Enroll in a 3D Mapping Audiovisual Art Workshop at YUFE’s Copernicus University

Enroll in a 3D Mapping Audiovisual Art Workshop at YUFE's Copernicus University

Do you dream of having your work of art presented at an international festival attended by 300 thousands visitors? Would you like to gain experience working in an international team of young artists? Apply for the “Per YUFE ad astra” workshop organized by Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.

The workshop in Toruń (August 17th-20th, 2021) is open to any students from YUFE alliance interested in audiovisual art.
You will be a part of the international team, preparing an artistic work of a 3D mapping. Your art achievement work will be an element of the mapping presented during the international light festival Bella Skyway Festival in 2022 in Toruń.

The workshop is a chance to stimulate creative imagination and aesthetic sensitivity, express artistic personality, learn about various forms of artistic expression and performative activities – multimedia projection using 3D animation, including sound effects. It is also an opportunity to develop teamwork skills in an international environment and to integrate with the academic community of YUFE.

Title of the workshop is an analogy to the Latin maxim by Seneca ‘Per aspera ad astra‘ (Through hardships to the stars). The reference to the stars is also connected to Toruń, the city of Nicolaus Copernicus, and thus to the cosmos, which is an excellent inspiration for our own interpretation of the topic, both in terms of content and form.


How to Participate

Up to 20 participants would take part in the workshop; be prepared to work only in English. If needed, according to the epidemic situation, the meetings will be held in a virtual form. In order to take part in the workshop, please fill the application form by May 7th 2021. Include your motivation and a short description of your concept of the screenplay for the film ‘Per YUFE ad astra’.

Original interpretations of the topic will be appreciated, presenting YUFE in an interesting way, drawing attention to the diversity of this organization, whose premise is the cooperation of distant academic centers orbiting a common idea. With the topic ‘Per YUFE ad astra‘ the candidate should indicate the potential inherent in the organization.

Presenting a portfolio is not obligatory, but providing the jury with examples of one’s own artistic work (computer graphics, animation, film) will be a strong asset.

The applications will be assessed by a jury composed of representatives of the YUFE consortium and the Municipality of Toruń. The results will be communicated to the applicants by May 31st, and the final list of participants will be announced by June 17th.

Participation in the workshops is free of charge. The organizers will provide the materials and equipment needed to participate in the workshop, as well as accommodation and food during the workshop.

30 post-doc scholarships at YUFE’s Carlos III University of Madrid

30 post-doc scholarships at YUFE's Carlos III

The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid seeks young and talented research and teaching staff. Thus the UC3M is delighted to launch this call aimed at postdoctoral candidates who have obtained a doctorate degree at another university, no more than six years ago. This call provides successful candidates a competitive salary, as well as the possibility to join an experienced UC3M team and develop their research and teaching skills.

The deadline for application is March 21, 2021.

YUFE Townhall 2020: European Higher Education

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YUFE is one of the first seventeen alliances selected by the European Commission in 2019 to develop a unique model of a European University. The fourteen YUFE partners aim to contribute to a more competitive, innovative and united Europe through structural cooperation in education, research, innovation and engagement with local communities.

One of the main goals of the cooperation between staff, students, citizens, businesses, government and policy makers is to address local and European challenges to achieve solutions that have global relevance. Moreover, they work together to develop and promote joint educational programmes, services of added value for the YUFE local communities and to enhance the mobility of students and staff across the Alliance.

Together, the YUFE partners are creating an inclusive higher education landscape without borders that is in line with current developments in society and the labour market.


YUFE Townhall: Sessions Program

The YUFE Townhall is a 2.5-day umbrella event involving all of YUFE’s programmes and activities bringing together the entire YUFE community. Its focus will be on European Higher Education and its links to wider society. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will now mainly take place virtually, which will actually make it more inclusive, accessible and sustainable with wider engagement across the whole of Europe.

Two of the YUFE Townhall sessions will be open to the public. The first session gives an overview of what has been achieved by YUFE in it’s first year.

The second open session asks a variety of stakeholders, including the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, the DG of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, and the CEO of a triple-helix campus, what European Universities can contribute to society, with a focus on regional employability following the quadruple helix model. The quadruple helix model brings together science, policy, industry, and society.

The third working session is organised and hosted by the YUFE Student Forum.

YUFE launches Diploma Supplement Track

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Imagine that you could create your own curriculum, choosing from academic courses offered at any of the YUFE universities. You could study, learn a language, do volunteer work, and professional training (virtually) in ten different countries. The information for organising your own individual learning experience will be at your fingertips and all activities and accomplishments will be acknowledged on your YUFE Diploma Supplement and, in the future, on a true European Diploma recognised throughout Europe. You could be part of the first group of students piloting our European University; the Young Universities for the Future of Europe.

Starting on Monday 30 November 2020 YUFE is opening its first version of the YUFE Diploma Supplement Track: The application period is open for 1 (one) week only, or shorter in case 40 students from your university have applied. Applications can be uploaded through the newly launched YUFE Virtual Campus until Sunday 6 December 2020, 23:59 CET. Since this year’s YUFE Diploma Supplement Track is still a pilot programme, we can only allow 40 students from each YUFE university to apply. When the application period is over, a selection committee will select the final 10 students per university based on their eligibility and motivation.

The YUFE Diploma Supplement Track offers you the opportunity to work on obtaining a minimum of 12 credits (ECTS) for academic courses at another YUFE university (via virtual, blended, and/or physical mobility), participate in the YUFE Academy and the induction courses, and take up activities leading up to the YUFE Stars all within a maximum period of 2 years.


YUFE Stars

At YUFE it is important to not only acknowledge your academic performance but also acknowledge your effort in mobility, language learning, professional training, job shadowing, and community volunteering. This is YUFE have created YUFE Stars, an innovative recognition system for activities with specific and personalised learning goals that not only relate to academic education in a European University setting. The YUFE Star System consists of 4 stars: the mobility star, the language star, the professional star and the civic star. They encourage students, staff and learners to pursue personal and professional development, while experiencing the possibility to contribute as individuals to society to activities with a Europe-wide impact.


YUFE Diploma Supplement

Upon completion of your YUFE journey, you will be rewarded with a YUFE Diploma Supplement, on which the YUFE Stars are also recognised.

You can earn the YUFE Diploma Supplement as a YUFE student, after fulfilling the below requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 12 ECTS for (online/physical/blended) academic courses at another university in the YUFE Alliance than the university you are currently enrolled at; and
  • Complete a minimum of 2 YUFE Stars (including at least the Mobility Star); and
  • Participate in a minimum of 3 lectures from the YUFE Academy; and
  • Take part in all YUFE’s Induction courses on the YUFE Virtual Campus.

Remember: YUFE Diploma Supplement Track is a pilot activity and as such will be open only for a relatively small number of students.


Apply Now

See YUFE’s FAQ for more information on the YUFE Diploma Supplement Track.

The application process takes place through the YUFE Virtual Campus.

YUFE Alliance launches the Virtual Campus

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Although the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced our traditional everyday education and facilitated the creation of mini virtual campi in almost every country, the YUFE Alliance has actively been working on developing the very first version of the YUFE Virtual Campus, a first building block of a unique and interactive virtual environment that contains information for all YUFE community members.

It functions as the interactive red thread of our Alliance, bringing together all YUFE activities in a personalised digital environment, thus pursuing its goal of promoting accessible international education, mobility, multilingualism, and university-citizens communities solving European challenges.

The YUFE Virtual Campus, officially launching on Monday 23 November 2020, will be the ‘home’ of the YUFE Student Portal, which will enable students from different European countries and of different backgrounds to enroll in courses from other YUFE universities.

The Student Portal will provide students all the necessary information about the application process. YUFE Student Portal is only the first of several portals that will address other stakeholder groups and areas of activity of YUFE.

The YUFE Virtual Campus will allow the students (and shortly teaching and non-teaching staff as well as citizens) to ‘travel around Europe’ and visit 10 universities in 10 different European countries, and do all they can to continue benefitting from and contribute to building our European University.

YUFE Career Tracks: Postdoc Call on European Identity

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The YUFE academic Staff Journey begins, the first YUFE Postdoctoral Programme Call is now open.

Have you recently finished your PhD and do you have a keen research interest in European Identity? Apply for a three-year YUFE postdoc position at one of our YUFE universities – and take part in the research activities of one of the first European Universities!

The postdoc positions are open to promising early career researchers holding a PhD. The programme is targeted at researchers from the Social Sciences, Humanities, and any other relevant field concerning the YUFE focus theme European identity and responsibilities in a global world.

The Programme aims to build the first YUFE Career Track by providing early career researchers with excellent research conditions, dedicated mentoring and the opportunity to co-create one of the first European Universities.

Networking across YUFE and career development opportunities within YUFE and beyond will be at the center of the YUFE Postdoctoral Programme.

YUFE Help Desks: Co-create the future of both your region and Europe

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Experience Europe right at your doorstep and co-create the future of both your region and Europe. The Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) Alliance aims to create a European University, but to also bring local communities and universities closer together. One of the first concrete steps in this framework are the YUFE Help Desks.

YUFE Help Desks will provide citizens with the opportunity to ask questions on different topics, e.g. legal issues, entrepreneurial advice, digital tools/applications, economics, studying, developing language skills, etc.

Questions will be answered by the students of YUFE universities under the supervision of university staff. Working at the Help Desk will not only give you practical experience, but also enable you to earn YUFE stars based on learning agreements and/or, when Help Desks are part of the study curricula, ECTS credits. For staff, Help Desks offer a platform to engage more closely with society. Detailed information on how to enrol will be available at the beginning of 2021.

Help Desks can be found in the city, the university campuses or are run online. The first Help Desks will be launched in May 2021, and the information on the respective locations and opening hours will be available to citizens of the YUFE regions and students and staff of YUFE universities in early spring 2021.

For more information: yufe.eu/citizens-and-cities/.

The University of Bremen’s “YUFE Mobility Award”

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Explore the YUFE network with University of Bremen’s “YUFE Mobility Award”. This mobility award provides the opportunity to enlarge your research network by travelling across the YUFE alliance to and from Bremen!

The University of Bremen offers grants for researchers at all career stages to carry out research visits, typically ranging from 1 week to 3 months.

Applicants may be doctoral candidates, early career or advanced researchers from all scientific fields. The aim of this programme is to strengthen research collaboration among the YUFE partner universities by enhancing existing research collaborations and by building new research networks.

For more details about the grant and deadlines visit: www.uni-bremen.de

YUFE courses starting August 2020

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As a European University Alliance brought to life to, amongst others, enhance connection and cooperation between students, staff, businesses, policy makers and citizens of Europe through mobility, the Covid-19 pandemic has really made us think hard about the way ahead. Thankfully, right from the start, YUFE had already put a big emphasis on blended and online learning and mobility, as we always believed that both would be extremely important to make an international study, working and living experience possible for all rather than developing yet another framework for the happy few.

By continuing all of our endeavours virtually through the YUFE Virtual Campus, an online platform that will virtually connect citizens, students, staff and businesses all over Europe, YUFE brings Europe to your home. You can still study or work abroad, despite any restrictions on movement. You can still collaborate across Europe with businesses, staff, students, citizens and policy makers on the YUFE Challenge Teams. You can still help local communities through the YUFE Helpdesk or any other volunteering opportunities. YUFE brings Europe to you, so you can continue shaping our society and your future.

On 22 July 2020, YUFE will open its virtual doors to see what the YUFE Introduction Offer entails. As the name already reveals, the YUFE Introduction Offer, is a teaser of what YUFE can offer to students and (lifelong) learners. Through the YUFE Introduction Offer, up to 100 students (already registered at a YUFE university as second year bachelor or above) can take a maximum of two online YUFE academic courses and one online YUFE language course. This sneak peek into YUFE Student Journey can be a stand-alone activity or represent a stepping-stone into the more complete YUFE Diploma Supplement Track.

With the YUFE Introduction Offer, you will be one of the very first students at a European University and you will contribute to the pioneering work towards building an international higher education for all!

As of 29 July 2020, visit www.yufe.eu to apply for this YUFE Introduction Offer before 15 September 2020!

Please check the individual courses for the specific deadlines and start dates.

YUFE Opens Doors to its New Virtual Campus

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From Autumn 2020 students and academic staff from the 10 universities that make up the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) alliance will be the first to experience the YUFE Virtual Campus.

The YUFE Virtual Campus will give students from across the 10 YUFE alliance universities the valuable opportunity to undertake more than 130 virtual courses in international study, with a focus on student-centred and research-based learning.

The YUFE Virtual Campus has been set up to provide students and staff across the alliance with an international learning experience while protecting their health and wellbeing during the current Covid-19 pandemic.


YUFE Courses

Courses will be delivered through a blend of online teaching and planned visits, dependent on travel restrictions, throughout the 2020-2021 academic year.

Students taking part in the overall YUFE alliance have the opportunity to take a stimulating new educational pathway through lectures, workshops and a range of extracurricular activities. For academic and professional services staff within the alliance’s 10 universities, it provides new opportunities for teaching and research and for sharing best practice.

The alliance’s European-wide remit also goes beyond academic study. It is committed to promoting more learning of European languages, encouraging volunteering and social engagement, introducing ‘work and learn’ initiatives for students, and encouraging the involvement of cities, citizens, policymakers and international institutions to become involved. YUFE is also committed to diversity and inclusivity and taking positive action that makes a difference.


More about YUFE

Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) is an alliance of 10 young universities and associate partners from the higher education, non-governmental and private sector. Together, the YUFE partners are establishing one of the first true European Universities.


The YUFE universities

YUFE alliance consists of 10 european universities:

Antwerp University (Belgium)
University of Essex (United K)ingdom
University of Bremen (Germany)
Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
University of Eastern Finland (Finland)
Maastricht University (Netherlands)
Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland)
Tor Vergata University of Rome (Italy)
University of Cyprus (Cyprus)
University of Rijeka (Croatia)


Non Academic Partners

YUFE also has non-academic partners involved with student projects, including:
Adecco
European Entrepreneurs
ETS Global
KIRON