Lower Saxony – Scotland Joint Forum 2024:
Jubilee Edition

10 + 11 June 2024








It is with great pleasure that we announce the fifth edition of the Lower Saxony – Scotland Joint Forum, taking place on Monday, 10 and Tuesday, 11 June 2024! Please find the Official Invitation here.

Why attend?


Connect with academics, staff and students from renowned higher education institutions, politicians and experts from industry in both regions.


Explore avenues for interdisciplinary cooperation and initiate research partnerships.


Gain insights from experts, discover innovative projects, and expand your knowledge horizon.


Participate in discussions, exchange ideas, and be part of shaping the future of academia.

Registration is now open!

Photos: Moritz Küstner


Open Call for Workshop Proposals

Use the Joint Forum as your platform for sharing knowledge and creating synergies!

Click here to download the Open Call.
Click here to download the Workshop Proposal Template

Information Sessions

If you have any questions about hosting a workshop,
please do not hesitate to attend one of our Information Sessions (via Zoom):

Wednesday, 13 March 2024, at 11 am GMT / 12 pm CET
Monday, 25 March 2024, at 1:30 pm GMT / 2:30 pm CET
Please find the Zoom links here.


The Joint Forum is a two-day networking event organised by the European Centre for Advanced Studies (ECAS) in partnership with Leuphana University Lüneburg (Leuphana) and the University of Glasgow (UofG). It aims to bring together all members from the different higher education institutions in Lower Saxony and Scotland.

With annual attendance figures of over 300 participants, the Joint Forum has proven to be an event that not only provides the opportunity to intensify existing cooperations but also to establish new ones. Going far beyond the event, these collaborations have contributed to the development of a solid

network between the Lower Saxonian and Scottish higher education institutions also including other actors such as industry and politics.

In the past two years, follow-up activities such as the Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme or the development of the first joint White Paper prove that the academic regions of Lower Saxony and Scotland flourish from the engagement in mutual exchange and share more commonalities than merely both being located at the North Sea.


The jubilee edition of the Lower Saxony – Scotland Joint Forum 2024 will be held in the Central Building of Leuphana University Lüneburg.
The building of concrete, glass and steel was designed by Daniel Libeskind together with students of Leuphana University and is considered a milestone in the dynamic and sustainable campus development. With its architecture, the building is intended to create a contrast to the linear structure of the former barracks. In the context of the history of the campus, the building stands for hope, courage, and a notion of new beginnings. Thus, the Central Building is the perfect location for the Joint Forum to foster the academic collaboration between Scotland and Lower Saxony.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Lüneburg next June!


The Central Building of Leuphana University Lüneburg
(image + information: © www.leuphana.de/universitaet.html)


In times of change and political uncertainty, it is essential to strengthen academic ties through developing joint projects and activities and extending one’s networks. It is ECAS’s ambition to facilitate exchange and cooperation as well as advance education and research with a strong focus on interdisciplinarity. In this way, ECAS is emblematic of the European idea.

ECAS is an independent and interdisciplinary research institute jointly run by Leuphana and the UofG. It provides academics, staff and students from Lower Saxony and Scotland with a platform to develop and carry out joint research, establish new educational programmes, pursue commercial and industrial engagements with other partners and support any other activity enhancing the bond between both regions.

Explore more

Follow our website and social media channels for regular updates regarding the Joint Forum such as the official invitation, detailed agenda, and speaker profiles



The participation in the Lower Saxony – Scotland Joint Forum 2024 is free of charge.

How do I register for the Joint Forum 2024?

Further information on the registration process will follow soon.

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