 30 vivid posters showcasing portraits of students, staff,…

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Empowering SDGs advocates: EELISA issues new EELISA Credentials!

Over 4,000 participants who have engaged in the innovative and transformative learning experiences organized by EELISA Communities will receive their EELISA Credentials this week. This represents the tangible acknowledgment of their dedication and a testament to their commitment to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. For EELISA, these participants have been instrumental in bringing to life…

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The 1st Enrepreneurship School, a turning point in developing business ideas

More than 25 people from 15 different nationalities gathered last week from the 16th until the 20th of October at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg – Research Campus Waischenfeld for a transformative learning experience focused on entrepreneurship. From Customer Centric Innovation to diving into the depths of Business Design Processes and mastering the Elevator Pitch, students, PhDs and employees from…

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#WeAreEELISA 8: Interview with Emília Csiszár, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Welcome to the 8th episode of our #WeAreEELISA series! The campaign that aims to shed light on the EELISA microcosm through interviews with high profiles within the EELISA institutions, as well as campus video tours by students from the alliance. Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Prof. Emília Csiszár, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of the…

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Exploring Sustainability in the Metaverse: The Future is Green Challenge 2023

Who says gaming can not help improving the future?  What if you could use popular games like Roblox or Minecraft to tackle climate change in urban areas? There are many ways one could apply knowledge into games such platforms in order to find new paths towards sustainability! Following this idea, the EELISA Metaverse & Sustainability…

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1st EELISA International Conference: Uniting 400 Participants and 100+ Global Speakers

The event has taken place from 4 to 6 October 2023 at the National University of Science and Technology Politehnica Bucharest. The conference offered 27 sessions with over 100 speakers – from prominent researchers, academics, students and staff members of EELISA institutions to representatives from other European universities and international organizations. Dozens of students stood…

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Information session on EELISA InnoCORE tools for researchers

ELISA INNOvation and COmmon REsearch Strategy (InnoCORE) is the research and innovation wing of EELISA. Under InnoCORE, EELISA has put in place a set of initiatives to boost connections among EELISA researchers, namely the second call for research workshops EELISA Connect, the EELISA Research Networking Platform and the EELISA catalogue of research facilities (link available soon).…

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Countdown to the First EELISA International Conference: final programme and updates.

EELISA is now gearing up to deliver the event that will mark the culmination of its three-year journey and simultaneously kickstart its new phase. Over two and a half days, with an anticipated attendance of over three hundred participants, the conference will encompass a diverse program of 27 sessions including panel discussions, high-level meetings, parallel…

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EELISA Connect final call for workshops

Are you a researcher willing to activate the exchange of ideas between EELISA researchers and academicians? Do you need a space for sharing experiences, contacts, capacities, infrastructures, and research projects with your international peers?  If so, this is your chance to get your ideas funded!   EELISA InnoCORE opens the final joint call for workshops…

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#WeAreEELISA 7: Interview with Mihnea Costoiu, Rector of National University of Science and Technology Politehnica Bucharest

How are the campuses, the people, and the environment behind each of the pieces that make up the map of EELISA? What is the impact of such an ambitious Alliance on each member institution? Welcome to the 7th episode of our #WeAreEELISA series! The campaign that aims to give an answer to these questions. Through…

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Can we make society more egalitarian? Social Science Garage emergency workshop for engineers

The EELISA community “Egalitarian Societies: Opportunities for Everyone” arises from different Service Learning projects that work with very diverse social groups. In these projects, students participate in activities that have direct contact with the real problems of our society. However, the participation of engineers in this type of projects, with an important social component, presents…

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Finding the meaning of waste: a storytelling workshop by the EELISA Circular Community

The second phase of the circular@[action] series by the Circular EELISA Community was hosted by ETSIAAB (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) between the 26 to 28 of April, with a participation of 23 students and staff members from five different EELISA Alliance member universities (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, National University of Science and Technology Politehnica Bucharest,…

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Mini rockets, helicopters, and hot air balloons: Cătălin Burtea’s participation at UPB’s SpaceFest

The inaugural edition of POLI SpaceFEST was held from the 11th until the 13th of June at the National University of Science and Technology Politehnica Bucharest, featuring unique and innovative sessions, workshops, and conferences during the 3 days of the science festival.  Having its aim set on developing and promoting the airspace domain, SpaceFEST saw…

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EELISA student representatives at the European Student Assembly in Strasbourg

Each year, the European Student Assembly (ESA) initiative gathers more than 200 students from most European University Alliances to discuss current issues, come up with recommendations and advocate them among a selection of stakeholders and decision makers. Designed and implemented by a students and academic committee, as well as and non academic staff members from…

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Strategic and operational meeting of EELISA Governance in Istanbul

The Rectors, Vice-Rectors, Presidents, and Directors of EELISA higher education institutions, as well as external collaborators, representatives of the EELISA Executive Board, EELISA InnoCORE, and Student Council members, will convene in Istanbul from 11 to 14 July 2023. This comprehensive meeting takes place just one week after receiving the endorsement from the European Commission for…

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Insights into the PROPTECH Entrepreneurship Hackathon

After the successful Think Tank activity at the European Space Agency, which gathered 86 students and 117 professors and researchers, the EELISA Community Sustainable Buildings, Cities and Communities (SusBCC) has kept working towards their mission of accelerating the transition of buildings, cities, and communities into environmentally, economically and socially sustainable agents through education. In line…

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A day of agriculture with ZHAW and UPM in Switzerland

The EELISA activity “ Aquaponics and ecological engineering: from low tech to high tech ” took place on June 20 th , 2023, in the Grüntal Campus of Schweizer Hochschulen für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW) in Wädenswil, Switzerland, jointly organized by both ZHAW and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). ZHAW holds a prominent position among Switzerland’s…

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JEDI, the newest opportunity to explore a potential European label for joint programs in engineering

  The Joint European Degree Label in engineering (JEDI) is one of the projects from the Erasmus+ Programme, under the ERASMUS-EDU-2022-POL-EXP call for policy experimentation in higher education. It relies on the joint collaboration of 16 higher education institutions (HEI), spread out in 11 countries, to explore, during one-year, common criterion for a potential European…

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“European Engineering Projectwork”, a course that brings engineering education to the next level

As an alliance of Higher Education Institutions encompassing many graduate engineering schools and technological universities, EELISA aims to develop a new EELISA European engineer profile. A compelling, implementable, and shared model that inspires the necessary transformations in the training processes to foster the new generation of professionals ready to address and contribute to the new…

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Fighting energy poverty with UPM Darío Fernández at the II EELISA RBL Symposium in Pisa

The Second EELISA Research-based Learning Symposium was celebrated on May 17-19, 2023, in Pisa. An event which featured special sessions focused on the best practices of the EELISA Communities, as well as the presentation of research papers selected as part of the EELISA Scientific Student’s Competition. The main topic of discussion that was tackled during these…

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Building bridges outside EELISA with External Stakeholders

  On Tuesday 16th of May, the EELISA External Stakeholder Meeting was held via Zoom, where Invited industry collegues joined EELISA members to discuss the improvement of international internships within the Alliance. During the event, seven globally recognised companies (such as Siemens, Airbus and LinkedIn) and associations (e.g. ARILOG) took the opportunity to engage in meaningful…

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Exploring joint possibilities within Europe with ID4H Community coordinators

Mobility, exchange and collaboration opportunities are growing rapidly at EELISA. But in the midst of this moment of acceleration, we believe it’s important to capture the vision and experience of each and every person who is making that growth possible. On this occasion, we look back to December 2022, when EELISA Community Industrial Design for…

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Enriching the academic experience with sustainability competences: an insight into the EELISA Community “SusCo”

EELISA Communities are at their best going through an increase of collaborations and joint activities towards their missions. But how is this exchange happening and impacting their members? Prof. Irene Martín Rubio, from the Department of Organizational Engineering, Business Administration and Statistics of the UPM School of Engineering and Industrial Design: Escuela Técnica Superior de…

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Enhancing cooperation among French-Italian universities: Vagisha Aggarwal’s experience in Torino

On March 30, the EELISA universities École des Ponts ParisTech and Université PSL (Paris, France), as well as Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy), were invited to Università di Torino for a meeting dedicated to Italian and French universities participating in the “European University” initiative. The aim of this gathering was to raise…

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Meet the ERC grantees from EELISA universities

A total of 11 researchers from EELISA universities were awarded one of the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) grants in the most recent calls: consolidator grants (results announced on 31 January 2023) and starting grants (results announced on 22 November 2022).   With its grants, the ERC supports highly qualified young scientists with several years…

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Design Thinking as a tool to help the elderly. An experience narrated by Òscar O. Santos-Sopena

Building a bridge between technology and our elders was the main challenge that was set to be achieved at the EELISA seminar “Design Thinking: Technology for elderly people” organized by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi (Turkey) and Universitatea Politehnica din București (Romania), last 16th and 17th March, 2023. Celebrated in Bucharest, this…

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Meet Dr. Adán Sánchez, winner of the First EELISA Prototype Contest

Before a new product is launched, many questions need to be answered. Which target group is most interested? What are their needs and their aesthetic desires? How much are they willing to pay? As the winner of the first EELISA Prototype Contest, Adán Sánchez, founder of the Spanish startup “The Green Factor”, had the opportunity…

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Technology for Humanity: a collaborative Mapathon session to help Syrian and Turkish areas affected by the earthquake

How can we use technology to give fast and precise answers to the current challenges and emergencies of today? Juan Portela, a member of the TERRA Research Group, provides us some insight on this topic in this new #EELISANarator episode, in which he shares his experience as one of the organizers and participants of the…

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#WeAreEELISA series: the window to meet the EELISA network

EELISA is an alliance of ten Higher Education institutions from eight different countries, representing roughly 194.000 students, 18.500 faculty, and 12.000 staff members. An amalgam of cities, people, cultures, and languages that goes beyond boundaries to create a space of diversity, collaboration, and exchange.  This is represented by EELISA logo as an assemblage of parts…

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EELISA shares her R&I strategies in the II TORCH Forum

EELISA InnoCORE participated in the second TORCH Annual Forum celebrated on 8 March 2023. Under the title “Sharing Common R&I Policies and Strategies: strengthening collaborations towards a transformational approach”, researchers, innovators, and policymakers gathered in Dublin to discuss topics such as research assessment reform, and equality, diversity, and inclusion in research. Isabel Salguerio (UPM), and…

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Building AI ethically? Count me in! Konstantinos Parginos’ experience in Pisa

Last week, the Seasonal School “Ethos+tekhne, a new generation of researchers”, took place in Pisa. This was a groundbreaking student-led activity organised by Scoula Normale Superiore, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Université Paris Sciences et Lettres which was selected for funding by the first EELISA Joint Call. During this one-week schoool, participants from different EELISA institutions…

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This is your chance to activate new research opportunities!

Are you a researcher willing to activate the exchange of ideas between EELISA researchers and academicians? Do you dream of creating a space for sharing experiences, contacts, capacities, infrastructures, and research projects with your international peers?  If so, this is your chance to get your ideas funded! “EELISAConnect” is the first joint call of EELISA…

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“For a more inclusive and responsible world” – an insight into the EELISA activities for IDWGS.

From left to right: Isabel Salgueiro (EELISA InnoCORE Coordinator), Krisztina László (BME), Inés Sánchez (UPM), Adeline Favier (PSL), Virginia Petre (UPB), Julien Becker (ENPC), Laura Tierling (EELISA Gender Equality ¬ Diversity workgroup) and Magda Luthay (FAU) Two days of activities, three months of preparation work, and over twenty people involved. This is how EELISA commemorated…

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EELISA Communities deploy their activities to transform learning and research into unprecedented impactful experiences. 

Last January, 150 students from 13 European universities, together with more than 100 researchers and international experts, participated in the EELISA think tank on sustainable buildings, the largest event of its kind to date. This groundbreaking experience has been developed by the EELISA Community Sustainable Buildings, Cities and Communities (EELISA BCC)  in collaboration with the…

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The Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) joins EELISA as a full member

The ZHAW is one of Switzerland’s leading universities of applied sciences. It offers teaching, research, continuing education, and services, taking a practical and academically rigorous approach. In research and development, the ZHAW focuses on key societal challenges, with an emphasis on energy and social integration. With its expertise in sustainable development and digital transformation, the…

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EELISA and the European Space Agency in Madrid launch the biggest think tank in sustainable buildings to date

150 students from 13 European universities, together with more than 100 researchers and international experts, will work jointly from the 23 to the 27 of January to generate proposals on efficiency, sustainability, and digitization applicable to the facilities of the European Space Agency in Madrid. This is a groundbreaking experience promoted the EELISA Community Sustainable…

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Save the date for the II EELISA Roundtable to commemorate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

A survey run among EELISA researchers and academic staff in September 2022 revealed that many researchers feel parenthood is “a hurdle” for their research career and complain about incompatibility of raising children and keeping up with the demands of a top-level research position. What are the daily-life experiences in this regard? What are the current…

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An enlarged consortium with a commitment to a sustainable long-term alliance amid the outcomes of the latest EELISA Governing Board meeting.

There are moments in the life of every institution that mark a before and an after. For EELISA, after the first meetings that paved the way to its foundation, the gathering held at Université Paris Sciences et Lettres and École des Ponts ParisTech on 14-15 November 2022 is one of them. This was expressed by…

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The EELISA Governing Board and the EELISA Student Council meet in Paris to consolidate the strategic decisions for next year

On the 14th and 15th of November 2022, Rectors, Directors and President of the nine universities of the alliance, along with representatives of EELISA students, faculty, staff and external advisors are gathering in Paris to celebrate the EELISA Governing Board Meeting hosted by École des Ponts ParisTech and PSL Université Paris. During this two-day event,…

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Meet the people engineering a new sustainable future for Europe, and the world!

EELISA Communities are one of the core elements of EELISA Alliance. They are mission-driven groups where education, research, professional experience, and societal challenges merge – where the transformation of knowledge into action happens. They bring together students, teachers, staff, and researchers from all partner universities with prestigious professionals, grassroots organizations, citizens, private companies, and public…

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EELISA offers two events to delve into gender issues, inclusiveness, and accessibility.

EELISA believes that higher education has a fundamental role in building a more sustainable, fair, and equitable society. For this reason, EELISA aims to promote an accessible and diverse university, where each and every person, regardless of their culture, ethnicity, gender or beliefs, finds their place to study, grow and contribute to the construction of…

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23 proposals selected under the first EELISA Joint Call for Inter-Institutional Activities

International seminars on urban mobility, gamification events to enhance knowledge and awareness of the circular economy, activities to boost sustainability transformation, or an initiative to join forces between BAUHAUS initiatives across Europe, are just some of the proposals that will receive funding from the first EELISA Call for Joint inter-institutional Activities in Communities. As following…

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A powerful message from EELISA Student Council

On the 1st and 2nd of September, 2022, the EELISA Executive Board met in Budapest. During this meeting, representatives of the nine EELISA partner institutions evaluated the work and achievements to date, both at a tactical and strategic level. Ideas and proposals that would mark the next steps of the alliance were also shared. With…

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EELISA Calls for activities connected to the IOAW Week

“An invaluable chance to combine the global momentum for the open sharing of information with the advancement of policy changes and the importance of social issues affecting people around the world”, is the fundamental statement that describes the  International Open Access Week (IOAW). The IOAW has been celebrated by individuals, institutions, and organizations around the…

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The European Student Assembly – an EELISA mobility experience

On Youth Day we want to emphasize the key role that students have in EELISA. They are the future of engineering and responsible for making Europe more sustainable, inclusive and diverse. In order to raise awareness about this among students, we focus on mobility programs as they are the perfect opportunity to open their minds,…

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Driving an entrepreneurial mindset – EELISA Unfolds at the HEI Initiative IVAP Workshop

On July 5th and 6th, 2022,  representatives of EELISA UNFOLDS, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship dimension of EELISA, had the pleasure to participate in the first in-person event “Innovation Vision Action Plan” (IVAP) Workshop organized by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology). This workshop took place at the World Trade Centre in Barcelona, Spain,…

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This summer, connect to innovation and to the world. Join the EELISA Community platform!

If you’re a member or partner of the EELISA European University, you probably already know about the world of opportunities offered by the EELISA Communities. Sure, they’re mostly about problem-solving, but in practice, they’re so much more than that. The EELISA Communities gather students, researchers, professionals, citizens, companies, and more, in order to find innovative…

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Behind the scenes of the first EELISA joint call – Deadline 24 July

The deadline for the first joint call for EELISA Communities is approaching (24th July). This initiative aims to boost transnational mobility, fostering cross-sectional networking within EELISA as well as increase the visibility of the activities offered by the EELISA Communities. On 30 June, potential applicants had the chance to meet with the EELISA team that…

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The EELISA Credential is already a reality

Last week, an important milestone for EELISA was achieved – the issuance of the first 1,000 EELISA Credentials to participants of the activities promoted by EELISA Communities. The EELISA Communities are mission-driven working groups where education, research, professional experience, and societal challenges merge with the purpose of contributing to real-world challenges through innovative learning activities.…

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Sophie Griveau, new EELISA Dean of Studies.

Sophie Griveau has been confirmed for the position of EELISA Dean of Studies. She is a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and has been an associate professor in the Grande Ecole Chimie ParisTech-PSL since 2005. She also has extensive research activity and publications in the field of electrochemical microsensors, analytical microsystems, and the development of scanning…

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An open stage for the best EELISA researchers and innovators

To bring the knowledge generated in EELISA to the broader public while making EELISA a vibrant forum for innovation and Europe, and the world, a better place. These are the main goals of this monthly event series that will give the stage to our best EELISA researchers and innovators to discuss the possibilities, risks, and…

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Exchange of ideas and Rioja-style potatoes; the EELISA Mobility experience of Dóra Pivarcsi-Fekete

The idea of connection is one of the cornerstones of EELISA. That is why the mobility of its people – and not only students but also faculty and staff – is key. With the aim to deepen collaboration and strengthen ties with her colleagues at the UPM/EELISA coordination team as well as the EELISA Office,…

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Julie and the first in-person meeting of the EELISA Student Council  

On the 22nd of April, student representatives from all EELISA members gathered in Pisa to meet one another and to formally constitute the EELISA Student Council, the voice of their peers in the Alliance. In this brief interview, student representative from ENPC Julie Kleinhans shares her experience in this first face-to-face meeting that has promt…

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EELISA InnoCORE R&I Symposium – joining efforts to build a change-maker mindset

The I EELISA R&I InnoCORE symposium took place last week on 16 May, together with the first EELISA Research-Based Learning Symposium. Research and innovation experts met at ITU in Istanbul to discuss how to deepen collaboration in research, innovation and entrepreneurship across the Alliance. Participants had the opportunity to get to know better how EELISA…

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EELISA InnoCORE Symposium – bringing collaboration in research to deeper levels

Next 16 May 2022, EELISA InnoCORE members and research partners will gather in Istanbul at ITU (Istanbul Technical University) to explore how to bring cooperation in research and innovation among EELISA partners to a deeper level. The discussions are part of the I InnoCORE R&I Symposium which will precede the EELISA RBL Symposium on 17…

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Philosophy, climate change and pizza: the experience of student Teresa Dewald in Pisa

In this interview, FAU student and EELISA narrator Natascha Landl asks her colleague student Teresa Dewald about her experience in Pisa where she attended the ECLIRE (“The Ethics of Climate Change: Reshaping Responsibilities for Present and Future Generations” ) Seasonal School at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Teresa is currently doing her bachelor’s in International Business Studies…

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An opportunity to reinforce cooperation and celebrate joint achievements.

The monumental city of Pisa, and the two historical landmark buildings of Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna , have been the setting for the second face-to-face meeting of the EELISA Governing Board (April 21-22, 2022). During two days, Rectors, Directors and Presidents along with their teams from the nine universities of EELISA (Polytechnic…

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‘Defining the European Engineer of the future’ – an EELISA collaborative consultation

One of the main missions of the EELISA Alliance is to propose a shared vision of the profile of the future European Engineer. This vision aims to inspire the necessary transformations in the training processes that will foster a new generation of engineers in Europe – high-level scientists that could become transformative leaders, and committed…

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Call for collaborators from WinSTEAM & DEI Community.

EELISA Communities are expanding and this is the chance for students, faculty, researchers, companies, and citizens to join. The ITU-EELISA Community “Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math & Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity (WinSTEAM & DEI)” is looking for partners and collaborators.   WHO?   People benefiting from, contributing to and working for STEAM; people with…

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From Erlangen to Pisa: an interview with Tim Löhr, student at SSSA’s seasonal school

EELISA Mobility is about going beyond borders and diving into excellent educational programmes. But overall, it is about intercultural exchange and experience. In this interview, we meet the story of Tim, an FAU student who decided to open his mind and travel to Pisa to participate in SSSA’s Seasonal School about “Innovation management and common…

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#WeAreEELISAstudents_2: a French-German-Turkish intersection.

University students embody EELISA’s DNA – they are diverse, curious, creative, and are playing a key role in our Alliance either through their involvement in EELISA communities, as participants of activities, as reporters, or as members of the EELISA’s governance structures. This portrait series aims to give visibility to those pioneer students who are building…

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EELISA COMMUNITIES: next steps and actions for consolidation

After the first EELISA Community initiatives got off to a good start and the first educators and researchers (especially within the several EELISA institutions) networked effectively, it became obvious that it is one of the major challenges for EELISA Communities to create international outreach. In order to tackle this challenge, creating visibility of EELISA Communities…

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Launching #WeAreEELISAstudents Portrait Series

University students embody EELISA’s DNA. They are diverse, curious and creative. They are the future. So that, they are playing a key role in our Alliance either through their participation in EELISA communities, as participants of activities, as reporters, or as members of the EELISA’s governance structures. This monthly series aims to give visibility to…

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“EELISA Librarians Team”: a network of professionals to promote Open Science within the Alliance.

As an Alliance meant to foster real change within the European Higher Education, bottom-up processes are essential for EELISA. One example of these actions is the “EELISA Librarians Team” formed to give support to EELISA regarding best practices in Open Science. In the words of Burcu Bulut, technical services librarian at the Istanbul Technical University:…

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EELISA Knowledge Bites: an online series to feed minds, and souls!

It is time to connect and learn… while having a snack! The “EELISA Knowledge Bites”  is a series of meetings that will take place every other Friday for informal training and learning sessions. In these meetings, experts from all EELISA institutions give talks on useful topics for building, growing, and teaching in #EELISACommunities. Whether you…

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Insights on the upcoming “EELISA Networking & Innovation Platform”

EELISA communities are cornerstones of the EELISA universe – where educators, researchers, students, businesses, and the wider society come together to work on global challenges with the help of European engineering. To enable this kind of collaboration and innovation, EELISA is creating an IT platform for networking and challenge-based learning. Sebastian Honert, from EELISA member…

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The EELISA Governing Board meeting, in the words of student Francesco Serra.

Last Friday, Rectors, Presidents, Director, representatives of external collaborators, staff, faculty, and students from all the member universities of the EELISA Alliance came together to exchange views, discuss plans and ideas on the building processes that are taking place within EELISA.  Among them, we could find Francesco Serra, a student of Scuola Normale Superiore, a…

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Deadline approaching for the “Innovation & Leadership” Course @ EELISA!

Are you eager to: take responsibility in real-life projects with potential for a lasting impact, encounter cutting-edge innovation approaches used in world’s leading firms, understand how prominent actors like Sheryl Sandberg or Elon Musk lead their organizations, experience working in a multicultural team or even challenge yourself by leading a team of international students? Then…

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Accelerating students’ participation in EELISA

EELISA is approaching its second year and promoting students involvement is a key to ensure a transformative and successful implementation. Laura Tierling, interim leader of EELISA Work Package 7 “Mobility, inclusiveness, and student participation of EELISA”, gives us an insight into their plans for the beginning of the academic year 2021/22. Whether you are an…

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Join the innovative online course “Designing Gamified Systems @EELISA”

Have you ever wonder why video games are so motivating and engaging and many other software products are not? FAUs’ online Master course “Designing Gamified Systems” opens the doors to an innovative learning experience focused on how games work and what we can learn from them to design motivating and engaging digital products. Gamification implements…

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I EELISA Science Fiction Contest: open for submissions until OCTOBER 8th!

Submissions are open for this innovative contest that is targeting university students all around the world! How can science-fiction narratives help anticipate future technology developments and their impact on society? This is the departing question of the I EELISA Science-fiction Short Stories Contest led by Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (UPM) and launched under the title…

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EELISAwomen#5: a committed vice-rectorship, science-motherhood & multicultural team management

The last episode of this portrait series brings us three women from BME, UPB, and ENPC. These three stories wrap up a series of articles conceived to give visibility and celebrate those women who are contributing to the construction and spirit of EELISA.   Emília Csiszár Emília is the Vice-Rector for International Affairs at the…

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EELISAwomen#4: INWED21, Tuscan “loci” and Women in Machine Learning

During this month that is about to end, we celebrated International Women In Engineering Day 2021 by sharing self-portrait photographs sent by some of the women who are part of EELISA. A celebration that became an international trend and that, as our #EELISAwomen portrait series shows, never ends for EELISA. Sabina Nuti (SSSA) and Chloé-Agathe…

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Economics of Innovation & Technological Change Program at Sant’Anna

How do we measure innovation?  What is the connection between intellectual property rights regimes and innovation? Which are the most effective tools to foster innovation in different contexts? These are some of the questions tackled in SSSA´s Seasonal School program on “Economics of Innovation and Technological Change”  SSSA’s Seasonal Schools are training programs “of excellence”,…

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EELISAconnect 1st Wave: join the build-up process of EELISA COMMUNITIES!

EELISA COMMUNITIES – transdisciplinary working groups which will involve academics, students and external stakeholders across curricula, languages, and borders – are the core of EELISA’s vision. And this is your chance to be part of their inception! Academics and researchers from all EELISA institutions are expected to converge in and be the driving force of…

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EELISAWomen#3: Vocation, FAIR data, HPC Codes and “Jita-Kyoei”

The 3rd part of this portrait series gives us a glimpse of the careers and thoughts of Dana V. Gheorghe (UPB), Ayse Nur Koc (ITU), Chiara Cappelli (SNS), and Eike Trost (FAU) – an example of women from different generations and with diverse professional backgrounds that share the same purpose – to transform higher education innovatively.…

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Workshop at ITU: 1-step closer to pioneer EELISA Communities

Istanbul Technical University (ITU) organized the second kick-off workshop on EELISA communities on Tuesday, 18th May 2021. The target audience of the workshop, a first of a series of events to build awareness on EELISA communities at ITU, included academics and researchers. Approximately 60 participants from various disciplines attended the 3-hour session to brainstorm on…

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¨AI & Robotics In Extended Reality¨ Seasonal School in Pisa!

Are you passionate about Artificial Intelligence and Robotics? Are you eager to develop environments where humans, robots, and virtual entities coexist? Then AIRONE School is your place.   SSSA’s Seasonal Schools are training programs “of excellence”, which are strongly interdisciplinary, and focused on frontier research topics. In particular, the AIRONE School will teach students the main aspects…

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EELISAconnect: the impetus for new EELISA communities.

We believe that the most innovative teaching and research projects are created at the interface of different disciplines, nationalities and diverse stakeholder groups. As a European University, EELISA offers a full spectrum of European experts in different academic disciplines and therefore an outstanding environment for international and interdisciplinary collaboration. With the EELISAconnect Workshop Series, professors,…

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Dale A. Martin, elected EELISA President: A key contributor at the crossroads of innovation, education and sustainability

Over three decades of experience as an international business leader. Senior postings, including the multinational tech company Siemens – as President and CEO in Hungary (2010 – 2021), CFO in Slovakia (2004 – 2010), Japan at Siemens-Asahi Medical Technologies (2000 – 2003) have positioned Mr Martin at the vanguard decentralized tech innovation. He was president…

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Make Your Impact: Call for Disciplinary Broadening Workshops

According to its Governing Board declaration, approved on April 19, 2021, the vision of EELISA European University is to ¨develop European degrees heralding the next generation of European engineers capable of pursuing their career and leading sustainable change in a multidisciplinary, diverse, multilingual, and global environment, leveraging the European values¨. Along these lines, and in…

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Calling All Visionaries: I EELISA Science Fiction Lecture Series & Contest

How can science-fiction narratives help anticipate future technology developments and their impact on society? This is the departing question of the I EELISA Science-fiction Short Stories Contest led by Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (UPM) and launched under the title ¨Engineering New Worlds¨. China will be the guest country for this First Edition that aims for global scope.…

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#EELISAWomen_2: From Molecular Systems, to Black Holes to the Happiness of Exploring New Territories.

In this second part of our #EELISAWomen Portrait Series, we travel from France to Italy, to Hungary and back to France. Four creative women from ChimieParisTech-PSL, Scuola Normale Superiore, Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem (BME) and École des Ponts ParisTech share their backgrounds and ideas about EELISA. Ilaria Ciofini Ilaria studied at the University of…

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Calling for Pioneer EELISA Communities: A Workshop as the Beginning of a Collaborative Process

Last Wednesday 24 of March, and on the occasion of the Open Call for pioneers ready to participate in the co-creation of the EELISA Communities, the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid organized a special workshop for teachers, researchers and staff members with an interest in getting involved in the process. A session that aimed to give…

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EELISA and the European Researchers Night

Funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, the European Researchers’ Night is a Europe-wide public event that takes place simultaneously in 29 countries and brings researchers closer to the public. It showcases the diversity of science and its impact on citizens’ daily lives, stimulating interest in research careers – particularly among young people.

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