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Facilitating collaboration across borders

CIVIS, a European Civic University brings together eight leading research universities from eight countries across Europe. All CIVIS member universities share academic freedom and intellectual values as well as a culture of excellence. Closely connected to their cities and regions, they nurture civic values such as equality, liberty and solidarity, and are fully committed to solving societal challenges.
Through this new and ambitious initiative, our goal is to create a truly European interuniversity space where university staff will enjoy seamless mobility to study, teach, train, work and collaborate in any of the CIVIS member universities. 

Towards interdisciplinary and impact-driven academic and research projects

Fostering collaboration in education, research and innovation are fundamental aspects of our European University Initiative. Within our university alliance, we will develop innovative educational and research initiatives which will focus on major societal challenges rather than disciplines. To this extent, we will foster collaboration around 5 interdisciplinary thematic research and education areas which are linked to CIVIS’s values and closely connected to the UN sustainable development goals:

  • Health

  • Cities, territories and mobilities

  • Digital and Technological transformation

  • Climate, environment and energy

  • Society, culture, heritage

Supporting its staff through career development and extensive collaboration

Working within the CIVIS university alliance, you will:

  • benefit from facilitated access to a European and collaborative environment (partnerships, funding, infrastructure, labs, ...)
  • develop your professional skills through an integrated development scheme
  • work on interdisciplinary and international projects which are focused on societal challenges
  • share your experiences and best practices in teaching and research among your peers
  • build a professional network at European and international level
  • expand the dissemination of your scientific papers
  • have many opportunities for multidisciplinary research across the network of eight universities

Opportunities

  • First calls for Short Term Mobility programmes

CIVIS is launching its first call for projects to develop Summer school programmes with the aim to enhance collaboration between academics and researchers between the eight-member universities. Deadline for submission is 30th June 2020.
  • Language training courses in Spanish at UAM

Postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis.

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), is organising a language training course for academic and administrative staff working in a CIVIS member university. This initiative is part of the international staff training week 2020 which will take place at UAM, Cantoblanco Campus (Madrid), on 8th – 13th June 2020.

More info: https://civis.eu/en/activities/civis-academy

Get involved in CIVIS!

CIVIS will not be built in a day and we need you to help transform higher education in Europe and best shape tomorrow’s university.

Our European University initiative is an ambitious and far-reaching project which is inclusive, participatory and open to all key stakeholders including, students and university staff. To this extent, we are going to set up decision-making bodies where you can take part in to help us assess our work, and share your vision of what CIVIS should become.

You will also have the opportunity to bring innovative ideas to the table through social events such as CIVIS days and activities with Open  Labs. More info will come on that.

So, interested? Then, reach out to us by e-mail, Twitter, Facebook or by contacting your local university!

Let’s shape tomorrow’s university together.