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Erasmus+ visit to the EUF Open Space training event in Thessonaliki, Greece

Along with six other colleagues, I had the privilege of attending the 2018 European University Federation’s (EUF) Open Space event which was hosted by Aristotle University in Thessonaliki, Greece. Now in its fourth year, the OpenSpace is a project incubation event that gives participants the opportunity to find out more about EU funding streams, discuss… Read more »

Visit to Fudan University, Shanghai

Between 19 June and 5 July, the Santander staff mobility funding has enabled me to visit Shanghai and establish research collaboration with Associate Professor Yanqun He at Fudan University . According to the Times Higher Education, Fudan University is ranked between 81-90th in the World Reputation Rankings 2018 and 116th in the World University Rankings… Read more »

Erasmus+ visit to Soderton University, Sweden Marketing and Communications Dept. by Mark Covell, Head of Corporate Communications at BU

2018 is a very uncertain time for the UK’s future relationship with Europe, including the Higher Education Sector, and it was against this backdrop that I felt I wanted to personally do something to actively engage in a direct way with corporate communications professionals working in HE in another European country.   In doing this… Read more »

Visit to the Sanchez-Vives Lab at the Institute for Biomedical Research IDIBAPS

What is consciousness? In the traditional view, consciousness is a state of self-awareness in which the brain can experience perceptions; but which suddenly disappears in anaesthesia, coma or dreamless sleep.  However, the common belief that there is sharp edge between an underlying unconscious state and consciousness is being challenged by new neurophysiological findings and theoretical… Read more »

Erasmus+ Staff Training in Helsinki at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

I was awarded an Erasmus+ Staff Mobility grant to travel to Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and attend a 2 days training sessions with the International Relations Department. Haaga-Helia is a strongly business orientated university of applied sciences in Finland. Through education, research and development, they prepare professionals for business and services, focusing on co-operation,… Read more »

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility training at the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau

My Erasmus+ Staff Mobility training programme took place at the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau from 11th to 16th June in the town of Zwickau, Germany. Zwickau is well-known as the birthplace of the renowned composer Robert Schumann, and home of the famous automobiles Horch, Audi and Trabant. Today, the popular Volkswagen car models Golf and Passat… Read more »