The European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) has elected a new board in meeting held in Mexico, between the 3rd and the 7th April. José Fernando Mendes, vice-rector of the University of Aveiro (UA), has been elected as treasurer. University of Twente Executive Board President Victor van der Chijs has been appointed President and Asta Pundziene was elected as ECIU vice-president.
The University of Aveiro (UA) was represented by Isabel Dimas, professor at the Águeda School of Technology and Management (ESTGA) and by Eva Andrade, Senior Project Manager of UATEC, in an international training activity, within the EU ActYouth project, held at the European University Cyprus, Nicosia.
Recently appointed Chair of Networld2020 European Technology Platform (ETP), Rui Aguiar has now been also appointed Distinguished Lecturer of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Professor of the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics of the University of Aveiro (DETI-UA) and researcher at the Telecommunications Institute (IT-Aveiro), Rui Aguiar is the third academic of the UA to be honoured by IEEE as “distinguished lecturer”.
With a sports car concept projected for 2030 that focus on safety, Miguel Rodrigues, former student in Design at the UA, received a special mention at the "Michelin Challenge Design: Le Mans 2030 Design for the win".
Artur Silva, professor at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Aveiro (UA) and president of the Portuguese Chemical Society, was elected to the Executive Board of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS). This institution, operating since 1970, gathers the societies of chemistry and molecular sciences of each European country.