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18th January 2018 Event

LERU Implicit Gender Bias in Academia Event

This policy launch, organised by The League of European Research Universities (LERU) communicated a paper written by its gender working group about the impact of implicit gender bias on women in academia. Introducing the event was Kurt Deketelaere, president of LERU. Katrien Maes, Chief Policy Officer LERU and Jadranka Gvozdanovic, University of Heidelberg Professor and […]

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8th - 9th January 2018 Event

High Level Conference on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)

On the 8th and 9th of January 2018 the WRB attended the High-Level Conference on the next MFF at the European Commission. The event brought together a great variety of stakeholders from Member States, think tanks and EU institutions, in order to discuss the challenges ahead for the EU budget, and the ways to address […]

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14th December 2017 Event

The State of European University – Business Cooperation (UBC)

This event displayed the findings of a Commission-funded study to evaluate the state of university business cooperation in Europe. The study includes 50 ‘good practice’ case studies for UBC. It also includes a detailed analysis of UBC from the perspectives of HEIs, academics and business people. The presentation put forward the idea that universities should […]

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13th December 2017 Event

CEPS Lunchtime Brexit Dialogue

  This lunchtime dialogue, organised jointly by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and the British Council aimed to explore the future relationship between the UK and EU in the area of research and science. Introducing the event was Karel Lannoo, Chief Executive Officer at CEPS and Daniel Korbel, Head of Science Global Team […]

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7th December 2017 Event

What does the past of Eastern Africa tell us about future sustainability?

White Rose Brussels will be hosting a policy brief and an interactive discussion about agricultural sustainability. This briefing will present insights from University of York EU-funded research projects. Join us to learn how long-term data can play a role in informing policy decisions around agricultural sustainability. Speaking at the event will be Bernard Rey, Head of Sector […]

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5th - 5th December 2017 Event

Right to Energy Coalition Event, 5th December

Right to energy coalition involves numerous NGOs, Charities, and European political parties. The event consisted of two panels (incomplete list – I couldn’t catch all of their names). Panel 1: Tamás Meszerics MEP – Greens. G Droppa Claude Turmes Guiliame Drueman Gaban Daranczi Cornelia Ersnt Dario Tamburran Discussion: Energy poverty is a huge problem in […]

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30th - 30th November 2017 Event

LERU autumn reception on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

On the 30th of November the WRB attended LERU autumn reception on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Hotel Silken Berlaymont.   Introduction by Prof. Bert van der Zwaan, Rector Magnificus of Utrecht University and Chair of LERU Discussed the size of the network and the impact it was having   Presentation by Dr. Daria Tataj, […]

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21st November 2017 Event

Interdisciplinary Antimicrobial Resistance Launch Event

On the 21st November 2017 Aarhus University, in collaboration with Central Denmark.eu and the S&D party, opened an exhibition in the EU Parliament on Antimicrobial Resistance, which we attended. Summary of issues discussed: Opening speech by Christel Schaldemose (MEP) and Keynote address by Line Matthiessen, deputy Director, DG Research and Innovation   Discussed the existing […]

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