International Relations Officers’ Network
of the Association of European Life Science Universities

IROICA Webinar


Webinar: “Academic support for refugees” – Wednesday  1 June 2022, 14:00-15:30 (CET)

The upcoming conference of IROICA will focus on inclusive mobility. One very particular part of this topic is the mobility of refugees and how universities can be a sanctuary for students and academics who suffer threats to their lives, liberty or well-being in their home country. This is at the core of IROICA, in our daily work and the guiding motives of IROICA: openness, human rights and democracy.

Therefore we are organizing a webinar on this important and very actual topic.

We foresee two speakers:    

  • Leona Binz from Scholars at Risk (SAR) will give an introduction to her organization. SAR protects scholars suffering grave threats in part by arranging positions of sanctuary at institutions in the SAR network for those forced to flee.
  • Afterwards, Stefanie Kottowksi from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will introduce the scholarship programme “Hilde Domin Programme”. This programme serves to support students and doctoral candidates from across the globe, who are at risk of being formally or de facto denied educational or other rights in their country of origin, and to provide these students and doctoral candidates with an opportunity to begin or complete a study or research degree at a higher education institution in Germany.

Everybody interested in this topic can follow the webinar. For the colleagues who will attend the Conference as BIP-participant, this webinar forms an integral part of the BIP.

The registration deadline is extended until May 20th 2022.

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IROICA Conference 2022

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See details about the programme and venues of the IROICA Conference 2022

  • 6 - 7 June 2022: Pre-conference in Prague
  • 8 - 10 June 2022: Conference in Brno

 Registration deadline extended until May 20th!

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Upcoming Events

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Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic will organise the 25th IROICA Conference.
The conference is scheduled for 8-10 June 2022.

Further details will follow in early spring 2022.

IROICA Annual Conference 2021


The  24th IROICA Conference 2021 was organised by Ghent University and KU Leuven, Belgium on 8th - 9th December 2021.

Theme of the conference was “Green networking future. The new Erasmus experience”

Due to the current COVID-19 situation the conference was held online.

Please download here the updated programme of the online conference.

Thank you for your participation, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

IROICA ExCo, Ghent University and KU Leuven

Make IROICA Conferences a Sustainable Event

SDG IROICAIROICA initiated a sustainability strategy to reduce the carbon footprint of the IROICA conferences.

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