Students at the University of Warwick are spending their lockdown chatting online with elderly people in France, bridging intergenerational and international divides in a time marked by isolation. Around fifty French language students from Warwick’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures are currently taking part in the programme ‘ShareAmi’, launched by the French non-profit Oldyssey.
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"Even as negotiations for the UK’s exit from the European Union reach their complex climax, [the University of Warwick] is set to virtually host a week-long event dedicated to continental cooperation." Read more about our EUTOPIA network in University Business. (November 2020)
Dr Lucie Gadenne, Department of Economics, writes for French newspaper Libération about the quest for a COVID-19 vaccine, and how to make it accessible to everyone around the world once it is discovered. (May 2020). Also, listen to her interview on Radio Canada here.
EUTOPIA, an established alliance of six European universities that exists to create a connected and inclusive community addressing global and local challenges, has been successful in its bid for a €5m grant from the Erasmus+ ‘European Universities’ programme. June 2019
"Warwick, pourtant peu connue en France, est devenue la troisième université du Royaume-Uni qui accueille le plus de Français" - Le Monde a visité Warwick en mars 2019. (Paywall).
"A study, conducted by researchers at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and published in the journal Sleep, reveals that parents' night-time rest could be affected for up to six years later. the birth of their first child.
Spanish news. Dr Mike Tildesley, a reader in infectious disease modeling at the University of Warwick and a member of the Pandemic Influenza Scientific Group on government modeling, said Brits should manage risks by following social distancing guidelines and wearing face masks.
French news. "For Côme Chabaille, in 2nd year of management at the University of Warwick, 'it is certainly a very hard period but very interesting from an intellectual point of view because many opportunities arise.'"
French news. "We don't know how well the tests work in terms of accuracy when people do it at home," Sian Taylor-Phillips, professor of health sciences at the University of Warwick, commented sceptically on Sky News, this Monday.
Italian tech news. "...there are those like Tom Sorell who propose that the laws postulated by Asimov should be updated and that it is necessary to discuss 'a new set of laws that are better suited to the astounding advances made in the field of robotics and AI technology'. Sorell is a robotic ethics expert and professor at the University of Warwick in the UK."