Publish Date: 01.04.2021

Category: News from the University

Registration is open for the third EUTOPIA Week, organized by the University of Gothenburg, from 12 to 16 April 2021. You are invited to participate in seminars, workshops and other events.

Each day is loosely built around a theme, and each theme is a building block of the EUTOPIA Alliance.

Monday, April 12th is all about inclusion, and everyone is welcome. We start the EUTOPIA Week journey with our opening ceremony, where we greet participants and guests from near and far. A variety of EUTOPIA representatives will provide highlights from our journey so far, and look at what lies ahead. We are delighted to welcome our special guests, the UN Assistant Secretary General Ulrika Modéer and Anders Danielsson, Governor of the County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland, who will provide their perspectives on international and local cooperation.

In the afternoon, we will talk about inclusion in higher education and adapting the system to the students as well as enjoy a fun, interactive quiz about idioms and expressions from the languages of EUTOPIA.

Tuesday, April 13th focuses on education. In the morning, you can learn about EUTOPIA's innovative education model. In the afternoon, the EUTOPIA student forum will discuss the student vision for EUTOPIA; if you are a student, this is for you. Tuesday afternoon is also the first of two half-day workshops on university autonomy and integrity, and is part of a regional collaboration between EUTOPIA and institutions in the Western Balkans. The second part of the workshop will be on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, April 14th highlights local and global cooperation. Are you a student and wonder why you should be a part of EUTOPIA? Then come to a lively student-focused roundtable between students and professionals who will explore the benefits and synergies international networks such as EUTOPIA can provide. This will be followed by a session titled “How can we help you? Networking with the EUTOPIA Career Ambassadors”, where you can network with EUTOPIA’s career ambassadors and find out what they do and have to offer, get access to their resources and networks, and learn about their workshop series.

After lunch there is a session with the thought-provoking title “Digitalization of journalism. Creative destruction or utter destruction?” In an anarchic digital environment where anyone with a twitter account can become a publisher, journalism faces new challenges and opportunities. This session is bound to lead to a lively discussion.

Thursday, April 15th puts research in focus.

In the morning we kick off with a high-level policy session examining how European University alliances can provide a unique opportunity to promote true integration between education, research and innovation activities in higher education. Both the Directorate General for Education and Culture and the Directorate General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission are participating in this session, together with the presidents of the University of Gothenburg, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, and Stellenbosch University.

Are you a researcher and wonder what the EUTOPIA partnership network may have to offer you? Then come to our afternoon session for researchers to learn about opportunities available through EUTOPIA. Thursday is also the day for anyone interested in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the late morning, come to "Post-Covid Society: An Opportunity or Challenge Towards the Construction of Sustainable Urbanism?", and in the late afternoon, we have “Tackle sustainability challenges together, now”.

Friday, April 16th is about the EUTOPIA journey ahead, and is our final destination for the week. After the invitation-only EUTOPIA Forum, we welcome everyone again - including the general public - to our Closing Ceremony from 12:00-12:30.

You are also invited to take part in the photography competition, which is already open and taking place as part of the third week of the EUTOPIA association. It is intended for EUTOPIA staff and students.