ICA Rectors and Deans Forum 2023: will be held on 19 and 20 October at JUNIA, Lille, France and will focus on One Health Triad Challenges for Life Science Universities and on the Opportunities and Threats of AI (artificial intelligence) in Education and Research
The ICA General Assembly 2023 will be held online on 12 October at 16.00
ICA Board Education Committees Workshops were held from 26 - 28 April 2023
ICA-CoP Bio-Edu Workshop: Engaging with industry to ensure that graduates and professionals are well prepared for employment in the Bioeconomy. The Workshop was held at the Warsaw Univetrsity of Life Sciences (SGGW). See the prsentations here
The following two Workshops were held online.
ICA-Edu SIG Workshop was held on Wednesday 26 April: Implementing challenge-based learning in sustainable entrepreneurship education allowing for the development of (sustainable) entrepreneurial competencies. See the prsentations here
ICA-Edu Workshop was held on Thursday 27 April: The Student Engagement Challenge
ICA CoP Bio-Edu supporting the 5th International Summer School on the Circular Bioeocnomy and Sustainable Development: will be held on 24 to 30 July 2023, Organised by University of Athens in cooperation with Perrotis College (American Farm School) Thessalonika Greece. Was held at the American Farm School Thessaloniki, Greece.
ICA Standing Committees face to face Events
SILVA Network Annual Conference: was held on 11 – 13 April, 2023 at the University of Sopron, Hungary
AGRINATURA Conference: 10 - 12 May to be held at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic
IROICA Conference: 26th Annual IROICA Conference 14-16 June 2023 (MCI Innsbruck), 12-13 June (BOKU Vienna, pre-conference)
CASEE Conference: 28 - 30 June 2023 to be held at the Technical University of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova
AGRIMBA Board Meeting: 29 June 2023, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb University, Croatia. June 30 Project meetings.
ISEKI Conference: 7th International ISEKI-Food Conference "Next-Generation of Food Research, Education and Industry to be held from 5 - 7 July 2023 at AgroParisTech in Paris, France
The Association for European Life Science Universities wishes to recognise individuals who have achieved excellence in furthering the values and mission of ICA as described in the ICA Strategy towards 2030.
Calls are made for nominations for the ICA Excellence Award in each of the following three categories:
- ICA Excellence Award – Lifetime Achievements
- ICA Excellence Award – Early-Stage Academic
- ICA Excellence Award – Networking
You are invited to nominate persons for the awards who have achieved excellence in the following criteria:
- Providing thought leadership, inspiration, and by contributing new knowledge through research and/or innovation for the European and global sustainable circular bioeconomy and society, and/or;
- Enhancing education in the specific areas relevant to ICA and more generally in the areas of the sustainable bioeconomy and society, and/or;
- Developing cooperation through contributing to platforms, joint learning, outreach and networking, and/or sharing experiences and understanding among European colleagues, resulting in improved research, education or innovation and/or;
- Achieving impact and relevance with specific reference to the ICA values and mission.
NOMINATION DEADLINE – 1st September 2023
Download the full details of the Call - see specific desciption of the three Excellence Award categories
The ESCP Business School and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) within the Global Opportunities for Sustainable Development Goals (GO4SDGs), are honoured to invite you to the second Symposium on Teaching & Curriculum Development in Sustainability Entrepreneurship to be held in Paris 12-13 June, 2023.
The Symposium is partnered by ICA-Edu SIG
ICA-CoP Community of Parctice for Bioeconomy Education Workshop
See the programme and presentations Engaging with industry to ensure that graduates and professionals are well prepared for employment in the Bioeconomy. The Workshop was held from Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 April at Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
ICA-Edu Special Interest Group for Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education Workshop
See the programme and presentations Implementing challenge-based learning in sustainable entrepreneurship education allowing for the development of (sustainable) entrepreneurial competencies. The Workshop was held online on Wednesday 26 April 2023
ICA-Edu Network for Innovation in Higher Life Science Higher Education Workshop
See the programme The Student Engagement Challenge. The Workshop was held online on Thursday 27 April 2023
ICA-Edu 2023 Webinar No 3
AI can do your students' written assignments, so what now for assessments? The Webinar was held on Wednesday 3 May 2023
At the 12th ICA Rectors and Deans Forum in October 2022 focusing on Bending the Curve for Biodiversity: challenges and opportunities for life science universities an important Communiqué was published, in which ICA members pledged to put biodiversity conservation at the heart of their activities.
With this ICA Biodiversity Challenge 2023 we put forward an activity for all ICA members that is fun, brings our staff and students together, and sparks engagement with biodiversity, particularly relating to this part of the pledge made in the Communiqué:
“We will engage to protect and enhance the biodiversity of our own life science university grounds, campuses and other estates, for them to become enlightening examples and teaching tools for biodiversity-based development.”
17 ICA universities have enthusiastically agreed to participate in this Challenge between 22 May (International Day on Biodiversity) and 30 June. For these six weeks, staff and students will be counting species on their university grounds. On the 30th June, we will share the results and highlights and discuss our experiences during an interactive (online) closing event.
Questions about this Challenge? Get in touch with