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

Deadline Extension: Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme

The deadline for applications for the third Open Call for the Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme has been extended to March 31, 2023. The decision of the selection committee and the announcement of the new fellowships will be published in April 2023. 
Thus, the start date of all upcoming fellowships has been moved to 1 May 2023, while 31 December 2023 remains unchanged as the intended end date. As the maximum duration of the fellowship has thus been reduced to eight months, the individual short-term stays are now limited to four months per fellow and will be funded with up to 1,400 EUR per person per month spent abroad.

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Vacancy Notice

We are looking for the earliest possible date for a Student Assistant (20 – 30 hours/month) who will support our team in continuing to build and shape ECAS as a successful research institution that can draw from the expertise of one of the oldest universities in the world, as well as of one of the most dynamic ones in the German university landscape.

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Open Call: Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme

We at the European Centre for Advanced Studies (ECAS) are excited to remind you that the current application period for the LOWER SAXONY – SCOTLAND TANDEM FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME ends in just two weeks! 

Proposals are invited from early career researchers, postdoctoral researchers or persons holding a postdoctoral position who have completed their PhD within the last ten years and have an employment contract (which extends for the length of the fellowship) with a Lower Saxonian or Scottish university, university of applied science or recognized higher education institution.

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Recap: Lower Saxony – Scotland Joint Forum 2022

The third edition of the Lower Saxony – Scotland Joint Forum took place on 21 and 22 November 2022. For the first time, the event was hosted in a hybrid format – allowing for an in-person
experience at the University of Glasgow as well as online for all other participants.
Over 150 members from higher education institutions in Lower Saxony and Scotland took part in the
diverse programme spread over two days. This is outstanding, since for the first time, the event has
focused on a rather topical discussion on “Renewable Energies and Sustainability” instead of a
general exchange on subjects common to higher education institutions in both regions.

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