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

OPEN CALL: Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme

The European Centre for Advanced Studies (ECAS) is pleased to announce that the new application period for the LOWER SAXONY – SCOTLAND TANDEM FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME is now open! 

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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Delegation Visit from Lower Saxony to Scotland – Building Bridges across the North Sea

From Tuesday, 12 October, until Friday, 14 October 2022, several delegates from Lower Saxony as well as members of the ECAS team travelled to Scotland to meet with representatives from the universities of St Andrews, Stirling, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. In addition, the delegation had the opportunity to engage with new and departing beneficiaries of the Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme, who respectively presented their projects and reported on the experiences with the completed fellowships.

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The 2022 Fellow Conference at the University of Stirling was a Resounding Success!

The second Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Conference was held at the University of Stirling on 13 and 14 October 2022.
The Fellow Conference is an annual two-day hybrid event to inaugurate each new generation of tandem projects. At the same time, it provides a platform for the outgoing generation to share experiences and present the results of their completed fellowships. To promote the international research partnerships supported by the Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme, the conference is organised in partnership with a different participating higher education institution each year – this time we were honoured to work with the University of Stirling, Scotland.

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Reminder: Open Call for Workshops @ Joint Forum 2022

The Lower Saxony – Scotland Joint Forum 2022 is less than four months away.
All members of universities in Lower Saxony and Scotland are warmly invited and encouraged to host their own workshop online. The deadline for the submission of workshop proposals is still open until 15 September 2022.

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