The consortium of young European universities NEOLAiA, coordinated by the University of Jaén, held a new meeting with representatives of the seven partner universities, in which different training initiatives to be implemented by the group were discussed.
On the one hand, Focus Academy has been outlined, an activity framed in the work package related to Teaching, which will offer online courses starting next year for all the universities of the consortium, as well as a Summer School, which will be developed in onsite format.
Juan Manuel Rosas (UJA), co-coordinator of this program, assures that the objective of NEOLAiA Focus Academy is “to help create a generation of talented students to face the global challenges posed by NEOLAiA for a successful interrelation of the European Union, taking advantage of the strengths of its regions”.
On the other hand, it was decided that the NEOLAiA partners will offer mobility places within the consortium this year, for mobilities to be carried out in the second semester and/or during the next academic year. In addition, the consortium continues to work on the Management Work Package, looking for an innovative and dynamic approach that is able to adapt to potential changes that may occur once the project is funded.
The NEOLAiA consortium, which will hold a new online working meeting this October, will hold its first face-to-face meeting in Rome in November.
The NEOLAiA group (which means youth in Greek) is made up of the University of Jaén, Bielefeld University (Germany), Ostrava University (Czech Republic), Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava (Romania), Šiauliai State University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania), Orebro University (Sweden) and Salerno University (Italy). These are young European universities, of medium or small size, that are committed to their social and economic environment and with a preponderant position in rankings, particularly those that analyse the positioning of young universities, such as THE Young Universities. In total, they have more than 110,000 students, 68 Faculties and Schools and more than 350 Bachelor’s and 250 Master’s degrees.
NEOLAiA, whose motto is “Young Universities Empowering regionally rooted European talents“, is structured around eight work packages that define the alliance’s management areas (governance): management, mobility, teaching, research, diversity, entrepreneurship, multiculturalism and multilingualism, and sustainability of the project’s actions.
All the information on the consortium can be found on NEOLAiA’s official website
Original article written in Spanish can be found here: https://diariodigital.ujaen.es/internacional/el-consorcio-de-jovenes-universidades-europeas-neolaia-continua-la-planificacion-de