How “Europe” is Russia?

The peculiar geographical location of Russia results in its duality as the two-headed eagle emblem indicates – one head to the West and another to the East. I would like to discuss how Russia is perceived as being or not being part of Europe through three incidents in the time span of three centuries: the…

Recommendation: 2016 Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize for Erasmus Students

The selection committee established by the Executive Board for the 2016 Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize for Erasmus Students is pleased to unanimously nominate Ms Ting-jung Chen from the University of Göttingen (Germany) for this year’s award. Ms Ting-jung Chen spent her 5-month Erasmus exchange as part of her Erasmus Mundus Euroculture Master programme at the University…

2016 Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize Ceremony Speech

Dear Duke of Arenberg, Dear Rectors and Members of the Executive Board, Dear representatives from the Coimbra Universities, It is a genuine honour to be nominated for the 2016 Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize. When I first entered university in Taiwan, my professor said, “University is the shrine of knowledge”. Though we were just starting to recognise…

2016 Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize: Policies of the Foreign

The Foreign The Erasmus exchange is a beneficial opportunity immersing in different cultures, and the diversity is further multiplied when a foreign student having the Erasmus exchange while obtaining a master degree abroad. Originated from Taiwan, I majored in Slavic Languages and Literatures, along with Diplomacy. In order to advance my Russian, I studied in…