Higher education across Europe needs to cut red tape, revolutionise lifelong learning, standardise digital platforms, and immerse students in research as well as employability skills from day one, according to new recommendations proposed by Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities.
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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Professor Oliver Davis, from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, is interviewed on France24 (English) about the major demonstrations taking place across France against the tightening of restrictions around the 'pass sanitaire', or vaccine passport.
Polish news. “We would like to believe that we are at a turning point; but you have to wait until all the data shows it, ”said Dr. Mike Tildesley of the University of Warwick.
German science news. Professor Lawrence Young from the University of Warwick, who was not involved in the study, also sees this option: “If a direct role of EBV reactivation in Long Covid is supported by further studies, then this offers the chance of a better diagnosis of Long Covid, but also on the possible therapeutic benefits of antiviral herpes active ingredients such as ganciclovir," said Young.
German news. University of Warwick infectious disease specialist Mike Tildesley told the BBC on Monday, "I think it's pretty confusing for people what the right thing to do now." He hoped enough people would weigh the risks themselves with this the number of infections does not continue to rise as strongly. See also ORF (Austrian broadcaster); Schwabische (German); Der Tagesspiegel (German); Berliner Morgenpost (German); n-tv (German)
Italian news. "The growing spread of the coronavirus among the under 30s is the basis of projections such as that of Mike Tildelsley of the University of Warwick, which predicts a peak of 150,000 infections per day in the fall."
Spanish news. The researcher at the University of Warwick (UK) Eric Jensen believes that the attitude of the population has become more positive towards science and claims to see no evidence that there is a "growing sector" of people with an anti-intellectualist mentality.
Belgian news. “If you look at the data from the Netherlands, it's pretty clear that it was this nightclub environment that fueled this rate of infection,” said Lawrence Young, a virologist at Warwick Medical School to CNBC.
Ivo Vlov, a professor at the University of Warwick in the UK who advises the government on behavioural science during COVID-19, acknowledged that Western countries' refusal to recognize vaccines used in poorer countries could lead to distrust. See also Regiao (Portuguese)