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Education
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27 January 2017

International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust to focus on education

UNESCO will focus on the role of historic sites and museums in Holocaust education during this year´s International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. Events marking the commemoration will take place at the Organization´s Headquarters from 24 to 26 January, ahead of the official Day, 27 January, which is the anniversary of the liberation of the concentration and extermination camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Leer más

EU Studies Fair back on February18th edition

EU Studies Fair back on February

The EU Studies Fair will be back next year, on February 10-11, 2017 in Brussels. Discover a wide selection of post-graduate programs in EU studies, international relations, business, economics, public policy and law from top-level universities from around the globe. Leer más

Antitrust

Commission welcomes steps taken by Amazon/Audible and Apple to improve competition in audiobook

The European Commission welcomes an agreement to end all exclusivity obligations concerning audiobook supply and distribution between Amazon´s subsidiary Audible and Apple. This step is likely to improve competition in downloadable audiobook distribution in Europe. Leer más

The study was published recently in PLoS ONE

Study finds association between eating hot peppers and decreased mortality

Researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality - primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke -- in a large prospective study. Leer más

Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Global business schools increase the number of applications to MBA programmes

Global business schools have seen a resurgence in the number of applications to MBA programmes following a four-year decline, according to a new worldwide report. Leer más

DAVOS, Switzerland

Shakira urges at the World Economic Forum to feed, educate and care for underprivileged children

The Colombian singer is using her distinctive voice to lobby the world´s rich and powerful at the World Economic Forum in Davos for more spending on early childhood education. Leer más

Professorship of Play in Education

University of Cambridge to appoint a new LEGO Professor

The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge is consistently ranked in the top five in the world and now seeks to appoint a new Professor in the Faculty arising from an endowment to the University from the LEGO Foundation. Leer más

An economy for the 99% report

Study finds that 8 people have same wealth as world´s poorest half

Income inequality is so now lopsided that eight men now own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the world. These findings by Oxfam, from a report titled An economy for the 99%, was released Sunday as the globe´s leaders and the business elite traveled to Davos, Switzerland, for this week´s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Leer más

Universities of Barcelona, Girona and Rovira i Virgili

62% of university students in Spain have experienced gender violence

The first research on violence against women at Spanish universities reveals that 62% of the student body know or have experienced situations of gender violence in the university community. The study also alerts us to the fact that such violence often goes unreported and the lack of knowledge to identify these situations. Leer más

University of Queensland in Brisbane

New evidence that humans choose their partners through assortative mating

A team of Australian researchers have published a new paper that argues people choose their life partners through a form of assortative mating, which is having a distinct impact on the evolution of the human genome. Leer más

Young talent needed

European Students´ Union launches the SciChallenge Competition Launch

Under the framework of the Horizon2020 project, European Students´ Union is glad to announce that submissions to the SciChallenge Competition are now open until 30th of April 2017. The contest is aiming at young people, who are interested in natural science, technology, engineering of mathematics (STEM).  Leer más

Spanish Business School launches launches a digital learning window Future of the M.B.A.

Spanish Business School launches launches a digital learning window

A number of business schools are trying to bring the intensity and experience of a live lecture theater into an online environment for their M.B.A. programs. IE has launched its WOW Room, taking its commitment to technology immersion in the learning environment to the next level. The futuristic learning space is the result of a combination of IE´s teaching excellence and latest generation technologies aimed at inspiring the class of the future.  Leer más

Barnado´s survey

Three-quarters of UK 11- to 15-year-olds would feel safer if they had sex education

Seven in 10 children in England think the government should ensure all children have school lessons on sex and relationships, according to Barnardo´s, a British charity founded by Thomas John Barnardo in 1866, to care for vulnerable children and young people. Leer más

#ThisIsMy5

European Parliament celebrates five years of being open to the public through a photo contest

Parlamentarium, Parliament´s visitors centre, recently celebrated five years of being open to the public. To mark the occasion we have launched a special #ThisIsMy5 photo contest on Parliament´s Instagram page. Everyone is welcome to take part and the winners will be treated to a trip to Brussels. Leer más

A woman´s family background was the major factor

Wanting to stay in education is not the main reason why women delay having children, study finds

Studies have suggested that over recent decades, UK women have postponed motherhood largely because they want to go onto college or university to gain qualifications or fulfil educational aspirations before starting a family. New research from the University of Oxford in the UK and the Universities of Groningen and Wageningen in the Netherlands sheds new light on this theory, however, showing that the role of education is much smaller in delaying motherhood than previously believed.  Leer más

Sponsored Academic Research Agreement (SARA)

Facebook partners with 17 Universities to promote academic research

Facebook´s Building 8 research team has reportedly signed collaboration deals with 17 universities to invest in the development of future technology. The Sponsored Academic Research Agreement (SARA) was led by Regina Dugan, current Building 8 head. Leer más

European Capitals of Culture

Aarhus and Pafos European Capitals of Culture in 2017

The coming year sees the Danish and Cypriot cities hosting one of the most popular EU projects.As of 1 January, Aarhus and Pafos will hold the title of European Capital of Culture. The cultural programme will officially begin on 21 January in Aarhus. The opening ceremony for Pafos 2017 will take place on 28 January with Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, and Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus. Leer más

Mobile Learning Week to be held from 20-24 March 2017 Education in emergencies and crises

Mobile Learning Week to be held from 20-24 March 2017

This year´s Mobile Learning Week, to be held from 20-24 March, 2017 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, will explore how technology can help meet the educational needs of refugees and other learners displaced by emergency and crisis.  Leer más

Beyonce most charitable celebrity supporting education and social awarenessCelebs Gone Good list

Beyonce most charitable celebrity supporting education and social awareness

Recapping 2016, a lot of celebrities have done their part in order to help the different charities and causes around the world. Some are called to become ambassadors of change while others advocate change through creating their own programs. Beyonce is one of these celebrities. Leer más

Stress and diet, not season, link to cardiac deaths

Christmas holidays linked to rise in heart attacks

University of Melbourne researchers have found an increase in heart attacks around the festive period may be due to more difficult access to hospitals, combined with stress, an excess of alcohol and a fatty diet. Leer más

European Student Union

ESU mobilises students across Europe to achieve positive host-refugee relations

In mid November ESU launched Together, Moving Forward, a call for projects at local, national and international level. Our aim is to mobilise students across Europe to achieve positive host-refugee relations and better integration in our societies. Exactly a month after the first deadline ESU will offer its members a capacity building event. Leer más

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nutrition linked to brain health and intelligence in older adults

A study of older adults links consumption of a pigment found in leafy greens to the preservation of ´crystallized intelligence,´ the ability to use the skills and knowledge one has acquired over a lifetime. Leer más

Investing in Europe´s youth

Commission launches European Solidarity Corps

The European Commission is launching the European Solidarity Corps, just two months after President Juncker announced it and as a first deliverable of the priorities for action identified in the Bratislava Roadmap. As of today, young people between the ages of 18 and 30 can sign up for new opportunities to make an important contribution to society across the EU, and to gain invaluable experience and acquire valuable skills at the start of their career. The Commission is also presenting a series  Leer más

International Commission on Financing Global Education

African education is 70 years behind Asia and Europe

The level of education in developing African countries, especially those in sub-Saharan Africa, is 70 years behind that of developed economies such as Asia and Europe, according to an international report. The content of the report was revealed by former Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on President Hage Geingob at the presidential residence at Swakopmund. Leer más

Okanagan campus

Lecturing likely not effective for developing problem-solving skills in students

Traditional university lectures are likely not an effective way to help post-secondary students acquire problem-solving skills. Leer más
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1 International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust to focus on education
2 Too much sitting, too little exercise may accelerate biological aging, study finds
3 Essen becomes the European Green Capital for 2017
4 EU Studies Fair back on February
5 Presidential Inauguration live
6 Beyonce most charitable celebrity supporting education and social awareness
7 NASA advances its objectives for 2017
8 Aarhus and Pafos European Capitals of Culture in 2017
9 Youth Forum launches campaign #4YouthWork!
10 Paul A. Shotton, Paul G. Nixon: Lobbying the European Union "Changing Minds, Changing Times"
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