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Second call for the CELSA Service to Society Awards


These awards honour faculty that have gone beyond the profession exercise of their duties and had a significant and positive social impact, based on their academic work. 


To qualify for the award:

-one has to be nominated by professors of at least two CELSA member universities;

-the nominee has to be a member of the academic staff of one of the CELSA member universities;

-the nominee has to have carried out excellent research and/or excellent academic teaching;

-the nominee has performed this research and/or this teaching paying a more than average attention to the need to service the community. Doing research or teaching which by itself (due to the subject matter e.g. medical research) has a positive social impact is not sufficient. To qualify, the nominee has to have gone beyond the professional exercise of his/her duties; a significant extra social dimension of service to the community has to be demonstrated.  The service to the community can consist of special care for the weakest segments of the population, special attention for the social, economic or cultural impact, special efforts for broadening and deepening the information provided to the population and the related democratic decision making,  etc. ; it can amongst others take the form of a detached commitment to the service to the community, even if that is not beneficial to the own career or material conditions.



You can use this form to apply. (deadline: april 30, 2020)


Information about the prize, the conditions & deadline can be found here.


 

For the first time, CELSA will award the CELSA Service to Society Awards.

December 21 2018 \\ News

 

These awards honour faculty that have gone beyond the professional exercise of their duties and had a significant and positive social impact, based on their academic work. This impact can consist of special care for the weakest segments of the population, special attention for social, economic or cultural impact, special efforts for spreading the information to the general public etc.

 

These Awards are the first awards within the Central European Leuven Strategic Alliance and will be the first international award of its kind within Europe.

 

CELSA is currently searching for nominees for these awards.

The CELSA Board decided some important issues:

June 21 2017 \\ News

• Concerning Research, the results of the first call of the CELSA Research Fund were discussed. Improvements to the CELSA Research Fund Charter were agreed upon.


• Concerning Education, it was decided to organize a training for PhD Students and an initiative to map ‘niches’ in the partners’ educational program is launched.


• Concerning Service to the Community, a Round Table Discussion on indicators for demonstrating impact will be organized.


The CELSA Board decided to setup a joint CELSA Research Fund, which will fund about 30 collaborative research projects amongst the CELSA members.

September 14 2016 \\ News

CELSA Board meeting, September 2016, Ljubljana

The Rectors of the 7 Universities signed the CELSA Cooperation Agreement

April 8 2016 \\ News

Signing ceremony of the establishment of CELSA, rectors of the CELSA partners, April 2016, Prague

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