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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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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Kenya Universities urged to offer courses relevant to market demands

by Margaret Kalekye/SOURCEKNA The Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) has challenged local universities to put more emphasis on courses that are relevant to the current market demands. The KNQA Director-General, Juma Mukwana, lamented that majority of the students are listed in irrelevant human resource courses leading to many unemployed graduates. “Kenyans have academic qualifications but they do not make sense because many are taking courses that the economy does not need now,” said Mukhwana. Speaking during a National Industrial Training Institute (NITI) Board of Directors meeting at Whitesands Resorts in Mombasa, Friday,…

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CS Mucheru Challenges Universities To Establish Business Hubs

By Anne Mwale/David Opingo/ Kenya News Agency ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has called on both Public and Private Universities in the country to establish business incubation hubs to nurture entrepreneurial ideas among ordinary citizens. Mucheru has also challenged institutions of higher learning to shift focus on preparing graduates to take up roles in entrepreneurship rather than job seekers in an environment where graduates were finding it hard to secure jobs. He observed that while the few Universities in Kenya that had business incubation centres were…

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[Press Release] Seventh African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference

[Press Release] Seventh African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference August 19, 2021 / Leave a Comment by RUFORUM Communication  Kampala 17 August 2021: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the Seventh African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference that will be hosted by the Government of the Republic of Benin in partnership with the University of Abomey Calavi, University of Parakou and the National University of Agriculture, from the 06th – 10th December, 2021 at Palais des Congres de Cotonou, Benin. The Seventh African…

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Engineering a nationwide plan to reduce campus food waste, hunger

UF News/UTI      youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs-Zh-ERAR8?rel=0%5D      Video by Brianne Lehan/UF Photography   It happens daily at college campuses around the country: A truck pulls up to a restaurant or dining hall to deliver fresh ingredients. Then another comes to collect and dispose of leftover food — a service the restaurants pay for. What if we could change that system, so the first truck collected the leftover food and delivered it to local charities along their delivery route? “We have all this food that’s being thrown away, and all of these…

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