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Education
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University of Pittsburgh´s

Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens

Chronic sleep deprivation--which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or school--has become a way of life for both kids and adults, especially with the increasing use of phones and tablets late into the night. But this social jet lag poses some serious health and mental health risks: new research finds that for teenagers, even a short period of sleep restriction could, over the long-term, raise their risk for depression and addiction. Leer más

Global Partnership for Education

EU steps up its support to education for all with €100 million

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, announced today the EU´s additional contribution of €100 million to replenish the Global Partnership for Education.  Leer más

Internet and smartphone addiction

Smartphone addiction creates imbalance in brain

Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).  Leer más

As the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of Erasmus+

European Commission publishes a report on the achievements of the Erasmus+ programme during 2016

The 2016 Erasmus+ report confirms the key role played by the programme in building a more resilient Europe united around common European values.With a 7.5% increase in the Erasmus+ budget compared to the previous year, the EU invested a record €2.27 billion to support 725,000 Europeans with mobility grants to study, train, teach, work or volunteer abroad.  Leer más

The Mpemba effect

Why can hot water freeze faster than cold water?

A team of researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, the Universidad de Extremadura and the Universidad de Sevilla have defined a theoretical framework that could explain the Mpemba effect, a counterintuitive physical phenomenon revealed when hot water freezes faster than cold water. Leer más

At the Award Ceremony in Cascais, Portugal

Amiens winner of the European Youth Capital 2020

The winner of the European Youth Capital 2020 has been announced as Amiens, France. As European Youth Capital (EYC) 2020, Amiens will aim to empower young people by shaping and transforming the city in many innovative ways. Leer más

Reference for over 50 world-class academic institutions 

19th Edition of EU Studies Fair is taking place in Brussels

The EU Studies Fair, in its 19th edition, is going to be the largest Studies Education event in Europe. From 9 to 10 February 2018 Universities from all over the world will present their graduate and postgraduate programs EU studies, international relations, business, economics, public policy and law. Leer más

Students protests in Armenia

Armenian students obliged to serve the army at the expense of education

Armenian students have been threatened with low grades and with the abolishment of free education for protesting against the draft law that obliges male students aged 18 to serve in the army. Leer más

European Students´ Union (ESU)

Students respond to Commission´s proposal of new European Education Area

Stronger European leadership and ambitious policies go as a red thread throughout the "Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture" strategy outlined by the European Commission. Leer más

Vocational education and training in the European spotlight

Second European Vocational Skills Week launched

From 20 to 24 November 2017, the European Commission is organising the second European Vocational Skills Week, building on the success of last year´s initiative.  Leer más

UNESCO and Sabrina Ho Sign Strategic Partnership to Support Youth Cultural EntrepreneursTo empower young women and men

UNESCO and Sabrina Ho Sign Strategic Partnership to Support Youth Cultural Entrepreneurs

In 9 November 2017, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO and Sabrina Ho, a rising young cultural entrepreneur and philanthropist based in Macau and Hong Kong, signed a strategic partnership agreement to empower young women and men by investing in their creative potential. Leer más

Tablet-based cross-curricular Maths vs. traditional Maths

The use of tablet computers during math lessons may help increase the quality of teaching

About 300 seven-year-old children from 12 Slovenian schools took part in the research which lasted for 7 months. Accessibility of applications on the basis of cross-curricular modules was examined with regard to learning and ergonomics. Leer más

Study shows how smaller media outlets can have wide impact on national conversationPublic expression and influence in national agendas

Study shows how smaller media outlets can have wide impact on national conversation

The active participation of the people is one of the central components of a functioning democracy. Reseracher performed a real-world randomized experiment in the United States to understand the causal effect of news stories on increasing public discussion of a specific topic. Social media posts increased by almost 20% the first day after the publication of news stories on a wide range of topics.  Leer más

Education and Training Monitor

Inequality remains a challenge in Education & training in Europe

The 2017 edition of the Commission´s Education and Training Monitor, published today, shows that national education systems are becoming more inclusive and effective. Yet it also confirms that students´ educational attainment largely depends on their socio-economic backgrounds. Leer más

In a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

Education for Sustainable Development prizewinners awarded by UNESCO and Japan

The three winners of the 2017 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) received their awards at a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, on 3 November. They were awarded the prize in recognition of their innovative projects at the local, regional and international level. Leer más

New Campaign Launches on International Interns Day

Young People Demand a Transparent Job Market

Starting from 9th November, the day before International Interns Day, all young people will be able to rate their first working experiences on Transparency at Work – a ´TripAdvisor´ for quality jobs. Leer más

Poverty Commission

National Union of Students in UK launches commission into poverty in post -16 education

The National Union of Students in UK (NUSUK) is undertaking an ambitious piece of work this year to identify the barriers faced by working class people when it comes to accessing and succeeding in post-16 education in the UK. Leer más

The university is an automonus institution",

Belarusian Students´ Association denounces politically motivated apointment of rectors

Belarusian Students´ Association (BSA) denounces president´s Alexander Lukashenko politically motivated apointment of rectors. The president allegedly told the newly apointed rectors that "Once they leaft the room, they will be people of the president. They will have to enforce Lukashenko´s policy. Otherwise, they shouldn´t have accepted these appointments". Leer más

#Erasmusx10

Students´ Union call for tenfold increase in Erasmus+ budget

The European Students´ Union supports the Erasmusx10 campaign asking for 10 times more funding for Erasmus+ programme. Launched in September 2017, the Campaign is coordinated by the Lifelong Learning Platform, the European Youth Forum and Eurodesk. It will run mainly over the internet for the coming months, and it is aimed at positively influencing the outcomes of the next Multiannual financial framework (MFF) negotiations, due to happen in June 2018. Leer más

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
2 November United Nations General

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 2 November

Over the past 11 years, more than 900 journalists have been killed for bringing news and information to the public. Worryingly, only one in ten cases committed against media workers over the past decade has led to a conviction. This impunity emboldens the perpetrators of the crimes and at the same time has a chilling effect on society including journalists themselves. Impunity breeds impunity and feeds into a vicious cycle.  Leer más

European Economic and Social Committee

Young people are worse off than older generations in today´s labour market, according EESC

Despite a record high number of people in employment and continued economic growth in the EU, young Europeans today face less stable career prospects, less social security and worse living standards than older generations. This makes intergenerational fairness one of the top political priorities, a conference held at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) revealed. Leer más

In Brussels on 22 November

Parliament organises conference on young people in Africa

The conference is set to discuss issues such as peace and security, human rights, sustainable development and migration. African political leaders, African Union representatives and UN officials will debate with MEPs, Parliament President Tajani and Federica Mogherini, the EU´s foreign affairs chief. Leer más

Brain circuits that control memory and human learning

Neuroscientists improve human memory by electrically stimulating brain

Weak signal over ultrafine wires targets region linked to learning. Neuroscientists have discovered precisely where and how to electrically stimulate the human brain to enhance people´s recollection of distinct memories.  Leer más

Imagine the potential of one billion children

UNICEF urges investment as Africa´s youth population surges

Africa is to keep pace with an unprecedented demographic transition – African´s under-18 population will reach 750 million by 2030 – scaled-up investment in health, education and women´s protection and empowerment will be needed or the continent will face a ´bleak´ future, the United Nations Children´s Fund (UNICEF) reported Thursday. Leer más

European University Association

EUA responds to the European Commission´s Work Programme 2018

In its response, EUA regrets that the present programme does not include visible efforts to further develop the European Research Area (ERA). Realising Europe´s potential in research and innovation by working seamlessly across borders and closing the innovation divide between the member states would in itself be a powerful factor for realising the ambitions of the Commission, creating sustainable growth and jobs for our continent and retaining a competitive industrial base. Leer más
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1 Five Laureates Named for 2018 L´ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards
2 European Commission publishes a report on the achievements of the Erasmus+ programme during 2016
3 French city Lyon rewarded with 2018 Access City Award
4 Narrative Theory and Narratology blog
5 Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens
6 Europe announces more transparency in scientific assessments
7 Employment up by 0.4% in the euro area
8 1 in 6 EU businesses sold on the web in 2016
9 The brain is still ´connected´ during non-REM sleep
10 Why can hot water freeze faster than cold water?
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