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
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 the internal ENLIGHT groups, but also in the larger student network. In my eyes ENLIGHT will create a more easily accessible academic playground in Europe for both students and staff.
Student Assistant SER
My name is Elise and I work for ENLIGHT as a project assistant. My main task is to support the project management in administrative tasks and I am the Secretary of the Project Coordination Team. Furthermore, I am a member of the Student Core Group, where we try to ensure that students are well connected to the project and that ENLIGHT's student network also has a good place within the RUG.
Femke de Ruiter
Student rep. University Council
Moving beyond the traditional perception of education, ENLIGHT marks an intercultural exchange. Sharing knowledge poses an opportunity for inclusive innovation. As part of the University Council, it is my function to represent the interests of students in the process of internationalization.
Nati Mansilla Ovejero
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, 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.
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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