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Vital new student accommodation for Bolzano gets the go ahead

The housing crisis has emerged as one of the most pressing challenges in urban areas around Europe. In order to face housing shortages for university students, the City of Bozen/Bolzano...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 28 February 2024


Revolutionising LMI Access: Unveiling the LMI Chat from LMI-EUniv

In the current era, marked by the high complexity of Labour Market Intelligence (LMI), the LMI-EUniv project introduces the innovative LMI Chat, a pioneering LLM chatbot designed to facilitate the...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 15 February 2024


“Parma Executive Skills”: advanced university training course for Parma City Council employees

This is an important and highly innovative course, not just for Parma and the wider region, but also on the national stage. Its uniqueness, originality and modern approach sets it...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 7 February 2024


The University of Malaga and Malaga City Council jointly appoint a ‘Chair of Social Inclusion’

The new Chair has been promoted from the University of Malaga (UMA) by the Department of Social Psychology, Social Work, Social Services and Social Anthropology, in collaboration with the Municipal...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 31 January 2024


Magdeburg announces the first university school in Saxony-Anhalt

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg is planning to establish the first university school in Saxony-Anhalt, working in cooperation with the state capital, Magdeburg. Jens Strackeljan, Rector of the University, and...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 24 January 2024


The University of Exeter showcases creative approaches to confronting climate change at COP28 in Dubai

The University of Exeter’s We Are the Possible ( COP28, Dubai 2023); We Still Have a Chance (COP27, Egypt 2022); and One Chance Left (COP26, UK 2021); have each been successfully...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 18 January 2024


Lublin is celebrating!

Through to the finals of the European Capital of Culture, 2029. The city of Lublin has successfully qualified for the final stage of the prestigious competition for the title of...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 18 January 2024


Linköping wins prestigious ‘European Capital of Innovation Award 2023’

Linköping, Sweden’s fifth largest city, has a population of 166,700 residents. Over the last decade, the number of residents has increased by almost 20,000, which makes Linköping one of the...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 18 January 2024


Magdeburg hosts the EUniverCities Network’s Winter 2023 Gathering

As part of our Network’s series of bi-annual meetings, we met in Magdeburg in early December to explore the shared challenge around how to attract and retain (international) talent. Magdeburg...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 20 December 2023


Intergenerational Learning in Ghent

Community what?  Community Campus (‘neighbourhood in the campus, campus in the neighbourhood’) is a strategic project of Artevelde University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). The goal of the project is to...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 19 December 2023


Lausanne’s membership of the UNESCO Learning Cities Network sparks new collaborative projects

The “Lausanne, learning city” application, supported jointly by the City and the University, was accepted by UNESCO in September 2022. Lausanne has thus joined the Global Network of Learning Cities...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 19 December 2023


A Knowledge Powerhouse – the City and University of Innsbruck tackle HR challenges together.

Innsbruck’s Mayor Georg Willi, City Councillor for Science Christine Oppitz-Plörer and Rector Veronika Sexl each emphasized the relevance of cross-organizational and interdisciplinary networking in dealing with current and future challenges....
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Posted by Alison Ward on 19 December 2023


Inauguration of the Children’s Centre of the University of Parma

The University of Parma has entered into an agreement with the Accademia dei Giorni Straordinari Foundation to deliver an educational project aimed at involving children and young people aged between...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 30 November 2023


The West University of Timisoara (UVT) Hosts the 40th Annual Danube Rectors’ Conference

Timișoara, a landmark of Romania’s democratic history and the designated 2023 European Capital of Culture, provided an apt setting for the event. The conference reflected the city’s enduring commitment to...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 22 November 2023


Bolzano joins the UNESCO Creative Cities Network

The city of Bolzano, capital of the Province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, forms a bridge between north and south in the heart of Europe. It’s a lively city...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 15 November 2023


Exeter University and Devon County Council sign a landmark partnership agreement

Having received the backing of the County Council’s Cabinet and the University’s Executive Board, the aim is to generate greater benefits for people and businesses in Devon, supporting the county...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 9 November 2023


The City of Malaga is funding three digital content projects at the University of Malaga

The Malaga City Council has made the decision to fund three technological innovation projects that will be developed this year by the University of Malaga’s (UMA) Strategic Chairs Network. The...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 19 October 2023


New impetus for Magdeburg’s Port of Science

The Transfer-HAFEN conference signalled the kick off of the large-scale, high-tech project to regenerate the area. In Magdeburg’s Port of Science – an old inland port – an urban high-tech...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 17 October 2023


Lublin has a busy start to the new academic year!

A prestigious start to the academic year!  The official inauguration of the 2023/2024 academic year took place in Lublin on 1st October. It was organised for the first time ever...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 5 October 2023


Linköping and Norrköping hold their own ‘Mini Network’ workshops

‘Lublin at Home’ brought together participants from Linköping Science Park, Linköping University, and the municipalities of Norrköping and Linköping. After some presentations focusing on successful examples of attracting talent, and...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 27 September 2023


Lausanne City-University: innovating and learning together!

The City-University partnership is closely monitoring the projects supported under the 2023 call for projects, the theme of which was left open. Among these remarkable initiatives is the “Veni, Vidy,...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 20 September 2023


Exeter hosts the British Science Festival 2023

Organised by the British Science Association in partnership with the University of Exeter, and working closely with Exeter City Council, the festival welcomed people from across the city and beyond,...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 13 September 2023


Ghent leads the way for student entrepreneurs

Ghent is the Flemish leader in terms of the number of start-ups. The great appeal of the city as a student city certainly plays a role in this regard. Every...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 8 September 2023


Official Launch of the Devon Housing Commission  

The purpose of the Devon Housing Commission is to conduct an in-depth analysis of the various local housing markets, bringing together socio-economic profiles, modelling of the future demographic projections, and...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 12 July 2023


Data release update on the LMI-EUniv project

The LMI-EUniv team has recently launched a comprehensive collection of country fiches providing Higher Education Institutions with invaluable and up-to-date resources on labour market intelligence availability. With effective LMI, universities...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 29 June 2023


Magdeburg BarCamp: “City meets Science“

Approach: Team Science from the city of Magdeburg wanted to organise a network meeting that would promote the identification of common topics for cooperation between the city administration and the...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 14 June 2023


Lublin’s Night of Culture 2023 – save the date!

Lublin is the first city in Poland to become the European Youth Capital. The city was chosen by the international jury as the place to show Europe the values that...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 31 May 2023


Sustainable Urban Development workshop – follow up from the Innsbruck EUniverCities meeting

The workshop focussed on exploring greater cooperation between city institutions. City Councillor Christine Oppitz-Plörer said: “We can only meet the challenges of the next decades together – and only on...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 30 May 2023


Celebrating the first anniversary of the Lublin MCS University Welcome Centre for international students

The UMCS Welcome Centre is the first point of contact for international students at the University and is intended to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for students from all...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 30 May 2023


Captographies: Using citizen science to measure urban air quality

The Captographies project, financed under the Interact 2023 call for projects, is a collaboration between the University of Lausanne and the Directorate of Housing, Environment and Architecture of the City...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 18 May 2023


University of Exeter and UPP Foundation publish new guide on university-led tutoring

The study clearly demonstrated the value of small group, university-led tutoring, highlighting the wider benefits for the children, the students, and the university. Universities are perfectly placed to develop this...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 11 May 2023


Ghent is the Erasmus Destination of the Year 2023!

The Erasmus Destination of the Year initiative was started last year by the Erasmus Student Network in collaboration with the European Commission. The scheme looks for great examples of support...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 11 May 2023


A new City Centre Innovation Hub for Exeter

The SETsquared Partnership was formed in 2002 in order to support its university members in creating regional economic impact through the provision of Business Support to early-stage High Tech, High...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 26 April 2023


Students win three of the five City of Ghent “Jong & Wijs Awards”

The ‘Studentenstandbeeld’ award, for groups of students who dedicate themselves to others, was won by the role model project of Ghent’s higher education institutions. The students involved in the role...
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Posted by Alison Ward on 5 April 2023


Bozen-Bolzano’s SWAP project aims to overcome digital divide

SWAP is an intergenerational project which aims to overcome the digital divide that excludes a non-technological segment of the adult population from accessing public services dedicated to our citizens. As...
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Posted by Katherine Shingler on 27 March 2023


Emperor Maximilian Prize for European service now open for applications

The Emperor Maximilian Prize of the City of Innsbruck and the Region of Tyrol offers the opportunity to highlight and honour projects and initiatives from all areas of life that...
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Posted by Katherine Shingler on 22 March 2023


Life is also paying your bills: new ‘StudentSOS’ column answers students’ queries

Problems with bills and utilities, difficulties with leases, disruptions with trains and planes. Very often our students, living away from home, find themselves facing difficult situations without knowing who to...
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Posted by Katherine Shingler on 17 March 2023


2023 Kaiser Otto Prize awarded to Slovakian President Zuzana Čaputová

Magdeburg awards the Kaiser Otto Prize every two years, honouring personalities with outstanding achievements in the field of European unification, particularly with regard to the countries of Eastern and Southeastern...
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Posted by Katherine Shingler on 14 March 2023


West University of Timișoara hosts ‘Smart Diaspora 2023’

The West University of Timisoara (UVT) is preparing for the largest Romanian diaspora conference, Smart Diaspora 2023. The event gathers over one thousand Romanians living abroad and working in science...
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Posted by Katherine Shingler on 8 March 2023


ENLIGHT alliance invites proposals for its second Global Dialogue

Our partners at the University of Ghent have asked us to share this information with our partners and contacts. We encourage students at any of our partner institutions to submit...
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Posted by Katherine Shingler on 6 March 2023


Málaga welcomes international visitors to Transfiere 2023 and Erasmus+ training week

The scientific-technological offer of the University of Málaga (UMA) was once again featured in the 12th edition of Transfiere held on 15-17 February in Málaga. This European Forum for Science,...
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Posted by Katherine Shingler on 27 February 2023


Linköping researchers focus on inclusion

Can youth sports be a tool for creating inclusion and combating segregation? Activities organised in a non-traditional way in communities where the target group is located may be precisely that,...
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Posted by Katherine Shingler on 20 February 2023


West University of Timisoara open a survey on students in the labour market

The LMI-EUniv Erasmus+ project (run by West University of Timisoara, PROSPEKTIKER, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Tallinn University and Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)), has launched a European survey to find out how European...
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Posted by Katherine Shingler on 6 February 2023


Lausanne announces Interact projects for 2023

Now in its fifth year, the Interact programme has invited researchers from UNIL and employees of the City of Lausanne to collaborate once again on shared projects. By not imposing...
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Posted by Design Studio on 23 January 2023


Comon: Ghent’s urban living lab

“Knowledge is important. But we tend to get hung up in that part of the process sometimes,” says researcher Bas Baccarne. He prefers it when thinking also leads to doing....
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Posted by Design Studio on 17 January 2023


A student’s experience of the EUniverCities meeting on sustainable urban development in Innsbruck

In November 2023, I travelled to Innsbruck in Austria for the EUnivercities network conference on sustainable urban development. EUniverCities is a European network in which medium sized cities and universities work in tandem...
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Posted by Design Studio on 11 January 2023


Exeter City consults the university community on its development plans

Photo: Visitors to the Liveable Exeter/Exeter City Futures stall at the Forum building, University of Exeter. The Exeter Plan sets out a sustainable approach to city planning: rather than including...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 December 2022


Researching and designing memory

100 years ago, at the beginning of October 1922, leading exponents of national fascism led a violent expedition in Bolzano with the aim of removing the mayor, Julius Perathoner. He...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 November 2022


City and university in tandem on the road to sustainability

“For us, acting sustainably always means acting on a European level and thinking about the world, accepting that in the end we can only master the really urgent tasks together”,...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 November 2022


Labour market changes and midlife workers in focus at West University of Timisoara

The European Mid-Life Skills Review is implemented by the Trade Union Congress (UK) in partnership with West University of Timisoara (RO), Prospektiker Instituto Europeo de Prospectiva Y Estrategia SA and Servicio...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 November 2022


“Knowledge Bites”: the research of the University of Parma meets the city

The location for this series of events is ParmaUniverCity Info Point, the information and reception point of the University of Parma in the underpass of the Roman Bridge: a significant...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 October 2022


The University of Magdeburg becomes a “European University”

Photo © Jana Dünnhaupt/OVGU  As a member of the EU GREEN university network, the University of Magdeburg will become a “European University” together with eight other universities, also including fellow...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 October 2022


News from UMCS and the City of Lublin

The European Enterprise Promotion Awards competition identifies and recognizes the best promoters of enterprise and entrepreneurship in Europe. It showcases the best principles and practices in entrepreneurship, raises public awareness of...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 October 2022


Linköping University’s “Pillow Project” recycling initiative is a hit

“Sustainability is a key priority for LiU” The Pillow Project is a new collaboration between Linköping University and its student associations. The recycling initiative where new international students may buy...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 September 2022


Lausanne, the first city in Switzerland to join the UNESCO network of learning cities

Learning cities enable people of all ages and backgrounds to benefit from inclusive quality education and formal and informal lifelong learning opportunities. In doing so, these cities promote individual empowerment...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 September 2022


EUniverCities Innsbruck meeting: Tackling “Urban Sustainable Development”

Contributing to the achievement of the SDGs is an integral part of the EUniverCities network’s ambition. The UniverCity’s influence on sustainable urban development is manifold and the Innsbruck meeting will...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 July 2022


Looking at our city through different eyes: students working with the city of Ghent

With no less than 80,000 students and researchers, Ghent is home to a lot of bright minds. So why not involve all this intelligence in the challenges we face as...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 July 2022


Engaging with local communities: University of Exeter establishes a new Community Panel

As part of its commitment to these actions, the University has developed a Community Panel to help identify local issues, challenges and opportunities, and to support the development of an...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 July 2022


University of Málaga runs a new vocational course for students with special needs

This degree is a project included within the university training programmes for the employment of young people with special educational needs, within the framework of the ONCE Foundation’s call for...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 July 2022


West University of Timisoara kicks off a new project

The main goal of the project is to explore how European Universities are using labour market information and labour market intelligence in the planning and delivery of their provision and...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 July 2022


The University of Málaga loans the City of Málaga a building for the Philharmonic Orchestra

This transfer is the first step towards the rehabilitation of these rooms by the Municipal Housing Institute, with the ultimate aim of converting them into a rehearsal space for the...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 June 2022


Parma in the Mission 100 climate-neutral and smart cities

Parma had responded to the European Commission’s expression of interest last January along with 376 other cities. Europe was looking for 100 climate neutral and smart cities willing to participate...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 June 2022


Staying on in Magdeburg after graduation

With about 5,000 visitors, the premiere of the “JobsHere” careers fair at Magdeburg‘s Unicampus came to a successful close on the evening of 22 June 2022. Among the guests were...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 June 2022


The EUniverCities Network meets in Exeter to discuss collaborative approaches to arts and culture

A keynote speech from Charles Landry, the internationally renowned author of The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Development, set the tone. Amidst the chaos, division and homogeneity of modern life,...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 June 2022


CaST project publishes a new volume on Engaged Learning

The project focuses on how universities can work more effectively and more inclusively within their city communities by providing students with opportunities to work on local societal challenges. In particular,...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 May 2022


UMCS Lublin takes action to help Ukrainian refugees – and other updates from Lublin

At the beginning of March, a team supporting Ukraine was established at the University. The team hold weekly meetings to discuss activities supporting Ukrainian students, doctoral students and employees at...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 May 2022


Innsbruck supports partner university in Ukraine

Around 180 delegates from all over Europe met at Universität Innsbruck: they are part of the Aurora University Network, which Universität Innsbruck joined in 2019 and whose annual network meeting...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 May 2022


Students at the Comon Make-a-Ton in Ghent come up with innovative healthcare solutions

Comon? Comon is a collective of scientists, technologists and creatives from the City of Ghent, imec, Ghent University and De Krook Library. Comon wants to make Ghent an (even) better,...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 April 2022


The University of Exeter prepares for the launch of a new Community Partnership Hub

Students and academics at the University already engage closely with charities and other voluntary organisations, but our research shows that at present these connections can be quite ad hoc, and...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 April 2022


Research for the development of the last mile by public transport in Magdeburg

Photographer: Olga Biletska, OVGU Magdeburg The bus travelled on a 2.3 km loop route, making 4 stops to connect an area of the southern downtown with the Rothehornpark. It ran...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 March 2022


University students come up with a game to bring tourism to Málaga’s districts

They present ‘EnigMálaga’ as ‘a visionary, innovative, fun, instructive, revitalising, profitable, sustainable, replicable, integrative and flexible project, capable of re-launching the use of the city’s potential, distributing the flow of...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 March 2022


The City and University of Málaga work together to excavate the “Cerro del Villar”

Image by FUNDACIÓN MÁLAGA In 2017, researchers from Málaga, led by the University of Málaga (UMA) professor of the Prehistory José Suárez Padilla and commissioned by the Municipal Urban Planning Department...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 March 2022


Timisoara and Lublin mobilise to support Ukrainian refugees

Photo by carefulweb Timisoara for Ukraine The Municipality of Timisoara is coordinating a local solidarity committee of about 30 organisations named “Timisoara for Ukraine” to provide support to the refugees arriving...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 March 2022


MagdeMINT: Technology and Natural Sciences for Young People

Photo by Andreas Lander Under the leadership of the state capital Magdeburg, “MagdeMINT” brings together local STEM stakeholders. The first partners have come together with the project partners Otto von...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 March 2022


Lausanne city and university work together on “Gender and the City”

Six tandem teams submitted projects, of which three were selected and will be carried out during the calendar year 2022: “Préaux en tous genres” aims to observe, document and analyse...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 February 2022


Lublin Development Strategy 2030

he Lublin 2030 Strategy is the result of a complex participatory process, with city-dwellers as the co-authors of the development vision and concept, said Krzysztof Żuk, Mayor of Lublin. Work on...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 January 2022


Innsbruck kicks off new “House of Physics”

The “House of Physics” will find its home at Universität Innsbruck’s Campus Technik in the west of the Tyrolean capital. The architectural competition for the planning of the new building...
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Posted by Design Studio on 1 January 2022