The University of Bucharest agreed on a CIVIS initiative to join and act together with the European forums’ coordinated efforts, aimed to face the COVID-19 pandemic effects. Therefore, between the 24th and 26th of April 2020, the University of Bucharest will attend a hackathon, coordinated by the European Innovation Council of the European Union.
This pan-European initiative aims to relate the civil society, innovation institutions, possible European partners and investors. This initiative will identify and develop certain innovative solutions that may help world countries to face this periods’ challenges.
The event shows the specialists and high performance equipments of the subscribed organizations and the development of certain ideas of concrete solutions in fields such as health, online education and remote work, continuing entrepreneurship activities, social and political cohesion, financial activities digitalization.
The hackathon is aimed for program developers, entrepreneurs, problem-solving experts, start-ups, as well as for any person willing to contribute to developing solutions able to support the European Union while facing this crisis.
Organizers have established the following topics of the competition: Life and Health, Continuing Businesses, Social and Political Cohesion, Remote Work and Education, Digital Financing. Not lastly, competition is intended for everyone having an idea regarding how the crisis may be brought faster to an end, even if this is not among one of the five topics of the competition. For more details regarding the event topics please click here.
For complete details regarding how to attend the #EUvsVIRUS hackathon, please go to the official event website.
The University of Bucharest aims to correctly and constantly inform the members of the academic community and constantly monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 virus spreading in Romania. A special section for Info Coronavirus COVID-19 was created on UniBuc website for this purpose, to provide useful information in this context and offer all those interested articles and opinions signed by UB academics and researchers, as well as online resources which may be used by students, academics or the public.
Moreover, an experts’ team of academics, master students and doctoral students of the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, volunteered to provide psychological support, assistance and educational support to those having psychological and emotional needs, caused by current situation, starting on Friday, the 10th of April. For further details on this initiative, click here.