Za nami koniec wakacji i początek kolejnego roku akademickiego w konsorcjum EPICUR. W ostatnim tygodniu sierpnia przedstawicielki naszego uniwersytetu, Karolina Choczaj i Dominika Dąbrowska, brały udział we wspólnych warsztatach na Uniwersytecie Artystotelesa w Salonikach! Warsztatom towarzyszyły dwie podniosłe ceremonie: przekazania pierwszych certyfikatów ukończenia kursów EPICURa w roku akademickim 2020/2021 oraz wręczenie dyplomów ukończenia kursu języka polskiego w ramach Szkoły Języka Greckiego w Salonikach. EPICUR reprezentowała Pani Panagiota Partakelidou, zaś Szkołę Języka Greckiego Pani Elena Koutousi, która działa w kooperacji z naszym Uniwersytetem i pod patronatem Polskiej Ambasady w Atenach. Ważną częścią wydarzenia było spotkanie z Panią Dyrektor International Office Ms Helen Baxevanidou i jej zastępczynią Panią Dimitrą Mentekidou.

EPICUR PhD Exchange Programme – Research, Training and Skills Development

Invitation to the Info Session


Are you EPICurious to gain first-hand interdisciplinary research experience with world-leading experts and access to research infrastructures at other European universities? Are you looking for opportunities to develop intercultural competence and other transversal skills through additional training to support and complement your research expertise? Would you like to expand your research networks and enhance your CV? Then the EPICUR PhD Exchange Programme might be just the thing for you!


What does the programme offer?

  • The PhD Exchange Programme – Research, Training and Skills Development is an EPICUR mobility programme offering PhD candidates the opportunity to complete a cross-border exchange in one of the 8 EPICUR universities’ locations*
  • Programme participants from all research fields are welcome (depending on the position requirements) and will be involved in current research projects at the providing research institutes (at the EPICUR university or in its region)
  • Programme participants will be invited to participate in virtual workshops on the topic of intercultural competence and other additional skills to support and complement research expertise (not mandatory)
  • Participants will be assigned a mentor at the receiving institute to provide ongoing guidance and support
  • The exchanges will take place between February and July 2022 with a minimum duration of 2 months
  • Participants may have the option to complete the exchange on site, virtually, or in a blended format (in consultation with the hosting research institutes)


* During the 2022 pilot run, exchange positions may not be available in all locations.


Learn more about the EPICUR PhD Exchange Programme and how to apply at the online Info Session on September 7th, 2021 from 13h00 – 14h30 (CET)!


Please register for the Info Session by Monday, September 6th, 2021 via email at Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript.


For further information, please find the flyer attached or visit the EPICUR website (more info coming here soon).


Kind regards,

Kirsten Rosa & Jie Han

EPICUR Internship Exchange Programme 

Invitation to the Info Session


Are you EPICurious to gain practical experiences abroad through an internship in an enterprise or in a civil society organisation? Are you looking for opportunities to broaden your horizons and improve your intercultural skills? Would you like to gain work experience in an international environment? Then the EPICUR Internship Exchange Programme might be right for you!

What is it about?

  • The EPICUR Internship Exchange Programme is an EPICUR mobility programme offering advanced bachelor and master´s students the opportunity to complete a cross-border exchange in one of the 8 EPICUR universities’ locations*
  • Participants from all degree programmes are welcome to apply (depending on the position requirements)
  • Internships are offered at private enterprises as well as civil society organisations (to be completed as a civic engagement activity)
  • Internships and civic engagement activities can be arranged on an individual basis between February and June 2022 with a minimum duration of 2 months

Learn more about the EPICUR Internship Exchange Programme and how to apply in the online information session taking place on September 8th from 13h00 – 14h30 (CET)! 

* In the upcoming run, internship positions are available in the regions of Karlsruhe, Vienna, Poznan, Strasbourg and Thessaloniki.


Please register for the Info Session by Monday, September 6th, 2021 via email at Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript.


Please note that for the upcoming round positions will primarily be offered as physical internships. If required, virtual internships may be possible in consultation with the providing organisations.


For further information, please find the flyer attached or visit the EPICUR website (more info coming here soon).


Kind regards,

Hoai Truong & Jie Han

The EPICUR Research project line, which was launched at the beginning of 2021, is funded in the framework of the EU programme line Horizon 2020 „Science with and for Society“ [SwafS] and aims to develop a common research agenda for the eight EPICUR partner universities to improve and strengthen the interaction between science and society. EPICUR Research promotes Early Career Researchers in particular, driven by the vision of conducting research based on societal challenges. Inter-and transdisciplinary approaches and long-term cooperation on the three main topics of Sustainability ResearchMobility, Migration & Identiy and the Transformation of the Public Health System (Public Health in Transition) is helping to establish an EPICommunity.  

The EPICUR team is pleased to be able to organise three EPICamps this year in the context of EPICUR Research; the first of them “Mobility, Migration, Multilingualism: Shaping European Identities and Languages Past and Present” organised by Freiburg/Poznán/Strasbourg will take place on October 15/16, 2021. EPICamps are virtual, interactive events aimed at Early Career Researchers from the EPICUR alliance in order to create a space for exchange, collaboration and academic matchmaking between scholars from different disciplines and research areas. Researchers from all – especially early – career stages, from all disciplines and from all partner institutions can participate.  

Potential participants of the EPICamps should have a general interest in conducting interdisciplinary research and/or working in a transdisciplinary manner with non-university partners. You should have a proven interest in the topic of the EPICamps you wish to attend. However, no previous experience in the field and/or inter-and transdisciplinary work is required.  

Based on the format of the barcamp/unconference, the program of each EPICamp will look different and open up opportunities to present and discuss research and projects in mini-thesis presentations, poster sessions, panel or group discussions, etc., but also space for ad-hoc meetings, one-on-one video chats, academic speed dating sessions and methodological exchange. Please check out our first Call for Participation [insert link] and follow us on twitter for regular updates on upcoming EPICamps regarding European Culture, Sustainability and more.  

If you have any questions, please contact: Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript.  

Want to find out more? Check our Cfp!


Dear master's students,


In order to create an attractive new research-oriented mobility programme for master's students, the EPICUR Alliance needs your input! The Master Labs programme will offer the opportunity to collaborate with other master's students from the 8 EPICUR partner universities on interdisciplinary research projects, participate in research-based academic courses and acquire valuable skills for pursuing a career in research.


At EPICUR, we place a great deal of emphasis on co-creation. Please join us for a virtual Focus Group Interview on Wednesday, July 14th, 11:00-12:30 (CEST) to share your ideas and be a part of the design process. To register and receive the Zoom link, send an email to Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript. by Tuesday, July 13th.


What is EPICUR??

EPICUR (European Partnership for an Innovative Campus Unifying Regions) belongs to the first generation of European Alliances to pilot a new way of intensifying collaboration among Higher Education institutions through the creation of a European University. Read more about the EPICUR Alliance and its 8 member universities at https://epicur.education/.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript.. Feel free to forward this email to your fellow students and share through your networks.


I look forward to meeting you and hearing about what is important to you as we shape this innovative new programme!


Best regards,

Kirsten Rosa

Prof. Rafał Witkowski. Microcredentials. Nowe drogi rozwoju


Idea microcredentials związana jest z wielkim projektem europejskim, jakim były dwa konkursy (w 2019 i 2021), które wyłoniły 41 konsorcjów tworzących tzw. uniwersytety europejskie. Wybór ponad 280 uczelni ze wszystkich państw Unii Europejskiej stworzył niewielką, ale dobrze zarządzaną grupę odważnych i zdeterminowanych instytucji, które mają odwagę wprowadzać zmiany w systemie szkolnictwa, częściowo wymuszone przez procesy globalizacji. Konsorcja, który były laureatami pierwszej tury European University Initiative (w tym EPICUR), zbliżają się powoli do połowy trzyletniej fazy pilotażowej, realizowanej w warunkach pandemii, która zaskoczyła wszystkich i zmusiła do rewizji pierwotnych założeń. Refleksja ta była także okazją dla Komisji Europejskiej do zaproponowania nieco zmodyfikowanych działań. Dyskutowane w różnych gremiach koncepcje nabierają teraz konkretnego wyrazu. Jedną z nich są microcredentials...(czyt. więcej)

EPICUR at the Freiburg Science Fair, June 07th – to 26th 


From June 7th to 26th, the Freiburg Science Fair 2021 will be held online due to the pandemic. The Freiburg team of EPICUR – European University - is offering a joint virtual booth together with Eucor dedicated to sustainability, with video presentations by members of the University of the United Nations´17 Sustainable Development Goals.

You will also have the opportunity to attend live sessions and to join us on our interactive EPICouch on June 10th, from 02.30 to 03.30 pm (probably in French, t.b.a.) and in German from 05.30 to 07.00 pm. Be EPICURious and come discuss with us, we look forward to seeing you!


University Days for Sustainability Freiburg 2021 (June 07th – 19th 2021, online)


During the annual event series organised by Freiburg students We would like to invite You for an EPICUR workshop. The event has been organised since 2017 and is aimed at both students and the general public in Freiburg. A diverse program of workshops, lectures, panel discussions and artistic activities on the topic of sustainability awaits you this year under the title "Sustainable. Political. Shaping" online. Participation is free of charge.



Workshop: „Eucor & EPICUR: What is happening in the field of Sustainability?"

Organised by Sofia Ganter & Stefanie Klose (University of Freiburg)

What do you – our participants – expect from the European University Alliances Eucor and EPICUR in terms of sustainability? Specifically: What, in your opinion, would be important in the context of teaching? What in other areas? The workshop on Eucor, EPICUR & Sustainability will address these questions and many more.

In addition, already existing ideas on research, teaching, transfer, practice and engagement will be presented and discussed. Our aim is to center the discussions around the student´s point of view in order to be able to provide the project teams with feedback and thus help shape the further implementation of Eucor and EPICUR in the field of sustainability.
Languages: German, English, French if needed
Link to registration: 

Boost your university education with an international EPICUR course! Start organizing your mobility for the Fall/Winter semester 2021-2022

From the third week of June 2021, a wide range of courses offered by all partner universities of the EPICUR Alliance will be open to all students. 


What kind of courses can you choose?

EPICUR offers to you online courses from 8 universities of 6 European countries, mainly in English:

  • Language courses: slavonic languages, modern Greek languages as well as Nordic and Scandinavian languages
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary courses with two main tracks: “Natural and Societal Sustainability” and “European Identities”

To know more about the course offer, please have a look at the language courses and Liberal Arts and Sciences courses offered last semester. Please note that the new course catalogs will be available from mid-June 2021.


What are the benefits?

  • It’s flexible: choose one or more courses « à la carte » in one European partner university for your Fall/Winter semester in 2021-2022 
  • it’s international: follow the courses in English, meet with students from European partner universities and add an international touch to your CV
  • it’s validated with ECTS: contact your International Relations Office* to confirm that the selected courses will be included in your academic record
  • it’s simple: register online in June 2021 to take distance learning courses at an international university.
  • it’s innovative: this flexible mobility is not limited in time! You will benefit from this international course offer throughout your university education
  • it's different: you are studying philosophy or chemistry and are curious about how other languages or subjects are discussed in other disciplines and European countries? Have a look at the course catalogues and select your course(s)!

*Depends on the structure of your university.

For more information, please read the testimonials of students who have already benefitted from this mobility:  

Great student satisfaction with LAS Winter Courses!

Big appetite for EPICUR Language and Culture Courses


Can't wait to create your own curricula? Here's how to apply:

  • you are currently enrolled at an EPICUR partner university
  • you have obtained a minimum of 60 ECTS [+ course criteria*]
  • you select one (or more) courses of your choice
  • you prepare and submit your application file in time on the virtual learning platform: (proof of enrolment, language certificate + motivation statement)**

Don’t be late: the call for applications opens in the third week of June for a few days only and the number of seats per course is limited. 

 * Criteria will be detailed mid-June
** The motivation statement has to be in English


You need advice?

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KIT runs:  KIT students and employees are challenged to participate in the digital running challenge.

In each category - BASICINTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED - respectively in the Individual Challenge and the Group Challenge, many attractive prizes will be raffled, including assorted sports packages (e.g. non-cash prizes or free sports offers) and non-cash prizes from the EPiCUR universities.

Within the framework of the project “Knowledge Transfer Upper Rhine” (KTUR), the “KTUR Startup & Innovation Nights” will take place for the first time. On two consecutive evenings, universities, startups,
companies and intermediaries of the Upper Rhine
region will have the opportunity to get to know each
other and to exchange experiences and ideas on how the
innovation network in the Upper Rhine region can grow and gain more supraregional attention.

Drodzy studenci EPICUR, potrzebujemy Waszej pomocy!

Konsorcjum EPICUR dąży do tego, aby nauka języków europejskich była ekscytująca zarówno dla Was, jak i dla przyszłych studentów EPICUR.

Dlatego właśnie potrzebujemy Waszego wsparcia!

Jak to zrobić? Wypełniając poniższą ankietę.

Dlaczego? Celem tej ankiety jest analiza motywacji studentów do nauki (nowego) języka europejskiego oraz zrozumienie sposobu postrzegania przez nich nauki języków obcych. Zebrane dzięki Wam dane będą podstawą do promocji nauki języków obcych wśród przyszłych studentów EPICUR.

Spokojnie, wypełnienie ankiety zajmie tylko około 5-10 minut!

Bardzo dziękujęmy za cenną pomoc!

Członkowie zespołu EPICUR

Konferencja: Uniwersytety Europejskie - polskie doświadczenia i perspektywy 18.12.2020

The Liberal Arts & Sciences Newsletter

The first issue of Poznan Liberal Arts & Sciences Newsletter (in English and Polish). 

EPICUR Forum Session "Experiential Learning and Experimental Teaching in Digital Settings" on Thursday, December 10, at 9:00 am via Zoom, hosted by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Series on European university alliances has started as part of the DAAD podcast „campus Europa": www.daad.de/campus-europa

Every two weeks, the host speaks with an EUN representative about how the European university alliances work and what their priorities and goals are. A total of 14 episodes are planned, so that each network will be the focus of an episode. 
The guest of the first episode is Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jochen Schiewer, until recently rector of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, which belongs to the EPICUR university alliance.

You can go directly to the podcast here: Spotify /  Deezer /  Apple Podcast / Google Podcast

Międzynarodowe Dni Tolerancji 16-20.11.2020

The Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, cordially invites everyone to participate in our seminar series entitled “Language of Empowerment” as part of the “International Week for Equality and Tolerance” between the 16th and 20th November 2020.

Through this event, inaugurated on the International Day for Tolerance, we aim to raise awareness of the dangers of discrimination and contribute to the global debate on values such as tolerance and equality, in accordance with the UNESCO proclamation that:
“Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human. It is fostered by knowledge, openness, communication, and freedom of thought, conscience and belief. Tolerance is harmony in difference. It is not only a moral duty, it is also a political and legal requirement. Tolerance, the virtue that makes peace possible, contributes to the replacement of the culture of war by a culture of peace." (UNESCO's 1995 Declaration of Principles on Tolerance).
The “Language of Empowerment” at the Faculty of English AMU will feature six 45-minute lectures delivered in English (Monday-Thursday) and Polish (Friday). All lectures will be streamed live via Facebook: www.facebook.com/wydzialanglistykiuam

Detailed description of seminars "Language of Empowerment" (16-20 Nov 2020)


,,European partnership for innovation in distant internship" 

W ramach aktywności EPICUR złożono kolejny wniosek grantowy (razem ze Strasbourgiem i KIT) - projekt ,,European partnership for innovation in distant internship" w ramach Erasmus+ (KA226).
Wyniki będą w lutym 2021. 

Epicur Multilingualism Event, Erasmusdays, 15-17.10.2020

Katalog kursów zima 2020/2021

katalog kursów i zapisy na kursy (prezentacja)


zajęcia odbywać się będą w dniach 3-21.08.2020 r. (ulotka)

EPICUR w programie HORYZONT 2020 

Uniwersytet Europejski EPICUR z UAM w składzie, będzie realizował trzyletni projekt „Shaping European Society in Transition” w ramach programu Horyzont 2020.

Jednym z głównych celów projektu jest wsparcie naukowców na początku ich kariery naukowej. Odbywać ma się to poprzez m.in. silną współpracę w ramach konsorcjum. W celu prowadzenia wspólnych badań oraz korzystania z dostępnej infrastruktury, uczestnicy projektu zbudują innowacyjne formy kooperacji takie jak EPICommunity i EPIClusters.

Dzięki realizacji tego projektu EPICUR poszerzy zakres swojej działalności o badania, innowacje i interakcje ze społeczeństwem. W obecnej sytuacji szczególnego znaczenia nabiera także rozwój wirtualnych sieci współpracy. To właśnie młodzi naukowcy będą zachęcani do współtworzenia EPICommunity, nowej sieci mediów społecznościowych opartej na atrakcyjnej zasadzie grywalizacji (gamification). Sięgnięcie po nowe narzędzia pomoże zwiększyć widoczność osiągnięć naukowych, a także ułatwi tzw. mobilność mieszaną (blended-mobility). Projekt realizowany będzie pod hasłem Be EPICurious!

Środki na realizację projektu pochodzić będą z programu Horyzont 2020 w obszarze Science with and for Society (SwafS - Nauka z udziałem społeczeństwa i dla społeczeństwa). Projekt został przygotowany przez wszystkie 8 uczelni wchodzących w skład konsorcjum.


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