Panel discussion on theme „ Popularization of science- why Croatia need it?“ which was held on April the 4th 2013 in the ceremony room of Institut Ruđer Bošković ( IRB) has gathered a number of scienties, popularizers of sciens as well as prominent entrepreneurs and communication proffesionals. Panel discussion was supported by Ministry of science and technology, University of Zagreb and the city of Zagreb. Special guest was Robert Firmhofer, director of Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, also the president of the European network of science centers and museums.
In the first part of event all seven participants held a ten- minute presentation on the popularization of science from their proffesional life's perspective.
Dunja Potočnik gave an overview of interesting statistics about the interest of young people in science and concluded:
„Research shows that young people of the age of 14 decide that they don't want to study, and what they don't want to be in future life. Therefore, popularization of science should primarily focus on children between the ages of 10 and 14.“
On 10-11 April 2013 in Malta, the textile and clothing sector from the Euro-Mediterranean Area will discuss how social dialogue can address skill needs.
Representatives of national administrations, industrial associations, trade union and educations centres in textile and clothing from the Euro-Mediterranean Area will:
• assess the industry's skills needs and expectations;
Participants will try to answer these two key questions:
• How can we assure that available trainings and education curricula match the needs of textile and clothing companies in the Euro-Mediterranean Area?
For the first time participants from Western Balkans are invited, too.
Link to video: European Skills Council - Textile Clothing and Leather
For more information about the background and recent activities of the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue on textile and clothing, please see:
Documents & links:
On Thursday, the 18th of April 2013 Zagreb's preliminary competition of Laboratory celebrating will be held. Laboratory celebrating is the competition in presentation of scientific topics that young scientists and students of natural science and engineering faculty provides an opportunity for communication and popularization of science. Laboratory celebrating in Croatia organises the Science Festival and the British Council in collaboration with a number of Croatian institutions. The event is organized with the financial support under the auspices of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports. More information about the contest can be found here.
Lecture, organized by Textile Science Research Centre (TSRC), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology will be held on Wednesday at 11 am on 11.07.2012 in Savska 16/9, entitled:
Schoeller: The Power of Innovation.
The lecture will be held by Mrs. Dinka Liplin-Prpić, representative of Schoeller company in Croatia. She will present the latest products and technologies developed by their sister companies:
2. Schoeller-textiles (manufacturer of laminate and fashion fabrics).
We look forward to seeing you!
Textile Science Research Centre (TSRC), University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, as part of the FP7-REGPOT-2008-1-229801: Unlocking the Croatian Textile Potentials (T-Pot) is the organizer of the lecture of Prof. D. Hui from University of New Orleans, in two parts:
1. How to write journal papers to enhance acceptance - held on 8th May 2012 at the
2. Nano-engineered mechanics: Why Nano? - held on 9 May 2012 at 10 am in auditorium 301 (third floor) at the location of Textile Technology Faculty, Prilaz Baruna Filipovića 28a.
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