December 11, 2020 at 14:00


Building a Modern European University – What’s Up With CIVIS?

Friday, December 11th, 2020 14:00 – 15:00

We’ve seen some unwelcome developments in the last few years, both domestically and internationally. Some of these unwelcome developments – like an increase in exclusionary nationalist tendencies, growing animosity towards immigrants and immigration, the “Make [place your country name here] Great Again!” mentality – not only affect society, but even higher education. The ideals of openness, collaboration and solidarity that allowed the European Union to be created and develop are being challenged.

The CIVIS partnership was started to address some of these issues, and to create a truly pan-European university; one European university, originally eight but now nine campuses, countless opportunities. Initially, CIVIS will create shared educational opportunities within the thematic areas of a) Climate, environment and energy; b) Health; c) Cities, territories, mobilities; d) Society, culture, heritage; and e) Digital and technological transformation.

Stockholm University is responsible for coordinating the CIVIS Hubs in which these educational, research and outreach activities will be developed, as well as acting as host for the Hub on climate, environment and energy. CIVIS has the potential to change how higher education in Europe is constructed and delivered – an important step towards building a higher education infrastructure for the 21st century.

This webinar will describe CIVIS and how to get involved.


Kevin Noone

(coordinator for the Work Package on Hubs)

Alasdair Skelton

(Hubs Coordinator for climate, environment and energy)