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EUTOPIA invests €10.2m in young researchers tackling real-world challenges
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Education Information
February 14, 2020 Friday 11:47:00 IST

EUTOPIA invests €10.2m in young researchers tackling real-world challenges

EUTOPIA — a community of six European campuses striving to address global and regional challenges, and to develop a new form of open, inclusive, innovative higher education — is to invest €10.2 million to train early career researchers in fields such as data, health, welfare, and sustainability. The EUTOPIA Science & Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme (EUTOPIA-SIF) has been awarded €5.6 million by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme, with that amount boosted by a further €4.6 million from EUTOPIA members.EUTOPIA-SIF will train a cohort of 76 post-doctoral researchers over five years, to be part of the future generation of science and innovation leaders in Europe — with internationally

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Education Information
February 14, 2020 Friday 11:37:37 IST
Monash University announces new campus in Indonesia

Monash University announces new campus in Indonesia

Monash University has been granted approval by the Government of Indonesia to establish the first foreign university campus in Indonesia. Based in Jakarta, Monash Indonesia will be a postgraduate campus, offering Master and PhD degrees, as well as executive programs and micro-credentials. It will be research-intensive and industry engaged

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Education Information
February 13, 2020 Thursday 04:32:36 IST
McGill University and Université du Québec en Outaouais to offer Med-Programme

McGill University and Université du Québec en Outaouais to offer Med-Programme

McGill University is partnering with the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) to offer the McGill Faculty of Science’s Medicine Preparatory (Med-P) Program in Gatineau. In September 2020, the program will welcome its first cohort of approximately 20 CEGEP graduates. With the addition of the program, McGill and its partners now offe

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Education Information
February 13, 2020 Thursday 11:02:58 IST
Postgraduate access scheme for students from under-represented backgrounds

Postgraduate access scheme for students from under-represented backgrounds

More than 60 paid research internships will be available through the University’s graduate access programmes this summer, with projects offered in a wide range of subjects from physics, biochemistry and mathematics to geography and English literature. Building on the success of the 2019 pilot of the pioneering UNIQ+ graduate access summ

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Education Information
February 11, 2020 Tuesday 01:49:26 IST
Scholarship schemes for Indian Students for pursuing higher studies abroad

Scholarship schemes for Indian Students for pursuing higher studies abroad

Government of India is implementing schemes for scholarship/grant for Indian students travelling abroad for higher studies which are as follows: -1. National Overseas Scholarship for Scheduled Caste Students: The scheme is implemented by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment under which financial assistance is provided to the m

Editor’s Note : Thought for the week

"Future of the country depends on Science and Technology," Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao. Quotes

Teaching Tips

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Teacher Insights
February 14, 2020 Friday 12:14:06 IST
Brain training does not improve early number skills, say researchers

Brain training does not improve early number skills, say researchers

Psychologists at the University of Sheffield have identified that core thinking skills are crucial in developing early number skills, and why children might differ widely in their early maths ability. Research from the University of Sheffield, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, investigated why children differ so much in their early maths skills, t

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Teacher Insights
February 14, 2020 Friday 11:41:21 IST
Monash University puts focus on mental health of students, staff

Monash University puts focus on mental health of students, staff

Monash University is developing an Australian-first digital resource to help students and staff identify when they are at risk of mental health problems, and how to seek appropriate help. The platform - ‘Thrive’ - is being developed by the University’s Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, led by Turner Director and Head of the School

Policy Updates

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Policy Indications
February 14, 2020 Friday 10:41:44 IST
Secularism and tolerance of minority groups predicts future prosperity

Secularism and tolerance of minority groups predicts future prosperity

A new study by the University of Bristol scientists has found that secular cultures that are tolerant of minority groups and respectful of individuals’ rights tend to have more wealth, education and democracy. New research, which surveyed nearly half a million people across 109 countries, shows that changes in culture generally come before any im

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Policy Indications
February 13, 2020 Thursday 11:40:37 IST
Internet needs an international WTO-style body

Internet needs an international WTO-style body

A new study finds that the internet needs an international World Trade Organization (WTO)-style body to protect and grow it as one of the world’s unique shared resources: a communications infrastructure that is open, free, safe and reliable. The findings have been published by the UK-China Global Issues Dialogue Centre at Jesus College Cambridge.

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Science Innovations
February 13, 2020 Thursday 10:39:46 IST
Synchronization of neurons is critical for learning and forming memories

Synchronization of neurons is critical for learning and forming memories

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that the neurons involved in Pavlovian learning shift their behavior during the process and become more synchronized when a memory is being formed.In the study, recently published in The FASEB Journal, researchers looked at Pavlovian learning patterns, or respondent conditioning, in mice. In

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Science Innovations
February 11, 2020 Tuesday 02:08:18 IST
Climate warming disrupts tree seed production

Climate warming disrupts tree seed production

New research by the University of Liverpool, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand, Keele University and Manchester Metropolitan University, has revealed the effect of climate warming on the complex interactions between beech trees and the insects that eat their seeds.Masting, the process by which tr

Welcome to Rajagiri Round Table Conference

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Round Table February 05, 2020 Wednesday 03:12:54 IST
Youth and Optimism for India’s Future

The 57th RRT shares more creative ways of vacation

The future of the nation lies in the hands of the students and youth. India has a rich cultural and scientific heritage. The nation reigns supreme with its enduring spiritual skills, creativity-inducing diversity and abiding youthfulness, among the league of nations. India is gifted with the right combination of natural and human resources to