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The purpose of the open-source software movement is to advocate open (the code is public), collaborative (the community participates in the development process) software development. However, neither this goal nor the theoretically democratic functioning that one would expect is always met.  This is the main conclusion reached by the SOM Research Lab at the UOC Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3).

The University will describe its own case and experience in learning analytics at the European University Association (EUA) Annual Conference, which takes place from 6 to 8 April in Galway, Ireland. This year’s conference is the first to focus on analysing the processes of digitalization of universities and the impact of this on teaching, research and society.

 

UOC RESEARCH WEEK / GenPORT is a portal with best practices, tools and resources to foster gender equality and excellence in science, innovation and technology. GenPORT is a project with European partners coordinated by the IN3 Gender & ICT research group.GenPORT encompasses all sciences, from human and social sciences to natural sciences and engineering. 

Hundreds of people in the Brussels attacks broadcast the atrocities they were witnessing live. They did this using Periscope, an app that enables you to show and view life in real time. This app now has more than 10 million active accounts and has allowed visibility to be given to things which some authorities would prefer to keep invisible, such as the refugee drama with broadcasts by the Bild reporter Paul Ronzheimer, the Baltimore riots, and the attacks on Paris and Brussels. And, what's more, this was all done live.

Which should prevail, the right to public security or the right to privacy? This is the debate that in recent months has divided public opinion in the United States regarding the "iPhone case" that has pitted Apple against the FBI. Three experts from the UOC analyse the case on the occasion of Apple's 40th anniversary, which will be this Friday, 1 April.

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) is taking part in this project, which is intended to help university governing bodies define their digital strategies and coordinate them with the public policies defined at national and European level.

The experience of the 120 volunteers, soldiers, and technicians of the United Nations and other international agencies who have passed through the classrooms of the UOC, and are assigned to peacekeeping operations, confirm that it is. 

                 

Half of the world's population are women, but women only own 1% of the world's wealth. A study performed by the European Commission in 2015 showed that Spanish women are paid 19.3% less than Spanish men, even when they have the same qualifications and do the same work. However, women are not only paid less for their work but also pay more than men for the same products or services. This phenomenon is known as the pink tax.

“Thanks to augmented reality we can obtain the best ultrasound possible in each case”. This is the clear, unambiguous view of Takashi Yoshinaga, one of the main international augmented reality experts. Researcher at the Institute of Systems, Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies in Japan, he has developed augmented reality models in the fields of medicine, agriculture and sport, among others areas.

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