Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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Linguistics - Apr 9
Friday, April 9, 2021 — VUB is the only university to receive a grant as part of the BeTalky 2021-2022 project call. Led by Sven Gatz, minister responsible for the promotion of multilingualism, the Brussels government has approved the proposal for an e-platform, promoted by Rik Vosters and Jianwei Xu of the Linguistics and Literary Studies department.
Environment - Apr 9

Solar and wind power could mitigate geopolitical conflict in Northeast Africa. Friday, April 9, 2021 — A new study shows that several disagreements between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt around Africa's largest hydropower plant, the new Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), could be alleviated by massively expanding solar and wind power across the region.

Veterinary - Apr 6

Study shows structural discrimination against ethnic minorities, wheelchair users and blind people with assistance dogs. Tuesday, April 6, 2021 — Professor Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe and Billie Martiniello of the Sociology Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel have investigated discrimination on the rental housing market of the city of Leuven.

Psychology - Apr 2

Friday, April 2, 2021 — The Vrije Universiteit Brussel took the initiative to personally call all of their students who wanted to be contacted, to give them a boost during the Covid crisis and gauge their well-being.

Earth Sciences - Apr 1

Thursday, April 1, 2021 — An international research team of planetary scientists, led by Dr Matthias van Ginneken of the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Kent, a former researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Université libre de Bruxelles and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, has found new evidence for a meteorite airburst just above the Antarctic ice cap 430,000 years ago.

Health - Apr 7

Researchers evaluate relationship between pandemic and occupational health. Wednesday, April 7, 2021 — Commissioned by the ETUI, the research institute of the European Trade Union Confederation, Damini Purkayastha, Christophe Vanroelen and their colleagues at VUB's Interface Demography research group examined the relationship between occupational health and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Environment - Apr 5

VUB project RENAISSANCE shows that energy transition can be done locally with good guidance. Monday, April 5, 2021 — Researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in cooperation with research and consultancy firm Deep Blue conducted a survey on the acceptance of clean technologies and how citizens would feel being both consumer and producer (prosumer) of renewable energy in their own local community.

Health - Apr 1

Thursday, April 1, 2021 — An international team of experts has provided a breakthrough in the study of chronic pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients. “We discovered that hypersensitivity is often the cause for all kinds of chronic pain.

Art and Design - Mar 30

Martial arts clubs are closed, so young people organise their own street fights. Closing the clubs in the time of COVID-19 seems to be a perfect recipe for accidents. From a scientific point of view we react to this new hype and provide a constructive response to the challenges faced by many young people.

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