Circle U. Summer Schools

Summer Schools in the Circle U. European Alliance lead the way in innovative interdisciplinary courses addressing key societal challenges; global health, climate change and democracy. Since 2022, the summer schools are offered on campus in Berlin, Oslo, Paris, Aarhus as well as online. In 2024, the summer school “Rethinking Global Health” will be held in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.

Circle U. European University Alliance: Université Paris Cité, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, King’s College, London, UCLouvain, University of Oslo, Aarhus University, University of Belgrade, Université of Pisa and Université of Vienna.

The summer portfolio is evolving and adapting to meet the needs of the students in the alliance.

Rethinking Global Health – UCLouvain and Université Paris Cité

Designed for PhD students including postgraduate medical doctor students (MD) from any discipline with an interest for the health field, the Global Health Summer School offers a unique learning environment, providing exposure to a wide range of topics such as health inequalities from an individual to a global perspective, the distribution of health resources, migration and the role of women’s health, and the past and future of globalized medicine, from colonial medicine to global health. Through a combination of lectures, active learning, group work, and dilemma-based approaches, participants will reflect on global health challenges while developing critical thinking skills.

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Democratic Governance and the Politics of Poverty – University of Oslo

This interdisciplinary course offers an in-depth examination of poverty as a critical issue affecting over a billion people in the world. The goal is to explore the persistence of various forms of poverty within the context of national and international policies. By employing a range of analytical tools, students will gain the skills necessary to critically assess and understand the influence of factors like democracy, human rights, corruption, climate change, and foreign aid on efforts towards poverty alleviation.

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Empowering Climate Action: Policy, Communication & Agency – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Learn about concepts of climate science, discover the potential of mitigation actions, the dynamics of environmental psychology, climate politics and communication tools. Together with Circle U. peers from nine European cities, you will not only learn about basic concepts of climate science, but also discover the potential of mitigation actions, as well as the dynamics of environmental psychology, climate politics and communication tools.

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Language in Education Research: Ecological and Mixed Methods Approaches – UCLouvain

Organised by the Multilingualism, Interculturality and Language Lab, “CU.mil” new platform, participants will not only delve into the intricacies of planning, implementing, and analyzing ecologically framed mixed methods studies, but also explore the broader implications for research paradigms, such as design-based research for investigating language in education. The programme is open to researchers (PhD Students, PostDocs and Language Teachers) in the fields of applied SLA, instructed SLA and educational research.

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A look inside the Circle U. Eria Conference

A look inside the Circle U. Eria Conference

The Circle U. conference was held on May 29th at Université Paris Cité. The hybrid event brought together around a hundred participants online and nearly 70 people on-site to discuss the challenges of research and innovation in European higher education. Participants...

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A look inside the Circle U.’Lympics

A look inside the Circle U.’Lympics

Organised from January to April 2024 by Université Paris Cité, King's College London and the University of Aarhus, the Circle U.'Lympics brought together over a hundred participants for a series of four online conferences focused on the Olympic Games. More than thirty...

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