CIVIS BA & MA Students are invited to apply for the CIVIS micro-programme “Global Awareness”. The deadline for registration is 14 January 2023.
Global Awareness Micro-programme
The CIVIS micro-programme Global Awareness offers CIVIS BA and MA students the possibility to acquire transdisciplinary competencies in the comprehension and analysis of global and cross-border phenomena.
Meeting global challenges – such as issues concerning energy, the climate and the environment – is a core aspiration of the CIVIS Alliance. With this in mind, CIVIS member universities the University of Bucharest, the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the University of Tübingen have launched a joint micro-programme on Global Awareness. It provides in-depth knowledge about globalization and cross-border processes, as well as opportunities to reflect on global interconnections and interrelationships in everyday life. Covering a broad range of topics and approaches, the courses offered in this program foster the development of inter- and transdisciplinary competencies and problem-solving skills to deal with the social, cultural, economic, legal, political and ecological problems of our time, preventing racism and fostering peace and understanding. In this way, students are equipped to become responsible actors in a globalised world.
Complete information regarding this micro-programme and the application form are available here.
The recording of the informational event regarding this micro-programme, which took place at 24 October 2022, can be accessed here.
For additional details please contact:
- University of Bucharest: Alexandru-Mihai Carțiș (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Universidad Autónoma de Madrid: Nadia Fernández de Pinedo (email@example.com)
- University of Tübingen: Glaucia Peres da Silva (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What are CIVIS micro-programmes?
CIVIS micro-programmes allow students to combine multiple CIVIS courses or modules into one coherent learning pathway which reinforces or complements their main study programme. By choosing a micro-programme, you can build your own curriculum and follow your own interests, deepening your knowledge in one of the five CIVIS areas or going broader with transdisciplinary options. The programmes are organized for students at all levels (Bachelor, Master, or Doctoral).
This approach is a viable way to give students access to:
- collaborative monodisciplinary modules in one subject
- extra-curricular topics and transferable skills
- transdisciplinary coursework on a challenge-oriented theme (for example in the CIVIS Hubs)
Thanks to the use of virtual, blended and physical mobility, students can construct their own flexible micro-programme without the barriers that often limit participation in traditional courses, especially those at European level. Moreover, considering that a micro-programme is designed and delivered jointly by different universities from the CIVIS Alliance, these mobility options will open up new learning experiences, innovative pedagogies, cultural exchanges, multilingualism, and connections with other students across the CIVIS Alliance.
CIVIS is a European University Alliance gathering 11 member universities: Aix-Marseille Université (France), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), University of Bucharest (Romania), Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Sapienza Università di Roma (Italia), Stockholm University (Sweden), Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany), University of Glasgow (UK), Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (Austria) and University of Lausanne (Switzerland). Selected by the European Commission as one of the first 17 European Universities pilots, it brings together around half a million students and more than 70 000 staff members, including 37 400 academics and researchers.