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Students at the IMC Weekendschool in Amsterdam lay out tracks for a robot.
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A technology course for underserved youth in Amsterdam shows them they can achieve what they set their minds to About 40 children crouch on the floor intently building tracks with colored wooden blocks. When they position a little blue robot with two wheels on the track, they’re amazed to see that it’s able follow the lines and find its way to the other side of the room. That’s… [Read more]

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We believe that chemistry plays a critical role in developing a sustainable future. Chemists have a special responsibility to develop those new products, resources and processes to make that happen. The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge seeks to stimulate innovative chemistry research that helps the environment and low-resource communities in emerging and developing countries.  In November 2020, we’ll celebrate the 5th edition of the Challenge during… [Read more]

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In new online courses, Research4Life users are finding the information they need to improve life in low-income countries Dr. Lenny Rhine is used to being on the road. A retired librarian from the University of Florida, he’s been working with Research4Life as a trainer for 13 years. Lenny leads the Librarians without Borders (LWB) program, which the Elsevier Foundation supports, and has conducted more than 70 workshops around the world. His work continues in… [Read more]

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We believe that chemistry plays a critical role in developing a sustainable future. Chemists have a special responsibility to develop those new products, resources and processes to make that happen. The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge seeks to stimulate innovative chemistry research that helps the environment and low-resource communities in emerging and developing countries. We’re proud to announce the top 5  contestants, who will join the… [Read more]

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At the Elsevier Foundation, we recognize our partners’ success as we embed technology to support the UN SDGs As we all strive to adapt to our very changed world in the age of COVID-19, the Elsevier Foundation’s mission to advance inclusive health and research in service of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains as relevant as ever. Over the past few years, we have worked hard to embed… [Read more]

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Over the past two decades, UN-publisher Research4Life (R4L) partnership has worked to bridge the digital divide, providing free or low-cost access to research for publicly funded institutions in the world’s least resourced countries. Over 10,000 institutions in 125 countries are now registered to access  the more than 106,000 resources in R4L. Elsevier is one of the 6 original founding and driving partners, providing a quarter of that research.… [Read more]

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Meningitis, malaria and malnutrition are the biggest health challenges for the Sahel region – a geographical area just below the Sahara desert that encompasses portions of 10 African countries. In January, the Epicentre Medical Day in Niamey, Niger, brought together researchers, public health experts and government officials to discuss best practices and ongoing issues for the country and the Sahel region. Epicentre Africa serves as the research and training arm of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF),… [Read more]

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We believe that chemistry plays a critical role in developing a sustainable future. Chemists have a special responsibility to develop those new products, resources and processes to make that happen. The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge seeks to stimulate innovative chemistry research that helps the environment and low-resource communities in emerging and developing countries.  In November 2020, we’ll celebrate the 5th edition of the Challenge during… [Read more]

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Researchers and healthcare professionals in developing countries now have access to one of the world’s most comprehensive biomedical literature databases   Amsterdam, February 24, 2020 Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, is making Embase, its biomedical database, available to Research4Life with immediate effect. Elsevier is a founding partner of Research4Life, a public-private partnership between the World Health Organization, other United Nations agencies, academic and technological… [Read more]

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Every year, we celebrate the five winners of the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World during a special ceremony at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting. This year, five women scientists from Bangladesh, Guatamala, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Yemen will be honored for their outstanding contributions in engineering, innovation and technology. Read more about their experience: “Live from #AAASmtg… [Read more]