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Launch Event EUniWell: opening meeting Leiden University

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Learn about EUniWell, an alliance of seven universities that have joined forces in the European University of Well-being. EUniWell offers students, researchers and teachers new, international opportunities for collaboration and development.

09.00 - 09.45 hrs: Opening meeting, Leiden University

Starting at 09.00 hrs, before the international launch, colleagues and students at Leiden University will share their EUniWell experiences with you. These colleagues and students have been involved in different aspects of setting up EUniWELL and want to share their enthusiasm and inspire other colleagues and students to take part. 

We're pleased to invite you to join the Leiden University EUniWell opening meeting. In this session, we will be introducing EUniWELL to the local university community. During the online panel discussion, students and colleagues who have been involved in setting up EUniWELL from an early stage will share their thoughts, ideas and experiences. They want to inspire you and give you an insight into the internatioal opportunities that EUniWELL offers students, researchers, teachers and other members of staff. 

The event will be in English.


Oscar Kocken, writer, interviewer, program maker and moderator


  • Hester Bijl, Vice-Rector Magnificus (chair)
  • Sjoerd Louwaars, Director of Innovation, PLNT
  • Joachim Koops, Professor of Security Studies and Scientific Director, Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA)
  • Aya Ezawa, Diversity Officer
  • Jan Adriaanse, Professor of Turnaround Management and Scientific Director, Institute of Tax Law and Economics
  • Fenna van Haeften, student of International Law

Other contributors

  • Jasper Bitter and Willemijn Nieuwenhuis, Student and Educational Affairs (SEA)
  • Eduardo Alves Vieira and Maria del Carmen Parafita Couto, assistant professors,  Centre for Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities


Starts 17 November 9.00


10.00 - 17.30 hrs:  International launch

The international programme starts with a live panel discussion with the Vice-Rectors of the seven partner universities. The official launch of the 2nd EUniWell Seed-Funding Call will take place later in the day, when there will be time for questions and online networking. Attention will also be given to how students can become involved. Young researchers will introduce their research projects and more established researchers will discuss what 'well-being' really means. Take a look at the full programme for the international launch and put the sessions you find interesting in your diary straight away! There's  no need to sign up for the international online meeting. 

Will you be with us on the 17th?

Put the date in y our agenda, and more information will follow later on this page. You can also click on the following links to save the meeting directly in your Outlook calendar: Openingsbijeenkomst Universiteit Leiden and EUniWell Launch Day.

About EUniWell

EUniWell, the European University of Well-being, is an alliance of seven universities. Besides Leiden, these are the universities of Birmingham, Cologne, Florence, Linneaus, Nantes and Semmelweis (Budapest). The alliance offers students, researchers and teachers new, international opportunities for collaboration and development.

The seven universities want to show that diversity and working beyond national borders is the best way to deal with the challenges surrounding well-being in universities, in society and in the world as a whole. EUniWell actively promotes pioneering research and innovation in education and research. The alliance focuses on four interdisciplinary areas of research that are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations: health, individual and social well-being, the living environment and climate, and teacher training programmes and the further professionalisation of teachers. 

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