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Through the EU's twinning initiative for research bodies, Tallinn University has teamed up with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and Germany's Walther Schücking Institute of International Law to expand world-class research into human rights whilst raising excellence in the field.
Published: 15 March 2017
The Belgian school system is highly segregated. Poorer standards of education are seen in schools where pupils are predominantly of immigrant background. EU researchers are compiling new datasets and information about school composition and teaching cohesion to ensure segregation does not have to mean a difference in education standards.
Published: 6 March 2017
Many children of migrants, born in their adopted homeland, have successfully overcome the odds and enjoy 'elite' status with well paid jobs. By studying these individuals, EU researchers hope to identify how policies and education can be changed to help more second-generation migrants achieve success.
Published: 3 March 2017
Take a look at the prototype of a small experimental sort of zeppelin. It has been equipped with sophisticated radars and sensors with one goal in mind; to become a new and efficient tool for maritime surveillance.
Published: 22 February 2017
EU-researchers are demonstrating how diet and lifestyle before and during pregnancy, along with infant feeding choices, have a direct impact on the risk of obesity from childhood through to adulthood.
Published: 16 February 2017
In a bid to achieve problem-free and proactive mobility solutions for transport, the EU-funded OPTIMUM project is developing IT systems to monitor, gather and analyse multi-source big data on transportation behaviours. This will improve transit, freight transportation and congestion levels throughout Europe.
Published: 10 February 2017
Bygone Asian cotton and porcelain trade routes could have spurred the consumption of luxury goods in Europe, researchers believe, while scientific cooperation with modern Asia is still leading to new technological advances.
Published: 30 January 2017
As consumption-driven material affluence increases, and our ecological footprint with it, the general happiness and wellbeing of stressed Europeans paradoxically decreases. An EU-funded project is researching how to turn this conundrum on its head.
Published: 27 January 2017
If you've ever seen those annoying lip-sync errors on TV when the video doesn't quite match up to the sound, did you also realise that your brain eventually adjusts the signal to improve your experience?
Published: 18 January 2017
What will come - as time goes on - of traditional dance, folk music, of the cultures of the people? To prevent their disappearance, a European research project - in Thessaloniki in Greece - is establishing a digital database, fully dedicated to intangible cultural treasures of humanity.
Published: 16 January 2017