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Closing event TIII research project at IIC

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The TIII-team organizes its closing event on September 18, 2014 in the Incubation Center (IIC) in Zwijnaarde. TIII (read as ‘T-tripple-i’) stands for ‘Tangible, Intuitive, Interactive Interfaces’. The focus of this research project is based on the need for interfaces that close the gap between the digital and the physical world, particularly with regard to the user interface. Even though there exist already a great deal of technological innovations (sensors, electronic platforms, internet, GPS, mobile phones,…) to support the digitization of objects, there is still too little focus on adequate user interfaces for new and innovative interactions between such objects and their users.

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Ghent University is looking for 2 business developers

UGent TechTransfer manages the intellectual property of the university, drives the use of that intellectual property through the creation of spin-offs and licensing, and supports the UGent research community in creating research collaborations with industry.

They are now looking for 2 business developers for two of its valorisation centres. For its liaison with industry, Ghent University uses a network of specialized business development centres, the Industrial Liaison Network.

More specifically they are looking for a business developer in Multimedia, Users & Networks and one in Cleantech for sustainable chemical production.

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TED of the Month: Louie Schwartzberg – Hidden miracles of the natural world

We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. In this TED talk he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.

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Ghent University on place 70 in Shanghai ranking

Ghent University rises from place 85 to 70 in the recently published Shanghai ranking, an impressive increase. Again Ghent University has the highest score of all Belgian universities in this world ranking of universities.
Since 2003 the Chinese Shanghai Jiaotong University has lined up a yearly Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This ranking compares the research impact of thousands of academic institutions worldwide, based on criteria such as scientific publications, citations, and the number of researchers in the ‘highly cited’ list.

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