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French Networks Bring Channel Tunnel 3G Coverage But UK Waits | TechWeekEurope UK

French Networks Bring Channel Tunnel 3G Coverage But UK Waits | TechWeekEurope UK | Kent International News | Scoop.it

25th July: Travellers in the Channel Tunnel will be able to make phone calls and access the Internet 100 metres under the sea following the installation of 2G and 3G services in time for this summer’s Olympic Games.

Passengers on both Eurostar and Le Shuttle services will be able to access the service, but only when travelling to the UK,not on the way to France.

French operators Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR have all be signed up to provide services in the south tunnel, but British operators will not begin operating in the north tunnel until after the Games’ conclusion.

(Source: TechWeek Europe)

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University launches new China Maritime Centre - 2012 News - University of Greenwich

University launches new China Maritime Centre - 2012 News - University of Greenwich | Kent International News | Scoop.it

A new research centre which will study, promote and disseminate the role of China as a major maritime nation was launched by the University of Greenwich on Friday, July 20.The new China Maritime Centre, located in Greenwich Maritime Institute (GMI), is led by Dr Minghua Zhao, GMIDeputy Director.

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European Commission award University grant to establish National Centre of Excellence in cybercrime - News Releases - Canterbury Christ Church University

16 July 2012

England's first research and training centre in the fight against Cybercrime has been launched.

 

Canterbury Christ Church University is leading England’s Cybercrime Centre of Excellence Network for Training, Research and Education (ECENTRE) thanks to a European Commission grant of over £700,000.

 

The grant is awarded under the Programme Prevention of and Fight against Internet Crime Targeted Call.

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Researchers discover potential new weapon against crop pests - 2012 News - University of Greenwich

Researchers discover potential new weapon against crop pests - 2012 News - University of Greenwich | Kent International News | Scoop.it

A team of scientists from the University of Greenwich’s Natural Resources Institute (NRI), working with colleagues in the UK and Tanzania, has made a discovery that could provide a new means to control insect crop pests around the globe.

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Greenwich researcher joins coffee growers to help wildlife - 2012 News - University of Greenwich

Greenwich researcher joins coffee growers to help wildlife - 2012 News - University of Greenwich | Kent International News | Scoop.it

A University of Greenwich researcher is helping coffee growers in a remote country to sustain their traditional industry and protect the environment at the same time.

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Eurotunnel's new ferry service

Eurotunnel's new ferry service | Kent International News | Scoop.it

Eurotunnel’s new shipping subsidiary will be branded Myferrylink and could be in operation in mid-August, Eurotunnel chairman and CEO Jacques Gounon told a press conference on 23 July. Start of the new service would not have to await any decision by the competition authorities in Brussels, UK or France, said the Eurotunnel boss. Initially, three services will be offered in each direction per day, based on the two SeaFrance passenger vessels the Berlioz and the Rodin. The freight-only Nord Pas de Calais could also reenter service later in the year, depending on the renewal of her safety certificate. Thereafter, service development would depend on the speed at which gained customers.

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University academic represents England in International project for inclusive education - News Releases - Canterbury Christ Church University

16 July 2012

Christ Church Principal Lecturer and Research Psychologist, Dr John Cornwall, was one of only two experts from England involved in an international project to improve inclusive teacher education for pupils with special educational needs.

 

The two year project, Teacher Education for Inclusion across Europe, was funded by the European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education. It saw 54 experts from all European countries including France, Latvia, Germany, Malta and Iceland, discussing and researching the benefits of essential teacher competences for inclusive education, as well as the types of teachers needed for an inclusive society in a 21st century school.

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PhD student wins international environment competition - News - University of Kent

University PhD student Diogo Verissimo has seen his article on opportunities to increase sustainability in the financial crisis voted the best in the world in a web competition run by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Thomson Reuters.

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Christ Church to host international conference on the future of teacher education - News Releases - Canterbury Christ Church University

09 July 2012

Teacher education in England and around the world is at a crossroads, with major changes underway in universities, schools and colleges.

In the context of current challenges, and to celebrate 50 years of excellence in educating and informing teachers, the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University is bringing together experts from around the world to debate the future of teacher education.

The international conference, At the crossroads: new directions in teacher education, will be held over three days from Monday 16 July to Wednesday 18 July and will feature a range of speakers from different countries and areas of teacher education.

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