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  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019 — Discussing EU-African cooperation on migration most often happens from a Eurocentric perspective. But what do African states want in the migration field? What are their interests and positions vis-à-vis the EU’s agenda?The UNU-CRIS AMIREG project African Migration: Root Causes and Regulatory Dynamics has explored this. The project elaborated on what drives African actors and African migration by conducting extensive field-work and numerous interviews in Ghana and Senegal.

  • The LEAD2 project, coordinated by VUB, is a Capacity Building in Higher Education under the Erasmus+ program and runs from January 2019 to January 2022. The LEAD2 kick-off meeting successfully took place at VUB from 20-22 March 2019.The LEAD2 kick-off meeting hosted participants representing 12 LEAD2 partners and important stakeholders such as the European Commission and China Mission to the EU.

  • The Oregon National Primate Research Center in Beaverton welcomes a baby monkey, called Grady. The birth of the monkey is not an ordinary one. She is the first primate born using sperm from a tissue-grafting technique. Researchers removed a tissue of the testicle of Grady’s father when he was young, afterwards it was grafted back onto his body. The technique is very hopeful for boys who need cancer treatments during a young age and might lose their fertility. Ellen Goossens, reproductive biologist at the VUB, says that the success is important for the field.

  • Professor Marinee Chuah van de VUB coördineert een onderzoeksprogramma naar gentherapie voor mensen met hartziekten. Met het project is vijftien miljoen euro gemoeid en er doen dertien internationale partners aan mee.   read more on VUB Today