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The ENLIGHT consortium was selected in the frame of “European Universities", the European Commission’s pilot program for new multilateral networks. Over the next three years ENLIGHT will focus on five themes to pilot new learning formats: climate change, health and well-being, inequality, digital revolution, energy and circularity. In the long term ENLIGHT wants to create an open space between the nine universities for learning, teaching and working together. It wants to empower learners as globally engaged citizens with state-of-the-art knowledge, skills, and innovation potential to tackle the major societal transition and to promote equitable quality of life and sustainability.

The nine universities that ENLIGHT unites are: University of the Basque Country (ES), University of Bordeaux (FR), Comenius University Bratislava (SK), National University Ireland Galway (IE), University of Göttingen (DE), University of Groningen (NL), University of Tartu (EE), Uppsala University (SE) and Ghent University (BE).

The Enlight Team

Adnan El Kharbotly

Adnan El Kharbotly

Student representative of ENLIGHT
My role within ENLIGHT is to represent the student voice within the project and connect students and staff within ENLIGHT. I am the chair of the studentcore group within the UG and participate in both internal ENLIGHT groups. Moreover, I am chair of the ENLIGHT Student Network from where I lead the student network and represent the students of the 9 different universities at the Governing Board. In my eyes ENLIGHT will create a more easily accessible academic playground in Europe for both students and staff.

Lotte Karsten

Lotte Karsten

Student representative of ENLIGH T / s tudent sssistant SER
My name is Lotte, and I currently work as a student representative in the student network of ENLIGHT. My main tasks are to support the CVB assessor within ENLIGHT with various substantive tasks and, secondly, to assist in the quality agreements procedures of our university. This combination allows me to switch well between the strategic needs of our university and how they can best be represented within the ENLIGHT network. Furthermore, I am a member of the Student Core Group, in which we try to make sure that students are well connected to the project.

Tessa Klimp

Tessa Klimp

Student representative of the University Council
My name is Tessa and this year I am the representative of the University Council. ENLIGHT focuses on transcending the boundaries of traditional education and inspires students to think about challenging topics, such as climate change and inequality, which will play a major role in our future. It is within my tasks to represent the students in the UG Student Core Group of this ambitious project.

Nati Mansilla Ovejero

Nati Mansilla Ovejero

Project Coordinator
My role as coordinator implies that I am in regular contact with the partner universities, I am part of the Project Board and the Executive Board. In the project management perspective and within UG, I monitor and ensure that the ENLIGHT project transcurs following the E+ guidelines of the call and the project proposal. It is afterall an EU funded project! Next to that, it is crucial that the actions taken are also in alignment with the UG’s institutional strategy.

Elmer Sterken

Elmer Sterken

Academic Lead
Elmer Sterken, Academic Lead on Global Engagement. My role focuses on the alignment of the strategies of UG and ENLIGHT. In the future European Universities like ENLIGHT will be the gateways to the European Commission. ENLIGHT will create European experience for all interested students and staff members.

Asker Pelgrom
Asker Pelgrom

Asker Pelgrom

Policy advisor & education developer/coordinator

Within the UG Coordination Team for this project, my general role is to coordinate internal actions and processes for ENLIGHT. In particular, I am responsible for the development of teaching programs that the RUG develops within this network, such as a Global Engagement Module that will be piloted in Spring 2022 for students from all ENLIGHT partner universities.

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