23 October 2020

Studies at Vilnius University Will Be Carried out Remotely for Four Weeks

From October 26 until November 21 study activities at Vilnius University (VU) will be carried out remotely. According to VU Rector Rimvydas Petrauskas, the exception would apply only to laboratory...

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23 October 2020

“The Constitution Cup” Was Awarded During the Constitution Days at VU Faculty of Law

This week Vilnius University (VU) Faculty of Law commemorates the Constitution Days (Kodi’2020) at the initiative of the VU Student Representation of the Faculty of Law (VU SA TF). During...

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22 October 2020

VU Virologist Laura Kalinienė About Coronavirus: We Have More Questions Than Answers

With coronavirus cases rapidly growing, the need for new information about this virus has become increasingly relevant. Immunologists have been constantly reviewing the situation; a new vaccine is being created...

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20 October 2020

Arqus Holds its Second Academic Debate Focusing on the Upcoming US Presidential Elections

The US Presidential Elections: a Battle for Global? Supremacy29th OCT 2020 at 19:00 CET on the Arqus YouTube channel “America is fulfilling our destiny as peacemaker, but it is peace through...

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Arqus Celebrates the Arqus Day by Holding a Discussion on Inclusion in Mobility

talking about inlcusionOn October 16th at 2 pm CEST, the Arqus European University Alliance will hold a meeting on inclusion in mobility, as part of the programme of the #ERASMUSDAYS2020 as well as to celebrate the Arqus Day, which is the 18th of October.

The Arqus European University Alliance was one of the first 17 alliances selected by the European Commission in 2019. Since then, many things have happened, including a global pandemic of COVID-19 that has severely impacted the international collaboration, especially the mobility of students and staff. Both the creation of this new type of inter-university cooperation and the travel restrictions are disrupting our classic way of looking at mobility.

If we understand mobility as a significant international experience that contributes to improving the quality of the teaching and learning process, it is important to ensure that all our students can have access to this experience. Arqus universities are working to leave nobody behind, with a dedicated Action Line to widening access, inclusion and diversity (AL2).

The discussion will be chaired by Eva Egron-Polak, member of the Arqus International Advisory Board and former Secretary-General of the International Association of Universities (IAU).

It will count with the participation of the following experts:

Harpa Sif Arnarsdottir, Policy Officer, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture - Higher Education, European Commission
Dorothy Kelly, Arqus Coordinator and Vice-rector for Internasionalisation at the University of Granada
Benedetta Zatti, Chair of Arqus Action Line 2 and Head of the Inclusion Area at the Student Services Office of the University of Padua
Klaudijus Melys, President of the Arqus Student Council, student of Vilnius University.
In this discussion, the panel will have a look at questions such as: how should we reconsider mobility opportunities in the times of COVID-19 and the European University Alliances? New forms of mobility to reach new student groups: Is there a risk of creating a first- and second-class mobility experience? How can our universities advance faster together? And many other questions.

The event will be broadcasted on the Arqus YouTube channel as well as on the Arqus Facebook.

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