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Forecasts of air quality take into account desert dust spread
Forecasts of air quality take into account desert dust spread A forecasting module for desert dust spread, from North Africa, in national territory was recently integrated in the system of air quality forecast developed within the framework of a partnership between the Portuguese Environment Agency and the University of Aveiro (UA). This way, it is possible to do and integrate a forecast of these natural events, so frequent in Portugal, enabling warnings to be made to the population and avoiding health problems. more ›
University of Aveiro distinguished for research on strategies against desertification
University of Aveiro distinguished for research on strategies against desertification The University of Aveiro (UA) was distinguished with the award “Campeões das Zonas Áridas” (Champions of the Arid Zones). This prize was awarded on the 17th June, during the official celebrations of the World Day to Combat Desertification, organised by the Institute for the Conservation of Nature and Forest (ICNF), through the Regional Centre to Combat Desertification, Algarve. The award of this prize, promoted by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, aims at distinguishing individuals, companies or institutions that have significantly contributed for the sustainable land management. more ›
UA researchers contributed to the Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas
UA researchers contributed to the Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas The University of Aveiro (UA) was the only Portuguese institution to contribute to the Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas, launched on the 25th May by the Joint Research Centre, JRC, of the European Commission, in Nairobi, at the II United Nations Conference on Environment. more ›
Young Scientists Award from the European Materials Research Society to UA’s doctoral student
Young Scientists Award from the European Materials Research Society to UA’s doctoral student Jennifer Teixeira has presented the work "Influence of defects on the optical properties of Cu2ZnSnS4 based solar cells", a study about the optical properties of a material for photovoltaic applications, in a meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS), in the beginning of May, that has earned a Young Scientist Award to this doctoral student of UA. This work represents a contribution for the development of low-cost solar cells based on non-toxic and common compounds. more ›
UA’s student is the new executive director of Amnesty International Portugal
UA’s student is the new executive director of Amnesty International Portugal Selected among around one hundred candidates by an international jury, Pedro Neto, holder of a master degree in Public Administration and Management and doctoral candidate in Public Policies at the UA, is the new Executive director of Amnesty International Portugal (AI Portugal). more ›
Scientist of the UA wins the European Union Prize for Women Innovators 2016
Scientist of the UA wins the European Union Prize for Women Innovators 2016 Susana Sargento, professor at the Departament of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (DETI) and researcher at the Telecommunications Institute (IT) of the University of Aveiro (UA), has won the European Union Prize for Women Innovators 2016. Awarded by the European Commission with the purpose of recognizing women entrrepreneurs for having introduced innovative ideas into the market, the prize of 100 thousand euros has been announced on the 10th March, in Brussels. Susana Sargento, co-founder of Veniam, the startup responsible for the creation and management of the largest vehicular network in the World, was the first Portuguese woman among the nine finalists to the Prize. more ›
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