The event to be held at Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Rue Froissart 36, will present the results of the Study on business and financing models related to ICT for ageing well (a project commissioned by DG CONNECT and conducted by Ernst & Young and the Danish Technological Institute) and will stimulate a discussion on ICT solutions for ageing well together with case owners and key experts coming from the policy-making, academic and industrial domains.
For further information and registration please visit www.technolage.org
Fifth International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, Barcelona, Spain [Event Date: 2013-02-15]
The Fifth International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence will take place from 15 to 18 February 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. The concept of agent has become increasingly important in both Artificial Intelligence (AI) and mainstream computer science.
First International Workshop on Strategic Reasoning, Rome, Italy
[Event Date: 2013-02-16]
The First International Workshop on Strategic Reasoning will take place from 16 to 17 March 2013 in Rome, Italy. Decision-making is part of day-to-day life, but when it involves competition, the complexity grows exponentially. When we make decisions based on what we think someone else will do, in anything from chess to warfare, we must use reason to infer the other's next move - or next three or more...
The Second International Conference on Sensor Networks will take place from 19 to 21 February 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. Current developments show that, in the near future, the wide availability of low cost, short range radio technology and advances in wireless networking will enable wireless adhoc sensor networks to be commonly deployed everywhere.
'International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology', Barcelona, Spain
[Event Date: 2013-02-20]
An event entitled 'International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology (PHOTOPTICS 2013)' will be held from 20 to 21 February 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. Optical systems are widespread in modern society, from medical science to space exploration and telecommunications to military applications of all kinds. Photonic research is an innovative field of research that aims to explore new devices...
The Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction and Design will take place from 20 to 22 February 2013 in Ghent, Belgium. Sustainable construction refers to environmental concerns, health aspects and issues of convenience. Buildings account for the largest share of the total EU final energy consumption (42%) and produce about 35% of all greenhouse emissions.
'International conference on photonics, optics and laser technology', Barcelona, Spain [Event Date: 2013-02-20]
An event entitled 'International conference on photonics, optics and laser' will take place from 20 to 21 February 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. Optical systems are omnipresent in modern society ranging from medical sciences to space exploration, telecommunications, information processing and in numerous industrial and military applications of all kinds.
12th Genoa Meeting on Hypertension Diabetes and Renal Diseases, Genoa, Italy
[Event Date: 2013-02-21]
The 12th Genoa Meeting on Hypertension Diabetes and Renal Diseases will take place from 21 to 23 February 2013 in Genoa, Italy. Diabetes and high blood pressure are sometimes called "silent killers," because many people don't know they have these diseases; therefore they are not getting treatment. Uncontrolled diabetes and/or uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Eighth International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, Barcelona, Spain
[Event Date: 2013-02-21]
The Eihgth International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP 2013) will take place from 21 to 24 February 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. Computer vision is a field that includes methods for acquiring, processing, analyzing, and understanding images. In general, it also gathers high-dimensional data from the real world in order to produce numerical...
Fourth International Conference on Technical and Legal Aspects of the e-Society, Nice, France
[Event Date: 2013-02-24]
The Fourth International Conference on Technical and Legal Aspects of the e-Society (CYBERLAW2013) will take place from 24 February to 1 March 2013 in Nice, France. Cyberlaw is a new phenomenon that has emerged since the advent of the internet, which burst onto the scene in a completely unplanned and unregulated manner. Even the inventors of internet could not have anticipated the sheer scope and far reaching...
Second International Conference on Education and Management Innovation, Rome, Italy
[Event Date: 2013-02-24]
The Second International Conference on Education and Management Innovation (ICEMI 2013) will take place from 24 to 25 February 2013 in Rome, Italy. In today's fast-paced, converging world, sustained innovation is a necessity not only to thrive but also to survive. The same can be said about schools and the educational system.
Second International Conference on Climate Change and Humanity, Rome, Italy
[Event Date: 2013-02-24]
The Second International Conference on Climate Change and Humanity (ICCCH 2013) will take place from 24 to 25 February 2013 in Rome, Italy. Over the last decades, clear scientific evidence indicated that human activities influence the global climate system. Data shows that Earth's surface temperature is rising at an increasing pace.
'Optimize 2013: antibody engineering and discovery', Frankfurt, Germany
[Event Date: 2013-02-25]
An event entitled 'Optimize 2013: antibody engineering and discovery' will take place from 25 to 27 February 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany. Antibodies are unique in their high affinity and specificity for a binding partner, a quality that has made them one of the most useful molecules for biotechnology and biomedical applications. The field of antibody engineering has changed rapidly over the past 10 years,...
'World Sustainable Energy Days', Wels, Austria
[Event Date: 2013-02-27]
The event entitled 'World Sustainable Energy Days' will be held from 27 February to 1 March 2013 in Wels, Austria. On Tuesday, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon urged member countries to act decisively to tackle the "growing crisis" of climate change, as international negotiations kicked into high gear in Doha, Qatar.
Sixth International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatment for Diabetes, Paris, France
[Event Date: 2013-02-27]
The Sixth International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatment for Diabetes will take place from 27 February to 2 March 2013 in Paris, France. Europe counts approximately 60 million people who live with diabetes, with over 50% of them being unaware of their condition. This is mostly due to sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets. Recent technology advances have allowed for improved diabetes...
Second Annual Meeting and Conference of EuroFIR Nexus, Ljubljana, Slovenia
[Event Date: 2013-03-04]
The Second Annual Meeting and Conference of EuroFIR Nexus will take place from 4 to 8 March 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Knowing where your food comes from may not be a question you ask yourself every day. However, for some people the composition of the food may be of importance for their health. Knowing what they have in their plate may be an issue of life and death.
'International Congress on Targeted Anticancer Therapies', Paris, France
[Event Date: 2013-03-04]
An event entitled 'International Congress on Targeted Anticancer Therapies (TAT 2013)' will take from 4 to 6 March 2013 in Paris, France. Targeted cancer therapies are drugs or other substances that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules involved in tumour growth and progression.
11th International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases, Florence, Italy [Event Date: 2013-03-06]
The 11th International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson 's Diseases will be held from 6 to 10 March 2013 in Florence, Italy. Over 26 million people worldwide were estimated to be living with Alzheimer's disease in 2006, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers also concluded the global prevalence of Alzheimer's disease will grow...
10th International Symposium on Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Paris, France
[Event Date: 2013-03-07]
The 10th International Symposium on Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ISOPT 2013) will take place from 7 to 10 March 2013 in Paris, France. The prevalence of blindness in Europe is estimated to be about 0.3 per cent, which represents seven per cent of total world blindness. Most sight-threatening eye diseases among Europeans are age related, and the number of people affected will increase as a result...
'IMMUNO 2013', Barcelona, Spain
[Event Date: 2013-03-11]
The Tenth Annual Conference on New Trends in Immunosuppression and Immunotherapy (IMMUNO 2013) will take place from 11 to 12 March 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. Immunosuppression consists in reducing the activation or efficacy of the immune system. Some portions of the immune system itself have immuno-suppressive effects on other parts of the immune system, and immunosuppression may occur as an adverse reaction...
'Technology assessment and policy areas of great transitions', Prague, Czech Republic [Event Date: 2013-03-13]
An event entitled 'Technology assessment and policy areas of great transitions' will take place from 13 to 15 March 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic. Developments in the fields of science and technology have caused society and policymakers to think about what and how these advancements will impact society now and tomorrow. Policy consulting and societal dialogue has the goal of supporting society and policymaking...
'Breaking into your brain', London, UK
[Event Date: 2013-03-14]
An event entitled 'Breaking into your brain' will be held on 14 March 2013 in London, UK. The brain is the most complex part of the human body. This organ is the seat of intelligence, interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behaviour. For centuries, scientists and philosophers have been fascinated by the brain, but until recently they viewed the brain as nearly incomprehensible....
'Human Genomics and Medical Technology', Nijmegen, the Netherlands
[Event Date: 2013-03-18]
An advanced bioethics course entitled 'Human Genomics and Medical Technology' will be held from 18 to 21 March 2013 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Ethical issues are present in any kind of research. New developments in life sciences strengthen the potential of medical utopia, the promise of a better life for everyone. This innovative process impacts the way societies and individuals deal with their lives,...
'International partnering event for research and innovation in health and agrofood', Basel, Switzerland
[Event Date: 2013-03-18]
The 'International partnering event for research and innovation in health and agrofood' will take place from 26 to 27 June 2012 in Basel, Switzerland. The first day of the event will start with company visits in the health and agrofood sectors and end with a networking dinner in the evening. On the second day, the morning will begin with plenary presentations on research and development, market and financing...
An event entitled 'European climate change adaptation conference' will take place from 18 to 20 March 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. European research, supported by EU Framework Programmes, has played a leading role in expanding the understanding of climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation. At the same time, policymakers, businesses, NGOs and people at the European, national and local levels have been...
Six-week Greek course,3 June to 11 July 2013, Athens, Greece
The Modern Greek Language Teaching Centre of the University of Athens invites undergraduate, postgraduate students and teaching staff wishing to undertake Greek studies to apply for participation and scholarship to a six-week Greek course which wil take place from 3 June to 11 July 2013.
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2013. More
Conference: Federalisms v. Localism, March 2013, Delhi, India
Following the success of our previous conference on Federalisms - East and West - India, Europe, and North America held in Oxford in 2010, the Europaeum is now set for its follow-up second event in March 2013 in Delhi, working with co partners the James Madison Trust, the Indian Home Ministry, and Jindal University, and other bodies, exploring themes of multi-level governance and localism in the US, Europe, and India. The conference entitled Federalisms v Localisms : Where is Power now ? will once again draw on comparative material from north America, Europe and India, with a range of leading figures from the worlds of politics, law, economics, academia, and the media. Please read the attached statement for a summary of key issues to be discussed. More information will appear in the coming weeks.
Convention: ‘CareerCon 2013’, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 21-23 March 2013
The EUEnet Conference on Career Development and Recruiting ‘CareerCon 2013’ will be hosted by the University de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria from 21 to 23 March.
The conference is jointly organised by the European University Enterprise Network (EUEnet), the Career Development Offices Network (CDOnet), the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Fundación Universitaria de Las Palmas and Fundación Universidad-Empresa.
CareerCon is the European Convention of Career Centres that was launched in 2009 as a result of the EUE-Net project. Representatives of university career services come together to present their centres’ best practices, projects and methodologies in career development, career mediation tools, employment statistics and university-business cooperation.
The 2013 Programme will also include, for the first time, the ‘European Convention of Human Resources Officers – HRnet’, with the aim of creating a framework for exchanges between recruitment and career development professionals from universities and employers.
To find out more about the conference and registration, visit the website.
Preview of the EUA Annual Conference in Ghent, Belgium, 11-12 April 2013
The theme of this year’s EUA Annual Conference taking place at Ghent University (Belgium) is ‘European Universities – Global Engagement’.
In an increasingly competitive international environment internationalisation affects all elements of the university mission. Against a backdrop of demographic decline and underfunding in many parts of Europe the continuous growth of the international student body, although often seen as an opportunity, also brings with it considerable challenges in terms of adapting services and student support.
At the same time research has become an even stronger driver for internationalisation. Investments have been made to promote excellence and attract the most talented graduate students and young researchers, while expanding research collaborations and joint programmes have transformed the global research landscape in response to the need to address global challenges.
In this context, the development of strategic approaches to internationalisation is a necessity for European universities. EUA’s Annual Conference will therefore explore different interpretations and drivers of the globalisation of higher education as well as internationalisation processes in institutions.
The first plenary session will feature a discussion between European policy makers and university presidents from the US and South Africa on internationalisation drivers, approaches and processes.
Meanwhile the Annual Conference will also address the profound changes taking place in the structure and form of national systems and the extent to which these changes stem from pressure to make systems more efficient and internationally competitive, be it through the introduction of targeted funding policies and ‘excellence initiatives’ or through mergers and other forms of institutional consolidation. Perspectives on these issues will be provided by a panel of European university leaders.
Finally, there will also be the opportunity for further discussion of global rankings and their impact, with EUA’s second Rankings Review being published and presented in a final plenary session by report author Andrejs Rauhvargers, Secretary General of the Latvian Rectors’ Conference.
To view the preliminary conference programme, please click here.
Graduate Workshop: “Europe in the World”, April 2013, Oxford, United Kingdom
The Europaeum is organising a Spring School on Europe in a Globalised World: What has changed ? - exploring Europe's rise to dominance from the Middle Ages, to its rivalry with the US, and eventual decline of the so-called West, and now the anticipated rise of Asia - notably China and India, but also Japan and South Korea. The workshop will be linked to the Europaeum's new joint MAs - the newly launched Europaeum MA Programme in Prague, Paris and Leiden, and the MA in European History. The event will particularly explore historical roots and political themes, but will also explore economic, trade and economic factors, and processes of 'globalisation', including innovation, migration, mobility, the circulation of ideas and so forth.
The event will take place in mid-April in Oxford, and involve leading experts. Up to 25 research graduates from Europaeum partner institutions will be selected for participation - more details will appear later this month on the website and be circulated among partner institutions. If you are interested please send a CV and a letter of motivation to the Europaeum office.
Fifth Global Meeting of Associations (GMA V), 24 - 26 April 2013, Manchester, UK
The International Association of Universities (IAU) and the Northern Consortium of UK Universities (NCUK) are pleased to announce that you can now register online for the 5th Global Meeting of Associations (GMA V). This GMA V will be held from 24 to 26 April 2013 in the magnificent Salford Quays, Manchester, UK. This meeting will address a number of topics around the theme of Institutional Diversity in Higher Education: Advantage or Threat for Associations?.
Лятно обучение по германско и европейско право в Мюнхен
Юридическият факултет към университета в Мюнхен (Munich University) предлага лятно обучение по германско и европейско право (Summer Training in German and European Law) за студенти. Програмата ще се проведе между 3 и 27 юли 2013.
Обучението включва въведение в частното и конституционно право, право на Европейския съюз, германското корпоративно, антитръстово и данъчно право и други. Работният език е английски като отличното му владеене е задължително изискване за участниците.
Кандидатите трябва да попълнят онлайн формуляр. Останалите необходими документи са препоръка, академична справка, автобиография, снимка и мотивационно писмо.
Таксата за участие е 700 евро. Освен обучението тя покрива и извънкласните дейности, включително пътувания. Организаторите осигуряват на отличните студенти финансова помощ за таксата за участие и пътни разходи.
Повече информация може да намерите на сайта на програмата.
Крайният срок за кандидатстване е 15 март 2013 г.
Bogdanor pamphlet available online
An important Europaeum Lecture on Overcoming the Legacy of the 20th century: Protecting Minorities in Modern Democracies, by Emeritus Professor Vernon Bogdanor has been published online at the Europaeum website. The pamphlet has already been distributed to interested Europaeum faculty and supporters, as well as across Europaeum partner institutions. The lecture is timely and picks up important issues facing democracies in Europe today. Professor Bogdanor remains an Emeritus Professor at Oxford, but is now based at King’s College, London.
Nation-Building, Regional Identities and Separatism
Edited by Joost Augusteijn and Eric Storm, Palgrave Macmillan
In the decades before 1914, local movements within various European states increasingly demanded political autonomy, home rule or even independence. This is often seen as a more or less logical development, as more self-confident ethnic minorities or 'oppressed nations' started to apply the nationalist programme to their own situation. However, it has recently been shown that in many similar regions more culturally inspired movements appeared which did not reject but supported the centralised efforts to build up a nation-state.
This collection of essays is the first to compare the emergence and development of these different types of regional identities. In thirteen stimulating essays eminent specialists from all over Europe explore the interaction between states and regions in a range of countries in the long nineteenth century and analyse why some of them came to consider themselves part of the new national self-image of the existing states, while others developed separatist tendencies.
‘Patterns and trends in UK higher education’, Report
Universities UK (UUK) has published ‘Patterns and trends in UK higher education’, a report looking at changing trends in UK higher education over the last decade, from 2001 to 2011.
The report shows “a period of continued growth for UK universities, with a steady rise in the number of students over the past decade”. It also highlights the “significant increase in the number of international students studying at UK universities over this period, particularly at Masters level”.
To read more of the key findings of the report or to download the full report, please click here
From FP7 to Horizon 2020: tackling Europe’s health challenges
Dr Jürgen Hescheler on a new toxicity test platform
Dr Wolfgang Weidenhammer on complementary medicine in Europe
Professor Vlad Ratziu on tackling liver disease
Light weight, high-energy batteries for electric cars
Microbes join fight against desertification in North Africa
Product engineering … a complex marriage
Revolutionising industrial safety in Europe
EADTU publishes New E-xcellence Manual
The European Association of Distance Education Universities (EADTU) has published the latest version of the E-xcellence Manual, entitled ‘Quality Assessment for E-learning: a Benchmarking Approach’.
The manual is the outcome of a number of EU-funded projects undertaken under the auspices of EADTU: E-xcellence (2005-2006), E-xcellence plus (2008-2009) and E-xcellence Next (2011-2012). The overall aim of these projects has been to develop a methodology and supporting resources for the quality assurance of e-learning in higher education.