Durham University

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Matariki Network of Universities (MNU)

Matariki delegates at University of Western Australia

Matariki Network of Universities (MNU)

The Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) is a select international alliance of seven leading research led universities who share a commitment to excellence in research, scholarship and rounded education. The network was formed in 2010 between Dartmouth College, USA; Queen's University, Canada; UWA, Australia; University of Otago, New Zealand; University of Tubingen, Germany; Uppsala University, Sweden; and Durham.

MNU Global Citizenship Forum

The MNU Global Citizenship Forum is held annually and supports the wider Global Citizenship Programme by providing a regular structured space for interaction and exchange between students and faculty working on global citizenship initiatives around the network. The first Forum was hosted by Otago University, 30 July – 2 August 2018, on the theme of Community Engagement. The second Global Citizenship Forum will be hosted by Durham University 8 – 10 July 2019 at St John’s College, on the theme of Empowering Learners, followed by a one day conference on the same theme on 11 July open to the public. Full programme to follow soon.

The second Global Citizenship Forum will be hosted by Durham University 8 – 11 July 2019 at St John’s College, on the theme of Empowering Learners.

What role should students play in shaping their own education? What structures and environments in higher education encourage student empowerment? Can students be both consumers and co-creators of their University experience? These are the questions we will discuss at the Forum, as participants will share experiences, challenges and best practice from across the Matariki Network of Universities.

Each day will focus on a different sub-theme, culminating in a day conference open to the public.

  • 8 July 2019 Empowering learners through student support & wellbeing
  • 9 July 2019 Empowering learners through the wider student experience
  • 10 July 2019 Empowering learners in the classroom: education & student unions
  • 11 July 2019 Empowering learners – reflections from across the Matariki Network (Public Conference)

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Further information on Global Citizenship activites within MNU is available on http://matarikiglobalcitizen.org

Funding Opportunities

Teach @ Tübingen Programme

The University of Tübingen’s Institutional Strategy provides financial support for expanding teaching offers in English and for the promotion of teaching competences of young post-docs or PhD students at an advanced stage of their studies. This call for applications is especially focused on strategic partner universities in the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU). Tübingen welcomes applications from MNU advanced PhD students or young post-docs who would like to expand their teaching experience and individual research horizons with a working stay in Germany under the Teach-at-Tübingen (T@T) Programme.

Candidates are asked to teach classes (in English) for at least two hours per week, in addition to conducting research with a supervisor at Tübingen. The length of stay is 1-2 semesters.

The placements are funded with a rate of €1853 per month for post-docs and €1468 per month for PhD students, as well as up to €1000 for travel expenses.

Please see the Tübingen website for full details of the application procedure.

Teach@Tübingen Fellowship Coordinator: Angelina Linnemann - teach-at-tuebingen@uni-tuebingen.de – Phone: +49 7071/76456