Courses for students

Who Owns Religion?

An interdisciplinary inquiry into the authority over spiritual life and religious teaching

Content 

The course is organised around academic inputs from scholars researching different aspects of religion. The module includes three major thematic blocks

1.Who owns theology: Who is responsible for the production of theological knowledge
→ Contextual and Intercultural Theology: the transformation of the idea of religious authority.

2. Who owns academic study of religion: “World Religions” vs. “Cults”: contemplations on the terminology and historiography of the Study of Religions.
→ Authority of sources: the dominance of religious texts over objects and practices.
→ Vernacular and folk religiosity as a focus of the academic Study of Religion and Folkloristics

3. Who owns ethics: religious rhetoric and compelling societal changes
→ Current socio-political debates and agency of the religious groups
→ Religious ethics and gender debates

The Lecturers will provide input and materials for the group discussion, which would be moderated by the alumni of the Intercultural Theology programme. The alumni will also provide inputs on the topics of their professional and academic interest, such as • Elena Romashko (Belarus) “Transformations of the vernacular religion in Belarus after Chernobyl” • Adolph van der Walt (South Africa) “Ritual smoking in South Africa: religion, ethics and public health ” • Xinyue Zhang (China) “Eating as Intercultural Theology”, etc.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a half-page cover letter and CV in English and send them by 15.2.2023 to the following e-mail addresses (please use both): blessengeorge92gmail.com; elena.romashkouni-goettingen.de. Extra-curricular activities and activities outside teaching are an important part of the selection criteria and should be mentioned in the CV. Please note that in the case of a large number of applications, we may additionally require a recommendation from the department and a grade point average.

Host institution: University in Göttingen
Type: blended mobility
Course dates: 22.-30.4.2023 → physical mobility in Göttingen
                       1.5.-4.6.2023 → virtual part 

Language requirements: English language at B2 level
Deadline: 15.2.2023
ETC: 6

Funding: Erasmus+ grant (70€/day). We recommend to use the Green Travel option - the applicant will receive a travel grant (50€ + two days for travel (140€)).

For information and programme visit: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/111-who-owns-religion#about-the-course

Blurred Meanings in Law, Regulations, Guidelines - Summer school in Tartu

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 In business, academia, law and medicine, documents regulate what practitioners do. Very often, these documents contain vague, indeterminate or context-sensitive language. And when they do, power and personal interest can bend interpretation of the documents away from the purposes the documents were originally supposed to serve.

You’ve very probably seen misapplications of documents you work with or study in your own discipline. We invite you to join us in a collective, cross-disciplinary investigation into how the broader contexts of regulatory documents shape how their users apply and interpret them—sometimes against the intended spirit of such documents.

Each team will select its own problem-context: a document and context of application. Each team will draw upon case studies presented by participating lecturers to better understand how the chosen context of application may encourage misapplication of the chosen document.

Learning outcomes

→ An improved understanding of how linguistic meaning is constructed both in the interpretation of regulatory documents (laws, guidelines, etc.) and in the flow of conversation wherein the documents are applied.
→ An improved understanding of how to intervene to change how regulatory documents are interpreted in context.
→ A greater awareness of how other disciplines besides one’s own approach the problem of stabilizing meaning.
→ A greater awareness of the role power plays in fixing how communal documents are interpreted.
→ An enhanced awareness of the contextual risk factors to the misapplication of laws, guidelines, regulations, etc.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should submit a one-page cover letter and CV in English and send them by 3.3.2023 to the following e-mail addresses (please use both): sara.smidovauniba.sk, enlightuniba.sk. Extra-curricular activities and activities outside teaching are an important part of the selection criteria and should be mentioned in the CV. Please note that in the case of a large number of applications, we may additionally require a recommendation from the department and a grade point average.

Course dates: Online part - dates will be announced during spring semester
                       Onsite week: 17 - 28 July 2023

Funding: Erasmus+ grant (70€/day). We recommend to use the Green Travel option - the applicant will receive a travel grant (50€ + two days for travel (140€)).

For more information about the summer school and programme visit: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/107-blurred-meanings-in-law-regulations-guidelines#about-the-course 

Equity and Sustainability Transitions summer school (Registration closed)

Content

Do you wonder whether discussions on sustainability transitions include discussions on fairness? Can different communities and categories of people respond in the same way to what is required for sustainability transitions? For example, is public transport available for those living in less off areas? Who can afford to shop for quality nutritious food? What is meant by climate justice? Are marginalised people and those who are often ‘left behind’ included in discussions on sustainability transitions or represented in some way at the policy table? How can we measure how different communities' area affected in different ways by the enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies? Interested? Then join us in this interdisciplinary summer school, where we will unpack equity and sustainability transitions.

Learning outcomes

• Students will gain an understanding of the concepts of equity, climate justice and sustainable transitions, and how they are linked.

• Students will be able to review sustainability transition frameworks and their inclusion in policy processes.

• Students will learn to outline how civil society, institutions (including universities) and governments can incorporate equity perspectives into their interventions that relate to sustainability transitions.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should submit a one-page cover letter and CV in English and send them by 31.12.2022 to the following e-mail addresses (please use both): sara.smidovauniba.sk, enlightuniba.sk. Extra-curricular activities and activities outside teaching are an important part of the selection criteria and should be mentioned in the CV. Please note that in the case of a large number of applications, we may additionally require a recommendation from the department and a grade point average.

Course dates: Online part - dates will be announced during spring semester
                       Onsite week: 29 May - 2 June 2023

Funding: Erasmus+ grant (70€/day).

For more information visit: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/104-equity-and-sustainability-transitions-summer-school

AI for non-IT students (Registration closed)

AI for non-IT students is open for MA students of ENLIGHT. Participants will gain knowledge that will allow them to determine whether a problem can be solved by means of AI; also, to identify limitations and prerequisites regarding AI powered services/products.

 

Content

The course is led by the University of the Basque Country (Spain) and will be delivered in a blended format and by several ENLIGHT universities. It will first provide several weeks of virtual training, including pre-recorded lectures, assignments and readings. This will be followed by a one-week, on-site training in Donostia / San Sebastián. The course will combine theoretical knowledge with practical exercises and group work.

The course will be comprised of pre-recorded lectures, online assignments, individual readings. During the on-site week, the students will have practical exercises on the topics covered, discussions, group work, as well as online and physical meetings with companies and start-ups using the artificial intelligence.

Learning outcomes

Participants will grasp basic principles of statistical data processing, machine learning techniques, artificial intelligence deep learning methods; they will also develop competence to build data analysis chains from standard libraries and Open Source SW.

Students will discuss the main concepts of computational intelligence related to artificial neural networks, probabilistic computation, reinforcement learning, fuzzy systems and evolutionary computation.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to determine whether a problem can be solved by means of AI; also, to identify limitations and prerequisites regarding AI powered services/products. Additionally, students will gain some experience in formalizing problems.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a one-page cover letter and CV in English and send them by 7.11.2022 to the following e-mail addresses (please use both): sara.smidovauniba.sk, enlightuniba.sk. Extra-curricular activities and activities outside teaching are an important part of the selection criteria and should be mentioned in the CV. Please note that in the case of a large number of applications, we may additionally require a recommendation from the department and a grade point average.

Funding: Erasmus+ grant (70€/day). We recommend to use the Green Travel option - the applicant will receive a travel grant (50€ + two days for travel).

For more information visit: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/95-ai-for-non-it-students#about-the-course

Regional Innovation Systems (RIS) for sustainable development (Registration closed)

Are you interested in sustainable development and the complex issues it faces? Do you want to explore these challenges and develop your ideas for regional innovation systems in a group of like-minded students from different European universities? Are you studying geography, political science, economics, sociology or philosophy at Masters level? Do you want to go on short-term mobility to Germany? Then don't hesitate and apply for the course Regional Innovation Systems (RIS) for sustainable development. 

Content

The course will provide an analysis of the challenges associated with the sustainable transition of innovation processes and their regulatory and institutional framework in a regional innovation system. Particular focus will be on the roles of different actor groups and their interaction. Using the examples of the participating universities and their regional innovation systems, students will learn how to design explorative qualitative research for analyzing regional institutional setups.

How to apply

Applicants (students of education study programmes) should submit a one-page cover letter and CV in English and send them by 10.11.2022 to the following e-mail addresses (please use both):
sara.smidovauniba.skenlightuniba.sk
Extra-curricular activities and activities outside teaching are an important part of the selection criteria and should be mentioned in the CV. Please note that in the case of a large number of applications, we may additionally require a recommendation from the department and a grade point average.

Funding: Erasmus+ grant (70€/day). We recommend to use the Green Travel option - the applicant will receive a travel grant (50€ + two days for travel). 

For more information in English visit: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/90-regional-innovation-systems-ris-for-sustainable-development#about-the-course

Teaching for global citizenship in European classrooms (Registration closed)

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The course aims to prepare student teachers to address challenges related to global citizenship in their future classroom.

Content

In the perspective of current and future challenges in European classrooms, this course will discuss two challenges related to global citizenship in education: (1) dealing with diversity in education and (2) inclusive education. The course will introduce the method of challenge-based learning as an engaging multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning that encourages students to leverage the technology they use in their daily lives to solve challenges related to diversity and inclusive education.

The course starts with (1) an online pre-programme (13 - 31 March) in which students are introduced to Global Citizenship in education. Subsequently, students from the same university engage in online group discussions about global citizenship challenges their educational system faces. They work out a group presentation about the educational system in their region and the challenges they face regarding global citizenship.

In a (2) second phase, students physically come together at Ghent University (24 - 29 April) and follow a 5-day on-site programme with a social and academic focus. During these 5 days, students try to gain insight into the concept of Global Citizenship through the method of Challenge-based education. Concretely, students will participate in group assignments and workshops, will attend guest lectures on Global Citizenship and will visit a museum and school that is currently facing (and tackling) issues in the field of Global Citizenship.

In a (3) third phase, students write a short portfolio of about 2 pages (deadline 29 May), reflecting on what they have learned during their 5-day on-site stay at Ghent University.

How to apply

Applicants (students of education study programmes) should submit a one-page cover letter and CV in English and send them by 1.11.2022 to the following e-mail addresses (please use both): sara.smidovauniba.sk, enlightuniba.sk. Extra-curricular activities and activities outside teaching are an important part of the selection criteria and should be mentioned in the CV. Please note that in the case of a large number of applications, we may additionally require a recommendation from the department and a grade point average.

Funding: Erasmus+ grant (70€/day). We recommend to use the Green Travel option - the applicant will receive a travel grant (50€ + two days for travel).

For more information visit: https://enlight-eu.org/index.php/students/enlight-courses/item/86-teaching-for-global-citizenship-in-european-classrooms-a-challenge-based-approach#about-the-course

Online Language Courses (Registration Closed)

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ENLIGHT partner universities have prepared online language courses for students, which will take place in the academic year 2022/2023. Students from all nine ENLIGHT universities have the same conditions. If you are interested in any of the courses listed below, feel free to apply now!

In order to get the same rate as the local students, please use the e-mail address of your home university to register! This way universities know you are an ENLIGHT student.

In case of high interest, your participation in the course may be refused due to lack of places for international students.

Dutch for speakers of other languages

Host: Ghent University
Level: A1, A2
Price: 235€
Contact: uctugent.be 

More information about course You will find at: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/92-online-language-courses

English Language Courses

Host: Comenius University
Price: free of charge (the course if fully booked)
Contact: ivana.jurikovauniba.sk

More information about course You will find at: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/92-online-language-courses

Host: Ghent University
Level: B1, B2
Price: 180€
Contact: uctugent.be 
More information about course You will find at: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/92-online-language-courses

Host: National University of Galway
Level: English for Academic Purposes
Price: 3050€ +70€ materials
Contact: eganmnuigalway.ie 
More information about course You will find at: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/92-online-language-courses

Practical French

Host: Ghent University
Level: B1, B2
Price: 180€
Contact: uctugent.be 
More information about course You will find at: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/92-online-language-courses

Irish Course

Host: National University of Galway
Level: begginer
Price: -
Contact: peigi.nioibicinoegaillimh.ie 
More information about course You will find at: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/92-online-language-courses

Spanish Language courses

Host: University of Basque Country
Level: begginer, intermediate, advanced
Price: free of charge
Contact: cursosidiomasehu.eus 
More information about course You will find at: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/92-online-language-courses

Host: Ghent University
Level: A1, A2
Price: 180€
Contact: uctugent.be 
More information about course You will find at: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/92-online-language-courses

Slovak language courses

Host: Comenius University
Level: begginer
Price: 430€
Contact: marianna.hricovacdv.uniba.sk 
More information about course You will find at: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/92-online-language-courses

Host: Comenius University
Level: Basic everyday communication skills for beginners
Price: free of charge
Contact: marianna.hricovacdv.uniba.skhttps://www.e-slovak.sk/ 
More information about course You will find at: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/92-online-language-courses

Multilingual communication

Host: Comenius University
Price: free of charge
Contact: vyskrabkova2uniba.sk 
More information about course You will find at: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/92-online-language-courses

Practical Portuguese

Host: Ghent University
Level: A1
Price: 180€
Contact: uctugent.be 
More information about course You will find at: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/92-online-language-courses

Practical Italian

Host: Ghent University
Level: A1, A2
Price: 180€
Contact: uctugent.be 
More information about course You will find at: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/92-online-language-courses

Chinese language for Total Beginners

Host: Comenius University
Level: Beginners
Price: free of charge
Contact: dana.pekarikovauniba.sk 
More information about course You will find at: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/92-online-language-courses

Global Engagement Module: Become a global citizen (Registration closed)

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Do you have a pioneering spirit? Then embark on one of the new Global Engagement modules developed by ENLIGHT. Take part in this pioneering adventure, coming up in Spring 2023!

All mayor challenges we face today - from the climate crisis and energy transition to the digital revolution, public health and the need to build equitable societies, are indisputably issues that affect our whole planet and can only be dealt with effectively on a world scale. Each of these challenges goes well beyond the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines. The sum of specific skills and competencies, however important, does not suffice to tackle such issues.

If we want tomorrow’s academics to be truly globally engaged, they need to be equipped with the right mind-set and generic competencies and skills. This means to identify not as a member of a state, a tribe, or a nation, but instead as a member of the human race, looking beyond the narrow scope of national or personal interests. A globally engaged academic understands and appreciates different perspectives and world views, and interacts successfully and respectfully with others, in order to take responsible action toward sustainability and collective well-being.

Of course, such skills and competencies cannot be acquired easily and at short notice. They require many years of dedication and experience. Nevertheless, the Global Engagement Module has the ambitious goal to lay the first foundations for student’s global citizenship and careers. It aims to create awareness and show the way to succeed in an increasingly global and dynamic world. By doing so, it aspires to fill a need overlooked by most traditional academic programmes.

The Global Engagement module will fully exploit ENLIGHT’s huge diversity potential. Alongside an appreciation of diversity and strong belief in inclusion, the educational vision of this programme draws on activation of students and the provision of personalized feedback, both among students and by the teaching staff. In practice, teaching methods will include challenge-based learning, interdisciplinarity and peer learning and -assessment.

Learning outcomes

• acquire knowledge about the world and other cultures,

• master skills to understand the world and take action,

• develop attitudes of openness & valuing human dignity and diversity.

The course consists of 3 major themes that will be explored at three different universities: Public Health (Groningen); Migration and Society (Ghent); and Climate Change (Göttingen).

How to apply

This course is open to 2nd and 3rd year Bachelor students. Applicants should submit a one-page cover letter and CV in English and send them by 15.10.2022 to the following e-mail addresses (please use both): sara.smidovauniba.sk, enlightuniba.sk. Extra-curricular activities and activities outside teaching are an important part of the selection criteria and should be mentioned in the CV. Please note that in the case of a large number of applications, we may additionally require a recommendation from the department and a grade point average.

Funding: Erasmus+ grant (70€/day). We recommend to use the Green Travel option - the applicant will receive a travel grant (50€ + two days for travel).

For more information in English visit: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/85-global-engagement-module-2023

Successful applicants → next steps

Further steps that a successful applicant is obliged to take can be found here (Comenius University as a partner university - OUTGOING).