One European University, nine campuses, countless opportunities

Created in 2019, CIVIS brings together ten leading research universities from ten countries across Europe, with the goal to create a truly European interuniversity space to facilitate collaboration across national borders between academics and researchers. 

Located in ten countries, six of which in European capitals, CIVIS will offer you a rich multicultural and multilingual environment, with seamless mobility to study, train, work and collaborate in any of the CIVIS member universities.   

Find out more about the exciting opportunities available to you across the Alliance. 

CIVIS academy and workshops

Workshops on innovative pedagogies:  

CIVIS has launched a series of workshops dedicated to academics from all fields of expertise, with the aim to share expertise in higher education teaching & learning and to stimulate pedagogical innovation. Workshops are open to all staff members.

CIVIS academy: 

Learn new things or share your professional experience, knowledge and skills with your international peers through workshops and training courses offered by the Alliance. Check out the CIVIS Academy to find opportunities.

MSCA Post Doc Fellowships

In May 2021, CIVIS members launched an initiative to facilitate the collaborations between researchers and supervisors within the framework of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships.  

Supervisors of any research field were invited to express their interest to host a MSCA researcher by registering in the CIVIS database. The process resulted in identifying almost 1000 supervisors. 

Researchers from any age, nationality and discipline with a doctoral degree, a maximum of 8 years of full-time research experience and who have not resided or carried out their main activity in the country of the beneficiary for more than 12 months in the previous three years are encouraged to explore the database in search for a potential supervisor. 

Find out more about the CIVIS3i project or apply for one of the 16 fellowships in the first call.

The CIVIS3i management team is organizing weekly Q&A sessions in the running to the application deadline (22 October 2021). These online sessions will be held every Tuesday 10-12 am and Thursday 3-5 pm. Join here.

CIVIS for your PhD students

The aim of the alliance is to foster a collaborative ecosystem to allow PhD students to move seamlessly between in education, work and research.  Your students can: 

  • Benefit from exclusive courses, free to students registered at a CIVIS partner. Check the list of CIVIS courses. Contact the Go Abroad team for funding opportunities.
  • Network with CIVIS researchers.  

Mobility opportunities: 

Project Managers at each CIVIS institutions can help identifying contacts relevant to your student’s project and facilitate introductions. Contact the CIVIS project manager at Glasgow, Celine Reynaud to discuss. 

Doctoral school task force: 

Why not be part of the CIVIS doctoral school task force, which ensure opportunities specific to doctoral candidates are developed within each Hub?  Contact Celine Reynaud to discuss this opportunity.


Stockholm University's Faculty of Humanities is opening its online free-standing courses at doctoral level in the humanities to the CIVIS community. All courses are free of charge. Find out more.

Students must register before 15 June 2022

Contribute to the CIVIS Community

Whether you are an academic staff, a researcher or a professional staff, there are opportunities for you to get involved in the co-creation of educational pathways, in collaborative research projects and Open Labs, or in the administration of CIVIS.

Visit the CIVIS Community for more information.

Civic Engagement

Think Global Act Local:

Each Member of CIVIS created an Open Lab and will be inviting staff and students to become active members of projects in partnership with their local, national, global communities.

Global Initiative: 

CIVIS Open Labs have come together for the Naturashare initiative. Join the initiative and contribute to mapping the biodiversity of the CIVIS cities across Europe. We're planning local Naturashare activities on campus in September, so keep in touch to hear more.

Glasgow Open Lab:

The University of Glasgow launched their Open Lab at the end of May 2022 in collaboration with GCPHARC and the UofGEngage team. Together they have selected 10 community-led projects. Watch this space for more information on how you can get involved!

Learn or practice a Language

Brush up your language skills and meet new people.

The CIVIS Digital Language Cafés are organised by the Språkstudion at Stockholm University. They are designed to both learn new languages and to maintain language skills in a fun and informal setting, and they are free!

Join the Digital Language Cafés.


CIVIS Online tandems

Practice a foreign language online with native speakers or more proficient peers. 

All CIVIS staff can register for tandems English, German, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Dutch, French, Japanese and Swedish for free! The language team in Aix Marseille University will match you with a colleague or a student to start practicing.

Sign up for the Tandem programme.