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Invitation to the 3rd FORTHEM Speed Dating event: Educational Sciences and Teacher Education

We hope that by now you have heard of FORTHEM, which is an alliance of seven universities supported by the European Commission’s European Universities initiative.  

To get an overview of FORTHEM and the European Universities initiative you can browse through the following websites:    

In order to introduce how you can benefit from FORTHEM and to give you a chance to meet colleagues working in the same discipline as you at the other FORTHEM universities, we are organising a "FORTHEM Speed Dating" event on Thursday, 29 April at 3-5pm CET / 4-6 pm EET, in the fields of educational sciences and teacher education. This online event will give you information on concrete cooperation possibilities within FORTHEM and allow you to meet potential partners to network with. 

FORTHEM invites all university members to get involved in the Alliance activities. We encourage all teachers and researchers to find out what FORTHEM has to offer and to consider, for example, the following forms of cooperation:  

  • Adding an international component to your classes by collaborating with  groups in the other universities  

  • Detecting possible areas for research collaboration  

  1. Developing joint Horizon 2020 projects 

  • Developing shared tutored projects with colleagues for alliance students  

  • Setting up guest lectureships within the FORTHEM network (Erasmus+  funding)  

  • Organising and participating in joint staff weeks 

  • Developing joint e-learning courses for our FORTHEM Digital Academy   

  • Developing ideas for future joint & multiple degree programmes 

The "FORTHEM Speed Dating" event will take place online.  

In order to access our FORTHEM Speed Dating webpage with more information about the event, access the event itself, and find proposals and bio-notes from colleagues looking to collaborate in the areas of research or teaching, you are asked to fill in a registration form by 27 April. The link to the webpage will be sent to the e-mail address you provided in the form.  

If you wish you can also share a short bio-note to be posted on the event webpage. This way participants will be able to identify potential collaboration partners already before the event.    

Programme of the Speed Dating event: 

1. Presentation of cooperation opportunities within FORTHEM & general questions (up to 30 minutes) 

2. Get to know your FORTHEM colleagues (1 hour) 

You can meet your colleagues from partner universities in small groups in the following breakout rooms: 

- early childhood education  

- primary teacher education   

- subject teacher education  

- research-based teacher education  

- special education   

- educational science   

- adult education  

- study counselling  

- educational leadership 

- media education / media literacy 

- vocational education and training 

- language education 

- science education 

- Erasmus departmental / faculty coordinators  

3. Future perspectives and final questions (up to 30 minutes).