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UN Commission for Social Development

Youth Forum and United Nations bring attention to youth poverty and prosperity

This month representatives from the European Youth Forum took part in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York. The ECOSOC Youth Forum was centered on the role of youth in poverty eradication, and promoting prosperity in a changing world. The theme of the Commission for Social Development was "Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all," Leer más
Early applications encouraged

Science Challenge competition open by 30th April

SciChallenge is a European-wide contest for young people, who are excited about NATURAL SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING or MATHEMATICS. The winners will be announced and awarded between 1,000 and 3,000 EUR on the 21st July 2017 in Vienna at an international event organized by Vienna University Children´s Office (KUW). Leer más
Teacher training program can help promote parent involvement

Students more likely to succeed if teachers have positive perceptions of parents, study finds

Parental involvement is commonly viewed as vital to student academic success by most education experts and researchers; however, the quality of research on how to measure and improve parental involvement is lacking. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that teacher ratings of parental involvement early in a child´s academic career can accurately predict the child´s academic and social success. Leer más
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-Brexit

New "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


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Finding the fun in maths Finding the fun in maths

New work by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers on students´ emotional attitudes to mathematics confirms that positive emotions and success at learning in math mutually reinforce each other.
Nikhil Seth: "The challenge is making politicians and managers take the steps to make changes" Nikhil Seth: "The challenge is making politicians and managers take the steps to make changes"

Nikhil Seth appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as UN Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research recently visited Spain to learn more about how the country carries out its development cooperation activities and to work with Universities and to see how the challenges posed by the 2030 Agenda. Ibercampus had the opportunity to speak with him in his recent visit to Spain to understand UNITAR´s mision
Libros
The Intelligent Enterprise in the Era of Big Data The Intelligent Enterprise in the Era of Big Data

The enterprise of today has changed wherever you sit in this new corporation Srinivasan gives us a practical and provocative guide for rethinking our business process calling us all to action around rapid development of our old, hierarchical structures into flexible customer centric competitive force . A must read for today s business leader. Mark Nunnelly, Executive Director, MassIT, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Managing Director, Bain Capital Efficiency, agile, and analytics.
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How Parliament is addressing the terrorism threat
Study reveals how Mexico can benefit from the digital economy
EU leaders set objectives for 2017
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Mali: UN strongly condemns ambush that leaves five ´blue helmets´ killed
Far-right candidate concedes in Austrian presidential race
US adds ISIS in Yemen, Libya, Saudi to its list of designated terrorist organizations
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Crowdsourcing project predict molecules´ smell
NASA advances its objectives for 2017
Galileo goes live!
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Monthly minimum wages below €500 in east and well above €1000 in northwest
€1.8m for 800 former retail workers in the Netherlands
Euro area unemployment at 9.8%- EU28 at 8.3%
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EUR 1 billion mark reached as the EU steps up support for micro-entrepreneurs
EU and China discuss trade, investment, overcapacity and cooperation on state aid control
Economic Partnership Agreement with southern African countries enters into effect
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Europe´s first underwater sculpture museum
Discover this year´s European cultural capitals
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards chose its big winners in film and television
 GREEN STRATEGIES Extend +  
The European Commission gives green-light to Germany´s green cars infrastructure
Europe tackles growing aviation emissions
MEPs Protect the Arctic from emerging risks
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´Research´ is the Theme for Rare Disease Day 2017
Living with children may mean less sleep for women, but not for men
Can weight gain in pregnancy cause childhood obesity?
 SOCIETY AND CONSUMER Extend +  
Dubai to launch hover-taxi
Study reveals how to be a good dancer
EU negotiators agree on new rules allowing Europeans to travel and enjoy online content services
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Registration for European Universities Championships 2017 opens
Runners´ brains may be more connected, research shows
5 August Rio 2016 opening ceremony
 EDUCATION Extend +  
LERU shows universities are changing their approach towards education,
Scientists propose three main areas to tackle malnutrition with education
60% of lower secondary level pupils studied more than one foreign language in 2015
 GRANTS & INTERNSHIPS Extend +  
Traineeships at the Parliament: new application period starting
Business investment rate stable at 21.6% in the euro area and 21.9% in the EU28
GoEuro reward young talent with an internship in Berlin
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1 What Is Big History?
2 Dubai to launch hover-taxi
3 ´Research´ is the Theme for Rare Disease Day 2017
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5 €1.8m for 800 former retail workers in the Netherlands
6 Monthly minimum wages below €500 in east and well above €1000 in northwest
7 Oxford University plans to set up a campus in France to keep EU links post-Brexit
8 Living with children may mean less sleep for women, but not for men
9 UNESCO organizes a workshop to support education for sustainable development (ESD)
10 Nikhil Seth: "The challenge is making politicians and managers take the steps to make changes"
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