The UGR's Induction Days for International Students got underway on Monday 14 September and drew to a close on Friday 18 September. This year the induction sessions were held in a blended format (a mix of online and on-campus activities) due to the health measures imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Approximately 800 students, most of whom are from European Union countries, attended the sessions.
In the "traditional" intra-European Erasmus programme (KA103), the University of Granada (UGR) has been allocated more mobility places than any other higher education institution in Europe. In total, the University has been awarded 2,647 places, of which 2,440 are for students.
A team of scientists from Andalusia has studied the effect of radiation on cancer stem cells (CSCs) and the CSC microenvironment in both in vitro and in vivo models. The study showed that this effect can be determined from patients’ blood samples, which would be very useful for developing more personalized precision treatments for women with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy.
The third and final application period for admissions to UGR master’s degrees in the 2020-2021 academic year will run from 30 September to 7 October 2020. This year, the University of Granada will offer over 100 master’s degrees, including 7 fully online degrees, 10 blended learning programmes, 9 international double degrees, 4 Erasmus Mundus programmes, 5 bilingual programmes (Spanish-English) and 3 taught completely in English.
A team of scientists from the Department of Optics of the University of Granada (UGR) has analysed which visual parameters can predict safe driving performance among older drivers. The results of their study, which have recently been published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, indicate that the level of intraocular scattering, which is related to glare sensitivity, could help predict driving performance in people aged over 55 years.
Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) and the Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital have studied the benefits of including interventions in the diet, physical exercise, and stress-control (mindfulness) of women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.
A team of scientists from the Department of Ecology at the University of Granada (UGR) has conducted the first-ever study of the carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions of 12 reservoirs located in Granada, Jaén, and Córdoba in Andalusia, Southern Spain. Their study demonstrated that reservoirs are important producers of greenhouse gases, contributing to the radiative forcing of aquatic ecosystems.
The study, coordinated by the University of Granada and published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, aims to help prevent future problems related to the movement of pedestrians or vehicles in urban areas.
Scientists from the University of Granada warn of the serious planning problems arising from the organization of the return to school in September following lockdown.
Researchers from the University of Granada are participating in a project that will make it possible to manufacture facemasks made of ‘non-woven’ textiles that offer more effective protection against SARS-CoV-2.