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23.12.2016

Dear Reader,

The CODEV team hasn’t been idle since our last update in June ... Here’s the latest news, focusing mainly on our educational activities.

Launch of CODEV's first collaborative Massive Open Online Course: A Resilient Future - Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction

This MOOC brings together technical expertise from several EPFL labs and sections and other major partners active in the DRR field. The MOOC introduces participants to existing and emerging technologies suitable for disaster risk reduction while promoting the overall aim of sustainable development.

New Master Course in Development Engineering offered by CODEV, starting February 2017

Taught by Silvia Hostettler & Klaus Schönenberger, EPFL students will learn about the fundamentals of technologies for development in order to design, pilot, and evaluate appropriate, affordable and robust technologies to address sustainable development challenges in emerging and developing countries.

And last but not least, hearty congratulations to our colleague Abigail Kern for successfully defending her PhD thesis !

Abigail’s thesis on "Crisis and Governance. Urban Governance in a Context of Crisis: Trajectories of Haitian Intermediate Cities after the 2010 Earthquake " under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Claude Bolay and Dr. Christine Lutringer was accepted WITHOUT RESERVATION !

Interested to know more about our other activities? Click on the links below and follow us on Facebook, Linkedin, YouTube, Twitter and Flickr... Happy reading, happy learning and happy celebrating!

 

Our very best wishes for a joyful festive season and we look forward to our continued collaboration in 2017!

Your CODEV team

 

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ENROLL NOW! MOOC on Science & Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction

— 28.09.16 - Discover how science and technology help us reduce disaster risk and increase resilience Starting November 5th, the Cooperation & Development Center (CODEV) at EPFL will launch its first collaborative MOOC: A Resilient Future - Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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New Master Course in Development Engineering

— A new Master Level Course on Development Engineering (ENV-470) will be offered from February 2017 by the Environmental Engineering Section at the Environmental Engineering School. This is an optional course open to students from other Schools with the agreement of their home section.

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Congratulation to Abigaïl Kern for her PhD thesis!

— Abigail’s thesis on "Crisis and Governance. Urban Governance in a Context of Crisis: Trajectories of Haitian Intermediate Cities after the 2010 Earthquake " under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Claude Bolay and Dr. Christine Lutringer was accepted WITHOUT RESERVATION !

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Swiss scientific collaboration with Latin America

— The Seminar on Seed Money projects with Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru held on 17th November 2016 at EPFL, revealed high interest to intensify research partnerships in the region.

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“Encouraging collaboration with partners from the Global South”

— On 15th November 2016 was held the bi-annual CODEV Seed Money Conference. EPFL researchers and their partners discussed their collaboration experiences with participants and presented their results achieved and impact generated. They also talked about the opportunities and challenges to take their seed money projects to the next level.

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Workshop on Skilled Migration, Diasporas & Digital Technologies

— Main questions and tools for studying and supporting diasporas

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Brazilian-Swiss entrepreneurship programme

— A thriving economy, a huge market, top-level universities and a host of innovation start-ups: this reality is highly interesting for Swiss researchers attracted by the entrepreneurship challenge. The third Academia-Industry Training Camp was held in early October in Rio de Janeiro, as well as in Bangalore, India.

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JUST PUBLISHED! Open access article from Info4Dourou2.0

— Research project Info4Dourou2.0 is releasing its brand new article on “Optimizing drip irrigation for eggplant crops in semi-arid zones using evolving thresholds” by Tom Müller, Clémence Ranquet Bouleau and Prof. Paolo Perona, published in Agricultural Water Management, Volume 177, November 2016, Pages 54–65. Available online now!

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EPFL hosts the General Assembly 2016 of the Swiss Water Partnership

— The General Assembly 2016 of the Swiss Water Partnership took place on 18 May 2016 at EPFL, hosted by the Cooperation & Development Center (CODEV).

Author: Corinne Waridel
Source: Cooperation
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