The European University Alliance for Global Health has entered its second phase with the official kick-off event of EUGLOH 2.0 in Munich at the end of January. The event laid the foundation for the second round of joint efforts to establish a "European Education Area”. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München welcomed more than 150 committed participants from EUGLOH’s eight other university partners: Université Paris-Saclay, University of Porto, University of Alcalá, University of Szeged, Lund University, Universität Hamburg, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway and the University of Novi Sad.
Building an integrated campus based on a commitment to shared values, academic freedom, and enabling a European experience for their students and staff – these were goals that the rectors and representatives of the nine universities of the EUGLOH Consortium emphasised during the opening session of the event.
During their joint presentation, student representatives of the original five universities illustrated how far EUGLOH has come since its inception. They shared their favourite memories travelling and attending events together with students from all partner universities and described their EUGLOH experience as empowering, collaborative and welcoming.
Spread out over two days, the EUGLOH 2.0 kick-off was an opportunity for participants from the member universities and the Alliance’s partners to discuss institutional, strategic and societal aspects of the project implementation, and their main commitments within it. Along with discussing the priorities for the next four years, the launch event was a wonderful and lively opportunity for networking and institutional alliance-building.
During the kick-off, specialised sessions for the European Student Card expert group as well as for Erasmus Coordinators were also held. Additionally, a full programme was offered by LMU students for all visiting students. And with Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München being the host of the event, all participants got to enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner.
As EUGLOH moves into this next phase, all member universities have demonstrated their shared commitment to have a strong and lasting impact on Education, Research, Innovation and Service to Society in Europe through the actions of this Alliance.