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02/02/2017

Forty-four Colombians to study for a master's degree at the UOC thanks to the ICETEX grants programme

Forty-four Colombians will be studying for a university master's degree thanks to the grants offered by the UOC in the call of the Colombian National Overseas Study Grants Commission of ICETEX, published in November 2016. These education grants will offer Colombian students with the best academic performance the chance to study at a European university.

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13/01/2017

3D food printers, useful allies for allergies and intolerances

3D printers are starting to be used in very diverse spheres. These machines, as well as being used to print components in the industrial sector, manufacture prostheses for the medical sector, or produce various decorative figures, are now starting to be used in the kitchen. For the moment, it is in the kitchens of large restaurants and catering services; however, in the near future, they aim to take their place between the toaster and the coffee maker and become like any other kitchen appliance.

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11/01/2017

3D food printers, useful allies for allergies and intolerances

3D printers are starting to be used in very diverse spheres. These machines, as well as being used to print components in the industrial sector, manufacture prostheses for the medical sector, or produce various decorative figures, are now starting to be used in the kitchen. For the moment, it is in the kitchens of large restaurants and catering services; however, in the near future, they aim to take their place between the toaster and the coffee maker and become like any other kitchen appliance.

Photo: Manfred Antranias Zimmer / Pixabay.com

28/11/2016

Open Evidence, European expert in active ageing

Under the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP - AHA), the EU has approved a number of research and innovation projects in which Open Evidence, the first Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) spin-off, is participating. As Francisco Lupiáñez, one of the Open Evidence managers and UOC professor of Information and Communication Sciences, says, the EU is committed to investing in active ageing, “as it is one of the challenges currently facing Europe”. Open Evidence has received over half a million euros in EU funding for projects in this field.

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11/11/2016

Ethical banking could help solve the financial crisis

Last year, 215,000 people trusted an ethical bank to look after their money (according to the latest figures), 15% more than in 2014. This number of customers is forecast to continue rising, according to the 2015 Barometer of Ethical and Solidarity Finance. According to August Corrons, professor with the UOC's Faculty of Economics and Business, ethical banking “could help solve the systemic crisis we are experiencing” because it invests in social and environmental projects and avoids speculative projects. “This scenario could become a reality if the de facto powers allow this type of organization to grow and, above all , people believe that it is better to deposit their money in an ethical bank at a low rate of interest than in a speculative one with a higher rate of interest”, he explains.

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07/11/2016

Students, elderly people and professionals look for innovative solutions for healthy ageing

Detecting high-risk emotional states and maintaining healthy self-care habits are some of the needs that elderly people have. Finding innovative solutions for them will now be the job of university students, health professionals and members of a pensioners' social centre. All of them will be able to take part in the Collaborative Codesign Competition (CO3), a collaborative competition to foster solutions for the challenges that elderly people face in their daily lives and which will be held on 19 November. It is organized by HIMSS Europe, Badalona Serveis Assistencials (Badalona municipal care services) and the UOC, with assistance from the international network Aging 2.0.

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20/10/2016

The UOC works with the Pan American Health Organization to successfully introduce telemedicine

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has published a report, in collaboration with the UOC's Faculty of Health Sciences, which explains how eHealth services can be successfully introduced within healthcare contexts. This report forms part of the PAHO’s global eHealth strategy (2014-2019) for Latin American countries to optimize and improve health services with eHealth and mHealth (mobile health) applications, training for medical professionals and digital skills courses.

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13/10/2016

The UOC starts up its international virtual mobility programme with seven hundred Colombian students

The UOC is collaborating with Colombian university Uniminuto in an international mobility programme. Thanks to these joint efforts, 706 students from the Latin American country will be studying and learning at our University this semester. This is the highest number of students in an international exchange to be managed by the UOC to date, and is the first mobility programme to stem from an inter-university agreement.