Launched on International Youth Day (August 12, 2021), the World Intellectual Property Organization  (WIPO)  Photography Prize was designed in consultation with an Advisory Board, made up of members of Indigenous peoples and local communities, as well as members of organizations, governments and individuals working on climate change, biodiversity, photography, intellectual property, media and entrepreneurship. WIPO is deeply grateful for their advice and support.

WIPO aims to celebrate and make widely known the creativity of Indigenous and local community youth, as well as raise their awareness on how copyright can be used to protect their creativity expressed in the photographs. The theme of the WIPO Photography Prize is Climate Change and Climate Action: Mother Earth through our Lenses. Participation is meant to encourage Indigenous and local community youth to express themselves on this issue of immense global significance.

Photographs should illustrate:

the impact of climate change on your communities, biodiversity and environment (land, air, water, flora and fauna, etc.); and/or practices, including ones based on Indigenous and traditional knowledge, or climate actions that allow your community to adapt to or mitigate the impact of climate change. 

All applications must be submitted  HERE, by 22 January 2022 at the latest. For more information , please visit the  website of the WIPO.

 

UNIMED is pleased to announce a new edition of the online course "Euro-Mediterranean Intercultural Trends”, produced by the Anna Lindh Foundation and UNIMED, the Mediterranean Universities Union. This new edition has been enriched with data from the 2021 Anna Lindh Intercultural Trends report and video interviews. Furthermore, this edition of the course will be delivered in both English and French. The course is based on the Intercultural Trends Report of the Anna Lindh Foundation, a major research effort based on interviews with more than 13,000 people across 13 Mediterranean countries, to learn about their expectations, concerns, interests and values. The fall edition of the course will start on October 25th, 2021 and finish on November 21st, 2021, lasting four weeks for a total of approximately 12 hours of study.

You can find more information and register for the course at the following LINK .

 

You are invited to attend the Presentation of the UfM Report “The Internationalisation of Higher Education in the Mediterranean: current and prospective trends” on June 22nd, 2021 from 10:30 to 13:00 (CEST) it will be held - online - .

In an intent to address regional needs and pave the way for a change of scale in the support mechanisms, UNIMED carried out a study launched by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), aimed at being an effective tool for policy-makers and other stakeholders. While adopting a comprehensive approach regarding internationalisation, the study presents an overview of the current regional situation in terms of higher education cooperation, mapping key features and patterns specific to the region. The study’s recommendations are directed towards international organizations, governments, universities, and the civil society, demonstrating that only a joint effort shall guarantee the strengthening of this international dimension of education. They intend to provide stimulus for further joint discussion concerning tangible initiatives and projects, generating operational solutions to the obstacles identified in the analysis of the current situation, opening up a roadmap for change.

The report will be available for download starting on 22 June at https://ufmsecretariat.org/info-center/publications/.

The event is open to international organisations, government bodies, universities and civil society. It will be conducted in English, French, and Arabic, with interpretation available.

Participants are requested to kindly register through an online form, by 15 June 2021. The connection details to join the session through Zoom will be sent the day before the event, only to registered participants.

The event will be live broadcasted at the UfM YouTube Channel.

More information is available here.

 

The Embassy of Poland in Amman and The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) is excited to invite high school and university students from Jordan for virtual education fairs dedicated to studies and PhD opportunities in Poland at www.rsgp.webexpo.pl , Thursday, April 22, 08:00 – 16:00.  

If you a student from Jordan thinking of studying in Europe and are looking for affordable prices, internationally recognized degrees, fantastic culture and history to explore, Poland has it all! Visit virtual education fairs dedicated to Arab World and meet more than 50 representatives of leading Polish universities at www.rsgp.webexpo.pl that will be answering questions on studies' programs, admissions, scholarships availability, tuition fees and all other relevant topics.

Event page: www.rsgp.webexpo.pl

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/628351338003053

Webinar page: https://tjclick.clickmeeting.com/virtual-education-fairs-for-arab-world

instagram: @PLinJordan .

 

The Association of Arab Universities (AArU) is honored to announce the launch of AArU Awards for Scientific Excellence for the COVID – 19 researches. The Awards are an initiative comprising two of the highest research achievable in COVID-19 pandemic established to recognize and award research excellence at the university and researcher levels.

 

Prospective participant’s universities and researchers are invited to submit their contributions by May 27, 2021. Finalists for both awards will be announced on June 7th, 2021, coinciding with AArU’ 2021 Conference Entitled: "How Arab Universities are meeting the challenges of COVID-19".

 

Applicant should submit their research to prize@aaru.edu.jo.

More information is available at this LINK .

 

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