Online courses and events

ENLIGHT Lecture Series

ENLIGHT Lecture Series provide an opportunity for scientists and researchers from all over ENLIGHT to discuss together and with the general public different perspectives and approaches to tackle the 5 ENLIGHT flagship areas:

• Climate Change,

• Equity,

• Health & Well-being,

• Energy & Circular Economy,

• Digital Revolution & Impact of Digitization. 

All ENLIGHT Lecture Series are available on ENLIGHT youtube channel. 

ENLIVE

ENLIGHT Network Language and Intercultural Virtual Exchange

This course aims to help students develop their intercultural communication and collaboration skills.

Content

The content of this course is learner driven. Working in intercultural dyads or triads, students will select and research one of 6 potential areas - body image and social media, climate change and youth activism, disability and society, diversity on screen, gender and education, science denial and youth activism - in order to design and disseminate a social media campaign.

The social media campaigns made by students are shared on the Espace Langues.

Learning outcomes

Students should…

• be able to discuss current social issues in a lingua franca context

• develop cultural sensitivity and awareness

• design and deliver a micro social media campaign

Assessment

100% continuous assessment

Lecturers

Laüra Hoskins, Facilitators from language centres at the University of Bordeaux

How to apply

Deadline for applications: October 24, 2022. Register via https://enquetessphinx.u-bordeaux.fr/v4/s/pixnzi. Students will be informed about their group by 28/10/2022.

For detailed information on “how to apply”, interested students should write to the ENLIVE contact person of their home university → Comenius University Bratislava : Aneta Vilagi (aneta.vilagiuniba.sk) / copy: enlightuniba.sk 

Funding: no funding, free online mobility

For more information visit: h https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/36-enlive#about-the-course

Implementing virtual exchange at the University of Göttingen: Scenarios around Academic Writing in intercultural teams

This virtual exchange offers students a possibility to strengthen their intercultural academic writing competencies. Students from at least three different universities and study programmes will work in a challenge-based teaching and learning environment, will form intercultural collaborative working and writing groups and will work on one of the ENLIGHT flagship challenges. Students will be presented with manageable challenges and reading materials. Based on their reading, the groups will try to come up with (of course, very small-scale and tentative) solutions for their challenge. In the next step, the groups will decide to write an academic text of their choice. Each group member brings in his*her perspective of the discipline he*she studies to enable a broad interdisciplinary discussion. With this method of collaborative and interdisciplinary teams the project follows the ENLIGHT ambition to empower students to become globally engaged citizens skilled in critical thinking.

Content

Academic Writing - Intercultural Learning - Collaborative Writing - Writer's Groups

The group work will start with a virtual kick-off workshop in which participants get to know each other and their respective (disciplinary) cultures, form groups, engage in teambuilding exercises and will learn about rules and challenges of intercultural teamwork, constructive feedback and academic writing. at the end of the project, there will be a final virtual workshop in which participants present their results and reflect on the whole process of working collaboratively in an intercultural group.

how to apply

This course is eligible for all students (Ba., MA., PhD). Students from ENLIGHT partner universities are highly welcome to apply. Please, enclose your CV and a motivation letter at e-mail lefkothea.sinjariuni-goettingen.de. Deadline is 17th October 2022.

Funding: no funding, free online mobility

For more information visit: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/84-implementing-virtual-exchange-at-the-university-of-goettingen-scenarios-around-academic-writing-in-intercultural-teams#about-the-course

Sustainable Development, Trade and Environmental Economics

ilustrational image . students talking to each other in front of university

The seminar focuses on environmental economics in a globalized context within the framework of sustainable development. For this purpose, the seminar will cover different topics, starting from the sustainable development concept. The seminar will also explore, from an economic perspective, climate change as one of the main global environmental issues, considering the state of scientific evidence, energy implications and policies in climate change.

Content

The course will consist of 3 blocks:

- Environment and development

- Environment and trade

- Environmental policies and regulation

More detailed information about the programme can be found at:

→ https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/94-sustainable-development-trade-and-environmental-economics

https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/teaching/610340.html

Learning outcomes

Global environmental problems such as global warming have received great publicity in recent times. Since most of them have a transboundary nature, they can only be addressed effectively through international cooperation. We will discuss the use of trade policy as an instrument for achieving significant reductions in carbon emissions and also whether trade policies can be effectively used as enforcement mechanisms to support environmental cooperation. In addition, we will discuss the ongoing negotiations on climate change and the environment that, similar to the trade case, will cover an increasing scope of environmental issues in future rounds of negotiation.

Assessment

Written essay and oral presentation

Lecturers

Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso

How to apply

Registration via E-Mail (imartingwdg.de) before October 27th, first come first serve basis, completely digital seminar and learning experience in international teams.

Funding: Please note that this course requires a fee of 75 €

For more information visit: https://enlight-eu.org/students/enlight-courses/item/94-sustainable-development-trade-and-environmental-economics