Arqus calls for applications & Opportunities


As part of the Action Line 5 (Entrepreneurial University and Regional Engagement) activities, Arqus has created a section for internship offers that will serve as a common platform for sharing internship opportunities at start-ups and SME partners of the Alliance.This initiative is part of the sub-activity 5.5. "European Interns for Small and Medium Enterprises", SMEs.

Go to the internship offers section of The Arqus website


Many language courses are offered by the Arqus universities for different target groups: the course catalogue currently includes over 450 listings and is constantly being expanded.
Course catalogue and info

  Arqus Café (University of Leipzig)

The Arqus Café is a virtual meeting place where students of the Arqus University Alliance can practice their foreign languages outside of language classes. Cafés are not language courses, but an opportunity to use your foreign languages in a relaxed atmosphere and in a small group. Previous knowledge of the language of study is therefore useful, but not a must.

Second term: March 22- July 30, 2021
Info and subscriptions

  Arqus Lounge

The virtual Arqus Lounge is an opportunity for all staff to get to know colleagues from other Arqus universities and to talk about current topics, their daily work or problems and perhaps to come up with solutions.

The meetings take place once a month for about an hour. Next meetings:

Topic: Language teacher wellbeing - An ecological perspective
Date: 16 June - 16:00-17:00 (CEST)
Presented by: University Graz
Languages for the discussion: English, German

Topic: Incoming Mobility: Welcoming and Supporting International Students
Date: 22 June - 15:00-16:30 (CEST)
Presented by: University Lyon
Languages for the discussion: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish (to be confirmed)

Info online

  Intensive summer course in Norwegian language and culture, 27 June – 24 July 2021 (University of Bergen)

The University of Bergen is happy to offer two Arqus scholarships for the intensive summer course in Norwegian language and culture which will take place in the period 27 June – 24 July 2021. Due to the pandemic and the current travel restrictions, the course will be offered as a synchronous online course.

This is an intermediate/advanced level course which requires a minimum of CEFR B1/B2 level in Norwegian. It is designed for students who wish to improve their fluency, vocabulary development and consolidate grammatical structures, as well as learn more about Norwegian culture and society. The course is mainly aimed at students of Scandinavian Studies, but others with a B1/B2 level in Norwegian may apply as well.

The course is intensive, with 5-6 hours of instruction daily. The forms of instruction are lectures on various topics related to Norwegian language, culture and society, as well as group instruction. Participants will be divided into groups of about 15, depending on their level.

Application form
Deadline: May 26, 2021

Information (in Norwegian)


The Arqus Alliance invites students, researchers, and practitioners from academia and industry to participate in the "2021 Summer School in Cybersecurity", in September 6-10, 2021. Deadline: August 10, 2021 

In autumn 2021, the Calls 2021/22 for Research Stays & Site Visits for doctoral groups will be opened, with which the team of Action Line 6 would like to come closer to this goal and invite all researchers and early-stage researchers at the Arqus partner universities to take advantage of the opportunities opened up by various formats of cooperation. 

University of Padua

Summer term: 3 summer courses on Italian culture and history

Understanding the past to explain the present is not always an easy task, but it is an interesting journey, able to enrich our view over the world we live in. The University of Padova offers three online courses during the first half of July 2021 with lectures, workshops and group discussions to explore culture and society during 3 periods of Italian history:

Italian fascism, History of a dictatorship (1922 - 1943) July 1 – July 10
Urban Culture and Politics in the Age of Giotto (1300 - 1400) July 6 – July 17
Science and Economy in the Age of Galileo (1450 - 1650) July 6 – July 17

Applications can be submitted until June 7, 2021. The course fee is 150 EUR. Full fee waivers are offered to students enrolled at Arqus universities and other partners of the University of Padua > Information

Open Arqus Mobility

within the Erasmus+ for Studies Programme

Unipd students: by applying to Erasmus+ for Studies Programme you can spend a period between 3 and 12 months within an academic year at a partner University either within or outside of Europe.
Destinations include the Arqus Alliance partner Universities - Bergen, Granada, Graz, Leipzig, Lyon and Vilnius.
Check the specific course list
Further information at (Eng) - (Ita)

PhD Educational Week on Trasferable Skills

The PhD Educational Week on Transferable Skills will take place entirely online via Zoom from 21 to 25 June. It offers training activities aimed at strengthening the so–called Transferable skills, i.e. interdisciplinary knowledge in the fields of research design, communication, and relationships with the professional world. All seminars will be in English.
Unipd has reserved 6 places for PhD students from the Arqus universities partners (1 for each University partner). Each university partner is asked to select its candidate and send name and contct info to; deadline is June 17, 2021.

Expired Unipd calls

University of Graz

Research Focus Forum - Call for papers

From 26 to 28 November 2021, the Field of Excellence “Dimensions of Europeanization” of the University of Graz organizes the Arqus Research Focus Forum "Changing Societies – Dimensions of Europeanization”. The Field of Excellence deals with social transformation processes in Southeastern Europe from a comparative perspective. "Dimensions of Europeanization" explores changing discourses about the understanding, organization, and in particular the unification of the material and figurative territory referred to as “Europe” in time and space. A wide range of paper proposals is welcome, from different disciplines to address the larger question of changing societies in Europe.
Deadline: July 10, 2021

Arqus PhD week for Careers Outside Academia

From 13th to 15th October 2021, the Center for Knowledge and Innovation Transfer (ZWI) of the University of Graz will hold the Arqus PhD Week for Careers Outside Academia. Around 60 participants - doctoral researchers, PhD graduates and career development experts - from the seven universities of the Arqus alliance will meet with local entrepreneurs to work together. In case of travel restrictions, there will be an online version of the event. octoral researchers and early postdocs from the Arqus partner universities can apply for a travel and accommodation fund at their home universities after they have been selected for participation.
The deadline for the application is 19th May 2021

University of Bergen

An extraordinary course onboard the Norwegian sailing vessel Statsraad Lemkuhl

The University of Bergen (UiB) has developed the interdisciplinary course Ocean-climate-society (SDG200), open to all Arqus students (Unipd students included). The course will be taught onboard the sailing ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl in the period from 1 May to 25 August 2022, while sailing across the Pacific from Valparaíso in Chile to Palau. The course is open for students from all academic backgrounds, as solving sustainability challenges demands extensive collaboration across fields.
Application deadline: October 1, 2021