£100 million donation from Ineos to Oxford University creates new institute to fight antimicrobial resistance

Ineos, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, and the University of Oxford are launching a new world-leading institute to combat the growing global issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which currently causes an estimated 1.5 million excess deaths each year- and could cause over 10m deaths per year by 2050. Predicted to also create a global economic toll of $100 trillion by mid-century, it is arguably the greatest economic and healthcare challenge facing the world post-Covid. It is bacterial resistance, caused by overuse and misuse of antibiotics, which arguably poses…

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New “Sincerely, Kindness” campaign calls on people to share kindness online and offline

In advance of World Kindness Day, kindness.org announced that recent studies conducted in collaboration with Oxford University show the warm fuzzy feeling you get by being kind isn’t just in your head. Data from three studies conducted within the last year shows that performing acts of kindness increases the overall well-being of the performer. One experiment completed in April 2017 involved 691 participants from 39 countries and investigated kindness to family, friends, strangers and self. Participants performed acts of kindness every day for seven days. Data from the experiment showed…

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Booking.com Announces New Scholarship Programs to Support Women in Technology

Booking.com, one of the world’s largest travel e-commerce companies and digital technology leader, has introduced Booking.com Women in Technology Scholarships, a new, two-year initiative designed to support women seeking careers in technology. Working in conjunction with the University of Oxford in the UK, and the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, these scholarships will be granted to women looking to further their education and advancement in the technology sector. The grants will equal over $585K across both university partnerships. Recognizing an under-representation of women in under-graduate and advanced STEM-related…

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