First Alliance Day for the EUGLOH European Alliance of Universities

EUGLOH Article publié le 18 novembre 2020 , mis à jour le 19 novembre 2020

On November 10, the members of the EUGLOH Alliance organised their first Alliance Day to celebrate its first year and inform the public about its many opportunities.

A full year after its creation, the EUGLOH Alliance offered participants an all-online event packed with debates, presentations and activities, with the aim to present students, researchers and administrative staff alike with the different facets of global health that the European University Alliance for Global Health has to offer.

Created in 2019 following the European Commission’s European Universities Initiative, EUGLOH is coordinated by Paris-Saclay University and brings together 4 other European partner-universities: Lund University in Sweden, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich in Germany, University of Porto in Portugal, and University of Szeged in Hungary. The Alliance aims to create a pilot European University, driven by European values and committed to higher education and training on challenges related to global health and well-being, with one key asset, unique among European universities born from the European Universities Initiative, that of large-scale facilities.

Among many achievements, the Alliance thus celebrated more than 907 staff mobility over the past year, 1,196 student mobility, 23 innovative short training programmes, the funding of 1 EMJMD project, 1 strategic partnership and successful application for additional funding in research and innovation through the "European Alliance for Global Health – Transformation through Joint Research and Innovation Action” (EUGLOHRIA) , all this in spite of the complicated context linked to the pandemic.

Over 200 participants from all 5 countries online at one given time were offered a full programme. The Alliance Day was hosted by students and staff from our 5 universities and opened by Prof. Sandrine Lacombe, VP for International Relations at Paris-Saclay University, and Coordinator of the project. Her introduction was followed by a roundtable on different campus experiences specific to each university, a photo contest awards ceremony and a virtual fair organised by the 5 members of the Alliance, on a range of areas linked to global health (the future of medicine, digital health/technologies for health and well-being, climate change, environmental hazards, biodiversity, social and human sciences for global health, and healthy life and well-being.)

The day was rounded off by a series or intercultural quizzes and games as well as a live concert by AZAWAN, with the support of our Music and Performing Art Department from the Université d’Evry Val-d’Essonne.

If you missed the event and would like to view part or all of the programme, all recordings of the day are still available here until 10 December!