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UAntwerp helping to develop new vaccines
On Tuesday 21 April, Flemish minister Jo Vandeurzen launched 'Flanders Vaccine: building partnerships in vaccine-related R&D', an innovation platform for knowledge centres, businesses and organisations involved in research on vaccine development.
The second application round for admission into the Advanced Master EGEI is open
Each academic year the Advanced Master EGEI organises two application rounds.
The third term at Università degli Studi di Bari 'Aldo Moro' has started
The students in the Advanced Master EGEI have finalised their second term at University of Antwerp (Belgium) and have moved to Bari (Italy) after the Easter vacation for the third term.
University leaders gather to debate impact of research on society
Around 400 university leaders and representatives from the European higher education sector will gather on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 April 2015 at the Annual Conference of the European University Association (EUA).
De ondraaglijke lichtheid van de wereldarmoede
Tom De Herdt (UAntwerp) writes a column about budget cuts in the Belgian Development Cooperation Budget (In: De Standaard)
Blue Helmets: Why Europe should contribute more troops to the UN
Prof Tom Sauer (UAntwerp) on the lack of European involvement in UN-peacekeeping troops (In: Europe's World)
Fish uses 'water tongue' to grab prey on land
Amphibious fish that feed on land use water held in their mouths to help them grab and manipulate their prey.
New publication: Routledge International Handbook of Children's Rights Studies
Two members of the Law and Development Research Group, Wouter Vandenhole and Ellen Desmet (UAntwerp) have co-edited a handbook of children's rights studies in which a critical perspective is advanced.
Vandenhole senior expert EU FRANET
As of late March 2015, Wouter Vandenhole (UAntwerp) has become Senior expert for Belgium of the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency's multidisciplinary research network (FRANET).
Spin-off obtains CE marking
UAntwerp spin-off icometrix receives the coveted CE mark for its software MSmetrix. This software allows clinicians and radiologists to measure brain lesions and cerebral volumes of patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
Colli-PeeTM wins IWT Innovation Award
Colli-PeeTM, a first void urine collection device has received the IWT Innovation Award in the category 'major social relevance', developed by Novosanis, the young spin-off of the University of Antwerp.
We're one step closer to unravelling the hearing mechanism
Hearing is a very complex sense: thousands of cells have to work together so that we can hear. The organ of Corti plays a vital role in this. Investigating its structure, Joris Soons (University of Antwerp) has succeeded in producing a detailed map of this receptor organ.
Werner Vandenbruwaene addressed Legal Affairs Committee on 'Summer Time'
Werner Vandenbruwaene (Research group Government & Law, UAntwerp) addressed the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament on Better Regulation and Directive 84/2000, Summer Time (24 March 2015).
GLOTHRO: new publications
The Research Networking Programme GLOTHRO publishes two new books under the expert guidance of Prof Wouter Vandenhole (UAntwerp).
New insights in parakeet invasions
Dr Diederik Strubbe and Prof Erik Matthysen (UAntwerp) show that forecasts of invasion risk from ecological niche models can be substantially improved by accounting for within-taxon niche structure and association with humans in the native range
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