The CHARM-EU Podcasts

Two women recording a podcast In order to explore the details of the innovative and unique educational experience CHARM-EU has to offer, we have created an exciting and insightful podcast series! Through these episodes you’ll hear more about the European Green Deal, the ‘Global Challenges in Sustainability’ master’s, the CHARM mobility experience, and much more!

Tune in to learn about the university of the future!

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Episode 14 | Discussing inclusion and diversity in the higher education sector - Part 3

diversityWe are excited to share the final episode of our CHARM-EU Podcast mini-series, all about inclusion and diversity in the higher education sector. Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas, leader of Work Package 6 (Inclusiveness), has been our guest for this three-episode long series.

In our final episode, following on from discussing the past and present of inclusion and diversity in higher education with an essential attention to the European Union, Ágnes shares her hopes and dreams for these initiatives for the following years. Finally, she concludes with a key message to all various higher education professionals, academic staff, students, experts, CHARM-EU colleagues and the higher education sector as a whole.

Please tune in to find out more!

Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas is an assistant professor, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education, Institute for Disability and Social Participation.

For any inclusion and diversity topics or questions, please do not hesitate to contact her at:

Email: fazekas.agnes.sarolta@barczi.elte.hu

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agnes-sarolta-fazekas/;

Twitter: https://twitter.com/agnessarolta

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agnessarolta88/

 

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Episode 13 | Discussing inclusion and diversity in the higher education sector - Part 2

InclusivityPlease tune in to our second episode of the series on diversity and inclusion in the higher education sector, where we sat down with Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas from Eötvös Loránd University, the leader of Work Package 6 (Inclusiveness) at CHARM-EU.

In the second episode of this mini-series, Ágnes provides her professional input on how the social inclusion agenda has evolved in the European Union, especially in the higher education sector. Furthermore, she explores how she envisioned the work of Work Package 6, inclusiveness to unfold in CHARM-EU, what are the challenges and enablers for mainstreaming inclusion and access and participation of a diverse student base in higher education, especially across Europe.  

Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas is an assistant professor, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education, Institute for Disability and Social Participation.

For any inclusion and diversity topics or questions, please do not hesitate to contact her at:
Email: fazekas.agnes.sarolta@barczi.elte.hu
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agnes-sarolta-fazekas/;
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agnessarolta
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agnessarolta88/

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Please download the episode's transcript here.

Episode 12 | CHARM-EU Master's Series - Meet our students

Two people talking As the ’Global Challenges for Sustainability’ master’s has begun this September, we are truly excited to hear the thoughts of our students about their CHARM-EU journey so far, which is why we sat down with two of our students studying at Eötvös Loránd University for a brand-new episode of the CHARM-EU podcast.

Throughout the episode Sarah Streim and Judith Albert share their personal journey that led them to the world of sustainability and CHARM-EU. Furthermore, they discuss their personal experience with CHARM-EU’s innovative teaching and learning approach, and they share the elements of the master’s they are looking forward to the most.

Listen now here!

Episode 11 | Introducing Other European University Alliances

European universities allianceThis episode of the CHARM-EU Podcast will focus on other European Universities Alliances. We had the pleasure to host Sabine Sainte-Rose, from the Aurora Alliance coordinated by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Simone Guccione, a former member of CHARM-EU now involved in the CIVIS Alliance coordinated by Aix-Marseille University.

A really insightful discussion about the goals of the Alliances, the role that European Universities have to play in building the future of higher education in Europe, the challenges faced when building a European University, and how to overcome these obstacles.

Listen now here.

Episode 10 | Discussing inclusion and diversity in the higher education sector - Part 1

InclusionWe sat down with Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas to talk about inclusion and diversity in the higher education sector.
 
After conducting an extensive interview with Agnes, we are happy to release the first edition of this three-episode long special series of the CHARM-EU Podcast.
 
The first episode, released today, introduces Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas, CHARM-EU WP6 Inclusiveness Leader and discusses what inclusion and diversity personally mean to her.
 
Ágnes shares a bit about how the inclusion and diversity agenda has been developing in higher education and explains what successes and challenges higher education have faced in terms of inclusion and diversity.
 
Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas is an assistant professor, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education, Institute for Disability and Social Participation.
 
For any inclusion and diversity topics or questions, please do not hesitate to contact her at:
 
Email: fazekas.agnes.sarolta@barczi.elte.hu
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agnes-sarolta-fazekas/; 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agnessarolta
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agnessarolta88/

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Please download the episode's transcript here.

Episode 9 | Discussing the Water4Future Hackathon

Water4Future Hackathon PosterIn March 2021, Montpellier University partnering with the UNESCO organised the Water4Future Hackathon, a virtual contest that inspires people from all over the world to address water challenges and design a sustainable future. 

This episode of the CHARM-EU Podcast, hosted by Montpellier University’s Elliott Cholet, features Valérie Borrell, an organizer of the event, and Hana Ben Mahrez, a student of Eötvös Loránd University who represented CHARM-EU in the competition’s ’Tree of life’ project. 

Tune in to find out more about the Water4Future Hackathon, its connection to CHARM-EU, and the ’Tree of life’ project.

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Episode 8 | Introducing TORCH (Transforming Open Responsible Research and Innovation Through CHARM)

TORCH LogoIn this episode of the CHARM-EU Podcast series, Krisztina Palotás, International Coordinator from Eötvös Loránd University, and the host of our podcast, interviewed Dr. Jordi García Fernández, Vicerector for Research at the University of Barcelona.

They discussed how and why CHARM-EU’S TORCH project (Transforming Open Responsible Research and Innovation through CHARM) came to life, the project’s objectives, and the role of business and civil society in the process of knowledge co-creation. Furthermore, Dr. Jordi García Fernández introduced some of the actions that TORCH will take in order to boost the European research and innovation agenda.

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Episode 7 | CHARM-EU Master's Series | Introducing the Capstone Phase

cartoon figures putting a puzzle together

This new episode of the CHARM-EU Podcast – Master’s series hosts Marjanneke Vijge from Utrecht University, and Núria Casamitjana from the University of Barcelona who introduce the Capstone phase of the ’Global Challenges for Sustainability’ master’s. 

They discuss the term ’transdisciplinarity’ and how our students can benefit from this practice, addittionally, they discuss the way the capstone phase is set up, its assessment style, and the mobility options you might choose from in this section of your studies. 

Tune in to find out more about the ’Global Challenges for Sustainability’ master’s programme and apply until the 26th of May! 

To find out more about the programme and how to apply follow this link: https://www.charm-eu.eu/masters/globalchallenges 

Listen to the episode here.

Episode 6 | The Water theme of the 'Global Challenges for Sustainability' master's flexible phase

Water with CHARM-EU logoFor this episode of the Master’s series of the CHARM-EU Podcast, we sat down with Ádám Tóth, module coordinator of the Water theme in the flexible phase of the ’Global Challenges for Sustainability’ master’s to discuss what the flexible phase, and more specifically the Water theme has to offer to students.

We reflected on the integral part water plays in multiple SDGs, the way in which this theme was designed, and how it brings an innovative approach to those interested to learn more about this element of sustainability.

Listen to the episode here.

 

Please download the episode's transcript here.

Episode 5 | Introducing the CHARM-EU Toolkit

Computer screen with loupeThis special episode of the CHARM-EU Podcast with Silvia Gallagher from Trinity College Dublin aims to introduce the CHARM-EU toolkit, and how the alliance aims to pass on its new and innovative knowledge to other universities around the world. Listen to the episode here.

Find out more about the CHARM-EU Toolkit here: https://www.charm-eu.eu/toolkit

Episode 4 | Sustainability Module of the Global Challenges for Sustainability Master's

Hand drawing diagram of people, planet, profit to explain the union of sustainable development concept. In this episode of the CHARM-EU Master’s Podcast series Carole-Anne Senit and Patricia Cucchi, module coordinators of the Sustainability module in the Global Challenges for Sustainability Master's preparatory phase, introduce their module, and reflect on why sustainability is a crucial topic to discuss and learn about in today's world.

They explore the ways in which the sustainability module will be delivered, and what the preparatory phase has to offer to future students. Furthermore, they also reflect on the way the three-phased system is set up, and why the program was designed this way.

Listen to our truly insightful podcast to learn more about what the preparatory phase and sustainability module of the ‘Global Challenges for Sustainability’ master’s course has to offer!  Listen to the episode here.

Episode 3 | Master's in Global Challenges for Sustainability

Poster Master's Global Challenges for SustainabilityIn the first episode of the CHARM-EU Master’s Podcast series Catherine Comiskey, Academic Advisor of the CHARM-EU Master’s, introduces the brand-new master’s course called “Global Challenges for Sustainability”.

She explains the variety of innovative and unique features this programme will offer, such as the programmatic assessment, the e-portfolio and the three phases of the course. Subsequently, she goes on to discuss how the master’s will help the future employability of CHARM-EU students.

Listen to our truly insightful podcast to learn more about what the ‘Global Challenges for Sustainability’ master’s course has to offer! Listen to the episode here.

Episode 2 | Eurpean Universities Initiative and the European Green Deal: the mobility perspective

Yellow Bicycle and arrow painted in a road. In this episode, Tessa Schutte (Utrecht University) talks with Lucy Erdei, CHARM-EU International Coordinator of the Mobility Work Package (ELTE Budapest) about the European Green Deal and the mobility perspective, highlighting he importance of sustainable mobility.  Listen to the episode here.

Episode 1 | CHARM-EU and the European Green Deal

Hand holding a bulb with a three and green sustainable symbols Tim Savage, CHARM-EU Senior Adviser (Trinity College Dublin) talks with our representative student, August Hjelle Petersen-Øverleir (University of Montpelier) about the importance of universities, in particular students, in achieving a sustainable and greener future. Listen the episode here.