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Oxford student wins PhD Student of the Year award
<div style="background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px 156.734px 1.5em 0px; padding: 0px 0px 1.5em; border-width: 0px 0px 1px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 1.313em; line-height: 1.5em; font-family: 'PT Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; outline: 0px; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; color: #2c2c2c; border-color: initial initial #e0ded9 initial; border-style: initial initial solid initial;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 21.008px; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; outline: 0px; background: transparent;">Josephine Agyeman-Duah, a DPhil student at the Nuffield Department of Women&rsquo;s and Reproductive Health, has been named as the winner of the PhD Student of the Year award 2022.</span></div> <div style="background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px 0px 2em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 1.125em; line-height: 1.5em; font-family: 'PT Serif', Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; vertical-align: baseline; outline: 0px; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; color: #2c2c2c;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; outline: 0px; background: transparent;">Josephine is part of the&nbsp;<a style="color: #2f72a8; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent; outline: none; text-decoration-line: none;" href="https://www.wrh.ox.ac.uk/research/intergrowth-21st" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.wrh.ox.ac.uk/research/intergrowth-21st&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1656746135569000&amp;usg=AOvVaw2niwMrlNj4G5ztPIh466tZ">INTERGROWTH-21ST research group</a>, which is dedicated to improving perinatal health, developing new fetal and newborn growth standards, and providing tools for continuity of care from conception to 5 years old. Her research focusses on neurodevelopmental assessment at age 2 for all children born preterm.The award scheme, run by FindAUniversity, received hundreds of nominations. The judges were impressed with Josephine&rsquo;s research and its meaningful contribution to improve care for preterm infants during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. She has already been recognised by The Family Larsson Rosenquist Foundation as a positive change agent for making a global impact beyond her PhD studies.Reference Link:<a style="color: #1155cc;" href="https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2022-06-29-oxford-student-wins-phd-student-year-award" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2022-06-29-oxford-student-wins-phd-student-year-award&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1656746135569000&amp;usg=AOvVaw1V1GnR62mnrR0BJHd8ZVyX">https://www.ox.ac.uk/<wbr />news/2022-06-29-oxford-<wbr />student-wins-phd-student-year-<wbr />award</a></span></div>
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Easter Bush hosts new STEM Centre for Excellence
<div style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;"> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 20px; font-size: 1.3em; line-height: 1.4; color: #333333; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; background-color: #f5f5f5;">Local secondary students are set to benefit from a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Centre of Excellence at the University&rsquo;s Easter Bush campus.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: #333333; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 15.2px; background-color: #f5f5f5;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">The University and Midlothian Council have recently announced their plans to build a replacement for Beeslack Community High School at this site.</span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: #333333; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 15.2px; background-color: #f5f5f5;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">The council is progressing an agreement with the University to buy the land for the school.</span></p> </div> <div style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;">Reference Link:<a style="color: #1155cc;" href="https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2022/easter-bush-hosts-new-stem-centre-for-excellence" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2022/easter-bush-hosts-new-stem-centre-for-excellence&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1656746135569000&amp;usg=AOvVaw1ChU9AzM3F54jvvDSgCOLA">https://www.ed.ac.uk/<wbr />news/2022/easter-bush-hosts-<wbr />new-stem-centre-for-excellence</a></div>
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Mobile app for fish farmers wins Imperial's top prize for women entrepreneurs
<p style="background-color: #ffffff; padding: 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5em; letter-spacing: 0.2px; font-weight: bold; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">An Imperial student startup has developed affordable and integrated technology for fish farmers to monitor and troubleshoot water quality issues.</p> <p style="background-color: #ffffff; margin: 1.5em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 0.875em; line-height: 1.5em; letter-spacing: 0.2px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><a style="color: #0f8291; line-height: 1.5em; text-decoration-line: none; opacity: 1;" href="https://banoo.id/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://banoo.id/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1656483452076000&amp;usg=AOvVaw1IHpOkw3jGf2f5OVuFZcxz">Banoo</a>, co-founded by Selly Shafira, a student on the&nbsp;<a style="color: #0f8291; line-height: 1.5em; text-decoration-line: none; opacity: 1;" href="https://www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/programmes/msc-innovation-entrepreneurship-management/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/programmes/msc-innovation-entrepreneurship-management/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1656483452076000&amp;usg=AOvVaw2DX8VZPtCvjKpRqH_s-6yD">MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship &amp; Management</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a style="color: #0f8291; line-height: 1.5em; text-decoration-line: none;" href="https://www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1656483452076000&amp;usg=AOvVaw1l8XDKdcgXUFwkk2_9vzGv">Imperial College Business School,</a>&nbsp;won the &pound;15,000 top prize in the WE Innovate Final on 22 June for their technology to support fish farmers in Indonesia to be more productive.&nbsp;</p> <p style="background-color: #ffffff; margin: 1.5em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 0.875em; line-height: 1.5em; letter-spacing: 0.2px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><a style="color: #0f8291; line-height: 1.5em; text-decoration-line: none;" href="https://www.imperialenterpriselab.com/programmes/we-innovate/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.imperialenterpriselab.com/programmes/we-innovate/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1656483452076000&amp;usg=AOvVaw2oFmdtgob-lHkQ9Jif6kmd">WE Innovate</a>&nbsp;is a women&rsquo;s entrepreneurship programme run&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a style="color: #0f8291; line-height: 1.5em; text-decoration-line: none; opacity: 1;" href="https://www.imperialenterpriselab.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.imperialenterpriselab.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1656483452076000&amp;usg=AOvVaw3ecHWSSLRAmiKlXVQPSLSj">Imperial Enterprise Lab</a>&nbsp;designed to inspire and accelerate the progress of women entrepreneurs. At the in-person final, five finalists&nbsp;went head-to-head in the hope of winning a share of&nbsp;a &pound;30,000 prize pot, sponsored by bp.&nbsp;</p> <p style="background-color: #ffffff; margin: 1.5em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 0.875em; line-height: 1.5em; letter-spacing: 0.2px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Reference Link:<a style="color: #1155cc;" href="https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/237594/mobile-fish-farmers-wins-imperials-prize/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/237594/mobile-fish-farmers-wins-imperials-prize/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1656483452076000&amp;usg=AOvVaw2L1iJkkeqCXTZG7v9ozi0B">https://www.imperial.ac.<wbr />uk/news/237594/mobile-fish-<wbr />farmers-wins-imperials-prize/</a></p>
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Three ETH start-ups win De Vigier Prize
<div>Yesterday evening, seven Swiss startups were awarded the WA de Vigier Prize, including the two ETH spin-offs Alivion and NematX and the ETH startup Nemosia.&nbsp;</div> <p><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">From over 200 submitted projects, the jury of the de Vigier Foundation chose seven young Swiss entrepreneurs, each of whom will be awarded 100,000 francs.&nbsp;</span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Two of them - Alivion from Menzingen and NematiX from Zurich - were founded at ETH Zurich.&nbsp;</span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">With Nemosia, a young company that wants to commercialize a technology developed at ETH Zurich is also successful.&nbsp;</span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">The ETH spin-off Diaxxo was also among the ten finalists.</span></span></p> <div>The jury members of the de Vigier Foundation rated the companies according to their degree of innovation, social relevance, technical and financial feasibility, market opportunities and the potential for new jobs.</div> <div>Reference Link:<a style="color: #1155cc;" href="https://ethz.ch/de/news-und-veranstaltungen/eth-news/teaser/2022/06/drei-eth-start-ups-gewinnen-de-vigier-preis.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://ethz.ch/de/news-und-veranstaltungen/eth-news/teaser/2022/06/drei-eth-start-ups-gewinnen-de-vigier-preis.html&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1656483452076000&amp;usg=AOvVaw0ux9fpz9N1zJVOv9R7OD_w">https://ethz.ch/de/news-<wbr />und-veranstaltungen/eth-news/<wbr />teaser/2022/06/drei-eth-start-<wbr />ups-gewinnen-de-vigier-preis.<wbr />html</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div>

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