UUU has launched a radio programme on German national radio, Deutschlandradio presenting and discussing European Universities. The first of four episodes has just been aired.
Berlin, 15 June 2020. June has been a good month for the United Universities of Europe project (UUU). The proposal to condense some of the interviews conducted with university staff, students, administrators and experts about the EU-funded European Universities Initiative – and about modern university development in general – resonated well in the educational radio magazine “Campus & Karriere” of Germany’s national radio channel Deutschlandradio.
Episode 1: An interview with Antonella Forlino, prorector for internationalisation at the University of Pavia, member of the university alliance EC2U. Prof. Forlino gives an account of her difficulties to switch to online teaching and the university’s response to the Corona pandemic.
UUU wants to thanks all alliance members and all you beautiful people of being so frank and patient and available to explain, especially in these stressful times of restrictions, home office and online work. Thanks to you it was possible to make this radio programme and to develop an interesting format that mirrors and accompanies the alliances‘ genisis.
The producers of the programme – who are part of the creative process just like all the interview partners – are, apart of the author Tino Brömme, sound and editing genius Andreas Hagelüken in Freiburg who normally produces sophisticated radio plays and sound installations (randfunk). Also aboard are the two German voices Marco Höhmann, an actor, commedian and project manager, as well as the brilliant Matia Sprenger who just finished her high school diploma with honors.
The upcoming episodes of the radio series will feature Maria Michailova, Russian exchange student at the University of Tampere, Finland (ECIU), Genís Vives, student representative at the University of Barcelona, Katalin Németh, internationalisation officer of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, and Gilles Subra, researcher and coordinator at the University of Montpellier (all three from the alliance CHARM-EU); Daniela Trani from the alliance YUFE, and Dominic Orr from YUFE associate partner KIRON Open Higher Education.