YUFE Academy

The YUFE Academy is a sequence of lectures, workshops and activities travelling along the YUFE campi on “Citizens wellbeing”, YUFE’s second focus area, which will give interested students, staff and citizens a “feel” of YUFE. It is a platform aimed at strengthening European identity, raising awareness about social issues, providing solutions to global and local challenges, and making a true impact on Citizens’ wellbeing.

All lectures and other activities together cultivate into a programme one could follow entirely or only some parts of. All these little building blocks together make the YUFE Academy, a beneficial gathering and learning experience for YUFE students, staff and citizens.


What to expect?  

  • Lectures and other activities in English and other European languages, so that everyone can follow the activities in either their mother tongue or a second language – this multilingual approach makes YUFE Academy more inclusive and accessible to partner cities’ population;
  • YUFE D&I Lecture Series – a lecture series promoting and celebrating D&I education and engagement across the YUFE community and what D&I can look like in practice;
  • Entrepreneurial talk shows – workshops in which an entrepreneurial mindset are promoted through the experience and advice of an expert in a specific area of the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp);
  • Series of lectures and activities focusing on the employees’ well-being;
  • Workshops, trainings, and spring/summer schools directed to universities’ (prospective) research staff and to professional service staff;
  • Lectures concerning various topics relevant to the community.

How to attend?

Follow the registration link to the event you would like to attend. The format for the YUFE Academy is blended: due to the COVID-19 pandemic most lectures, workshops and other activities will take place virtually. Some events will attempt to take place physically.

Upcoming Lectures & Activities

All YUFE Academy Lectures & Activities

DateLectureType of Lecture
14 June 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 CETMotivation and persistence in achieving goalsEntrepreuneurial Talk Show
24 June 2021, 13:00 – 14:00 CETCertification and accreditation schemes for Gender Equality in Higher Education: the CASPER ProjectD& Lecture Series
13 July 2021, 13:00 – 15:00 CETUniverzalni dizajnYUFE Academy
14 July 2021, 15:00 – 16:30 CETSix Key Traits for a Powerful Business VisionEntrepreuneurial Talk Show
20 September 2021, 16:00 – 18:15 CETThe Great Lockdown and the Sustainability of the European Socioeconomic ProjectYUFE Academy
21 September 2021, 16:00 – 18:00 CETCitizen Participation in Co-constructing Narratives on European HeritageYUFE Academy
22 September 2021, 16:00 – 18:00 CETExecutive Federalism and Politicisation in the European Union Before and During Covid-19YUFE Academy
23 September 2021, 16:00 – 18:00 CETIntroduction to Immigration, Intra-EU Mobility, and the Welfare StateYUFE Academy
24 September 2021, 16:00 – 18:15 CETWicked problems, origins, and governance approaches needed to move towards a sustainable societyYUFE Academy
24 September 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 CETPrioritise, organise and follow-upEntrepreuneurial Talk Show
29 September 2021, 08:00 – 10:00 CETSuccess story of the Finnish school lunchYUFE Academy
4 October 2021, 15:00 – 17:00 CETIl ruolo della scienza nella società e cultura moderna con un approfondimento sulla teoria dei numeri verso la crittologiaYUFE Academy
5 October 2021, 11:00 – 14:00 CETRencontres et dialogue interculturels en Europe au XVIIIe siècleYUFE Academy
5 October 2021, 13:00 – 14:30 CETParadoxes of AnthropoceneYUFE Academy
7 October 2021, 11:00 – 13:00 CETServitization – transforming products (and resources) into servicesEntrepreuneurial Talk Show
12 October 2021, 17:00 – 18:30 CETMarihuana, kannabinoidy i inne substancje psychoaktywne w świetle współczesnej medycyny. Fakty i mityYUFE Academy
14 October 2021, 16:00 – 18:00 CETTechnological solutions and innovation as ‘key enabler’ for achieving the Sustainable Development GoalsUniversity of AntwerpYUFE Academy
20 October 2021, 17:00 – 19:00 CETFood for you (F4u): sustainable diet and precision nutrition for the well-being, prevention of chronic degenerative diseases and COVID-19YUFE Academy
26 October 2021, 09:30 – 10:30 CETTargeting Focal Adhesion Kinase in anti-metastatic erapiesYUFE Academy
2 November 2021, 16:00 – 17:30 CETPromoting mental wellbeing of citizens. Can digital solutions help?YUFE Academy
4 November 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 CETMovie discussion: Picture a ScientistD&I Lecture
8-10 November 2021, 10:00 – 15:00 CETWhat about a PhD at YUFE?YUFE Staff Academy
19 November 2021, 15:00 – 16:00 CETCovid 19 pandemic and discriminations: the Council of Europe’s Guidelines on upholding equality and protecting against discrimination and hate during the Covid-19 pandemic and similar crises in the futureD&I Lecture
28 October 2021, 13:00 – 15:00 CETCoping with uncertainty, ambiguity and riskEntrepreuneurial Talk Show
29 November 2021, 14:00 – 15:00 CETKnowledge production and EurocentrismD&I Lecture
30 November 2021, 09:00 – 11:00 CETDefining hate speech, counteracting hate speech.YUFE Academy
10 December 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 CETCities of WellbeingUniversity of AntwerpYUFE Academy
December 2021Financial and economic literacyEntrepreuneurial Talk Show
19 January 2022, 13:00 CETCraving life: Managing craving oughts and addictive behaviorsYUFE Academy
25 February 2022, 11:00 – 12:00 CETWhat biobanking is all about? Why investing in biobanking is investment in healier societies?YUFE Academy
February 2022Learning through experienceEntrepreuneurial Talk Show
March 2022Valuing ideasEntrepreuneurial Talk Show
April 2022Ethical and sustainable thinkingEntrepreuneurial Talk Show
May 2022CreativityEntrepreuneurial Talk Show