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2020 year in review

2020 year in review

Despite the restrictions in place to allow for physical distancing, the UnILiON network has continued to create an arena for information sharing and cooperation between universities’ liaison offices in Brussels. During 2020, our network’s Core group has met 11 times and our five working groups met a total of 18 times. 2020 has seen the creation of no less than three new working groups, on Innovation, Synergies and International cooperation.
 
Our annual policy event, which this year took place digitally, discussed how the cover-19 pandemic has created new challenges for universities and how universities are harnessing the opportunities of digital education. The successful event reached out to over 300 participants from within and beyond our membership.
 
In order to create further opportunities for cooperation between our universities, a series of digital brokerage sessions were organised around the final Green Deal call in Horizon 2020.
 
Our membership is also continuously growing, as more universities are opening offices in Brussels. During 2020 we have welcomed the following new members:
Following changes in some of our existing members’ networks, we also welcome Linnæus University (Lärosäten Syd), National Technical University of Athens (European Office of Cyprus), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Berlin University Alliance) as new members.
 

NTNU European Conference 2020

NTNU European Conference 2020

NTNU in collaboration with Elsevier and UnILiON would like to invite you to the 5th edition of the NTNU European Conference

“Knowledge for a Better World: The need for Sustainability and Collaboration in a disruptive age” that will be held as an online event on the 18th of January 2021 from 10.00 to 13.15.
This conference will represent an opportunity to discuss the contribution that Universities provide in terms of research, innovation and education to sustainable development, and to debate on models and approaches that could be applied in the future.

Among confirmed speakers:
Anne Borg (Rector, NTNU), Jean-Eric Paquet (Director-General, DG RTD, European Commission), Themis Christophidou (Director General, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission), Kumsal Bayazit (Chief Executive Officer, Elsevier) , Peter Lievens (Vice Rector of International Policy and LERU, KU Leuven), Martin Paul (President, Maastricht University), Angela Ittel (Vice President, TU Berlin), Armand Sánchez (Vice-Rector for Research and Transference, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Erik Renström (Rector electus, Lund University) and many others.

For more information about the conference and the full programme, please visit the website:

https://www.ntnu.edu/ntnu-european-conference-2020/