Researchers at the DIGIMEDIA centre win ‘Best Paper Award’ in Ireland

The paper “Co-designing a Game-Based Learning Platform for Active Ageing: The Case of Jump” was awarded with best Paper Award, at the International Conference on Simulation and AI in Games GAME ON’2017, held at Institute of Technology Carlow in Ireland. From 6 to 8 of September, academics and industry practioners in Games were gathered to discuss such topics as Game Design Methodology, Game Design and Gamification, Artificial Intelligence in Games, Serious Gaming, Virtual Reality in Games and Game Characters.

GRACE Academy 2017

Students from DEGEIT win GRACE Academy 2017

Ana Costa, Inês Soares and Bruna Pinto, 2nd-year students of the Licenciatura (1st cycle degree) in Management of the Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism (DEGEIT) win the 1st prize of GRACE Academy 2017. On the podium, in 3rd position ex aequo, were also same year and same degree students Ana Carolina Almeida, Karyna Kozitska and Lia Martins. The prizes were awarded by the President of the Jury and Director-General for Higher Education, João Queiroz, at a ceremony held in the Salão Nobre of the Museu da Carris, Lisbon, on 4 July.

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A third academic from the UA honoured with the title “distinguished lecturer”

Rui Aguiar appointed “Distinguished Lecturer” of the IEEE

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”.

EuCheMS is the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences

Professor of the UA elected for the board of the European association of chemical societies

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.

System developed with the collaboration of the UA

Forecasts of air quality take into account desert dust spread

A forecasting module for desert dust spread, from North Africa, in national territory was recently integrated in the system of air quality forecast developed within the framework of a partnership between the Portuguese Environment Agency and the University of Aveiro (UA). This way, it is possible to do and integrate a forecast of these natural events, so frequent in Portugal, enabling warnings to be made to the population and avoiding health problems.

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