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Italian Elections: The Far Right Take Victory

On September 25, Italian far-right leader Giorgia Meloni led her Brothers of Italy party to victory in the country’s parliament. She won an absolute majority in both the upper and lower houses, unseating the previous cross-party Draghi government. Winning both houses allows Meloni’s government to pass legislation freely, without having to secure the support of […]

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Far from Right: The Rise of Women on the Right

It is a truth universally acknowledged (by all but the French) that Italians are never not fashionable. And it’s a truth so universal, in fact, that it seems they’re even on trend when it comes to their politics. Following last week’s election, there’s a new female world leader on the block in the form of […]

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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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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 […]