European Centre for Advanced Studies.
Building bridges across the North Sea.

…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

Delegation Visit to Scotland

“Alongside Israel, Scotland is one of the two most important cooperation partners for science in Lower Saxony and the European Centre for Advanced Studies (ECAS) has a fundamentally important role to play in coordinating this partnership,” said Lower Saxony’s Science Minister Falko Mohrs at the Lower Saxony – Scotland Joint Forum at Leuphana. Shortly beforehand, a high-ranking delegation from Lower Saxony had visited Scotland to discuss the expansion of cooperation with various universities and Universities Scotland, the association of Scottish colleges and universities.

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ECAS Secures Major Funding for New Round of Fellowships

We are delighted to announce that the European Centre for Advanced Studies has recently secured substantial funding from the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture to support a new round of joint project grants under the Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme.
This funding not only reinforces the commitment of both regions to the continued promotion of academic excellence and international knowledge production, but more importantly offers another generation of early career researchers the opportunity to engage in collaborative projects of their choice. 

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Vacancy Notice

We are looking for a Student or Graduate Assistants (20 – 30 hours/month) who will support our team at the earliest convenience until 31 August 2024 in the organisation of
the fifth jubilee edition of the Lower Saxony – Scotland Joint Forum, taking place at Leuphana University Lüneburg. The Joint Forum is an annual networking event intended to enhance the cooperation and academic exchange between researchers, students and staff from Lower
Saxonian and Scottish high education institutions.

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Vacancy Notice

The European Centre for Advanced Studies (ECAS) was founded in 2019 by the University of Glasgow (Scotland, United Kingdom) and the Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Lower Saxony, Germany). ECAS is a joint undertaking of both universities and established as an...

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WELCOME: Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme 2023

ECAS is delighted to extend a warm welcome to twelve exceptional early-career beneficiaries who have been selected to participate in the esteemed Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme. These accomplished individuals represent the final round of grant recipients for the research period until the end of 2023. The programme received applications from regarded postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students hailing from renowned higher education institutions in both regions.

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White Paper: Energizing Democratic Partnerships – Securing Electricity from Democratic Friends

We are pleased to announce the publication of our very first White Paper. It is the result of the third edition of the Lower Saxony – Scotland Joint Forum, which took place in a hybrid format at the University of Glasgow in November 2022. 

The Joint Forum focussed on the highly topical subject of Renewable Energies and Sustainability. Thereby, it embraced the vision of Lower Saxonian Prime Minister, Stephan Weil, to develop a Strategic Energy Partnership between both regions, which received further encouragement by the respective Lower Saxonian and Scottish ministries dealing with climate change, the environment as well as energy policy.

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