EUniWell Activities in Health-Care and Research Related to the Current Corona Crisis
As studying along different study paths becomes more and more popular for individuals over fifty in Germany, EUniWell partner Cologne attracts particularly high numbers of inquisitive retirees.
As of today, Germany is taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Croatia. Together with the subsequent chairs, Portugal and Slovenia, Germany envisions an 18-month ‘Trio Programme’, where many features and measures fit with EUniWell’s vision for well-being.
Does the current global pandemic present humanity with a chance to reset the world to a more equitable utopian future or will we slip back into our old ways when the crisis eases, with all the attendant societal inequalities?
Read Hester Bijl’s latest interview on a pressing issue of our time and learn more about related activities at Leiden University.
The University of Cologne’s Diversity Week ‘You make the difference’ takes place digitally this year. All week, multiple offers are available online between June 22 and June 26, 2020.
While Cologne students participate in a prestigious competition for projects related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Cologne's recently inaugurated GATEWAY Excellence Start-up Center is visited by State Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart.
Anna Sandgren, Director of the Center for Collaborative Palliative Care at Linnaeus University, on palliative care during the Covid-19 crisis.
Dr. Jan Springob, Head Team Internationalization Center for Teacher Education at University of Cologne, shares his view on recent Corona-related developments in international mobility for students training to become school teachers.
Professor Johan Höglund, Director of the Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, on Covid-19 and its relation to other critical areas of societal life.
Professor Hubert Fromlet, researching international economics at Linnaeus University, on why deglobalisation is an unlikely consequence of the Corona crisis.
EUniWell students volunteer in different ways to contribute to the effort against the Corona pandemic. Their commitment is both practical and organisational in nature and exemplifies a young generation committed to improving well-being.
The blood plasma of recovered Corona patients is a promising path for potential treatment of the pandemic disease. At the EUniWell universities, researchers and health professionals are actively pursuing this treatment.
Equal opportunitiy and inclusion are essential to EUniWell’s idea of well-being. At the University of Cologne, individuals with special needs share their experiences at a university dedicated to inclusion.
Birmingham-led study opens news perspectives on Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Diseases. First super-resolution image of tiny brain receptor could give scientists a better understanding of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Diseases, a substantial step towards better well-being in an ageing society.
As we move to remote working across our seven EUniWell institutions in response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, it is essential that we give due consideration to how we can work productively and maintain (and even potentially enhance) the wellbeing of our community during this challenging time.
by Dr. Daniel Wheatley, Birmingham Business School