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Education
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Auditor Training Programme

Student Auditors trained to audit university social responsibility

6 students, representing social sciences and humanities, were trained for the first audit of USR in the University of Edinburgh. Using the observation method, students looked into ways university social responsibility is implemented at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). During the 6 day intensive training throughout the 24th of March and 15th of April, the students were trained as auditors and studied how to audit university´s social responsibility (USR) Leer más

Share of persons aged 30 to 34 with tertiary educational attainment in the EU increasesEurope 2020 education indicators in 2016

Share of persons aged 30 to 34 with tertiary educational attainment in the EU increases

The share of persons aged 30 to 34 in the European Union (EU) who have completed tertiary education continued to steadily increase, from 23.6% in 2002 when the series started to 39.1% in 2016. This pattern was even more significant for women (from 24.5% in 2002 to 43.9% in 2016, meaning above the overall Europe 2020 target) than for men (from 22.6% to 34.4%, meaning still below the overall Europe 2020 target).  Leer más

On 27 April

European Parliament votes on making 2018 the European Year of Cultural Heritage

Cultural heritage plays an important role in the history and identity of Europe´s countries and indeed of the continent as a whole. A vital part of Europe´s economy, promoting our cultural treasures can only help boost growth and employment. On 27 April, Parliament votes on making 2018 the European Year of Cultural Heritage. More on this initiative, which aims to strengthen a sense of European identity, in our interview with Romanian MEP Mircea Diaconu. Leer más

LeapLearner

Chinese-Israeli start-up wants to change the way kids learn to code

LeapLearner, a Shanghai-based education start-up, aims to teach children as young as five years old how to code and then some. The start-up´s main service might be a platform that educates children on programming, but its ultimate goal is to impart skills needed in the future to children, LeapLearner´s co-founder and CEO Ami Dror told CNBC in an exclusive interview. Leer más

Study finds link between routines, emotions and weight

Little kids´ regular bedtimes and ability to regulate emotions may lessen obesity risk

Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers, and that might lower the chances of obesity later, a new study suggests. Leer más

High-fat diet can postpones brain aging, study finds

New research suggests that signs of brain aging can be postponed in mice if placed on a high-fat diet. In the long term, this opens the possibility of treatment of children suffering from premature aging and patients with Alzheimer´s and Parkinson´s disease. Leer más

#YouthUp Gala

European Youth Capitals (EYCs) call local leaders to prioritise youth participation

Mayors and city representatives of the European Youth Capitals (EYCs) have issued a call for local leaders across Europe to join them in prioritising youth participation. The network of cities issued the call at the inaugural #YouthUp Gala, the biggest gathering of European young leaders, hosted tonight (April 20th) by the European Youth Forum and the Committee of Regions in Brussels. Leer más

#YouthUp Gala

European Youth Capitals (EYCs) call local leaders to prioritise youth participation

Mayors and city representatives of the European Youth Capitals (EYCs) have issued a call for local leaders across Europe to join them in prioritising youth participation. The network of cities issued the call at the inaugural #YouthUp Gala, the biggest gathering of European young leaders, hosted tonight (April 20th) by the European Youth Forum and the Committee of Regions in Brussels. Leer más

Central European University (CEU),

Hungary´s president to shut down a university started by the liberal philanthropist George Soros

Hungary´s Prime Minister Viktor Orban is gambling that a new law targeting a top Budapest university will help shore up his core support ahead of next year´s election, but the scale of protests it has prompted suggests he may have gone too far this time. Thousands of people marched through Budapest again last week, in the latest in a series of big rallies against the Hungarian prime minister. Leer más

OECD PISA assessment

Most teenagers happy with their lives but schoolwork anxiety and bullying an issue

Teenagers who feel part of a school community and enjoy good relations with their parents and teachers are more likely to perform better academically and be happier with their lives, according to the first OECD PISA assessment of students´ well-being. Leer más

In Niger 77% of women are married before the age of 18

MEPs discuss how to put an end to child marrige

One in every three girls in developing countries is married before turning 18, and one in nine before 15. Child marriages limit future prospects as children are usually forced to drop out of school. Girls also face dangerous complications from pregnancy and childbirth, the leading causes of death among adolescent girls in developing countries. They are also at great risk from suffering abuse Leer más

Global Action Week (GAW) for Education 2017 will take place in Paris23-29 April 2017

Global Action Week (GAW) for Education 2017 will take place in Paris

Global Action Week for Education (GAWE) is an international annual campaign led by the Global Campaign for Education with support from UNESCO to raise awareness of the importance of education to achieve sustainable development and the commitments made by all to reach the global education goal by 2030. Leer más

Agenda for Sustainable Development and Education 2030

Unecsco releases new report on the data revolution in education

The ambitious Agenda for Sustainable Development and Education 2030 requires countries to report more and better quality data to track progress and inform policymaking on education and learning.  Leer más

New York University

Low-income children missing out on language learning both at home and at school

Children from poor neighborhoods are less likely to have complex language building opportunities both in home and at school, putting them at a disadvantage in their kindergarten year, finds a new study led by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Leer más

European University Association

EUA launches European-wide debate on university autonomy

EUA renewed a crucial and timely European-wide dialogue on the importance of university autonomy. Its Annual Conference, "Autonomy and freedom: The future sustainability of universities," underway at the University of Bergen in Norway, marks ten years of EUA work on the topic. This debate comes at a pivotal moment as there is an increasing tendency of national governments to interfere in university autonomy and academic freedom. Leer más

17 April 2017

The International Youth Forum will discuss creativity and heritage

Today UNESCO and the China National Commission for UNESCO in collaboration with the Municipalities of Changsha and Quanzhou, are organizing the "International Youth Forum: Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Road" in China, that will run from 17 to 22 April 2017. Leer más

The protection of children in migration

Commission outlines priority actions in protecting all children in migration

Over the past two years, a growing number of children in migration have arrived in the EU, many of them without their families. While EU and Member States´ legislation provide a solid framework for protection, the recent surge in arrivals has put national systems under pressure and exposed gaps and shortcomings. This is why the Commission is today setting out actions to reinforce the protection of all migrant children at all stages of the process. It is necessary to ensure that migrant children  Leer más

Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum

Research uses Latin to analyze other languages

A researcher has figured out why Latin still turned up in many documents in the 17th to 19th centuries, even though it had not been a spoken language for a long time. During that period, Latin served as an instrument for translating languages that had hitherto been little known in Western culture. Leer más

Georgia State University

Student and school variables can predict high school dropout, study finds

The gap in the high school dropout rate among students of different racial and demographic backgrounds narrows when certain variables, such as socioeconomic status and school size, are the same, according to a Georgia State University study. Leer más

Who are you on social media?

New research examines norms of online personas

According to the Pew Research center, the majority of adults on the internet have more than one social networking profile on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Although the core purpose of these sites are similar - to digitally connect with peers and loved ones - new research conducted by researchers in Penn State´s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and King´s College in London, England, found users often adopt different personas unique to each social network. Leer más

Latest superpower

Fruits and vegetables´ lower blood pressure

Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas -- and even coffee -- could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to Alicia McDonough, PhD, professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). Leer más

Largest pan-European network of pro-European organisatio

The European Youth Forum joins European Movement International

The European Youth Forum is one of three new members to recently join the European Movement International, the largest pan-European network of pro-European organisations. The European Environmental Bureau and CEEP also joined. Leer más

Ohio State University.

Children notice what adults miss, study finds

Although adults can beat children at most cognitive tasks, new research shows that children´s limitations can sometimes be their strength. Leer más

Ohio State University

Children notice what adults miss, study finds

Although adults can beat children at most cognitive tasks, new research shows that children´s limitations can sometimes be their strength. Leer más

Data Privacy Shield

Europe alarmed at undermining of privacy safeguards in the US

New rules allowing the US National Security Agency (NSA) to share private data with other US agencies without court oversight, recent revelations about surveillance activities by a US electronic communications service provider and vacancies on US oversight bodies are among the concerns raised by MEPs in a resolution passed Leer más
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Theses and dissertations
1 European Youth Capitals (EYCs) call local leaders to prioritise youth participation
2 Scientists uncover why hair turns gray
3 Global Action Week (GAW) for Education 2017 will take place in Paris
4 Astronauts glasses helps people with disabilities
5 Fruits and vegetables´ lower blood pressure
6 Low-income children missing out on language learning both at home and at school
7 Chinese-Israeli start-up wants to change the way kids learn to code
8 Steady progress and new projects for education and health launched
9 Children notice what adults miss, study finds
10 New research examines norms of online personas
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