The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) is pooling European resources to place Europe at the head of the global supercomputing race. A CORDIS Projects Info Pack showcases nine projects to promote green computing and technological autonomy in Europe.
Significant investments have been made in the field of poverty-related and emerging infectious diseases over the last years, thanks to global efforts, including by the EU. However, the burden remains high, with the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the global and devastating impact that infectious diseases can have.
On 16 May, the European Delegation to the State of Israel and the Israel-Europe R&I Directorate (ISRED) organised the Horizon Europe Launch Event that took place in a hybrid format combining both live TV studio and virtual participation.
On 17 May 2022, the EU will virtually host the 15th EU-China joint steering committee meeting on science and technology cooperation. The meeting will touch upon the ongoing discussions and next steps with regards to the EU-China joint roadmap for the future of science, technology, and innovation cooperation.
An important milestone for the EU-Japan Partnership was reached in the EU-Japan Summit in Tokyo: leaders on both sides acknowledged the launch of discussions to explore the possibility of Japan joining the Horizon Europe Programme as an associated country.
The European Commission is looking, among others, for strategies for land decontamination and reuse, and innovative ideas on how to implement carbon-farming practices. Deadline to apply is 27 September 2022.
Call submission figures for the Horizon Europe’s 2022 call for proposals on “Reforming and Enhancing the European R&I System” are now available! By the call deadline 120 proposals were submitted for a total requested budget of € 240.5 million.
Lack of physical activity in the elderly can lead to many health problems and increase the risk of developing chronic diseases. On the contrary, the participation of the elderly in exercise programmes is vital as it promotes health and prolongs their life expectancy, while improving the quality of life and independent living of these individuals.
The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) and specifically the Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Communication of the University, Lia Spyridou coordinates the research project DEMOTEC, which is funded by the European programme Horizon 2020.
A new impressive building is being constructed on the University Campus, with a donation of € 9 million from the Idryma Nikou kai Elpidas Siakola, the foundation stone of which was laid on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 by the President of the Republic, Mr. Nikos Anastasiadis. This is the Nikos K. Medical School and Health Sciences Siakolas" Building, which will bear the name of its benefactor, with a total gross area of 8,500 sq.m.
A team of researchers from The Cyprus Institute (CyI), in collaboration with the Athienou Municipality, the Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou, the “Athienou Archaeological Project” and the Larnaka Tourism Board, created a replica of a Votive limestone relief that bears worship and banquet scenes from the archaeological site of Golgoi in Cyprus which is exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The project aimed to deliver a realistic replica of the relief, both aesthetically and qualitatively in colour, weight, and texture.
On Sunday, May 8, 2022, Europe-Direct Nicosia - University of Cyprus organised a celebration for Europe Day in Eleftheria Square , which is celebrated every year by all the member states of the European Union, on May 9. A common message from the participants was that Europe must emerge stronger through what is happening in Ukraine, while emphasising the need to uphold universal values such as freedom and democracy.
On Monday, 2nd of May 2022, The Cyprus Institute (CyI) via the Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre (CARE-C), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Israel Meteorological Service (IMS), agreeing to reinforce their collaboration on issues of common interest, in assessing and understanding the impacts of Climate Change.
The University also shares the #1 position in Cyprus and Greece for its overall social and economic impact, according to the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. The 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings once again rank the University of Nicosia (UNIC) in the Top 40 universities globally, recognising it as the number 36 university in the world in Quality Education. Moreover, the results place UNIC in the #1 position in Cyprus and in the #2 position in Cyprus and Greece, and among the Top 15 universities in the European Union, in this core area.
On Friday, May 6, 2022, the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Ms. Mariya Gabriel, and the Permanent Secretary of the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy (DMRID), Dr. Stelios D. Himonas, along with the Head of the European Commission's Representation in Cyprus, Ms. Myrto Zambarta, the Head of the Commissioner’s Cabinet, Ms. Pauline Rouch, the Chief Scientist of Research and Innovation of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr. Nikolas Mastroyiannopoulos, the Head of Deputy Minister Office, Ms. Kyriaki Pantziarou, the Planning Officer A’ of the DMRID, Mr. Christos Aspris, and the Scientific Officer of the DMRID, Ms. Eleana Gabriel, visited CyI’s premises in Aglantzia, Nicosia.
The main objective of the workshop is to prepare for the future calls on H4Cs to ensure the key aspects for an effective implementation are identified and tackled in advance to reach high participation, outstanding proposals and high success rate.