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Apr 23, 2014 11:29 GMT Umeå University Cultural Capital, this year's Master of Fine Arts graduation exhibition from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, shows the individual works of 14 new artists as well as collective interventions connected to the public sphere and the city of Umeå as the European Capital of Culture.

Over 300 ideas from 25 EU countries: EIT ICT Labs Idea Challenge celebrates remarkable interest

Apr 23, 2014 07:41 GMT EIT ICT Labs More than 600 early stage startups and innovators from all over Europe registered for the first wave of the Idea Challenge, and 311 proposals were finally submitted to the EU-wide idea contest.

Apr 07, 2014 12:07 GMT Umeå University The risk of dengue fever beginning to spread in Europe is imminent. According to researchers from Umeå University, this is no longer just an issue for the scientific community but also for politicians and policy makers, who need to be prepared and develop preventive measures.

European Earthship Lecture Tour with Michael Reynolds

Apr 01, 2014 12:12 GMT Earthship Biotecture Europe (Team Europe) This spring Michael Reynolds will be hosting a series of lectures about Earthships in multiple cities around Europe. This is an effort to share 40 years of research and development on self-sufficient housing with the masses. Many concepts and issues within sustainability will be discussed but the main focus is on the concepts of Biotecture and the six core principals of the Earthship model.

International students at Umeå University most satisfied in Europe

Mar 28, 2014 05:26 GMT Umeå University Umeå University has been ranked first in Europe and ninth in the world for student satisfaction according to the latest International Student Barometer (ISB). The survey was responded to by international students from 170 universities in the world during the autumn of 2013.

Major challenges for the higher math education

Mar 25, 2014 18:42 GMT Högskolan i Gävle Olov Viirman, doctor in math focusing on mathematical didactics at the University of Gävle and Karlstad, has examined in his research how the math teachers at the university teach.

EIT ICT Labs London Node Appoints New Node Director

Mar 19, 2014 09:03 GMT EIT ICT Labs The London Node of EIT ICT Labs is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Dennis Moynihan as full time Director. Dennis Moynihan worked previously with the Institute for Sustainability, collaborating with the Smart London Board, EIT Climate-KIC, and other partners in shaping and delivering a range of “smart city” innovation projects. Dennis starts in his new position from the 1st of April.

Electric Car Charging Made Simple: Sneak Preview of New App to End the Chaos of Charging at Cebit

Mar 13, 2014 10:15 GMT EIT ICT Labs Disruptive Berlin Start-up PlugSurfing to unveil revolutionary new app empowering electric car drivers to charge throughout Germany with the one thing they never leave home without: their mobile phone.

EIT ICT Labs launches pan-European IDEA CHALLENGE to drive entrepreneurship

Mar 11, 2014 10:51 GMT EIT ICT Labs 24 early stage start-ups all over Europe have the chance to become part of the pan- European ecosystem of EIT ICT Labs and get their businesses up and running. By launching the Idea Challenge, EIT ICT Labs underlines the aim to fostering young entrepreneurial talents and spur ICT innovation for economic growth.

Not even freezing cold stops alien species in high altitudes

Mar 04, 2014 09:10 GMT Umeå University They hitchhike with us under the soles of our shoes and muddy car tires. Harsh and cold climates don´t seem to stop alien plants from establishing themselves in high altitudes, where they now successfully penetrate the alpine vegetation, a study at Umeå University and University of Antwerp shows.