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Africans of all ages will be able to benefit from access to distance learning following the establishment of the Pan African Virtual and E-University

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Natural disasters have intensified in recent years, causing substantial damage to infrastructure, farmland and people’s lives, with research more critical than ever to improving disaster preparedness.

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Open source for distance learning thanks to the iorestoacasa.work initiative

Education Society Technology GARR (Italy) GÉANT (Europe)

GARR makes free web conference resources available that will particularly help schools with providing distance learning during the COVID-19 emergency.

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Welcome to the world of research & education networks

National and regional research & education networks, traverse our planet, providing ultra high-speed connectivity and tailor-made services that underpin scientific discovery, foster global collaborations and unlock access to education. This blog features fascinating stories from around the world about people and projects empowered by these networks to make a difference.

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COVID19 causes explosive growth of remote classes for Chilean universities

The suspension of classes, as a result of the health emergency, forced Chilean universities to accelerate their digitization processes and the incorporation of videoconferencing platforms.

Dutch nursing instructors are keen on open education

The COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic enhances value of open education tools for Dutch nurses.

Volcano surveillance in near-real time

Recent research on the Italian volcano Mount Etna, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, may have developed a new tool for predicting eruptions.

How COVID-19 data is being shared with researchers globally

In the past few months data about the COVID-19 pandemic has been collected, aggregated and analysed at a rapid pace. As data is collected, published and updated daily worldwide, the coronavirus outbreak may become the most visualised data ever. COVID-19 Open To help improve the timely access to data in the COVID-19 emergency the World... View Article

Coronavirus triggers Portuguese distance learning boom

The academic communities in Portugal have rapidly taken up distance learning services due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Over very short time, the number of daily users has risen from just below 2,000 to more than 60,000.

How computers can speed up vaccine development

Vaccines are the key to conquer threats to public health posed by coronavirus and other infectious diseases. A team at the University of Bristol, UK, is revolutionizing the way vaccines are developed, paving the way for faster and more effective vaccines. The scientists at the heart of the project explain how the Research 4.0 tools... View Article