Olga Shparaga arrested in Belarus
  UPDATE:   Olga Shparaga was released from the detention center on October 24. The moment she was released, officials decided to keep her in prison for another 2 weeks. ... Read More »

4th Interdisciplinary Global Governance Symposium
A partner in ECOLAS network, University of Rome Tor Vergata organizes the 4th Interdisciplinary Global Governance Symposium on July 9th, 2020. It is planned to be on line, open to ... Read More »

Advisory Board formed at ECOLAS
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Forthcoming events will present innovations in education
  As an advocate of student-centered, co-creative education, ECOLAS is happy to share the following announcement of a number of interesting events on educational innovation, o ... Read More »

Conference Around the Humanities to take place in Cracow, 30-31 May
  Sound is the topic of the 3rd International Conference Around the Humanities which will be held from 30 to 31 May 2020 at Jagellonian University in Cracow. The conference is ... Read More »

Education without liberal arts is a threat to humanity, argues UBC President
University of British Columbia President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono is concerned that the liberal arts — including the sciences — are no longer held in high enough esteem ... Read More »

Liberal Education Student Conference 2020 call for proposals
The Fifth Liberal Education Student Conference (2020) will be hosted by the European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania) on 14th-17th May. If you are a student (undergraduat ... Read More »

Renewal at ECOLAS
After many years of service, Prof. Dr. Hans Adriaansens, co-founder of ECOLAS and one of the pioneers of liberal education in Europe, has stepped down from the ECOLAS Executive Boa ... Read More »

The Annual Smolny International Student Conference calls for papers
It was announced that the application process has begun for the IX Annual Smolny International Student Conference “Interdisciplinarity in Science and Arts: Reality 2.0” ... Read More »

Call for applications: J.J.Kidd Travel Research Fellowship – 5th round (2019)
ECOLAS has launched the fifth call for applications (2019) for Julie Johnson Kidd Travel Research Fellowship. The fellowships aim to assist faculty in the liberal arts and sciences ... Read More »

New Book on Core Texts in Liberal Arts & Sciences
Recent collection of essays Back to the Core by Emma Cohen de Lara, Hanke Drop (Eds.) admirably reflects the Association for Core Texts and Courses conference in Amsterdam in Septe ... Read More »

Association for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference is taking place in Amsterdam
Upcoming Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) Conference is going to be held in Europe (Amsterdam, Netherlands) for the first time. Echoing with the approach of liberal ... Read More »

Economic Gains of a Liberal Arts Education
Inside Higher Ed has recently published an article titled The Economic Gains (Yes, Gains) of a Liberal Arts Education.  The article, in the February 15 edition of the online r ... Read More »

Call for applications: J.J.Kidd Travel Research Fellowship – 4th round (2018)
ECOLAS is pleased to announce that it has launched the fourth call for applications (2018) for Julie Johnson Kidd Travel Research Fellowship.The fellowships were developed to assis ... Read More »

Wabash Study Focuses on Liberal Arts Outcomes
The Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education is a longitudinal study that explores those factors that affect the outcomes of a liberal arts education.  Its two fundamen ... Read More »

Duke-Kunshan University (China) Welcomes Liberal Arts Undergraduates, Names New Dean
  Dr. Marcia France, Associate Provost and the John T. Herwick, M.D. Professor of Chemistry at Washington and Lee University (Virginia, USA) has been named The Inaugural Dean ... Read More »

New ECOLAS Partner – University College London
Partnership in ECOLAS network, which lists 24 liberal arts and sciences programmes and colleges from 7 European countries, now welcomes Arts and Sciences BASc programme at Universi ... Read More »

Erasmus Prize for the Liberal Arts and Sciences 2018 at University College Freiburg
University College Freiburg has awarded its annual Erasmus Prize on June 6, 2018, in the Meckelhalle (Sparkasse Freiburg). This year, for the first time, the Prize was awarded to t ... Read More »

In Defense of the Liberal Arts and Sciences
Two American professional university groups have issued a strong joint statement in defense of the liberal arts and sciences. The American Association of Colleges and Universities ... Read More »

Third Liberal Education Student Conference will take place in Utrecht (NL) in May
  From the 10th till 13th of May 2018, bachelor students from three different Liberal Education programs seated in Utrecht, The Netherlands, will co-host the third edition of ... Read More »

Future of European Education Echoes Liberal Arts and Sciences
  The European Commission has recently released a statement setting out its vision for the creation of a European Education Area by 2025.  The statement includes several ... Read More »

Two vacancies at Amsterdam University College
Amsterdam University College currently has two vacancies for Head of Studies Academic Core and Head of Studies Sciences. Candidates are welcome to apply before 16 October 2017. Ple ... Read More »

Two events hosted by BLASTER project this September
After the successful Teachers’ Training Workshop in Bratislava this May, ECOLAS takes part in two more events that are part of BLASTER project open to audience interested in ... Read More »

Conference: European Liberal Arts Education: renewal and re-formation
Friday 1st September – Saturday 2nd September 2017 at the University of Winchester, UK   Last year Amsterdam University College held a conference on the resurgence of the li ... Read More »

Second Year of Liberal Education Student Conference Again in Germany
After the great success of last year’s 1st European Liberal Education Student Conference (LESC) at Leuphana University Lüneburg, the second LESC will take place at University Co ... Read More »

ECOLAS Welcomes New Partner
ECOLAS is pleased to welcome the new BA degree programme in Global Governance at the University of Rome Tor Vergata to its newest partner.  The programme is an interdisciplina ... Read More »

ECOLAS at the Global Liberal Arts Alliance Meeting
Samuel Abraham and Laurent Boetsch were recently invited to a meeting of the Global Liberal Arts Alliance at Denison University (USA) to introduce ECOLAS and its objectives to seni ... Read More »

Project BLASTER at Its Halfway
BLASTER project’s Steering Committee has gathered at Leuphana University Lüneburg, 20 October, for its midterm meeting. The project partners have made progress in all three ... Read More »

Open Position: Lecturer and Tutor at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
Studium Individuale, a liberal arts programme at innovative Leuphana University Lüneburg in northern Germany announces to open a position of lecturer and tutor. The position is an ... Read More »

2nd Round of J. J. Kidd Fellowship Awarded
The second round of Julie Johnson Kidd Travel Research Fellowship (2016) has attracted 19 applications coming from leturers at institutions in 5 European countries. Ten applicants ... Read More »

ECOLAS supports the 1st European Liberal Education Student Conference
Students of Studium Individuale from Leuphana University of Lüneburg and Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Freiburg host the 1st European Liberal Education Student ... Read More »

Liberal Arts Programme At King’s College London Seeks Deputy Director
King’s College London is seeking an interdisciplinary academic and educator for the role of Deputy Director of its Liberal Arts programme based in the Faculty of Arts and Humanit ... Read More »

Call For Papers For The First European Liberal Education Student Conference
In the past decade many European universities have introduced new undergraduate programs based on Liberal Arts and Sciences. What is Liberal Education and what could it be? Student ... Read More »

ECOLAS offers a scholarship for the advancement of teachers in liberal arts and sciences
We are pleased to announce that we have started a new initiative called ECOLAS Scholarship for the Advancement of Collaborative Teaching to help teachers with the development of th ... Read More »

First Liberal Arts and Sciences and Core Texts Conference a great success
The first Liberal Arts and Sciences and Core Texts Conference took place at Amsterdam University College from 11-12 September. Welcoming guests from around the world, the conferenc ... Read More »

Julie Johnson Kidd Fellowships Awarded
The call for proposals for the first Julie Kidd Johnson Fellowships to be administered by ECOLAS yielded twenty-two strong applications from thirteen separate  institutions.&n ... Read More »

ECOLAS Activities Will Be Coordinated and Spread By Institutional Liaisons
Owing to the increasing number of activities open to interested liberal arts and sciences colleges and programs through ECOLAS, we have recently created a network of campus liaison ... Read More »

Erasmus+ Application by ECOLAS, University College Roosevelt and Four Other Partners Successful
ECOLAS is pleased to announce that the recent Erasmus+ grant proposal BLASTER (The Best Liberal Arts and Science Teaching Expanded and Reinforced) prepared by ECOLAS and five strat ... Read More »

A Conference on Core Texts in European Educational Context in Amsterdam
The Liberal Arts and Sciences Education and Core Texts in the European Context Conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, September 11-12, at Amsterdam University College, ... Read More »

University College Roosevelt will host a seminar on teaching excellence
The Excellent Learning through Teaching Excellence seminar will take place on June 22-25 at the premises of University College Roosevelt, Middelburg, Netherlands. The seminar is or ... Read More »

ECOLAS Scholarship For Teachers With Liberal Arts And Sciences Affiliation
ECOLAS is delighted to announce a new opportunity for faculty of liberal arts and sciences programmes throughout Europe.   The Julie Johnson Kidd Travel Research Fellowships a ... Read More »

Here’s Why Nothing Prepares You for the 21st Century Like a Liberal Arts Education
The latest Forbes Magazine includes an interview with author  Fareed  Zakaria whose recent book is titled  A Defense of a Liberal Education.  You can read the e ... Read More »

Bringing the Liberal Arts to Engineering Education
Students in traditionally narrow disciplines sometimes overlook the value of the liberal arts but according to Lori Bordoloi and James J. Winebrake, “solving the problems of our ... Read More »

IE University, Madrid hosts fifth annual Conference on Reinventing Higher Education
The fifth annual Conference on Reinventing Higher Education was held at IE University, Madrid, October 20-21.  Organized in collaboration with the British Council, the Confere ... Read More »

King’s College hosts Liberal Arts Conference in London
King’s College, London, recently held a conference to examine current thinking in the UK about the liberal arts in universities and schools.  A key objective of the conferen ... Read More »

ECOLAS cooperated on a conference hosted by Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) on liberal arts colleges
Annual ACA European Policy Seminar in 2014 was dedicated to Liberal Arts (and Sciences) education in Europe. It took place in Brussels on October 9. The conference offered five pre ... Read More »

ECOLAS hosted a faculty development seminar
In collaboration with the Global Alliance consortium, ECOLAS has sponsored a faculty development seminar devoted to teaching practices and methods in the liberal arts including inn ... Read More »

ECOLAS Conference Attracts European Educators and Students
The Czech Senate in the famous Wallenstein Palace in Prague was the site of the recent European conference on liberal arts education organized by the European Consortium of Liberal ... Read More »

Bologna and Liberal Arts featured in recent publication
The Fall 2008 edition of Liberal Education, a publication of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, is dedicated to “Globalization and U.S, Higher Education” an ... Read More »

ECOLAS Conference Features European Higher Education Policy Update
ECOLAS and Amsterdam University College hosted a two-day conference on October 30-31 for seventeen leaders from European liberal arts and sciences colleges and programs. Discussion ... Read More »