The Arqus Hour comes to an end with a session on the opportunities and benefits of being part of the Arqus Alliance

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06/Jul/2022

Since January 2022, the University of Minho (UMinho) has been part of the Arqus European University Alliance. Today, from 15:30 CEST, UMinho, located in the center of Braga, North of Portugal, welcomes the Coordinator and the Consortium Manager of Arqus, Dorothy Kelly and Fernando Galán, respectively, to participate in the last session of the Arqus Hour, together with the Rector Rui Vieira de Castro, the Pro-rector Manuel João Manuel Costa, the Project Manager Vanessa Alves and the President of the Academic Association, Duarte Lopes, also the Chair of the Arqus Student Council. This event can be watched live on the Uminho YouTube channel.

This is the sixth and final “Arqus Hour” weekly session, which allowed the community of UMinho to get to know this Alliance better and its perspectives for participation, with coordinators of several Arqus’ Action Lines. The session will focus on the opportunities and benefits of being part of the Arqus Alliance. The previous sessions focused on multiculturalism and multilingualism, on inclusion and diversityentrepreneurship and regional involvementstudent-centered learningcommitment to European citizenship and research & innovation.

After sharing the activities carried out and their results, the speakers answer questions from the public. In the first “Arqus Hour”, Dorothy Kelly and Fernando Galán participated online, showing the importance of this Alliance in valuing European values, democratic culture, academic mobility, fostering partnerships and the future of higher education. All the sessions are available on the YouTube Arqus playlist.

PROGRAMME

Session 1 | 1st June

“An introduction to Arqus by the Alliance Coordinators” – Rui Vieira de Castro (Rector of the University of Minho), Manuel João Costa (Pro-rector of the University of Minho, Institutional Coordinator), Dorothy Kelly (Arqus Coordinator), Fernando Galán (Arqus Consortium Manager), Duarte Lopes (Chair of the Arqus Students Council).

Session 2 | 8th June

“Presentation of Action Line 2: Widening Access, Inclusion and Diversity” – Benedetta Zatti (Chair AL2) and Lucia Gennaro (Vice-Chair AL2).

“Presentation of Action Line 5: Entrepreneurial University and Regional Engagement” – Marie Eyquem (Chair AL5) and Smita Mohanty (Vice-Chair AL5).

Session 3 | 14th June

“Presentation of Action Line 4: Multilingual & Multicultural University” – Olaf Bärenfänger (Chair AL4).

Session 4 | 22nd June

“Presentation of Action Line 3: Student-centred Frameworks for Quality Learning” – Andrius Uždanavičius (Chair AL3).

“Presentation of Action Line 7: Engaged European Citizens” – Jakob Grandin (Chair AL7).

Session 5 | 29th June

“Presentation of Action Line 6: Research Support and Early-Stage Researcher Development” – Philipp Weissert (Chair AL6).

“Arqus Research and Innovation” – Luisa Bernstorff (Coordinator Arqus R&I).

Session 6 | 6th July

“Taking part in Arqus: opening and benefitting from opportunities” – Rui Vieira de Castro (Rector of the University of Minho), Manuel João Costa (Pro-rector of the University of Minho, Institutional Coordinator), Vanessa Alves (Arqus Project Manager), Dorothy Kelly (Arqus Coordinator), Fernando Galán (Arqus Consortium Manager), Duarte Lopes (Chair of the Arqus Students Council).

News prepared by Nuno Passos, Communication and Image Bureau, University of Minho.

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