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Week of Science and Technology at the University of Aveiro

By Álvaro José Caseiro de Almeida. Published on 26 April 2016 in:
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The University of Aveiro, in Portugal, organised the “Week of Science and Technology” for the 16th year. It took place last year, from the 23rd to the 27th November. High school students from around the country were invited to discover, experiment and explore the science which is carried out in the University. The aim was the promotion of science and technology, but students also learned, and learned a lot! In this week, they could participate in entertaining experiments, laboratory activities, many talks or even exhibitions or field trips.

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PLANCKS 2015 in Leiden, NL

By Freek Broeren. Published on 20 August 2015 in:
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From the 22-24 May 2015, the second edition of Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kick-ass Students [PLANCKS] was held. The event started on Friday with a very successful opening symposium, which hosted over 300 people. The main event, the physics Olympiad, was organised on Saturday. A total of 28 teams from 18 countries took up the challenge, but only the best could be praised with the title of ”Best Physics Students of the World”, and winning the grand prize of …

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First Iran Physics Tournament and International Year of Light 2015

By Dina Izadi. Published on 23 April 2015 in:
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The Ariaian Young Innovative Minds Institute [AYIMI] held the first Iran Physics Tournament in Iran with cooperation of Scientific- Student Society of Shahid Beheshti University in February 2015 and a selected team will participate in the International Physics Tournament 2015 in Poland.

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ICPS 2015 – physics students gathering this year in Croatia

By Eugen Rožić. Published on 24 February 2015 in:
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The International Conference of Physics Students [ICPS] is an event where physics students from around the world gather each year for a week to meet their colleagues, present their work, attend lectures held by renowned physicists, participate in workshops and round tables on various topics, visit local institutes and labs, go on organized trips and much more – all on a student budget.

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Nordic Physics Days in Trondheim, Norway

By Ashild Fredriksen. Published on 24 February 2015 in:
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The Nordic Physics Days is a biannual conference for researchers, teachers and students in physics. This meeting is the fourth in a new series of Nordic Physics Meetings established as a collaboration between the National Physical Societies in the Nordic countries. The venue this year is the Norwegian University of Science and Technology [NTNU], Trondheim, Norway, from 9-12 June 2015. Abtract subbmission opens February 1st.

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Open Readings 2015

By Jonas Berzinš. Published on 19 December 2014 in:
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The 58th international scientific conference for students of physics and natural sciences “Open Readings 2015″ is searching for support!
The conference will take place from 24-27 March 2015. It is a non-profit event each year attracting promising young scientists of physics and natural sciences from all over the world (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, USA, Serbia, etc.) Students’ Scientific Association of Vilnius University Faculty of Physics, expects over 200 participants this year and even more visitors.

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African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications 2014

By Kétévi Adiklè Assamagan. Published on 25 September 2014 in:
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The third biennial African School of fundamental physics (ASP) and applications took place in Dakar Senegal from 3 to 23 2014. The school explores theoretical, experimental, applied physics and computing aspects of the field. It covers a wide range of topics: particle physics, particle detectors, astro-particle physics and cosmology, accelerator technologies and some of the applications, such as medical physics, light sources, and Grid computing. The participating students are selected from all over Africa and beyond. The selected students receive full bursaries…

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How much do teachers earn and what do students pay?

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 25 October 2013 in:
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Eurydice collects yearly data on teacher’s salaries and the cost of studies in Europe. Two reports have recently been released, giving an overview of the financial status of both teachers and students.

The “teachers’ and school heads’ salaries and allowances in Europe” report provides data for the financially critical period between 2000 and 2013 of teachers’ salaries. In all EU countries except Greece and despite salary cuts or freezes applied over the last few years in many countries, teachers’ purchasing power stayed the same or…

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2012 EPS University Student Fellowships

By e-EPS. Published on 16 March 2012 in:
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Three University Student Fellowships – of 2,000 euros each – are available from the European Physical Society [EPS] in 2012. The EPS fellowships are given to promising young physics students in recognition of academic excellence.

Applicants should be enrolled, at a European institution, in a physics – or related – degree course at the Masters level (second cycle: post-Bachelor, pre-PhD), or equivalent. Third cycle students and previous EPS fellowship recipients are not eligible…

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European Physical Society a STEPS THREE partner

By Hendrik Ferdinande. Published on 16 March 2012 in:
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The European Physical Society has become a partner in the third Stakeholders Tune European Physics Studies [STEPS3] network. The project, spanning 2012-15, will bring together 60 institutions – representing 31 European countries – in order to gather input from stakeholders in European physics education.

The aim of the project is to increase the number and quality of physics graduates within Europe and, in consequence, the economic impact of physics. Working groups will investigate topics grouped under three themes…

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Students “hangout” with CMS physicists on Google+

By Achintya Rao. Published on 16 March 2012 in:
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The Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the LHC [CMS] recently organised two virtual visits to the CMS experimental cavern, around 100 meters underground, using the Google+ Hangouts platform. Schools, universities and interested members of the public were invited to remotely connect with physicists in front of the CMS detector and in the above-ground control room, to talk about the detector, the LHC, and the physics goals of the collaboration.

Google+ Hangouts, a feature of the new social network, are multi-user video calls with up to ten participants…

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ERASMUS programme celebrates 25th anniversary

By Hendrik Ferdinande. Published on 16 March 2012 in:
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2012 marks the silver anniversary of the European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students [ERASMUS], the European Union’s best known and most popular student exchange programme.

In commemoration of this milestone a series of national festivities, to be held throughout the year, were announced at the end of January by the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou.

Close to three million students have benefited from a study period or work placement abroad since the establishment…

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