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NICE Network Annual Meeting 2018


NICE Network Annual Meeting 2018

The New Initiatives and Challenges in Europe (NICE) Network is an inter-university network consists of over 30  partner institutions from 21 countries in the Enlarged Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. Northumbria University is the only UK member and signed the network’s Quality Charter in 2008.

The idea to create this network was born in 1992 when the members of  the Nice consortium assembled at IPAG in Nice, France, to apply for ERASMUS/SOCRATES funding. When the EU changed their policy in support of bilateral links, the NN group decided to carry on working together.

The network has grown continually over the past two decades. Its members meet annually to exchange ideas, develop joint projects, conduct multilateral research programmes and forge long-term partnerships for their students.

Principles and Guidelines

The members of the NICE Network are  committed to the Bologna and Lisbon conventions. They share underpinning values and and quality criteria. All participating institutions subscribe to a jointly agreed Quality Charter which ensures that all members accept and implement Erasmus+ as well as ECTS quality standards in their home institutions.

Click here to find out more about the NICE Network.


This three-day meeting will include a social activity, a series of plenary and workshop sessions and a formal dinner. Click here for full programme, you can select the activities and workshops you wish to attend during the online booking process. 


Cost: £150.00

The fee includes the option to take part in excursions, meals, workshops and activities. View the full programme

When booking, please select the activities that you wish to take part in and if selecting the Sunday or Monday evening meals, please also indicate your food preferences during the booking process.

Booking closes on 30 April 2018.

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  • City centre accommodation can be booked online via our partners at NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) and rooms are available from Sunday 10 June 2018*. To browse hotel options and rates click here. *Please note that due to a large city-wide event the local hotel option is not available on Saturday 9 June. If you wish to stay overnight on the Saturday please book the Portland Green option below. 
  • We also have student residential accommodation available at out Portland Green site in the vibrant Ouseburn Valley, a short walk from our campus. Rooms are available from Saturday 9 June 2018 and cost £52.80 per night. Please contact Portland Green directly to book your room on 0191 484 0110 between 8am - 4pm.

    You will be asked to pay the full amount for your stay when booking. More information on Portland Green can be found here. Breakfast is not included in Portland Green but kitchen facilities are available and there is a Tesco Express on Stoddard Street, the main road adjacent to the accommodation. There are also a number of cafes and restaurants which can be found in the link. 

Travelling to Northumbria University 

Situated in the north-east of England, Northumbria University's City Campus, is situated in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. Whether travelling by air, sea, rail or road, Northumbria University is easily accessible.

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If not travelling directly to Newcastle you can link via train from Edinburgh, Stanstead, Liverpool and London airports. The Eurostar also connects at St Pancras, London with trains running directly to Newcastle from Kings Cross Station which is just across the road from St Pancras.









NICE Network Annual Meeting 2018



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