Contributor: Carolien Nijenhuis

NIJENHUIS CarolienCarolien Nijenhuis is working as an enthusiastic member of the European Science-Media Hub within the European Parliament. With a background in language, philosophy and journalism, she has a passion for clear writing and science. She has been working since 2001 in Belgium as editor for several newspapers and magazines, as medical journalist and as communication expert at the EU institutions.
She is part of the ESMH team.

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Interview with Prof. Kurt Deketelaere on academic freedom

"Academic freedom, like freedom of any kind, is not a spontaneous state of affairs. The public authorities must respect, protect, ensure and promote it", says Kurt Deketelaere, Professor of Law and Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). He will speak at the European Parliament’s STOA conference 'How to provide enforceable protection for ...

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Professor Andy Way: ‘Smaller languages could soon become extinct online, if the EU doesn’t address the matter’

The EU’s rich linguistic landscape consists of 24 official languages and over 60 regional and minority languages. But when it comes to technology support and digital services, a big imbalance persists between the five most spoken EU languages and the remaining ones. To battle this, a large consortium of 52 partners covering all European countries ...

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Professor Tommaso Calarco: ‘Quantum technologies 2.0 can bring huge benefits for society’

This week, quantum technology is one of the news headlines. The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger for work "that has laid the foundation for a new era of quantum technology". But what is this new era about? We asked Prof. Tommaso Calarco, Director of the ...

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Mental health in Covid times

How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected our mental health? Moreover, are we able to bounce back from this?

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Using technology to cope with stress-related mental health problems

Interview with Raffael Kalisch An EU-funded research project, DynaMORE, has been developing an app that helps the user to prevent, or quickly recover from stress-related mental health problems. We speak with project coordinator and professor for Human Neuroimaging Raffael Kalisch of the Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center, Mainz. With his team, he generated and validated ...

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Interview with Prof Klaus Lieb & Dr Angela Kunzler: Covid-19 & how to protect our mental health

Interview with Prof Klaus Lieb & Dr Angela Kunzler. How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected our mental health? Moreover, have we been able to bounce back? A new study about resilience amid the Covid-19 pandemic in the EU will be presented at an event of the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and ...

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Jan Bjaalie on international brain research: “We are now in a critical phase”

One of its leading experts is Jan Bjaalie, Professor at the University of Oslo. He talks to us about his work bringing local brain initiatives together, the future of brain research, artificial intelligence and the challenges European neuroscience is facing. “Catalysing and advancing neuroscience research through international collaboration and knowledge sharing. Uniting diverse ambitions to ...

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Putting the ‘e’ in e-Health – Interview with health IT expert Dr Aavikso

On 21 September, the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology of the European Parliament (STOA) is holding a workshop called ‘Putting the 'e' in e-Health’. Keynote speaker is Dr Ain Aaviksoo. We questioned him about the future of healthcare, the benefits of blockchain, the European Health Data Space and the obstacles you encounter ...