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CHARM-EU: European University Alliance | Reconciling humanity with the planet

CHARM-EU: European University Alliance | Reconciling humanity with the planet

By CHARM-EU: European University Alliance | Reconciling humanity with the planet

CHARM-EU is the Challenge-driven, Accessible, Research-based and Mobile European University Alliance. We are creating the university of the future aligned with European values, the European Green Deal, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Alliance is made up of nine institutions: Universitat de Barcelona, Trinity College Dublin, Utrecht University, Eötvös Loránd University International, Université de Montpellier, Åbo Akademi University, Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg, Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences and the University of Bergen.

Co-funded by Erasmus+
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Introducing the TORCH Common Science Agenda: strengthening a methodology for action

CHARM-EU: European University Alliance | Reconciling humanity with the planetJul 15, 2022

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TORCH | From researcher to entrepreneur/CEO : mission possible !

TORCH | From researcher to entrepreneur/CEO : mission possible !

The aim of this episode is to explore how do researchers can become entrepreneurs and the different pathways of academic spin-off creation as a way to valorise the results of public scientific research. The episode also underlines the support system in place within universities for spin-off creation and within national and local innovation ecosystems.

We wish to show our talented researchers that creating an academic-spin off as a way to valorise their research results and bring them to the market in order to have a real impact and participate to societal change is possible, and to present them the support system available within their own university and the national and local innovation ecosystems.

Guests introduction

To go through this topic, here with us, Dr. Xavier Garric, researcher from the University of Montpellier, Dr. Isabel Trillas and Dr. Meritxell Teixidó, both from the University of Barcelona.

Dr. Xavier Garric is Vice-Director of the Scientific Department of Chemistry at the University of Montpellier and the Director of the "Polymers for Health and Biomaterials" Department at the Max Mousseron Institute of Biomolecules (IBMM).

A part of his recent research focuses on the design of a self-expanding and degradable anti-adhesive medical device for the prevention of intrauterine adhesions. This work led to the creation of the start-up company “Womed” in 2018 of which he is co-founder and scientific advisor. Upon completion of the thesis in 2018, Womed SAS was created to make the invention available to millions of women worldwide and expand the use of the technology to multiple uterine indications.

Dr. Isabel Trillas is a professor at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona and Founder and CSO at Biocontrol Technologies, a spin-off company of the University of Barcelona.

Maria Isabel Trillas is graduated in Biology at the University of Barcelona; she obtained her Master in Science in Ohio University and her doctorate at the University of Barcelona. Her research is centered on the biolgical control of plant diseases. Finalist of the EU’s Women Innovators prize for 2017, Dr. Isabel Trillas encourages scientists to launch their discoveries on the market.

Dr. Meritxell Teixidó, founder and CEO/CSO at Gate2Brain, a spin-off company of the University of Barcelona, the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) and the hospital Sant Joan de Déu. Dr. Meritxell Teixidó has more than ten years of experience in the field of brain drug delivery.

Meritxell Teixidó has published around 50 scientific articles and reviews and she has participated in 7 patents. In 2007 she won the American Peptide Idol first prize at the 20th American Peptide Symposium in Montreal.  


Nov 21, 202217:29
Introducing the TORCH Common Science Agenda: strengthening a methodology for action
Jul 15, 202211:00
Introducing TORCH (Transforming Open Responsible Research and Innovation Through CHARM)

Introducing TORCH (Transforming Open Responsible Research and Innovation Through CHARM)

In this episode of the CHARM-EU Podcast series, Krisztina Palotás, International Coordinator from Eötvös Loránd University, and the host of our podcast, interviewed Dr. Jordi García Fernández, Vicerector for Research at the University of Barcelona. 

They discussed how and why CHARM-EU’S TORCH project (Transforming Open Responsible Research and Innovation through CHARM) came to life, the project’s objectives, and the role of business and civil society in the process of knowledge co-creation. Furthermore, Dr. Jordi García Fernández introduced some of the actions that TORCH will take in order to boost the European research and innovation agenda. 

 To find out more about TORCH visit our website at: https://www.charm-eu.eu/torch


Jul 15, 202210:40
Discussing inclusion and diversity in the higher education sector - Part 3

Discussing inclusion and diversity in the higher education sector - Part 3

We are excited to share the final episode of our CHARM-EU Podcast mini-series, all about inclusion and diversity in the higher education sector. Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas, leader of Work Package 6 (Inclusiveness), has been our guest for this three-episode long series.

In our final episode, following on from discussing the past and present of inclusion and diversity in higher education with an essential attention to the European Union, Ágnes shares her hopes and dreams for these initiatives for the following years. Finally, she concludes with a key message to all various higher education professionals, academic staff, students, experts, CHARM-EU colleagues and the higher education sector as a whole.

Please tune in to find out more!

Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas is an assistant professor, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education, Institute for Disability and Social Participation.

For any inclusion and diversity topics or questions, please do not hesitate to contact her at: 

Email: fazekas.agnes.sarolta@barczi.elte.hu

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agnes-sarolta-fazekas/;

Twitter: https://twitter.com/agnessarolta

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agnessarolta88/


Please find the transcript for the episode here: https://www.charm-eu.eu/sites/default/files/2021-12/Final_Transcript_Episode3_Inclusion.docx

Dec 14, 202110:09
Discussing inclusion and diversity in the higher education sector - Part 2

Discussing inclusion and diversity in the higher education sector - Part 2

Please tune in to our second episode of the series on diversity and inclusion in the higher education sector, where we sat down with Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas from Eötvös Loránd University, the leader of Work Package 6 (Inclusiveness) at CHARM-EU.

In the second episode of this mini-series, Ágnes provides her professional input on how the social inclusion agenda has evolved in the European Union, especially in the higher education sector. Furthermore, she explores how she envisioned the work of Work Package 6, inclusiveness to unfold in CHARM-EU, what are the challenges and enablers for mainstreaming inclusion and access and participation of a diverse student base in higher education, especially across Europe.  

Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas is an assistant professor, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education, Institute for Disability and Social Participation.


For any inclusion and diversity topics or questions, please do not hesitate to contact her at:

Email: fazekas.agnes.sarolta@barczi.elte.hu

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agnes-sarolta-fazekas/;

Twitter: https://twitter.com/agnessarolta

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agnessarolta88/


Please find the transcript of the episode here: https://www.charm-eu.eu/sites/default/files/2021-11/F_Episode2_Inclusiveness_Transcript.docx

Nov 17, 202117:44
Introducing Other European University Alliances

Introducing Other European University Alliances

This episode of the CHARM-EU Podcast will focus on other European Universities Alliances. We had the pleasure to host Sabine Sainte-Rose, from the Aurora Alliance coordinated by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Simone Guccione, a former member of CHARM-EU now involved in the CIVIS Alliance coordinated by Aix-Marseille University.

A really insightful discussion about the goals of the Alliances, the role that European Universities have to play in building the future of higher education in Europe, the challenges faced when building a European University, and how to overcome these obstacles.

Nov 03, 202121:38
CHARM-EU Master's Series - Meet our students

CHARM-EU Master's Series - Meet our students

As the ’Global Challenges for Sustainability’ master’s has begun this September, we are truly excited to hear the thoughts of our students about their CHARM-EU journey so far, which is why we sat down with two of our students studying at Eötvös Loránd University for a brand-new episode of the CHARM-EU podcast. 

Throughout the episode Sarah Streim and Judith Albert share their personal journey that led them to the world of sustainability and CHARM-EU. Furthermore, they discuss their personal experience with CHARM-EU’s innovative teaching and learning approach, and they share the elements of the master’s they are looking forward to the most.

Oct 29, 202119:49
Discussing inclusion and diversity in the higher education sector - Part 1

Discussing inclusion and diversity in the higher education sector - Part 1

We sat down with Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas to talk about inclusion and diversity in the higher education sector.

After conducting an extensive interview with Agnes, we are happy to release the first edition of this three-episode long special series of the CHARM-EU Podcast.

The first episode, released today, introduces Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas, CHARM-EU WP6 Inclusiveness Leader and discusses what inclusion and diversity personally mean to her.

Ágnes shares a bit about how the inclusion and diversity agenda has been developing in higher education and explains what successes and challenges higher education have faced in terms of inclusion and diversity.

Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas is an assistant professor, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education, Institute for Disability and Social Participation.

For any inclusion and diversity topics or questions, please do not hesitate to contact her at:

 

Email: fazekas.agnes.sarolta@barczi.elte.hu

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agnes-sarolta-fazekas/; 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/agnessarolta

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agnessarolta88/


Please find the transcript of the episode here: https://www.charm-eu.eu/sites/default/files/2021-11/F_Episode1_Inclusiveness_Transcript.docx

Jul 23, 202116:45