Category: Europe

New strategy to strengthen the humanities at University of Oslo (UiO)

University of Oslo Website News/January 21/21. The humanities hold a strong position at UiO. A new strategy for the next ten years will secure and strengthen this position both at the university and in society in general. UiO has an important strength in its academic breadth and the […]

Oxford University and ZOE partner on COVID-19 treatment trials

Oxford University Press Release/ UTI/3 August 2020 Oxford University and the COVID Symptom Study app are joining forces to widen access to two clinical trials of potential treatments for COVID-19. The COVID Symptom Study App was developed and is managed by health technology company ZOE, with the research […]

Talk is cheap? Action needed by the Commonwealth

University of London Gazette On paper, Commonwealth countries are committed to freedom of speech – in 2013 they signed up to Chapter V (Freedom of Expression) of the Commonwealth Charter – but does that mean much as attacks on journalists (many fatal) have been steadily rising, while press […]

Freek Vonk appointed endowed professor at VU Amsterdam

UV Amsterdam News The Executive Board of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has appointed the biologist Freek Vonk as its endowed professor of Evolutionary Biochemistry as of 1 February 2020. This chair has been endowed by the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, and is focused on the opportunities offered by natural toxins […]

VU Amsterdam professors’ new protocol for chemists makes more sustainable research possible

VU Amsterdam News A team of theoretical chemists led by Trevor A. Hamlin and Matthias Bickelhaupt from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, has published a step-by-step guide on how to perform the activation strain analysis, which will serve as a “recipe for researchers” who want to analyze and understand […]

University of London Conducts Annual Symposium On Open and Distance Learning In Nigeria

University of London News Release Hosted in Abuja, the latest in a series of annual symposia drew 65 Directors of ODL plus the Nigerian National Universities Commission’s senior leadership team. Nigeria, in common with many countries, faces a major challenge in the provision of higher education to its […]

New ways of learning and studying in Europe

Sigbritt Karlsson, Posted on 2019-10-15/Blog repost  Imagine designing your own course by choosing which programme you wish to read and where you should study – virtually or physically at KTH and/or other universities in Europe. That can become reality within the next eight years. Future students can graduate with […]

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