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European universities reimagine education in the digital, post-pandemic age

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.


Tue 08 Jun 2021, 14:10 | Tags: COVID19

France24: 'UK students, French seniors team up for lockdown chats'

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.

Further media coverage in The Guardian (English), Le Monde (French), La Depeche (French) France Info (French), Reuters (English), Yahoo (English), Daily Mail (English) Corriere (Italian), Sin Chew Daily (Chinese), Study International (English), New York Post (English), EuroNews (Spanish), Badische Zeitung (German), N-TV (German), Ceske Noviny (Czech), and more.

Mon 22 Mar 2021, 13:15 | Tags: COVID19, EUTOPIA, Coverage

France24: Prof Oliver Davis on France anti-health pass protests

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.

Wed 04 Aug 2021, 15:27 | Tags: COVID19, Coverage, Expert comment

wprost: How is the British dealing with the pandemic after lifting restrictions?

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.


Fri 30 Jul 2021, 14:59 | Tags: COVID19, Coverage, Expert comment

Scinexx: Long Covid - what role does the Epstein-Barr virus play?

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.

Thu 29 Jul 2021, 17:10 | Tags: COVID19, Coverage, Expert comment

FAZ: all COVID rules lifted in England

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)

Thu 29 Jul 2021, 12:23 | Tags: COVID19, Coverage, Expert comment

L'Huff Post: Infections are falling in London

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."

Tue 27 Jul 2021, 15:19 | Tags: COVID19, Expert comment

Agencia Sinc: Anti-intellectualism and Covid-19

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.

Tue 27 Jul 2021, 14:02 | Tags: COVID19, Coverage, Expert comment

RTBF: Why contaminations exploded in the Netherlands, France, Spain

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.

Tue 27 Jul 2021, 13:52 | Tags: COVID19, Coverage, Expert comment

La Mezia in Strada: vaccinated tourists are not accepted by the European Union

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)

Fri 23 Jul 2021, 14:52 | Tags: COVID19, Coverage, Expert comment

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