Fostering Academia – Industry Dialogue

The University of Trieste, as partner of Transform4Europe project, organises an Open Dual Lecture to foster dialogue between the University and the world of Industry.

The public lecture will take place at Stazione Rogers (Riva Grumula 4, Trieste) on Thursday 28 July at 6.30 p.m .

There will be a live stream on the University’s youtube channel

The Lecture has two mail goals: make it clear that the challenge is the same from both the academic and the industrial/business perspectives, and share the mutual knowledge about the most important topics of the future.

Two speakers, one academic and an entrepreneur are invited to dialogue about the new challenges of energy having in mind the three focus areas of the Transform4Europe project:

  • digital transformation and smart regions;
  • environmental transformation and sustainability;
  • societal transformation, community building and inclusion;

Alessandro Massi Pavan
Coordinator of the Center for Energy, Environment and Transport Giacomo Ciamician, University of Trieste (Italy)
From academia: Yaroslav Grosu
Professor of Institute of Chemistry, University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland)
From industry: Lucio Sabbadini
Fincantieri S.p.A. – Corporate Innovation Department – Head of Technology Cluster Coordination (Italy)

Q&A session will follow.

Call Transform4Europe Chair Exchange – second call

The Second Call Transform4Europe Chair Exchange is open from June 2022 to September 2022.

The Chair Exchange is based on a competitive independent application process by lecturers from the Alliance universities active in the Transform4Europe priority areas.

The duration of the Chair Exchange is one semester – combining physical and virtual mobility.

The academics applying for a Transform4Europe Chair position have to submit an online Application form at both the sending and host university.

The selection is done on the basis of the specified evaluation criteria by a Joint Selection Board.

Chairs will receive an Erasmus+ KA1 teaching mobility grant covering travel and subsistence from their own university provided they comply with the requirements of their home university. Submit the application form following steps indicated on the Welcome office for researchers webpage.

Workshop “Transforming Societies and Challenges of the Russian-Ukrainian War”

Students from T4EU Alliance universities can apply to a workshop entitled “Transforming Societies and Challenges of the Russian-Ukrainian War“, until July 3, 2022. The workshop will be held online on 7 and 8 July 2022.

The purpose of this initiative is to try to shed light on the current situation in Ukraine from different perspectives. It is also an opportunity to bring together students from all the Transform4Europe partners and allow them to engage in a lively exchange.

The workshop has been developed by the Europa-Institut at Saarland University, within the framework of the Transform4Europe project and with the support of the German Academic Exchange Service.

Participants will be selected evenly among the partner universities, according the order in which applications are received.

The link for participation will be sent out by July 5.

Download the programme


Estonian Language and Culture Course

Our partner university EKA organises an intensive Estonian language and culture course, that will take place from 15 to 31 August 2022 in Tallinn.

The course is mainly dedicated to all newly accepted undergraduate students and incoming exchange students, but also members of Transform4Europe universities can apply.

During the two-and-a-half week program, participants will have the opportunity to learn the basics of Estonian language and get acquainted with Estonian culture.

Daily lessons will be followed by different cultural activities such as visits to museums, talks about Estonian culture, joint film viewings, etc.

Apply by June 17

Join the Business Plan Competition

This is a unique opportunity to work on your own business project by sharing experiences in international groups with the support of qualified mentors.

You will have the chance to access a dedicated training and win a cash prize of €5,000 for the best project. Moreover, the winning group will participate for free at the summer school which will be held in Trieste from September 19th to 23rd dedicated to the topics of both incubation and acceleration .

Read the Rules and Conditions and fill in in the application form to join the Business Plan Competition


Deadline: 13 July 2022

First Annual Transform4Europe PhD conference

The First annual Transform4Europe (T4EU) PhD conference “Societal Transformations and Sustainable Development with Respect to Environment in the Post Covid-19 Digital Era“ will be hosted by Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski over two days in Sofia on 8-9 December 2021.

T4EU is an international project joined by several universities including the University of Trieste, aimed at forging a new type of transnational inter-university collaboration.

This conference is focused on the three T4EU thematic areas:

  1. Societal transformation, community building and inclusion
  2. Digital transformation and smart regions
  3. Environmental Transformation and sustainability

Doctoral students and early-stage academics from all scientific areas are kindly invited to participate and showcase the results of their research work.

Application forms (including abstracts) must be sent by 27 November, and conference papers by 20 December.

Application form

Call for papers