ASSOCIATION FOR EUROPEAN LIFE SCIENCE UNIVERSITIES

relating to the circular bioeconomy, the sustainable use of natural resources, the protection of the environment and rural development.

We aim to enhance our members’ success in education, research and innovation for a sustainable bioeconomy and society,
by engaging with European and global institutions and networks, to share experience,
cooperate in new ventures, and benefit from the resulting synergy.

ICA Education Workshops 2023: Updates

THERE IS A CHANGE OF PLAN FOR TWO OF THE WORKSHOPS - SEE BELOW

There are no change to the planned Workshop Engaging with industry to ensure that graduates and professionals are well prepared for employment in the Bioeconomy.

The Workshop will be held from lunchtime on Wednesday 26 April to lunchtime on Friday 28 April at Warsaw University of Life Sciences.  This onsite Workshop will NOT be cancelled. This workshop is promoted by the ICA Community of Practice for Bioeocnomy Education.

Register now for this Workshop Come and join the face to face roundtable discussions focusing on innovation in life sciences higher education. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. looks forward to welcoming you to the Workshop at Warsaw University of Life Sceinces

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The  Workshops below which were to be held on site in Warsaw will now be delivered online only.  The progarmmes for both Workshops will be updated and reposted here with an invitation to register:

1)  Workshop:The Student Engagement Challenge

3)  Workshop: Embedding student challenges and student competitions in sustainable entrepreneurship education

The Chairs of the these two workshops, Julian Park and Lisa Ploum, look forward to welcoming you to these online Workshops

ICA Education Workshops 2023: Enhancing Student and Industry Engagement

THERE IS A CHANGE OF PLAN FOR TWO OF THE WORKSHOPS - SEE BELOW

There are no chnage to the planned Workshop Engaging with industry to ensure that graduates and professionals are well prepared for employment in the Bioeconomy.

The Workshop will be held from lunchtime on Wednesday 26 April to lunchtime on Friday 28 April at Warsaw University of Life Sciences.  This onsite Workshop will NOT be cancelled. This workshop is promoted by the ICA Community of Practice for Bioeocnomy Education.

You may be eligible for financial support under the ERASMUS+ staff mobility training funding available through your university. Details of this funding opportunity can be found here

Details of how Register, book your hotel, and information on how to travel to Warsaw can can be viewed here

Consider making a short presentation to the discussion.  A call is open for you to present a Case Study or Short Intervention in Session 2 of the Workshop. The deadline for submitting a Case Study or Short Intervention is Monday 3 April.

Register now for this Workshop Come and join the face to face roundtable discussions focusing on innovation in life sciences higher education. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. looks forward to welcoming you to the Workshop at Warsaw University of Life Sceinces

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The  Workshops below which were to be held on site in Warsaw will now be delivered online only.  The progarmmes for both Workshops will be updated and reposted here with an invitation to register:

1)  Workshop:The Student Engagement Challenge

3)  Workshop: Embedding student challenges and student competitions in sustainable entrepreneurship education

The Chairs of the these two workshops, Julian Park and Lisa Ploum, look forward to welcoming you to these online Workshops

ICA President's New Year Greeting 2023

Arthur Mol 2023 Greeting Dear Colleagues,

I want to reach out and send my best wishes to you and yours for the coming year 2023. I hope that 2023 holds health, success and good fortune in the endeavours you pursue. I am so grateful for your continued partnership and cooperation, and I look forward to working together in the new year.

2022 started with a new and ambitious “ICA Strategy Towards 2030” and a stronger secretariat which in close cooperation with ICA Board, ICA Board Committees and ICA Standing Committees will be implementing “ICA Action plan”and “ICA Communication Plan” for the period of 2022-2024.

Moreover, the new “ICA European Board Committee” was recently established which aims to be central to implementing the “ICA strategy towards 2030” by initiating and maintaining interactions with European institutions, collecting, and disseminating EU business intelligence, and contributing to the agenda of the European Commission. The ICA European committee aims to enhance the current benefits of ICA membership and will contribute to ICA members' thought leadership, visibility, and recognition in the European Networks.

Addressing our challenges in 2022 and 2023

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Read the reports of the ICA Education Colloquia held May 2022

ICA Network for Innovation in Life Sciences Higher Education (ICA-Edu)

Read the Report of the Colloquium here

The Colloquium explored the opportunities and challenges of mainstreaming blended learning in Life Sciences Higher Education: through institutional, student and lecturer perspectives. Blended-learning practices and experiences may vary widely in design and execution. Improvements in both university curricula and learning technologies, together with the impacts of the COVID pandemic, means that it is a learning mode that continues to gain momentum and usage.

ICA Community of Practice for Bioeconomy Education (ICA CoP Bio-Edu)

Read the Report of the Colloquium here

The Colloquium addressed Interdisciplinary Education for the Bioeconomy: embedding the mindset of the bioeconomy in the curricula of Bachelor degree programmes. Students follow many different Bachelor degree programmes which provide opportunities for careers in the different fields of the bioeconomy. The Colloquium will address how an interdisciplinarity mindset of the sustainable circular Bioeconomy can be embedded throughout the curricula of these Bachelor degree programmes.

 

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ICA & ICA Standing Commitee Events in 2023

ICA Rectors and Deans Forum 2023: will be held on 19 and 20 October at JUNIA, Lille, France and will focus on One Health Triad Challenges for Life Science Universities and on the Opportunities and Threats of AI (artificial intelligence) in Education and Research

The ICA General Assembly 2023 will be held online on 12 October at 16.00

ICA Board Education Committees Workshops 26 - 28 April 2023

1)  ICA-Edu Workshop: The Student Engagement Challenge

2)  ICA-CoP Bio-Edu Workshop: Engaging with industry to ensure that graduates and professionals are well prepared for employment in the Bioeconomy.

3) ICA-Edu SIG Workshop: Embedding student challenges and competitions in sustainable entrepreneurship education

In Partnership

ICA CoP Bio-Edu supporting the 5th International Summer School on the Circular Bioeocnomy and Sustainable Development: 24 to 30 July 2023, Organised by  University of Athens in cooperation with Perrotis College (American Farm School) Thessalonika Greece. Was held at the American Farm School Thessaloniki, Greece. 

ICA Standing Committees face to face Events

SILVA Network Annual Conference: 11 – 13 April, 2023 to be held the University of Sopron, Hungary

AGRINATURA Conference: 10 - 12  May to be held at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic

IROICA Conference: 26th Annual IROICA Conference 14-16 June 2023 (MCI Innsbruck), 12-13 June (BOKU Vienna, pre-conference)

CASEE Conference: 28 - 30 June 2023 to be held at the Technical University of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova

AGRIMBA Board Meeting: 29 June 2023, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb University, Croatia.  June 30 Project meetings.

ISEKI Conference: 7th International ISEKI-Food Conference "Next-Generation of Food Research, Education and Industry to be held from 5 - 7 July 2023 at AgroParisTech in Paris, France

ICA Biodiversity Challenge 2023 (ICA BioBlitz 2023)

At the 12th ICA Rectors and Deans Forum in October 2022 focusing on Bending the Curve for Biodiversity: challenges and opportunities for life science universities an important Communiqué was published, in which ICA members pledged to put biodiversity conservation at the heart of their activities.

With this ICA Biodiversity Challenge 2023 we put forward an activity for all ICA members that is fun, brings our staff and students together, and sparks engagement with biodiversity, particularly relating to this part of the pledge made in the Communiqué:

“We will engage to protect and enhance the biodiversity of our own life science university grounds, campuses and other estates, for them to become enlightening examples and teaching tools for biodiversity-based development.”

Register your application to join at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31 January 2023

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