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Courses offered by partner universities - Spring 2024

4EU+ Shared Courses

Thinking AI: Bringing together ethical, legal and social aspects of AI (3 ECTS), a joint course offered by Sorbonne University and University of Milan - more information

Dates: 2023/2024

Inscription deadline: None (open for enrolment at any time)

Description: This course consists in a series of 12 free online lessons from recognized AI specialists collaborating with the SCAI, the Sorbonne Center for Artificial Intelligence. With this series, we encourage as broad a group of people as possible to learn what AI is, and beyond the technologies, what are its impact on our societies. The following lessons are available:

  • The role of statistics in AI
  • AI & Epistemology
  • AI and democracy
  • Algorithmic bias and discrimination
  • AI and new scenarios of discrimination
  • Improving administrative action with AI
  • Algorithms in platform economy
  • Algorithmic governance, enforcement and automation
  • The European Union’s AI policy
  • Algorithm-assisted judicial decision making
  • Equity crowdfunding
  • Health Data Governance for AI

Further information available on the SCAI Education platform: https://scai-education.sorbonne-universite.fr

Study level: Bachelor / Master / PhD

Language: English

Prerequisites: None, open to all

Modality: Fully asynchronous

 

The 4EU+ course offerings' publication is done according to the calendar below. Please consult the Student Portal frequently to find out:

University Course publication Application period Start of courses
Sorbonne University December by 21.12.2023 22-29.01.2024
Charles University January 22.01-05.02.2024 19.02.2024
Warsaw University January

29.01-11.02.2024 / 19-25.02.2024

19.02.2024
University of Milan (UniMi) December

Depending on course: by 10.02.24 / 23.02.24 / 08.03.24 / 01.04.24

19-26.02.2024 / 15.04.2024
Heidelberg University March Depending on course: by 30.03 or 14.04.2024 15.04.2024

LERU Virtual Exchange

Faculty: Life Sciences

Dates: 22.04 - 27.06.2024

Deadline to send applications: 21.03.2024

Description: This online course focuses on public engagement in higher education and research. It emphasizes two-way interaction for mutual benefit between researchers and the public. Participants will select a research topic, explore the science-society relationship, and learn about the roles of scientists and the audiences for public engagement activities. Students will design and evaluate a public engagement activity, receive peer feedback, and present a your plan for a public engagement activity.

Study level: Master

Language: English

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Additional information: Before applying to the course, students must find a scientist (e.g., researcher, teacher) whom they can contact during the course.

Modality: Fully asynchronous; with possibilities to set online meetings with the course's teacher.

Faculty: Medicine

Dates: 22.04 - 31.07.2024

Deadline to send applications: 01.04.2024

Description: In this course, students will gain a basic understanding of Global Health. The course consists of a blended learning system, including synchronous (3 sessions) and asynchronous units. In the asynchronous sessions, the participants will be led through the theoretical foundations of global health, the effects of globalisation on health and the burden of disease, the different determinants of health, ethical issues involved in health, strategies to improve global health and working in an interdisciplinary environment, through self-study with interactive elements on Moodle. Participants will also see illustrative examples of current Global Health issues. During the synchronous sessions, participants will meet online via ‘Zoom’ and form groups and present their project. The learned content will be reviewed in interactive tasks on Moodle. As a final assignment, participants will work on a group project which they will present in the final synchronous session.

Study level: Bachelor / Master / PhD

Language: English

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Additional information: The module will last for 12 weeks, and is designed for around 90 working hours (3 ECTS), including 30 hours working with online material and meetings and around 60 hours self-study and project work

Synchronous sessions: 22.04.24, 16:00-17:00 (CEST) / 21.05.24, 16:00-17:00 (CEST) / 15.07.24, 16:00-18:00 (CEST) / 16.07.24, 16:00-18:00 (CEST)

Faculty: Entrepreneurship

Dates: 24.04 - 10.07.2024

Deadline to send applications: 01.04.2024

Description: The course introduces entrepreneurship as an effective tool for implementing sustainable innovations. They will be introduced to entrepreneurship and learn about impact as a guardrail for funding. Which stakeholders are important for entrepreneurs will be discussed and how impact can be presented and measured holistically. Students will also be taught how to develop sustainable business models, finance startups, and protect them in the long run.

Study cycle: Bachelor

Language: English

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Modality: Asynchronous with 2 synchronous sessions

Faculty: Medicine

Dates: 06.05 - 01.06.2024

Deadline to send application: 15.04.2024

Description: The One Health Core Competencies course consists of a blended learning system, including synchronous and asynchronous units. In the asynchronous sessions, the participants will be led through the theoretical foundations of interdisciplinary teamwork, systems thinking and the One Health approach through self-study with interactive elements on the Moodle-platform. Participants will also see illustrative examples of current One Health scientific cases. During the synchronous sessions, participants will meet online via ‘Zoom’ and work together as multi- and interdisciplinary teams. They will reflect and discuss on the One Health approach and solve a real-world One Health problem using an interactive problem-based learning method. The learned content will be reviewed in interactive tasks on Moodle. As a final assignment, participants will develop a written report – the “Mission Plan” for solving the One Health problem.

Target public: Bachelor / Master / PhD students in human health, animal health, environmental studies, and social studies

Language: English

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Additional information: The module will last for 8 weeks and is designed for around 90 working hours (3 ECTS), including 30 hours working with online material and meetings and around 60 hours self-study and project work

Synchronous sessions: 08.05.24, 15:00-16:00 (CEST) / 05.06.24, 15:00-16:30 (CEST) / 17.06.24, 15:00-16:30 (CEST) / 19.06.24, 15:00-16:30 (CEST) / 01.07.24, 15:00-16:30 (CEST)

Faculty: Medicine

Dates: mid-May - mid-July 2024

Deadline to send applications: 15.04.2024

Description: This course is intended to help students learn how to share their message through the creation of stunning, professional and informative digital stories. The course consists of the following sections:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Digital Storytelling and One Health
  • Chapter 2: Script Writing
  • Chapter 3: Storyboarding
  • Chapter 4: Implementation and Feedback
  • Chapter 5: Final Feedback and Certificate

Study cycle: Bachelor / Master

Language: English

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Modality: Asynchronous with the option of 3 online synchronous sessions

For more information, please visit LMU Munich website.


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Application process OUT

Have you chosen the course(s) you are interested in? Here are the few steps to follow to register:

Check that you meet the following conditions:

  • You are registered at the UNIGE at the time of the exchange;
  • You meet the admission requirements for the course (language level, study level, academic prerequisites, etc.);
  • The course is compatible with your study programme (timetable and workload). Be aware: online courses take the same amount of time as regular courses. Please note that some courses are taught at a specific time (information given in the course description). Also check the date of the exam - the semesters of the partners are not necessarily aligned with those of the UNIGE.

Important: Prepare your application in advance so that you can complete the steps mentioned below before the application deadline of the partner university. Please note that the number of places available in the courses is often limited.

Attention! Not all partner universities have the same academic calendars. Application deadlines are therefore specific to each host university. Please make sure you follow them (information available above).

Contact your academic advisor in your faculty to ask about the possibility of recognising the credits of Virtual Exchange courses in your study programme.

  • For courses offered as part of the 4EU+ Alliance, please use the 4EU+ Learning Agreement document (see below).
  • For courses offered as part of the LERU, please note that you are responsible for finding out in advance and agreeing with your faculty before registering.
  • For courses offered as part of eMobi@Dg2, you must submit written proof that your academic advisor agrees to the recognition of credits in your curriculum, when you register on the eMobi@Dg2 website.

At the end of your Virtual Exchange course, please send the transcript of records issued by the partner university to your academic advisor at UNIGE for validation and recognition of the credits in your curriculum.

Alliance 4EU+: If the course is offered by a 4EU+ partner (Universities of Warsaw, Charles, Heidelberg, Sorbonne, or Milan), please fill out the 4EU+ Learning Agreement with your faculty advisor, and then follow the detailed instructions on the relevant course sheet, accessible on the 4EU+ Student Portal.

LERU: If the course is offered by a LERU partner (LMU Munich, Utrecht University, or KU Leuven), please fill out this questionnaire: Virtual Exchange for LERU - UNIGE students (Spring 2024)

eMobi@Dg2: If the course you wish to follow is offered by one of the eMobi@Dg2's partner universities, please follow the steps provided on the eMobi@Dg2 website.

 

If you have any questions or uncertainties, please do not hesitate to contact us via the contact form or directly by email at virtual-exchange(at)unige.ch.