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Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Call for Applications for the UNESCO Creative Cities Network is open

Until 16 June, midnight CET, cities around the world can submit their application to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). The UCCN fosters international cooperation with and between cities that have identified creativity as a strategic driver and enabler for sustainable urban regeneration and development. Leer más
League of European Research Universities

LERU analyses the characteristics of excellent education

A new LERU position paper, ´Excellent education in research-rich universities´, analyses the characteristics of excellent education. Considering the different ways in which education and research are connected in research-intensive universities, it illustrates some of the diverse ways in which LERU universities are changing their approach towards education, for the benefit of both students and wider society. Leer más
Oxford University plans  to set up a campus in France to keep EU links post-Brexit

New "satellite" base in Paris

Oxford University plans to set up a campus in France to keep EU links post-Brexit

Oxford University is in talks to open its first foreign campus to keep a foot in the European Union after Brexit. The Telegraph reported that the 700-year old university is considering opening a base in Paris to maintain EU funding links once the UK leaves the trading bloc. Leer más
University of Sussex

Child obesity ´35-40 percent´ inherited from parents, study finds

Around 35-40 per cent of a child´s BMI - how fat or thin they are - is inherited from their parents, a new study has found.The study, led by the University of Sussex, used data on the heights and weights of 100,000 children and their parents spanning six countries worldwide: the UK, USA, China, Indonesia, Spain and Mexico. Leer más
The European Commission gives green-light to Germany´s  green cars infrastructure

Charging electric vehicle

The European Commission gives green-light to Germany´s green cars infrastructure

The European Commission has decided that Germany´s scheme to roll out a network of user-friendly infrastructure for charging electric vehicles across the country is in line with EU state aid rules. It addresses a real gap in the market without unduly affecting competition in the Single Market. Leer más
ObesityDevelop

Can weight gain in pregnancy cause childhood obesity?

Various studies have established the link between high body-mass index (BMI) in pregnancy and overweight newborn babies. But does this link apply to children and teenagers? New research funded in part under the OBESITYDEVELOP project has set out to verify this hypothesis. Leer más


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Finding the fun in maths Finding the fun in maths

New work by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers on students´ emotional attitudes to mathematics confirms that positive emotions and success at learning in math mutually reinforce each other.
Nikhil Seth: "The challenge is making politicians and managers take the steps to make changes" Nikhil Seth: "The challenge is making politicians and managers take the steps to make changes"

Nikhil Seth appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as UN Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research recently visited Spain to learn more about how the country carries out its development cooperation activities and to work with Universities and to see how the challenges posed by the 2030 Agenda. Ibercampus had the opportunity to speak with him in his recent visit to Spain to understand UNITAR´s mision
Libros
The Intelligent Enterprise in the Era of Big Data The Intelligent Enterprise in the Era of Big Data

The enterprise of today has changed wherever you sit in this new corporation Srinivasan gives us a practical and provocative guide for rethinking our business process calling us all to action around rapid development of our old, hierarchical structures into flexible customer centric competitive force . A must read for today s business leader. Mark Nunnelly, Executive Director, MassIT, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Managing Director, Bain Capital Efficiency, agile, and analytics.
 POLICIES Extend +  
How Parliament is addressing the terrorism threat
Study reveals how Mexico can benefit from the digital economy
EU leaders set objectives for 2017
 INCLUSION POLICIES Extend +  
Mali: UN strongly condemns ambush that leaves five ´blue helmets´ killed
Far-right candidate concedes in Austrian presidential race
US adds ISIS in Yemen, Libya, Saudi to its list of designated terrorist organizations
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NASA advances its objectives for 2017
Galileo goes live!
R&D expenditure in the EU remained nearly stable in 2015 at just over 2% of GDP
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Monthly minimum wages below €500 in east and well above €1000 in northwest
€1.8m for 800 former retail workers in the Netherlands
Euro area unemployment at 9.8%- EU28 at 8.3%
 ECONOMICS Extend +  
EUR 1 billion mark reached as the EU steps up support for micro-entrepreneurs
EU and China discuss trade, investment, overcapacity and cooperation on state aid control
Economic Partnership Agreement with southern African countries enters into effect
 CULTURE Extend +  
Europe´s first underwater sculpture museum
Discover this year´s European cultural capitals
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards chose its big winners in film and television
 GREEN STRATEGIES Extend +  
Europe tackles growing aviation emissions
MEPs Protect the Arctic from emerging risks
Essen becomes the European Green Capital for 2017
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Europe promotes a better use of antibiotics
Too much sitting, too little exercise may accelerate biological aging, study finds
Children gain more weight when parents see them as ´overweight´, study finds
 SOCIETY AND CONSUMER Extend +  
Dubai to launch hover-taxi
Study reveals how to be a good dancer
EU negotiators agree on new rules allowing Europeans to travel and enjoy online content services
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Registration for European Universities Championships 2017 opens
Runners´ brains may be more connected, research shows
5 August Rio 2016 opening ceremony
 EDUCATION Extend +  
International Mother Language Day
Hormone can enhance brain activity associated with love and sex
Students who enjoy or take pride in math have better long-term math achievement
 GRANTS & INTERNSHIPS Extend +  
Traineeships at the Parliament: new application period starting
Business investment rate stable at 21.6% in the euro area and 21.9% in the EU28
GoEuro reward young talent with an internship in Berlin
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1 What Is Big History?
2 EU negotiators agree on new rules allowing Europeans to travel and enjoy online content services
3 Dubai to launch hover-taxi
4 Can weight gain in pregnancy cause childhood obesity?
5 Too much sitting, too little exercise may accelerate biological aging
6 Nazism where You Expected It Least
7 New figures show record number of participants in Erasmus+
8 MEPs Protect the Arctic from emerging risks
9 Nikhil Seth: "The challenge is making politicians and managers take the steps to make changes"
10 The European Commission announces today the winners of its annual translation contest
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