EUGLOH – European University Alliance for GLObal Health
In a first round of applications (June 2019), 17 projects/networks out of 54 applicants were awarded funding (EUR 85 million budget). The aim of the pilot projects is to test different models before launching the initiative in full through the next Erasmus programme 2021-2027 with the objective of “encouraging the emergence by 2024 of some twenty ‘European Universities’, consisting in networks of universities across the EU which will enable students to obtain a degree by combining studies in several EU countries and contribute to the international competitiveness of European universities.”
There are Swedish partners in six of the projects to receive funding. In addition to Lund, the universities in Stockholm, Linköping and Gothenburg, as well as KTH and the Stockholm School of Economics are also participating.
What does EUGLOH – European University Alliance for Global Health – mean for Lund University?
The EUGLOH project will run for three years and involve all groups within Lund University: students, doctoral students, teaching staff, researchers, administrative officers and management.
The approach is broad, has an interdisciplinary perspective and all faculties will be involved. One of the project’s focus areas is to strengthen education linked to the large research facilities at the participating universities.
Communication and internal support
Providing information and canvassing support for the project is to take place broadly at Lund University through the University’s different committees, faculties and groups. It is of utmost importance that all faculties participate in the development of the project’s content and identify what Lund University will gain from the collaboration in the future.
In order for the project to be successful, well-coordinated decisions will be required at both the central level (resource allocation, establishment of study programmes, administrative processes) and at the faculty and department levels (resource allocation, programme syllabi, range of courses offered, course syllabi, quality assurance, staffing, administrative processes).
Activities within EUGLOH
Lund will lead sub-project 2 (WP2), Joint curricula design, which includes the creation of joint master’s programmes, but also the development of courses for professionals in the health sector.
The application included the following points:
- Increase in the number of short and long mobilities at all levels within the network
- Development of opportunities for virtual mobility and online courses
- Development of the reception of exchange students in collaboration with the students’ unions
- Implementation of the European student card
- Activities with a focus on lifelong learning in cooperation with employers,
- Focus on student employability,
- Increased opportunities for students to gain research experience,
- Creation of joint programmes at master’s and doctoral levels.
Sub-project – WP1-WP6
- WP1 – Management of the project – led by Université Paris-Saclay
- WP2 – Joint curricula design – led by Lund Univeristy
- WP3 – Research & Innovation – led by the University of Szeged
- WP4 – Professional and personal development & employability – led by the University of Porto
- WP5 – Alliance campus life – led by Université Paris-Saclay
- WP6 – Sustainability and dissemination – led by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
- June 2019
EUGLOH granted EUR 6.25 million in funding.
- 30 August
Working meeting/teleconference with other project managers at the partner universities.
- 13–14 September
Kick-off meeting for the project in Paris with participants from LU’s management, project managers as well as some of the people who have been involved in the project application in different ways.
- 3 October
The Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (SUHF) is organising a meeting in Stockholm for Swedish universities, a meeting for those who have already been accepted but also for those universities that wish to apply (or re-apply) in the next round. Kristina Miolin is the LU representative.
kristina [dot] miolin [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 706 20 38 22
EUGLOH at LU
EUR 6.25 million over 3 years, of which LU’s part comprises EUR 1.1 million. LU will also co-finance the project with a total of SEK 3 million.
As much of the work as possible is to take place within the established activities and the project organisation is to be kept to a minimum.
Deputy vice-chancellor Sylvia Schwaag Serger.
A part-time project manager responsible for academic affairs will be appointed.