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Professor Emeritus Colm O’Moráin honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to gastroenterology

DUBLIN 2, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Emeritus Colm O’Moráin has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) for his contributions to gastroenterology. Each year UEG recognises outstanding individuals who have made fundamental contributions to … Read the full press release

Skanska to build four new school buildings in Harrison, OH, USA

STOCKHOLM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed a contract with Southwest Local School District and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission to build four new school buildings in Harrison, OH, USA. Skanska, leading a joint venture with Megen Construction Company, Inc., … Read the full press release

Amerikaanse Customer Data Platform authoriteit David M. Raab leidt eerste CDP Workshop in Nederland

AMSTERDAM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marketeers hebben vandaag de dag meer data tot hun beschikking dan ooit, maar worstelen om ze te combineren tot een bruikbare vorm. Customer Data Platform (CDP) technologie belooft dit probleem op te lossen in de … Read the full press release

ETH Zurich and MeteoSwiss: Switzerland becomes drier, hotter and less snowy, and will struggle with heavier rainfall in the future

ZURICH, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Switzerland is becoming drier, hotter and less snowy, and will struggle with heavier rainfall in the future – these are the conclusions reached by climate researchers from MeteoSwiss and ETH Zurich. Today, they presented the Climate … Read the full press release

Biobanking charity Frozen Ark receives grant to help develop a National Archive for DNA and tissues of native British animals

NOTTINGHAM, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Frozen Ark, a biobanking charity based at the University of Nottingham, has won National Lottery funding to help develop a National Archive for DNA and tissues of native British animals. The £60,000 Heritage Lottery … Read the full press release

Sir Paul Smith at the University of Nottingham to deliver the first in a new series of Vice-Chancellor’s public lectures

NOTTINGHAM, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sir Paul Smith visited the University of Nottingham today (Monday 12 November) to deliver the first in a new series of Vice-Chancellor’s public lectures to over 250 students, staff and members of the public and … Read the full press release

Ahold Delhaize, TU Delft, RoboValley and YES!Delft to explore new robotics applications in the retail sector

DELFT, Netherlands, 13-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahold Delhaize is set to join forces with TU Delft, RoboValley and YES!Delft to explore new robotics applications in the retail sector. The work will be based at the AI for Retail (AIR)Lab Delft. The … Read the full press release

INSEAD fundraising campaign aims to fortify the school’s academic excellence, drive breakthrough innovation and transform society on a global scale

INSEAD, the Business School for the World, continued the global launch of the Campaign for INSEAD on Saturday, 10 November in Singapore. With a target of €250 million, the Campaign is the school’s most ambitious capital campaign to date. Fontainebleau, France, 13-Nov-2018 — … Read the full press release

Science and Technology Facilities Council sponsors an inspirational trip to CERN for STEM Inspiration Award winners

SWINDON, 02-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The outstanding efforts of individuals and organisations up and down the UK to inspire young people to study STEM subjects will be celebrated at the STEM Inspiration Awards at the House of Lords today, 1 November … Read the full press release

Siemens signs new agreements with African partners on power supply, industrialization, mobility and vocational training in Togo, Egypt and Rwanda

Highly efficient gas-fired combined cycle plant project in Lomé, Togo Siemens collaborates with the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on industrialization, education and training Siemens, Volkswagen (VW) and the German Development Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) collaborating on … Read the full press release

The University of Cambridge is a partner in EU-funded initiative to develop quantum technologies across Europe

The University of Cambridge is a partner in the €1 billion Quantum Flagship, an EU-funded initiative to develop quantum technologies across Europe.  CAMBRIDGE, 31-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Quantum Flagship, which is being officially launched today in Vienna, is one of … Read the full press release

Hungarian coding bootcamp opens in Prague in order to train career changers looking to enter the IT industry

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — By 2020 almost 500,000 ICT jobs may remain unfilled in Europe according to European Commission’s estimate. Coding bootcamps offer one way in which this issue can be addressed, by reeducating career changers looking to … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich (TUM) launches new training program to address the shortage of small-town doctors

MUNICH, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Attracting young physicians to small towns and rural areas can be challenging. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has devised a new training program to address the shortage of small-town practitioners by encouraging medical students … Read the full press release

UCL researchers: High speed internet could be delivered through the lights in homes and offices

High speed internet could be delivered through the lights in homes and offices, revolutionising the way we download and upload information in the future, finds UCL researchers. LONDON, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Academics from UCL, Northumbria University and Newcastle University are … Read the full press release

Fiona Ryland will be UCL’s Chief Operating Officer from January 2019

LONDON, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a global search, we are delighted to announce that Fiona Ryland will be UCL’s Chief Operating Officer from 1 January 2019, following Rex Knight’s retirement in December. The new COO role has responsibility for key … Read the full press release

Heidelberg University scientists are key participants in two research teams that received 16.9 million euros funding from the European Research Council

Highly-endowed grants for forward-looking projects requiring team approach Heidelberg, Germany, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists of Heidelberg University are key participants in two research teams, each of which has obtained an ERC Synergy Grant, a highly-endowed grant from the European Research … Read the full press release

The University of Birmingham Rainbow Network shortlisted in the 2018 European Diversity Awards

BIRMINGHAM, 25-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Birmingham Rainbow Network has been shortlisted for Outstanding Employee Network in the 2018 European Diversity Awards (EDA). The University of Birmingham Rainbow Network provides a space for staff and PhD students who identify as … Read the full press release

University of Dundee and Mozilla launch new PhD programme on how to build a more open, secure and trustworthy Internet of Things

DUNDEE, 24-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee and Mozilla have launched a new and innovative PhD programme exploring how to build a more open, secure and trustworthy Internet of Things. The OpenDoTT (Open Design of Trusted Things) scheme will … Read the full press release

Five INSEAD professors named in The Case Centre’s top 40 best-selling authors of academic year 2017/2018

Five INSEAD professors, ranked world’s top 40 best-selling case authors, share commentary on why their cases resonate Fontainebleau, France, 24-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Five professors from INSEAD, the business school for the world, have been named in The Case Centre’s top … Read the full press release

Loughborough University named UK’s best student accommodation by a recent Student Crowd survey

Leicestershire, UK, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Loughborough University has been named best in the country for student accommodation by a recent Student Crowd survey. Over 17,000 students from across the UK provided reviews for the organisation, who have compiled a list … Read the full press release

Nick Cavaday and Louis Cayer appointed as Head Coach and Performance Advisor of the new Loughborough University National Tennis Academy programme

Leicestershire, UK, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Lawn Tennis Association and Loughborough University have today confirmed the appointments of Nick Cavaday (Head Coach) and Louis Cayer (Performance Advisor) to lead delivery of the new Loughborough University National Tennis Academy programme. These … Read the full press release

European Space Agency to host second edition of ‘Space for Inspiration’ from 29–31 October, Bilbao, Spain

PARIS, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Media are invited to the second edition of ‘Space for Inspiration’, an international conference organised by the European Space Agency for everyone curious about space exploration and why it matters. The event takes place in Bilbao, Spain, … Read the full press release

World Space Week: Children from six local primary schools visited STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire

SWINDON, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Children from six local primary schools visited STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire on Friday as part of World Space Week. The open event, which also coincided with Space Explorers Day, saw 150 youngsters from years … Read the full press release

NERC announces continued support for the second round of the Doctoral Training Partnerships 2 (DTP2) programme

SWINDON, 11-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NERC is investing over £100 million over the next five years as part of its continued support of environmental science PhD training, in the second round of the Doctoral Training Partnerships 2 (DTP2) programme. The PhD … Read the full press release

University of Kent Professor Sally Fincher wins Suffrage Science Awards for Mathematics and Computing

Professor Sally Fincher was chosen as one of the winners of the biennial Suffrage Science Awards for Mathematics and Computing. KENT, 11-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The awards took place on Monday 8 October 2018, with 11 scientists from across the UK honoured … Read the full press release

University of Kent marks World Mental Health Day with a public event with author and comedian Isabel Losada

The University has organised a public event with author and comedian Isabel Losada on Friday 12 October as part of a series of events to mark World Mental Health Day. KENT, 11-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The event, entitled Life, Happiness and Everything, … Read the full press release

Exeter paper wins Cancer Research Paper of the Year award

EXETER, 05-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — An Exeter paper has won Research Paper of the Year under the cancer category in the Royal College for General Practitioners (RCGP) Research Awards. The paper, published in 2017, found that having a high blood platelet … Read the full press release

University of Exeter awarded with international research grant to further understand the genetics of autism

EXETER, 05-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A three year international research grant of $975,000 USD (almost £750,000) has been awarded to the University of Exeter for research by Professor Jonathan Mill into the genetics of autism. The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative … Read the full press release

The University of Exeter Medical School recognised students and staff achievements

EXETER, 05-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Exeter Medical School has recognised some of its excellent students and staff for their academic achievements during the 5th Annual awards evening. Some of Exeter’s best and brightest from across the Medicine, Medical … Read the full press release

Aviva colleagues across the UK can now gain qualifications as they work through Unite the Union partnership

LONDON, 02-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Thousands of Aviva colleagues across the UK are being given the chance to gain qualifications as they work, thanks to a new Learning Agreement between the insurer and Unite the Union. Following a successful pilot … Read the full press release