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Liberal Arts in Sweden – Insights from a young researcher

From its beginning in 2017, ELAI has been striving to include in its coverage the developments of European liberal arts initiatives in languages other than English. Another important factor was the relevance of empirical research to complement perspectives of educational philosophy and the work of advocacy. And of course, much of the work of ELAI…

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“UCU20” – Documentary film release for University College Utrecht’s 20th anniversary

Founded in 1998, University College Utrecht (UCU) celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. As the first university college of its kind in the Netherlands, UCU has a rich history of pioneering their distinctive vision of liberal learning in the Dutch context. The following short documentary film by UCU alumna Abigail Prade shows how the university…

Daria Kleeva – Liberal Arts and Sciences as a Cognitive Style

ELAI continues to encourage liberal arts students and alumni in Europe to reflect on their pathways throughout their studies and afterwards. Today, we are happy to publish a piece by Daria Kleeva who is in her last year of studies at Smolny College in St. Petersburg, Russia.Over the last decades, plenty arguments, numbers, and facts…

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Lectures on liberal arts in Europe published

Liberal arts communities from Utrecht and Warsaw have made available new materials relevant for liberal arts in Europe.LESC 2018 (see final report on their website) has now published the video recordings of all of their plenary sessions on liberal education. Those who could not have been there, or want to relive an experience, can now…

Liberal Education Student Conference – LESC 2018 final report published

The 3rd edition of Liberal Education Student Conference took place in Utrecht in May 2018. Rising up to the expectations, the gathering was highly successful in attracting students from a diverse array of liberal arts institutions and programmes, including Eastern and Southern Europe (that were less represented in previous editions).A tip of the hat to…

News on Liberal Arts in Europe, June ‘18

News on Liberal Arts in Europe, June ‘18

Spring was a busy time for liberal arts in Europe. This post includes reviews and updates on the most relevant events and publications. If you want to know more about LESS, LESC, UCDN survey, updated websites and where ELAI is going this time, continue reading.Review – 3rd Liberal Education Student Conference (LESC), Utrecht, The NetherlandsAlmost…

European Liberal Education Student Conference – LESC 2018

With more than 90 participants from 10 different countries, the third European Liberal Education Student Conference (LESC 2018) is about to start at University College Utrecht – appropriately for the 20th anniversary year of the very first University College in the Netherlands. This year’s edition will feature discussions around liberal education with regards to pressing…