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DNV Urges Companies to Adopt Food Value Chain Certification to Combat Food Loss and Waste

(IN BRIEF) In recognition of the UN’s “International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste,” DNV emphasizes the role of certification in reducing food waste across the value chain. The UN reports a rise in hunger since 2014, with … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Launches “Exeter Innovation” Initiative to Tackle Key Challenges

(IN BRIEF) The University of Exeter has introduced a new initiative called “Exeter Innovation” aimed at fostering business partnerships and addressing contemporary challenges, including climate change and skills shortages. This initiative seeks to connect organizations with leading experts, support skill … Read the full press release

EWUU Alliance Strengthens Collaboration with New Scientific Directors and Director of Education

(IN BRIEF) The alliance of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Utrecht University (UU), and UMC Utrecht (EWUU) has appointed two Scientific Directors and a Director of EWUU Education to enhance collaboration among the institutions. Ines … Read the full press release

Iron Powder Research Receives €900,000 Funding for Green Energy Storage

(IN BRIEF) Research into the potential of iron powder as an energy carrier on an industrial scale has received €900,000 in funding from science financier NWO and various organizations. The project, known as CIRCL (Closing the Iron Reduction-Combustion Loop), involves … Read the full press release

University of York Attains Gold Rating in National Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

(IN BRIEF) The University of York has received the highest accolade, a Gold rating, in the latest national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The judging panel commended the university for its course content and delivery, which “inspire students to actively engage … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Achieves Triple Gold Rating in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

(IN BRIEF) The University of Warwick has received the highest accolade, a Gold rating, across all three categories of student experience, student outcomes, and overall assessment in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Out of 228 universities participating in the … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Awarded Gold Rating in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool has achieved the highest rating, Gold, in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023, a national scheme administered by the Office for Students (OfS) to recognize and encourage excellence in teaching, learning, and student outcomes … Read the full press release

Vodafone Achieves Gender Parity on Board and Makes Strides in Domestic Abuse Prevention

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone is celebrated in the HeForShe Alliance Impact Report 2023 for achieving 50/50 gender parity on its board in 2022, marking a significant increase from 6% female representation in 2021. The report also highlights the impact of Vodafone … Read the full press release

EIB Provides €50 Million for Bocconi University Campus Upgrades and Decarbonization

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €50 million loan agreement with Bocconi University in Milan to support the modernization and decarbonization of its campus facilities. This initial tranche of €30 million will fund the construction, renovation, … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Achieves Global Top 50 Rankings for International Outlook and Research Quality

(IN BRIEF) The University of Exeter has secured impressive rankings in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. It ranks 38th worldwide for International Outlook and 40th for Research Quality, out of over 1900 universities evaluated globally. These rankings … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Recognized for Supporting Economic Growth and Knowledge Exchange

(IN BRIEF) The University of Exeter has achieved recognition for its dedication to fostering economic growth and knowledge exchange, according to the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) assessment by UKRI. The university has moved up to Cluster V, placing it among … Read the full press release

Universities of Exeter and Falmouth Sign Civic Agreement with Local Councils to Foster Regional Prosperity

(IN BRIEF) The Universities of Exeter and Falmouth have entered into a Civic University Agreement with Cornwall Council, the Council of the Isles of Scilly, and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board. This collaboration aims to support … Read the full press release

LEGO Group Appoints Annette Stube as Chief Sustainability Officer to Drive Environmental Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) The LEGO Group has announced the appointment of Annette Stube as its Chief Sustainability Officer, effective from January 1, 2024. Annette, currently serving as the Executive Vice President and Head of Sustainability at Stora Enso, will report directly … Read the full press release

Empa Develops Innovative Method to Analyze Hazardous Heavy Metals in Batteries

(IN BRIEF) Empa, a Swiss research institute, has created an innovative method for analyzing heavy metals like mercury, lead, and cadmium in batteries, supporting compliance with strict regulations. Batteries, used extensively in various applications, can contain harmful ingredients, and their … Read the full press release

Dunelm Continues 5-Year Tradition of Supporting Loughborough University Students

(IN BRIEF) For the fifth consecutive year, Dunelm has supplied Loughborough University with custom Dunelm starter packs for students in need, featuring bedding and kitchen essentials. These packs aim to ensure a smooth transition to university life by providing students … Read the full press release

Continental Opens State-of-the-Art Training Center in Gifhorn to Shape the Future of Work

(IN BRIEF) Continental, a global technology company, has inaugurated a new training center in Gifhorn, marking its 13th such facility in Germany since launching the Continental Institute for Technology and Transformation (CITT) in 2019. The center’s opening ceremony on September … Read the full press release

Business Finland Director General Emphasizes Importance of Collaboration in RDI Chain

(IN BRIEF) Nina Kopola, Director General of Business Finland, has expressed support for the Finnish government’s commitment to increasing investment in research, development, and innovation (RDI). She highlights the importance of maintaining high standards across the entire RDI chain and … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Strengthens Ties with Ukraine Through Educational Leadership Program

(IN BRIEF) The University of Warwick has solidified its connections with Ukraine by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ukrainian Leadership Academy and Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science. This agreement, signed by Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor of the … Read the full press release

New UCL Exhibition Celebrates 200 Years of Student Life in London

(IN BRIEF) UCL has unveiled a captivating new exhibition titled ‘Generation UCL: 200 Years of Student Life in London,’ which invites visitors to explore the institution’s rich history through the lens of its students. The exhibition highlights the pivotal role … Read the full press release

UCL Chair of Council Victor Chu Receives Distinguished Service Award at Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards

(IN BRIEF) Victor Chu CBE, the Chair of UCL Council, has been honored with a special Distinguished Service Award at the 12th Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards held during the United Nations General Assembly Week in New York. The award … Read the full press release

The ‘Self-Employment Trap’: Survey Finds Many Would Switch to Salaried Jobs Despite Pay Cuts

(IN BRIEF) A new report published by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and co-authored by the University of Liverpool Management School sheds light on the challenges faced by self-employed workers in the UK. The study reveals that approximately two … Read the full press release

Sustainability Takes Center Stage: Dutch Universities Join Forces on SDG Action Day

(IN BRIEF) Saxion, ROC Twente, and the University of Twente have united on SDG Action Day to spotlight the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promote a sustainable future. They are collaborating on Sustainability Week, which features educational activities … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters’ PioneerLab: Elevating Autonomy and Sustainability in Aviation

(IN BRIEF) Airbus Helicopters has unveiled PioneerLab, a new technology demonstrator based on the H145 platform, at the German National Aviation Conference. PioneerLab focuses on reducing helicopter emissions, increasing autonomy, and integrating bio-based materials. It aims to achieve a 30% … Read the full press release

Symrise Cosmetic Ingredients Launches Online Training Series ‘The Secret Heroes of Personal Care’

(IN BRIEF) Symrise Cosmetic Ingredients, a leading provider of cosmetic ingredients, has introduced an online training series called “The Secret Heroes of Personal Care.” Available on YouTube, this series aims to provide in-depth insights into the science of product protection … Read the full press release

Empa Develops Virtual Reality Tool for Simulating and Studying Railroad Noise

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at Empa, a Swiss research institute, have developed a virtual reality simulation tool for studying and simulating various types of railroad noise. The tool, created as part of the EU project SILVARSTAR, enables users to experience and … Read the full press release

New Names Revealed for Vestide/Woonbedrijf’s Student Housing Buildings on TU/e Campus

(IN BRIEF) The names of three new student housing buildings, comprising a total of 735 units on the TU/e campus, have been unveiled by Roy Beijnsberger, General Director/Board Member of Woonbedrijf, and Robert-Jan Smits, President of the TU/e Executive Board. … Read the full press release

Merck Forms AI-Driven Drug Discovery Collaborations with BenevolentAI and Exscientia

(IN BRIEF) Merck, a prominent science and technology company, has announced strategic drug discovery collaborations with AI technology firms BenevolentAI and Exscientia. These partnerships aim to leverage AI-driven design and discovery capabilities to advance research efforts in key therapeutic areas, … Read the full press release

Pearson Names Omar Abbosh as CEO, Succeeding Retiring Andy Bird

(IN BRIEF) Pearson plc’s Board has appointed Omar Abbosh as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, effective in early 2024. Abbosh, an accomplished global leader with over three decades of experience in enterprise technology and a successful … Read the full press release

E.ON and Employees Fund Construction of School in Earthquake-Hit Turkish City

(IN BRIEF) E.ON, the energy company based in Essen, along with contributions from its employees, is financing the construction of a primary school in Hatay, Turkey, which was severely affected by earthquakes in February 2023. Following the earthquakes, E.ON initiated … Read the full press release

UCL Named Sunday Times University of the Year 2024 for Academic Excellence and Visionary Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) University College London (UCL) has been honored as the Sunday Times University of the Year 2024, recognizing its outstanding performance in multidisciplinary research, education, graduate career prospects, and sustainability initiatives. The award also highlights UCL’s visionary UCL East … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Shortlisted for University of the Year in Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool has been named a finalist for the University of the Year award in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024. This recognition comes alongside the university’s ascent of four places in the national rankings, … Read the full press release

Aingeala Flannery’s ‘The Amusements’ Wins the John McGahern Prize for Debut Irish Fiction

(IN BRIEF) Aingeala Flannery’s novel, “The Amusements,” published by Penguin, has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious John McGahern Prize for the debut book of Irish fiction published in 2022. Esteemed novelist Colm Tóibín, who made the announcement, … Read the full press release

EU-Funded CommuniCity Launches its Second Open Call

(IN BRIEF) The CommuniCity project, funded by the European Union, has launched its Second Open Call to address various challenges faced by marginalized communities in European cities. Building on the success of its First Open Call, the project has expanded … Read the full press release

Bosch Focuses on Training and Technology to Address Labor Shortages and Aging Society

(IN BRIEF) Bosch is addressing the challenges posed by an aging society and labor shortages by focusing on training and upskilling, as well as leveraging intelligent technology to make work easier for employees. In 2022, the company provided over 30,000 … Read the full press release

OSCE Conducts Workshop to Combat Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property in Croatia

(IN BRIEF) The OSCE Transnational Threats Department organized an interactive workshop in Pula, Croatia, from September 11 to 15 as part of its ongoing program to combat the illicit trafficking of cultural property. The training course brought together law enforcement, … Read the full press release

Shocking Study Reveals Rampant Sexual Misconduct in UK Surgical Workforce

(IN BRIEF) A groundbreaking study titled ‘Breaking the Silence: Addressing Sexual Misconduct in Healthcare’ has exposed widespread sexual misconduct among colleagues in the UK surgical workforce, shedding light on sexual harassment, assault, and even rape incidents within the last five … Read the full press release

Newcastle University Academic’s Insights Illuminate Belsay Hall’s Greek Revival Origins

(IN BRIEF) Dr. Susanna Phillippo, a Senior Lecturer in Classics at Newcastle University, has collaborated with English Heritage on a comprehensive interpretative resource aimed at providing visitors to Belsay Hall, Castle, and Gardens with insights into the historical and architectural … Read the full press release

Liverpool Literary Festival 2023: A Diverse Lineup of Authors, Conversations, and Cultural Enrichment

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool’s English Department is set to host the eighth annual Liverpool Literary Festival from October 6 to October 8. Led by Festival Director Professor Greg Lynall, the event promises a dynamic roster of authors, discussions, … Read the full press release

Empa and School Children Collaborate to Create Visionary Children’s Book on Circular Economy and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) In a creative collaboration between Empa researchers, school children, and the St. Gallen University of Teacher Education, a visionary children’s book about the circular economy is being developed to inspire readers of all ages. The project, known as … Read the full press release

Loughborough University Launches Engaging Inaugural Lecture Series, Open to the Public

(IN BRIEF) Loughborough University is introducing a new Inaugural Lecture series starting on November 1st, inviting the public to attend these informative events delivered by the university’s Professors. The series celebrates the achievements of the university’s research and innovation community, … Read the full press release