Great opportunities for students within the NeurotechEU university network

Connects students from all over Europe




Telma Ósk Þórhallsdóttir, a computer science student at Reykjavik University, recently attended the European Student Assembly in Strasbourg through the NeurotechEU university network. The European University Alliance organized the assembly for the third time with over 200 participants from universities all over Europe.

Over 200 students participate each time and take part either as general participants or as organizers who manage the groups. Students are divided into 11 groups with each being assigned one issue. The students then work together for several months to read and form proposals. Afterward, the participants debate the proposals across groups, give their opinions, and provide criticism. Then the best proposals are voted on.


Telma Ósk Þórhallsdóttir in Strasbourg where she met students from universities all over Europe.

I was a general participant in a group called Cure for the Future, which focused on advances in biomedical sciences and the health sector. I was also a commentator in a group that focused on environmental issues and another dealing with access to university education. My group put forward six proposals, all of which were approved. One proposal evolved around EU Member States drawing up an action plan to speed up the uptake of technological innovations among senior citizens, making it easier for them to live longer at home. We also proposed creating an AI database that would service people before they seek healthcare aiming to improve patient flow in the healthcare sector reducing unnecessary doctor visits and waiting times.


Telma Ósk adds that attending the assembly was a valuable experience, working with university students from all over Europe studying different subjects on different levels.

I made a lot of good friends and broadened my network. There are great opportunities for students within NeuroTechEU in projects like this, where students get to know different cultures, influence society, and develop as individuals.