The UK leaving the EU comes along with many questions on how cooperation in the future could look like. The European Centre for Advanced Studies (ECAS) of Leuphana University of Lüneburg and the University of Glasgow is working to promote the cooperation of not only both universities, but also between Scottish and Lower Saxonian universities. To facilitate cooperation ECAS has set up the Post-Brexit Information Hub.read more
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“Hannover (dpa/lni) – Niedersachsen ringt angesichts des Brexits um eine Fortsetzung der Hochschul-Kooperationen mit Großbritannien. Insbesondere das Ende des Austauschprogramms Erasmus für Studierende bedauert die Landesregierung. «Es ist ein Anachronismus, wenn jungen Menschen in einer Zeit, in der die Welt zusammenwächst, beim internationalen Austausch Steine in den Weg gelegt werden», sagte Europaministerin Birgit Honé (SPD) am Sonntag. Wissenschaftsminister Björn Thümler (CDU) sagte, mit Großbritannien gehe ein wichtiges Partnerland mit vielen renommierten Universitäten verloren. Beide Minister wollen sich dafür einsetzen, bestehende Kooperationen zu erhalten und auszubauen.” (Quelle: dpa)
On the first day of the Joint Forum Monday, 23 November 2020, 162 participants from different institutions joined the welcoming addresses as well as panel discussions. They were joining mainly from the UK (Scotland) and Germany (Lower Saxony), but there were also participants from France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Spain and even South Africa. On the second day, Tuesday, 24 November 2020, the 23 workshops from researchers in Scotland and Lower Saxony even attracted a total number of 274 participants (some of which took part in various workshop sessions).read more
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic requires flexibility and an appropriate response to the scale of infection. In order to ensure the safety of all participants in this uncertain time, the Joint Forum planned for the 23 and 24 November 2020 will no longer be organised in a hybrid format but will be held entirely online.
More information will follow soon!
Due to the new hybrid format of the Joint Forum, we would like to extend the deadline for handing in proposals for workshops by interested researchers, university staff and students from Lower Saxony and Scotland until the 30 September 2020.read more
On 26 August 2020, David McAllister, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament and former Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, made a guest visit to Leuphana University Lüneburg and learned about the special role of the European Centre for Advanced Studies (ECAS).read more
Contemporary culture is characterised by the ubiquity of digital media technologies. Techniques of processing, storing, and transmitting data are continuously reconfigured and with them our everyday practices of connecting, relating, sharing, competing, and communicating. In their researchers’ day on Sept 3 2020, the Social and Digital Change Group (SDC) of University of Glasgow and the Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC) of Leuphana University Lüneburg present some of their current research topics.
ECAS is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom Meeting!read more
The University of Glasgow has been awarded funding from the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union for a new Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) programme: LLM in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development (ILGSPD). ILGSPD will spearhead an innovative approach to 21st century international legal education recognising the nexus between global security, peace and sustainable development.read more
The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year posed major challenges for all of us. The Leuphana University of Lüneburg reacted quickly and switched to digital teaching early on.
As a reaction to these changed circumstances, Leuphana’s Professional School launched a digital video series, in which researchers from different disciplines held lectures on current topics.
Six members of ECAS have also participated in this project with very interesting topics!
On 25 November 2019, the European Centre for Advanced Studies (ECAS) celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe (CoE) together with the Ministry of Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development (MB) and the Competition and Regulation Institute (CRI) of Leuphana University Lüneburg with a joint conference. Get some impressions of the event.read more
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