Una Europa events & opportunities

Una Europa events & opportunities

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Una Europa events & opportunities

Check out events and opportunities to participate in Una Europa below.

For more event listings, along with news from the wider community, visit una-europa.eu

For local Una Europa news, and other UCD Global stories, visit ucd.ie/globalengagement/newsevents.


Date (2024) Who is it for? Details

17 April,


Undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in applying for the Una Europa Student Congress 

Student Congress information session

Come to the UCD Global Lounge to learn more about applying for the Una Europa Student Congress in Berlin this September (see below for more info). 

Hear from previous participants and what makes for a good application. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Attend in-person or online. 

Sign up for the info session here

25 April

12pm CET (11am Irish time) 

Academics, researchers and students interested in sustainability and green cities

Una.Lecture | From campus to city: Empowering universities for green and healthy cities

Explore how strategic planning and partnerships between cities, universities, and citizens can close the gap between ambition and action for climate-resilient and healthy cities. Ben Somers from KU Leuven’s Faculty of Bioscience Engineering will show how universities can be pivotal in transforming urban landscapes towards sustainability.

This lecture is part of Sustainability Week at KU Leuven and part of the Una.Lecture series.

Watch the event live on YouTube - no need to register. 

More details here 

30 April 

(application deadline)

Senior researchers in Social Science or  Humanities with an interest in health systems. 

Chair of Research Excellence (One Health)

Applications are invited from UCD researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities for a Chair of Research Excellence on the theme of One Health. The Chair will be based at Una Europa partner university Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne for 10 months, in the academic year 2024-2025. 

Find out more here

3 May

(application deadline)

Master’s students, PhD candidates and recent graduates

Una Europa internships

Applications are now open for 4 paid internship opportunities at the Una Europa headquarters in Brussels. 

Gain hands-on professional experience in a vibrant international higher education environment, in the area of Communications, Governance or Policy.

The internships have varying start dates (September 2024 and January 2025).  

Find out more

6 May 

(application deadline)

Undergraduate and postgraduate students

Una Europa Student Congress

Apply by 6 May for the Una Europa Student Congress, hosted by Freie Universität Berlin from 24 to 27 September.

Find out more here 

6 - 30 May 

(apply by 22 March)

Advanced PhD students, postdocs or junior faculty members with an interest in water/floods

Leuven Institute for Advanced Study (LIAS) - Junior fellowships on ‘Water: scarcity and flooding’

LIAS – part of KU Leuven in Belgium - invites applications for visiting junior fellows for the project ‘Water: scarcity and flooding’ from 6 May – 30 May 2024. The fellowships are intended for advanced PhD students, postdocs or junior faculty members from Una Europa universities. Applicants will be able to participate in expert workshops, discussions and lectures as well as actively engage with the LIAS community. LIAS covers all travel and hotel costs for junior fellows for a stay up to 14 days in Leuven (up to a maximum of €1,000).

Apply by 22 March here

24 May Postdoctoral researchers, early career faculty members, PhD candidates in the final phase of their doctoral project

Funding for early career researchers in the Una Europa alliance

Una Europa invites doctoral students and early-career researchers to this online information session providing an overview of national research funding opportunities in Ireland, the UK and Poland. 

Research managers from University College Dublin, University of Edinburgh and Uniwersytet JagielloĊ„ski w Krakowie will offer an insight into eligibility criteria, funding duration, conditions, and specific details of various funding calls. 

Register for the event

8 June Members of the public interested in AI, ethics, or EU law. 

Una Europa @ the UCD Festival

Una Europa, in association with the Dublin European Institute at UCD and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, present an interdisciplinary panel discussion on AI: 'The future is now: Artificial intelligence, ethics, and you'. The new AI Act is the first legal framework for artificial intelligence in Europe. What are the ethical and legal implications for our society? Join us for a lively panel discussion exploring the year ahead for AI in Europe.

Free to attend on UCD campus. More details coming soon. 

19 – 21 June Active members of the Una Europa community 

Una Europa General Assembly at UZH (Zurich)

The next Una Europa General Assembly will be hosted by Universität Zürich (UZH) in Switzerland. Over three days, Una Europa Self-Steering Committees, Clusters, Working Groups and project teams will come together to learn and exchange knowledge in a series of working meetings and events.

More details will be available in time through UCD’s Senior Local Leads.

23 – 29 June

(Apply by 15 February)

PhD researchers with an interest in Cultural Heritage 

PhD Workshop in Cultural Heritage (Paris 1) 

Cultural Heritage researchers are invited to apply for a week-long PhD workshop at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in France. Connect with fellow Cultural Heritage researchers and broaden your knowledge by taking an interdisciplinary approach to the conservation and restoration of heritage.

Find out more and apply 

24 - 28 June

(Apply by 24 March) 

Doctoral researchers with an interest in health 

Una Europa One Health Summer School 

Dive into interdisciplinary learning, connect with fellow researchers, and explore the nexus of human, animal, and environmental health at the One Health Summer School, hosted by Lammi Biological Research Station at University of Helsinki (Finland), from 24 to 28 June 2024. 

Up to two UCD students will be awarded places on the programme, based on a competitive application process. Students who are offered places will be advised on how to apply for funding to cover travel costs.

More info and apply here by 24 March

28 June   Early career researchers in any discipline; PhD candidates 

Seed Funding Call 2024 

The Una Europa Seed Funding Call 2024 invites early-career researchers of any discipline to apply for funding to kick-start long-term collaboration between alliance partner universities. Proposals for collaborative projects in research, education and societal outreach are welcome.

Find out more here

1 - 5 July 

(Apply by 29 March)

PhD students interested in sustainability 

Una Europa Summer School - Sustainability in communication and education 

The University of Bologna (Italy) hosts this summer school aimed at engaging PhD students from different scientific backgrounds on the theme of sustainability in communication and education. With a transdisciplinary approach and focus on the improvement of soft skills, the goals of the summer school are the strengthening of a critical, theoretical framework regarding the concept of sustainability and the development of strategies and capabilities related to sustainability education and communication.

Find out more here

7 - 13 July 

(apply by 29 March) 

Doctoral researchers working in the areas of computer science, engineering, arts, design, law and humanities

Una Europa Summer School: Artificial intelligence and creativity

The University of Bologna (Italy) hosts his summer school exploring AI and its application in creative domains. Topics include: AI in Literature and Visual Art; AI-Driven Music Composition; AI in Cinema; Computational Creativity; Conditional generation; Copyright and plagiarism ; Deep fake detection; Digital restoration; Emotional AI; Generative Models. 

More info and how to apply

15 - 22 July 

(apply by 21 March)

BSc Physics students in their penultimate year who are considering applying to the MSc Physics degree at Leiden University

Frontiers of Modern Physics - Leiden University Summer School 

Leiden Institute of Physics is offering Una Europa members (including UCD students) a discount on its 8-day physics summer school. Through seminars by renowned physicists and visits to research labs, participants will get a unique peek into physics research at Leiden, from quantum matter and optics to biological & soft matter physics and cosmology. The programme is aimed at BSc Physics students in their penultimate year who are considering applying to the MSc Physics degree at Leiden University.

Price for Una Europa university students – 300 euro (reduced from normal price of 390 euro).

Apply by 21 March here

24 to 27 September 

(Apply by 6 May)

UCD students (undergrads and postgrads)

Una Europa Student Congress 

The Student Congress will be hosted by Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) in Germany. The theme of the Congress is ‘Dis-/Assemble: Reinventing the University’. Through workshops, events and discussions, you will explore central questions about student life at European universities. 

Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by UCD.

Find out how to apply here


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