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A Different First Lady

This article was originally uploaded on the 21st March War is an inherently masculine concept. It embodies all the tropes and values that traditional masculinity promotes. War values violence, egos, a lack of compassion, a ‘man up’ attitude. This is often seen in the way war is portrayed in the media, in speeches by (usually […]

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Portugal’s vaccination rate puts the rest of the west to shame

As of the 29th of September, 85.2% of the Portuguese population was fully vaccinated against COVID-19. They have pushed well above the EU average of 62.7%, and Portugal now has the highest vaccination rate in the world. But how did this happen? Until a few short months ago, Portugal was lagging behind countries like the […]

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Science Technology

All aboard the HYPED train: the future of Hyperloop in Europe

Great man theories of science imagine innovation as something that happens mostly because of a few incredible people. This is true to the extent that it is difficult to imagine a classroom where relativity is taught, and Albert Einstein is not brought up as the mastermind behind the discovery. In reality, many talented innovators often […]

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Would Covid-19 be classified as a pandemic if Europe weren’t the epicentre?

On March 12th, the World Health Organisation sent shockwaves across the globe as they announced that the Covid-19 virus outbreak was officially a pandemic. This classification caused governments and citizens alike to spring into action and start taking serious precautions in an attempt to fight back against the rapid spread of the coronavirus. The first […]

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ASEF Capacity Building Training 2019

ASEF Capacity Building Training: An interview with Dr Edizon Fermin

Manvir Dobb talks to Dr Edizon Fermin, the Vice President of Academic Affairs at the National Teacher’s College in the Philippines, on the last day of the ASEF Capacity Building Training programme to reflect on the skills that have been learnt in this course. What do you think are the key issues for higher education […]

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ASEF Capacity Building Training 2019

ASEF Capability Training: Day 2 Report

The second day of the Capacity Building workshop organized by Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) in association with World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED) was held on the 25th of November at the Outreach Center in Edinburgh. The first session of the day was an overview of the trends and developments in global practice surrounding […]

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ASEF Capacity Building Training 2019

ASEF in conjunction with World Access to Higher Education Day

In order to raise global awareness around inequalities in access and success in higher education, the World Access to Higher Education Day aims to catalyse international, regional and local action. By effectuating action at multifarious platforms, the Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) is hosting a capacity building training in conjunction with WAHED from the 24th November […]

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Edinburgh’s Brexit

With so many flavours of Brexit currently on the political table, it is often tempting to avoid political engagement at all costs. Long days spent in the library and long nights spent on Cowgate have made many students apathetic and fostered a sense that, at least for now, Brexit is a somehow distant reality. While […]