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Professor Nicola Spaldin: "Discussions with my research group are always very stimulating"Professor Nicola Spaldin: "Discussions with my research group are always very stimulating"

The ubiquitous electronic devices that make our lives easier (cellphones, GPS, computers) all contain two types of components, which either store or deliver information in the electronic circuits. Should new components be able to do both store and process, two-in-one they would allow for a new generation of technologies that are lighter, smaller and more energy-efficient. Professor Nicola A. Spaldin has conceived and developed a new class of "two-in-one" materials, called multiferroics. Leer ms

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 UNITARs mision Leer ms

Maria Joo Rodrigues:  "Labour laws need updating to cover new forms of employment"Maria Joo Rodrigues: "Labour laws need updating to cover new forms of employment"

Workers rights are increasingly coming under pressure due to developments such as global competition and the digital revolution. The European Commission is working on plans to improve the situation. On 19 January MEPs adopted a report stating that workers in new type of jobs should be covered by labour laws. We talked to report author Maria Joo Rodrigues, a Portuguese member of the S&D group, on how to create fair and functioning labour markets and welfare systems. Leer ms

Interview with Youth Forums President Johanna Nyman Interview with Youth Forums President Johanna Nyman

Johanna Nyman officially began her mandate as President of the European Youth Forum in 2015. She is from Finland and, as well as having been a Scout, she is also a member of the national youth council of Finland, Allianssi. Leer ms

Anna Widegren new Head of Secretariat of the European Student Union Anna Widegren new Head of Secretariat of the European Student Union

Before joining ESU, Anna was working as Secretary General for Global Campus Alumni a large global network of human rights professionals comprising over 2000 graduates from 6 regional masters programmes where she was responsible for the daily management of the organisation. Leer ms

Damian Draghici "44% of Europeans dont understand how the EU works"Damian Draghici "44% of Europeans dont understand how the EU works"

On Monday 11 April MEPs debate a non-legislative report calling on member states to have schools teach more about European issues to enable people to better engage with the EU. They will vote on it the following day. The European Parliament spoke to report author, Damian Draghici a Romanian member of the S&D group, ahead of the debate. Leer ms

AT&T CEO: Congress should regulate encryption policy and not companiesAT&T CEO: Congress should regulate encryption policy and not companies

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on the World Economic Forum in Davos celebrated this week in Switzerland, Randall Stephenson AT&T Chief Executive said that it should be Congress and not companies, that that determine the policy of the United States on access to encrypted data on mobile phones and other electronic devices. Leer ms

New Vice-Chancellor pledges innovative, creative future for OxfordNew Vice-Chancellor pledges innovative, creative future for Oxford

Professor Louise Richardson has spoken of her vision for Oxfords future as she becomes Vice-Chancellor of the University. She expressed the aim of keeping Oxford in the forefront of international education with ever more creativity, ever more innovation, ever more flexibility. Professor Richardson has taken up her new post ahead of her formal installation as the 272nd Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford on 12 January.  Leer ms

Julie Ward: "Were all human beings with common aspirations and concerns"Julie Ward: "Were all human beings with common aspirations and concerns"

Recent events in Europe have brought the issues of marginalisation and extremism to the forefront of public debate. On 7 December Parliaments culture committee adopted a report on the role of intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and education in promoting EU fundamental values. Ahead of the vote, the European Parliament news services spoke with Julie Ward, a UK member of the S&D. Leer ms

Hbner: "Nobody wins if the UK leaves the European Union"Hbner: "Nobody wins if the UK leaves the European Union"

In or out? Britain will decide on its future in Europe with a referendum once negotiations with the EU have been concluded. A delegation from the Parliaments constitutional affairs committee went to London on 16 and 17 November to discuss the upcoming EU membership referendum with ministers, parliamentary committees and think-tanks. We spoke to committee chair Danuta Hbner, a Polish member of the EPP group, about her findings and the upcoming negotiations. Leer ms

Clemente Ferrer: Revival of Islamic slave marketsClemente Ferrer: Revival of Islamic slave markets

"Spoils of War", is how the newspaper Dabiq, the English-language media in the Islamic State (IS), referred to the thousands of Yezidi women kept as sex slaves after invading Sinjar Mountain, Iraq. Far from seeing it as a perversion, the terrorist group points out that forced cohabitation is a religious practice sanctified by the Koran, as reported by The Economist, in the article written by Umm Sumayyah, which reported the resurgence of Islamic slave markets.  Leer ms

Clemente Ferrer: "Sexuality is the language of committed love"Clemente Ferrer: "Sexuality is the language of committed love"

A relationship of human love needs care: small details that serve to not lose affection. Marriage is to be inspired not by the desire of possession, but by the spirit of giving, understanding, respect and delicacy.  Leer ms

Grammatikakis:  The discovery of water on Mars reopens the question of life in the universeGrammatikakis: The discovery of water on Mars reopens the question of life in the universe

The sky and stars have always fascinated us and life outside our planet remains one of the great mysteries facing mankind. Monday, NASA announced that it has serious evidence of water on the surface of Mars. The European Parliament website published an interwoth with the MEP and astrophysicist Giorgos Grammatikakis (S&D, Greece), who talks about Mars and what this discovery means. Leer ms

Luis Fraga: The role of Europe in the New Nomos of the ArcticLuis Fraga: The role of Europe in the New Nomos of the Arctic

One of the outcomes of the 1991 end of the Soviet Union was a notorious disorientation amongst the political analysts who were trying to find clear ideas about which would be the new planetary order resulting after the end of the Cold War. Schmitts Nomos of the Earth (1940-1950) is a forecasting geopolitical description which has confirmed its brilliancy seven decades after. And it might be effectively applied to understand our XXI century geopolitical challenges.  Leer ms

Fernando Galan: "ESU represent all the students with diverse concerns and demands at European level"Fernando Galan: "ESU represent all the students with diverse concerns and demands at European level"

Fernando Galan is the new ESU (European Stunt Union) chairperson. He served as Vice-Chairperson of ESU since July 2013. Since he began the university education he has been involved in different levels of student representation at national and university level, mainly in the fields of student-centred learning, online education, rankings, recognition and quality assurance. As ESU representative, he has participated in the Bologna Follow-Up Group and different expert groups of the EU and UNESCO Leer ms

Xavier Prats Monn: "Education systems should be at the forefront of socio-economic developments"Xavier Prats Monn: "Education systems should be at the forefront of socio-economic developments"

Mr Xavier Prats Monn the Director-General of the Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) at the European Commission was interviewed by the EOSE (European Observatoire of Sport and Employment) to share his thoughts on Education, Training and Employment perspective on European current and upcoming challenges and opportunities. Leer ms

Clemente Ferrer Rosello: Professional work of women, not opposed to having a large familyClemente Ferrer Rosello: Professional work of women, not opposed to having a large family

For half of women between 30 and 44 years, having a child has significantly altered their working lives, forcing a reduction in working hours, the temporary or permanent abandonment of work. The existence of children alone does not explain the difficulty of reconciling work and family. The truth is that the high rate of female employment accompanies a very low fertility of 1.34 children per woman. Leer ms

Birgit Collin-Langen: "Holidaymakers rights will be strengthened significantly"Birgit Collin-Langen: "Holidaymakers rights will be strengthened significantly"

The internet has made it easier to book holidays online, however it has also added some difficulties. On 5 May the Parliament and the Council agreed a deal to update the current rules to give online buyers of such packages the same protection as those buying from traditional travel agents. The European Parliament website published an interview to German EPP member Birgit Collin-Langen, responsible for steering the new rules. Leer ms

Professor Subra Suresh: "Universities are pushing the boundaries of the human mind"Professor Subra Suresh: "Universities are pushing the boundaries of the human mind"

This year, EUAs Annual Conference, held at the University of Antwerp welcomed Professor Subra Suresh, President of the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pennsylvania, USA. Professor Suresh took part in the thematic session "People", which focused on the importance of doctoral education and training for the development of a variety of professional careers, both within and outside academia.  Leer ms

Esteban Moro: "mobile phones have become a very interesting sensor to find how people behave"Esteban Moro: "mobile phones have become a very interesting sensor to find how people behave"

Esteban Moro is a tenured associate professor in the Mathematics Department of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Specializing in viral marketing and social networks, among other areas of interest, he is one of the organizers of NetMob 2015, along with researchers from MIT and the Catholic University of Louvain; NetMob is the most important congress in the world on the scientific analysis of mobile phone data and its application to economic and social problems Leer ms

Mira Maier: "We are making the scholarship landscape transparent and easily accessible" Mira Maier: "We are making the scholarship landscape transparent and easily accessible"

The European Commission has issued a simplified and detailed guide on the wide range of study and work projects available and on the way to access funds. Addressed to young people, researchers, NGOs, public bodies, firms and farmers, the guide describes the offer for the period 2014-2020. The Executive Director Mira Maier explains to ibercampus how it works. Leer ms

Iratxe Garca: "Governments must guarantee womens access to education"Iratxe Garca: "Governments must guarantee womens access to education"

All girls should attend school regardless of their background, according to Iratxe Garca, chair of the EPs womens rights committee. The Spanish member of the S&D group made an interview in the run-up to International Womens Day. This year the Parliament is focussing on how education can help to empower women. In the interview Garca talks about the importance of education and the challenges that still have to be met to achieve equality. Leer ms

Marc Tarabella: "Men and women are not the same, but they should have the same rights"Marc Tarabella: "Men and women are not the same, but they should have the same rights"

Every year Parliaments to assess the progress made in equality between women and men. The committee approved a report on gender equality in the EU in 2013. The progress report was drafted by Belgian S&D member Marc Tarabella. Following the vote the European Parliament websites publishes an interview with him the MEP on the progress made, the issues which still need to be addressed and the general mind-set in the EU. Leer ms

Anders Primdahl Vistisen: "I believe that it is a politicians job to create jobs"Anders Primdahl Vistisen: "I believe that it is a politicians job to create jobs"

When he won a seat as an MEP for Denmark in the last European elections, Anders Vistisen became parliaments youngest member at the age of 26, yet he hasnt let his age get in the way of his ambition. Despite his young age Vistisen is not short of experience. In an interview to EurActiv he spoke on youth employment. Leer ms

Emily OReilly: "Being an ombudsman can seem more like an art"Emily OReilly: "Being an ombudsman can seem more like an art"

Elected by MEPs in July 2013, the former Irish national ombudsman is the first female European ombudsman. We talked to her about her first year in office. The European Parliament website republished an interview to the European ombudsman after she was re-elected the 16th of December. Leer ms
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