The European Centre for Advanced Studies

…So on a day when newcomers appear
Let it be a homecoming and let us speak…
Move lips, move minds and make new meanings flare
Like ancient beacons signalling peak to peak,
From Middle sea to North sea, shining clear
As phoenix flame upon fionn uisce here.

Seamus Heaney


We are meant to know, or we are amoebae.

Isaac Asimov

Updated News

Students debate on the Future of Europe!

The European Union has launched an EU citizen’s initiative: the Conference on the Future of Europe. Until Spring 2022, interested EU citizens are invited to utter their views on EU policies and actively contribute to the further development of the EU.

The Ministry of Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development in Lower Saxony is funding a workshop for students from Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Leuphana) as part of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

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Vacancy Notice

We are looking for a STUDENT ASSISTANT (30 hours/month) at the earliest date possible. In this role, you will support our team in building and shaping ECAS as a successful institution by maintaining its online presence.

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@Employees at German Universities: Voting for the DFG Community Prize starts today!

As announced last week, ECAS applied for the DFG Community Prize. Starting today, you can vote for us until 26 November 2021.

You have a total of 6 votes, of which you can give up to 3 votes to one project. If you vote for us, you help to build bridges between Lower Saxony and Scotland!

All you have to do is register here, scroll down to find our video ( title: “Scottish – Lower Saxonian Academic Region (ScoLAR)“ – Brücken über die Nordsee bauen) and click on the button “Abstimmen”.

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The Tandem Fellowship Conference has been a full success!

Last week, the selected tandems of our Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme came together for the first time to present their research projects. The conference took place in a hybrid format: The fellows from Lower Saxony met at Leuphana University Lüneburg while their tandem partners from Scotland joined via Zoom.

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ECAS applied for DFG Community Prize!

Vote for ECAS from 15 to 26 November 2021!

The “Research in Germany” prize competition offers prize money for project ideas in the field of international research marketing. We participated in the call because we want to expand our marketing and thus reach even more people!

Register for online voting on the competition page from November 5. You can vote for the best concept ideas from 15 November 2021. Contest entries consist of a brief summary and a 3-minute pitch video.

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