FISU talks Healthy Campus at European Commission initiative

As the European Commission recently celebrated the European Week for Regions & Cities from 11-14 October, FISU joined speakers from UEFA, European Parliament and officials from Finland and the Netherlands discussing the topic of “Healthy recovery through active development in our regions,” with an emphasis on creating a global, post-pandemic recovery strategy. Representing FISU at the event as a panel speaker was Director of Healthy Campus and Universities Relations, Fernando Parente, who spoke from the perspective of university sport with an emphasis on how students and campus communities stayed resilient during the COVID-19…

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Robot farm: Pioneering facilities are a game-changer for UK atomic research

University of Bristol Press release issued: 20 October 2021 The University of Bristol is leading an initiative to make cutting-edge robotics, drones and testing spaces available for nuclear research with the launch of four ‘Hot Robotics’ facilities in the UK. The aim of the game-changing National Nuclear User Facility for Hot Robotics (NNUF-HR) is to make robotics and facilities readily available to researchers from both academia and industry, to facilitate ground-breaking, impactful nuclear research. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the four NNUF-HR sites are managed by the individual…

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Five universities in the eastern Seoul area gather to share innovation ideas

– A colloquium was held to discuss how to improve the educational environment through digital innovation Source: Communications Team /University of South Korea News  On Friday February 19, 2021, five universities located in the eastern Seoul area—Kyunghee University, Korea University, Sungkyunkwan University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and Hanyang University—signed an innovation sharing and exchange agreement, whose purpose is to improve the quality of contact-free education in the ‘new normal’ we are living through by sharing their innovative digital education content and technologies with one another. The event was held in…

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IonQ Joins University of Maryland Quantum Startup Foundry, Receives National Innovation Award

University of Maryland, College Park News Release CONTACTS: Sara Gavin , 301-405-0603 sgavin@umd.edu COLLEGE PARK, Md.—IonQ, Inc. (IonQ) (NYSE: IONQ), the leading developer of quantum computing devices born out of research at the University of Maryland (UMD) and Duke University, becomes the newest member of the Quantum Startup Foundry at UMD. This collaboration builds upon a strong partnership and a shared commitment between IonQ and UMD to accelerate cutting-edge quantum technologies and develop a thriving quantum ecosystem in the region. The announcement coincides with the news that IonQ has received the 2021 Innovation Award from the Association…

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Historic Coronation of Mr. & Miss DSU 2021

Delaware State University Campus News In a historic Coronation Ceremony, Delaware State University crowned Jason Smith and Jewel Phillips as its 2021-2022 Mr. and Miss DSU. The Oct 16 ceremony was a historic Del State Coronation as Ms. Phillips became the first-ever Campus Queen to be the daughter of a former Miss DSU. Her mother Kimberly D. Deal, Esq., was the 1986-1987 Miss Delaware State College – a distinction that also made the 2021 Coronation the first time a mother placed the Del State queen’s crown on her daughter’s head. https://www.flickr.com/photos/48216028@N03/albums/72157720031259044/show The…

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Renowned saxphonist Eric Darius performs with Del State musicians

Delaware State University On Campus/News As another manifestation of the opportunities students have at Delaware State University, a group of its music majors recently performed on campus with internationally known saxophonist Eric Darius. Mr. Darius, who is also a renowned songwriter and producer, took the first-floor stage in the MLK Jr. Student Center, along with seven Del State music majors, making for an Oct. 15 musically charged lunch hour in the campus’ student union. To hear and view video of the performances, click on the below link After sharing with the MLK audience…

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How Nobel winner UC Berkeley David Card transformed economics

By Anne Brice, UC Berkeley News| On Monday, Oct. 11, labor economist and UC Berkeley professor of economics David Card won the 2021 Nobel Prize in economics. In this interview, Card talks with Berkeley News writer Edward Lempinen about why his research on the economics of the minimum wage, immigration and education was so controversial — and how it continues to be today.  David Card, a labor economist and UC Berkeley professor of economics, won the 2021 Nobel Prize in economics. (UC Berkeley photo by Keegan Houser). Read a transcript of Berkeley Voices episode #87:…

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University of Botswana, BPS Sign MoU to Improve Policing in Botswana through Research and Training

The University of Botswana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Botswana Police Service (BPS) to help the law enforcement agency improve policing in Botswana through research and training. Vice Chancellor, Professor David Norris, signed on behalf of UB, while Commissioner of Police, Mr Keabetswe Makgophe signed for BPS during a ceremony held at BPS headquarters in Gaborone on October 12, 2021. Speaking at the ceremony, Professor Norris said the partnership came at a time when the country was riddled with a range of security challenges that required a profound…

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University of Ibadan Appoints Adebowale as 13th Substantive Vice-Chancellor

By Opeyemi Babalola The Governing Council of the University of Ibadan has approved the appointment of Prof. Kayode Oyebode Adebowale as the new Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Ibadan (UI).Adebowale who is a professor of Industrial Chemistry, became the 13th Substantive Vice-Chancellor of the institution after he defeated the incumbent acting vice-chancellor, Adebola Ekanola, and 14 others.The former chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Odigie Oyegun, who made the announcement Thursday, said “At the end of a very thorough, transparent and highly competitive exercise, Professor Kayode Oyebode…

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Acting Vice-Chancellor Inaugurates UG-POET

University of Ghana Website News Members of POET after the swearing-in ceremony A 21-member team has been sworn in as the University of Ghana Pursuit Of Excellence Taskforce (UG-POET).  The brief ceremony was presided over by the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo on Monday, October 4, 2021. The membership of the Taskforce comprises high-ranking officers from various Colleges and administrative units with varied and multidisciplinary expertise. Members of the Taskforce are Prof. Chris Gordon, Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS), Chairman; Prof. George Obeng Adjei, Director for…

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