UNICA Newsletter 14 December Issue 
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News from the Steering Committee

During the 4th and 5th UNICA Board meetings in Warsaw, 16 & 19 November 2016, the UNICA Steering Committee discussed the work plan 2016-2017 and the UNICA contribution to an inter-network meeting on rankings in Higher Education. Read more...

Recent Events

11th EU Research Liaison Officers Meeting

More than 50 representatives of 18 UNICA member universities engaged in discussions on H2020 financial issues, ethics support, research projects' evaluation and the future of the EU Framework Programmes at the 11th UNICA EU Research Liaison Officers meeting, hosted by the University of Vienna and IST Austria, 28-29 November 2016. ​

8th Scholarly Communication Seminar

The participants of the 8th UNICA Scholarly Communication Seminar, 1-2 December 2016, looked at  the pros and cons of different national approaches to Open Access and got insights into the up-to-date Open Access legal framework from the EC DG Research and Innovation. The meeting was hosted by the University of Lausanne.

Coming up in 2017!

  • Rectors Seminar on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, Sapienza University of Rome in cooperation with the Universities "Tor Vergata", Roma Tre and "Foro Italico", 23-25 March         
  •  UNICA IRO meeting 2017, University of Copenhagen, 24-26 April     
  •  Europe-China Rectors Seminar (in the framework of the LEAD project), Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 4-5 May
  • UNICA Student Conference, Sapienza University of Rome in cooperation with the Universities "Tor Vergata", Roma Tre and "Foro Italico", 4-7 October     
  •  Rectors’ Seminar on the occasion of the UCY Learning Resource Centre's official opening, University of Cyprus, 23-24 October      
  • UNICA GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2017, Rectors Seminar and UNICA Steering Committee elections, ELTE Budapest,15-17 November      

Members in the Spotlight

University College Dublin, together with 9 other HEIs, has launched a unique online platform that matches students’ interests with volunteering opportunities. The portal aims to enhance students’ awareness of their role in solving challenges such as social exclusion and ageing population. Read more...
On 2-4 December, Tallinn University of Technology hosted the biggest robotics competition in Europe - ROBOTEX16. During the three-day event, 23 international robotics competitions were held and 40 creative workshops gathered more than 3,000 participants. Read more...

Member Universities in the Press

The lack of information about available support services remains one of the main reasons why so few students with disabilities go on exchange, UNICA members Eötvös Loránd University Budapest & University of Warsaw point out in Times Higher Education

European Commission Projects

The Final Event of the RUMI project: Network of Moroccan Universities for Inclusive Education will take place on 17-18 January 2017 at Université Abdelmalek Essaâdi, Tétouan, Morocco. It will bring together the project partners as well as high-level officials from the Moroccan ministries, Presidents of 9 Moroccan partner universities, and representatives of local and international NGOs. The conference will also mark the official establishment of the national Moroccan Network for Inclusive Education. Read more....

News from Partners

The 13th Annual Erasmus Congress and Exhibition ERACON 2017 invites Erasmus Coordinators, Placement & Internship Managers, and HE professionals with an interest in the Erasmus programme to take part in the ERACON 2017 call for presentations, papers, sessions and workshops. Read more...

News from the UNICA Secretariat

UNICA Secretariat in Brussels is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Assistant with strong English-language skills to join our team in February 2017. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and a cover letter to by Friday 30 December 2016. Learn more...
After almost one year and a half, our Project & Event Officer Dominique Montagnese will be leaving the UNICA Secretariat at the end of December 2016. UNICA President Prof. Luciano Saso and Members of the Steering Committee thank him very much for his work and commitment and wish him all the best with his future plans.
UNICA Secretariat warmly thanks our Communications Intern Audre Chudinskaite for her excellent support in producing communication materials and the organisation of UNICA events. Audre, we wish you every success in the next steps of your career!

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