The SGH membership in CIVICA alliance is a new level of our international academic cooperation. It brings innovative educational and civic engagement opportunities to our students. They will have a chance to complete additional international exchanges as well as special teaching projects conducted jointly with CIVICA universities.
Since its founding in 2019 by leading European social science universities, CIVICA has worked to establish a truly European inter-university campus. In doing so, it has piloted EU’s flagship initiative to enhance strategic partnerships in European higher education and research. CIVICA members have drawn on their joint expertise and shared European values to offer students and staff innovative, transnational opportunities in education, research and civic engagement, with special emphasis on digital innovation and an overarching mission to serve European societies.
Together with our CIVICA partners, we aim to:
- deepen and expand activities in key areas such as education, research, service to society, innovation and lifelong learning;
- develop a diverse and inclusive CIVICA community;
- establish CIVICA’s lead role in the social sciences with further global outreach;
- and set up a framework for sustainable institutional cooperation.
CIVICA embodies our ambition, as forward-thinking higher education institutions, to assume our civic responsibility as Europeans towards both future European generations and the role of Europe in the world.
CIVICA will continue to serve local and global communities, defend core European values, foster environmental sustainability, and advance policy-relevant research in the social sciences. Yet, the focus will remain on the alliance’s internal communities. Between autumn 2022 and autumn 2026, thousands of students and (post)doctoral researchers are expected to benefit from enhanced mobility, new and expanded joint educational offers, and Europe-wide opportunities for civic engagement and extracurricular activities. In the face of evolving political contexts, CIVICA strives to build bridges between academia and civil society, while acting as a model of sustainable institutional cooperation and providing a stable and inclusive environment in which the values of autonomy and academic freedom are defended.
Partner institutions in the alliance
CIVICA’s members are:
Ongoing recruitment of students, PhD students and faculty for CIVICA projects and initiatives:
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More about CIVICA
- CIVICA Ambassadors 2023/2024
CIVICA Ambassadors range from undergraduate students to postdoctoral researchers, and represent each university in the alliance. Their role is to promote interaction and exchange within the alliance’s communities, and be a first point of contact to CIVICA for their peers.
The Ambassadors network actively shapes CIVICA by initiating bottom-up projects and participating in formal and informal alliance activities.
Meet CIVICA Ambassadors at SGH for the academic year 2023/24
Karolina Grzeszczuk, bachelor student
“CIVICA in one word is “opportunity”. It’s a chance to grow personally and as a society, voice our views, and engage in civic education and innovation. CIVICA allows us to collectively shape the Europe we want to live in” – Karolina Grzeszczuk, bachelor student, SGH Warsaw School of Economics.
Aleks Pietrzak, bachelor student
“CIVICA is another part European integration in which we should all take part as active citizens. Democracy thrives with engaged people, and CIVICA aligns with my belief in civic engagement as the path to sustainable development” – Aleks Pietrzak, bachelor student, SGH Warsaw School of Economics.
MEET THE CIVICA AMBASSADORS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
- CIVICA Student and Early-Stage Researcher Board
CIVICA Student and Early-Stage Researcher Board
Student and ESR Board represents the voice of CIVICA students and early-stage researchers in all areas of the CIVICA Alliance, particularly those relevant to them, such as student mobility, course offerings, research initiatives, the digital campus, library services, outreach activities, and non-curricular activities.
It works closely with CIVICA Ambassadors to create a real impact and positive change for student engagement within the Alliance. Moreover, CIVICA aims to further engage students and researchers in the governance and implementation of its activities and encourage bottom-up initiatives that strengthen interaction and collaboration within the Alliance.
- Information materials on the university alliance
- More about Civica in our media
- PhD Clinic
The PhD Clinic serves as an arena in which doctoral researchers can identify faculty at CIVICA partner universities whose expertise is relevant to their respective dissertation topics. The clinic is a medium to ease communication between researchers and faculty by giving researchers the chance to contact professors via an in-built email system.
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Next release in January 2024.