Artificial Intelligence, an increasingly relevant topic also with concern to the latest pandemic challenge the world is facing, is one of QUEST project’s main areas of investigation with reference to Science Communication.

The ongoing reflection on the COVID-19 outbreak has opened the floor to various debates, one of them being the impact of digital innovation and technologies in containing the pandemic.

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has put each of us in front of new and unexpected rules and habits. Similarly, each of us has been confronted with a massive communication on the virus: epidemiologists, virologists, natural scientists, health scientists, social scientists, economists are everyday in the public media, communicating with people.

In the effort to offer citizens effective and reliable communication on scientific topics that have a significant impact on their daily lives, Climate Change is certainly one to take into consideration. In this perspective, QUEST project has selected Climate Change as one of the communication areas to tackle in its research.

At the end of May, 64 students of 13 nationalities concluded their semester of courses at VIU with the exam week. The semester, focused on Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, featured 25 courses taught by 19 professors from the member universities of VIU.

More than 100 participants have signed up for EU project training at VIU during the past three months of COVID-19 lockdown.


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