The Faculty of Science (FoS) of the Charles University in Prague presented its new communication concept called SCIENTISTS in early November last year. The objective of this concept is to approach elementary and secondary school students & teachers, media, education industry experts, as well as the general public.
The Team mission is to shape a new breed of engineers leader in their relative fields and to represent the educational excellence of our university.
One of the Team's goals is to improve the Team visibility inside and outside our university, to do that we defined three communication targets: institutions, companies and students. To communicate with them the Team uses Prezi, Power Point presentations, audiovisual products and “elevator pitch” strategy in the interpersonal approach.
ITU: A Historic University Making History in Education and Innovation
The dynamic administration of the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) led by Rector Prof. Dr. Muhammed Sahin since August 2008, has placed sustainability in the core of its values. The four major cornerstones of his vision include: entrepreneurship, quality in education, research and most importantly innovation. In order to make these cornerstones solid and sustainable, major projects have been planned and implemented in rapid time.
H2Roma is a communication event on sustainability of energy, mobility and cars promoted by CIRPS - Interuniversity Research Centre for Sustainable Development - Sapienza University of Rome, CNR - National Research Council - Energy and Transportation Department, ENEA – Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. The scientific coordination is assigned to Prof. Orecchini and his research section SEM – Energy and Mobility Systems of CIRPS.
In 2009 we developed a pilot project funded by the University of Girona (Spain), combining Educational Innovation and Development Cooperation, which was held at Shanti Bhavan, a rural school in South India.
Project based activities are a good way to expose secondary school students to more science and math at earlier grades. In the last few years has been a decrease of enrolment for engineering programs in Spain. For this reason, the University of Girona (UdG), the Social Council of UdG and the Catalan Government started initiatives, with the aim of increasing the interest of students for technology and promote engineering skills, capabilities and values. These institutions support and promote scientific and technological activities of recreational nature that are attractive for students.
Jellyfish are taking over the world ocean, replacing fish. The fish-jellyfish transition is being perceived at the level of the public due to dramatic increases in stung people, impairment of fisheries (due to predation on fish eggs and larvae and on the crustacean prey of the fish juveniles), clogging of cooling systems of coastal firms such as desalinization plants, and power plants, impact on cage aquaculture.