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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

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

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

21 February

International Mother Language Day

To foster sustainable development, learners must have access to education in their mother tongue and in other languages. It is through the mastery of the first language or mother tongue that the basic skills of reading, writing and numeracy are acquired. Local languages, especially minority and indigenous, transmit cultures, values and traditional knowledge, thus playing an important role in promoting sustainable futures. 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

Sexual arousal and romantic love

Hormone can enhance brain activity associated with love and sex

The scientists behind the early-stage study, from Imperial College London, are now keen to explore whether kisspeptin could play a part in treating some psychosexual disorders -- sexual problems which are psychological in origin, and commonly occur in patients with infertility. The work was funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council. Leer más

University of Munich

Students who enjoy or take pride in math have better long-term math achievement

Research has shown that students´ learning and cognitive performance can be influenced by emotional reactions to learning, like enjoyment, anxiety, and boredom. Most studies on this topic have been done in labs. Now a new longitudinal study out of Germany investigates how students´ emotions in a school context relate to their achievement.  Leer más

Armenian Higher Education Institutions (HEI).

Students discuss plans to improve higher education in Armenia

Enhancing Students Participation in Quality Assurance in Armenian Higher Education (ESPAQ) project aims to support the Armenian higher education (HE) system with some of the most important issues for their higher education which include engaging the students into the quality assurance (QA) processes and enhancing their learning experience. Leer más

 A report  urges the EU to step up its effort on gender equalityTime to close the gap

A report urges the EU to step up its effort on gender equality

would take another 70 years for women to earn the same as men with the current pace of progress, according to the European Commission. Europe might be one of the world´s leaders when it comes to gender equality, but in the EU women still get on average lower salaries and pensions and continue to be underrepresented in political and economic positions of power and decision-making. A report adopted by the women´s rights committee today urges the EU to step up its efforts. Leer más

EU-funded project

Understanding immune system processes offers hope of HIV cure

Through a better understanding of how the HIV virus gets past the body´s immune defence, EU-funded scientists hope to be on the path towards a cure. Leer más

Setback for Efforts to Curb Fast-Growing HIV Epidemic

Philippine Education Department says no to condoms

The Philippine Department of Education this week rejected a proposal to distribute condoms in public high schools. The proposal, made by the Department of Health, was an overdue response to the country´s worsening human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic, and its rejection will hurt efforts to slash new HIV infections. Leer más

European Students´ Union (ESU)

ESU organises a focus group on Enhancing Quality through Innovative Policy & Practice

The European Students´ Union (ESU) will organise a Focus Group in Brussels, in the framework of the Enhancing Quality through Innovative Policy & Practice (EQUIP) project. The event will gather student experts who experience working with the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area. Leer más

Striking electron microscope

High-resolution images show how the brain resets during sleep

Striking electron microscope pictures from inside the brains of mice suggest what happens in our own brain every day: Our synapses - the junctions between nerve cells - grow strong and large during the stimulation of daytime, then shrink by nearly 20 percent while we sleep, creating room for more growth and learning the next day. Leer más

Youth Forum Position

European Pillar of Social Rights Conference shows promising focus on young people´s concerns

Representatives from EU institutions, Ministers from Member States, and civil society representatives gathered at the European Commission on 23 January to discuss the European Pillar of Social Rights. The Pillar aims to address the realities of a changing European society, while helping member states to support citizens in this time of development. Leer más

European Students, Sustainability Auditing

European Students´ Union joins Erasmus+ project on university social responsibility

The European Students´ Union (ESU) is glad to announce its participation in the new Erasmus+ project – European Students, Sustainability Auditing (ESSA project). This 3 year project aims to create a more flexible approach to student learning, assessment and certification across Europe´s higher education sector. The purpose is to improve levels of student satisfaction by allowing them to engage with real world issues in a sphere that is of considerable significance to many of them – social respo Leer más

University of Twente´s

New handheld scanner to detect disease

A new technology combining photoacoustics with ultrasounds has enabled the University of Twente to differentiate between arthritic and healthy fingers, diagnose liber fibrosis and even measure blood velocity. Soon, this device could also be tested for mapping the likes of skin cancer, burns or hardening of the arteries. Leer más

Culture / Youth

Charlemagne Youth Prize deadline for applications extended to 20 February

Young people who make a difference deserve recognition. That is why the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation award the Charlemagne Youth Prize every year. If you are between 16 and 30 years old and run a project with a European dimension, do not hesitate to apply for our competition. The winning projects will benefit from recognition and media coverage as well as prize money to further develop the initiative. You now have until 20 February to register. Leer más

Euro area unemployment at 9.6%- EU28 at 8.2%December 2016

Euro area unemployment at 9.6%- EU28 at 8.2%

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.6% in December 2016, down from 9.7% in November 2016 and down from 10.5% in December 2015. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since May 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.2% in December 2016, stable compared to November 2016 and down from 9.0% in December 2015. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since February 2009.  Leer más

UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA)

UNESCO organizes a workshop to support education for sustainable development (ESD)

UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA) organizes a validation workshop to support secondary education teacher educators in delivering education for sustainable development. Leer más

Coming next in domotics

Houses that decipher voice commands

In the race for a smart everything, houses seem to be gathering more attention every year. Voice control is one of the features that high-tech companies are willing to invest in and - while technological solutions are still in their early stages - an EU-funded project is looking to blow their mind by going a step further: voice control spiced up with automated speech recognition. Leer más

Digital detox

Increasing thirst for digital technology can have a negative effects, study finds

Researchers have found that our esearchers have found that our increasing thirst for digital technology can have negative effects on our mental and physical health, neurological development and personal relationships.and physical health, neurological development and personal relationships. Leer más

Researchers at University of California

Too much sitting, too little exercise may accelerate biological aging

Elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older than their chronological age by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary, research shows. Leer más

TRANSRISK project

Reaching global warming targets under ice-free Arctic summers requires zero emissions by 2045

A study conducted under the TRANSRISK project paints a rather dark picture, highlighting the need to better understand the impact of rapid climate change in the region. Leer más

Supporting 4 million people between 2014 and 2020

New figures show record number of participants in Erasmus+

The European Commission published new figures showing that the EU´s education and training programme, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is more successful and open than ever. Leer más

Use of social media

One in five young people lose sleep over social media

One in five young people regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, according to new research. This night-time activity is making teenagers three times more likely to feel constantly tired at school than their peers who do not log on at night, and could be affecting their happiness and wellbeing. Leer más
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