Join the CIVIS Community

The structure of CIVIS reflects its aim to tackle major societal challenges of the 21st century, focused on five thematic challenges. 

Five academic hubs 
Five academic pillars or 'Hubs' were created to be the catalysts for interdisciplinary co-creation of educational pathways through innovative pedagogies and to foster multidisciplinary research projects.

Hubs drive the development of challenge-driven study programmes around the UN sustainable development goals. These programmes will provide our students with new skills and knowledge, and will develop their entrepreneurial mind-set to better prepare them to tackle society’s biggest challenges locally and globally. They will also develop students’ intercultural competences via physical, virtual and blended mobility and through the systematic creation of the programmes involving a minimum of three partners. 

CIVIS contacts for the University of Glasgow

To get involved in the Hub activities, contact the Hub Leaders for the University of Glasgow:  

Working Groups and Task Forces are in place to support specific actions and to ensure a consistency of approach across the Alliance.

To get involved in the Working Groups or Task Forces activities, contact the following colleagues at the University of Glasgow:  

Other initiatives:  

CIVIS ORCHESTRA - Dr Eva Moreda Rodriguez  

RIS4CIVIS (Horizon 2020 research project) and CIVIS3I (Marie Curie Sklodowska post-doctoral Fellowships) - Joe Galloway & team monitor opportunities for research. 

Collaborate and Co-create

The co-creation of interdisciplinary educational pathways through innovative pedagogies along 5 thematic challenges embodied by the Alliance’s hubs is one of the cornerstones in the development of an inter-university digital campus: 

  • Hub1: Climate, environment and energy 
  • Hub 2: Society, culture, heritage. 
  • Hub 3:  Health 
  • Hub 4: Cities, territories and mobilities 
  • Hub 5: Digital and Technological transformation 

In responding to the calls, academic colleagues will have the opportunity to work with at least 2 other CIVIS partners to deliver challenge-driven study programmes to better prepare students to tackle society’s biggest challenges locally and globally.  

Find below the list of CIVIS Call for Projects with their submission deadlines:   

  • Call Hub 1: Climate, Environment, Energy: 15 October link 
  • Call Hub 3: Health: 30 September, link   
  • Call Hub 4: Cities, Territories, Mobility: 30 July, link   
  • Call Virtual Mobility/Courses: open call, applications evaluated on a monthly basis; link   

Contact the CIVIS project manager, Celine Reynaud for further information or assistance in identifying CIVIS partners. 

Open Labs

Conceived as open and collaborative spaces, CIVIS Open Labs open a forum where Universities and citizens can discuss local needs and challenges and collaborate in the co-creation of projects through innovative thinking and an integrated approach to the co-creation of projects.

CIVIS Open labs will bring together a diversity of actors with interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to deliver high-impact solutions through transformative projects. Students, academic staff and researchers will have the opportunity to be involved in these projects, through service-learning activities.

The first CIVIS Open Lab opened in May 2020 at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Find out about the projects they are working on.

Université Aix-Marseille is planning to open their Open Lab in Autumn 2021 and the first collaborative call for Open Lab international projects will open in September 2021.


Why not organise a CIVIS Disciplinary meeting to find out more about the CIVIS community in your area of research, around teaching collaborations, student exchanges, etc.? There is no set format and the CIVIS Project Manager will assist you in the organisation of the meeting. 

Contact the CIVIS project manager, Celine Reynaud for further information. 

Share your research

The Cups&Cakes webinar series is the opportunity to present your research in the friendly environment of the CIVIS community. 

The webinar session typically lasts an hour and is structured as follows: 

  • A 40-minutes presentation of current research work chosen by the speaker (including a 5-minute introduction of general expertise and work in progress within the university on the topic of interest). 
  • Open discussion of about 20 minutes. 

These meetings take place on Mondays 9h00 to 10h00, every two weeks. 

To take part, contact Julie Hyzewicz, RIS4CIVIS project manager:

Share your experience

Contribute to the Innovative Pedagogies Workshops seriesThese are aimed at academics from all fields of expertise, with a view to share expertise in higher education teaching & learning and to stimulate pedagogical innovation. 

Propose a workshop or training course via the CIVIS Academy to share your professional experience, knowledge and skills with your CIVIS peers.

Contact the CIVIS project manager, Celine Reynaud for further information. 

Contribute your ideas

CIVIS’s ambition is to create a truly European interuniversity space where university staff will enjoy seamless mobility to study, train, work and collaborate in any of the CIVIS member universities.  

We are looking for input from professional staff to design opportunities that are relevant to their personal and professional development within the CIVIS Alliance.

Simply answer these 8 questions before 30 September 2021 to tell us your thoughts. 

If you have any questions about this email or CIVIS, please get in touch with the CIVIS project manager email at Glasgow.

Remember that staff mobility activities can still be supported by Erasmus + staff mobility funds.

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