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Universidad Pablo de Olavide – News in English
Paul Nurse: “Boundaries are broken most often by the young, so we have to encourage and support them”
Pablo de Olavide University, in celebration of the 25th anniversary since its foundation, awarded Nurse the title of honorary doctor. The following conversation took place in UPO’s headquarters in Carmona, a historical town located a few miles away from Seville, where he met with his colleagues during his stay.
Creation of ECREABIEN: an initiative of research and transfer on entrepreneurship and psychosocial well-being with a gendered approach
Universidad Pablo de Olavide, King’s College London and Syracuse University sign an agreement to promote research and transfer activities on entrepreneurial creativity and well-being with a gendered approach.
The Universidad Pablo de Olavide offers 2561 places to newly arrived students with its 48 undergraduate degrees for the 2021-22 academic year
The Universidad Pablo de Olavide will offer a total of 2561 places to newly arrived students with its 48 undergraduate degrees for the next 2021-22 academic year, 40 of which will be imparted at the campus of the UPO (2127 places) and 8 at its affiliated centre in Seville, ‘San Isidoro’ (434 places).
Advances in research on cell mechanisms that interact with mitochondrial activity to regulate ageing
Understanding the complex interaction between different cell signaling pathways and mitochondrial function means advancing to counteract ageing. This is the basis of a study carried out by a research group from Universidad Pablo de Olavide, led by researcher Marta Artal Sanz from the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Engineering. The study has been published in the scientific journal Aging Cell and it has been funded by the program H2020 ERC-Starting Grant ‘Mitochondrial signaling crosstalk in the regulation of ageing (MitoSigAge)’.
Six out of ten entrepreneurs consider the existence of their businesses threatened by the coronavirus
Universidad Pablo de Olavide co-leads an international research, funded by the King’s College London, which analyzes the impact of the pandemic on entrepreneurs from 23 countries.
The foundation Fundación CYD (Knowledge and Development, after its Spanish acronym) has recently published the statistical report ‘Las universidades españolas. Una perspectiva autonómica. 2020. Andalucía’ (‘Spanish universities. A regional perspective. 2020. Andalusia’, written in Spanish) in which it offers the main data of its annual report about the Spanish university system divided by regions. The report, which has been written using the data from the SIIU (Integrated System of University Information, after its Spanish acronym), places the Pablo de Olavide University as the only one among the public universities from Andalusia with an academic performance rate over 80% (81.9%) and the one with the lowest dropout rate of first year students (15.2%). The UPO also heads the percentage of traditional age graduates (below 25 years old for the undergraduate studies and below 30 for the master’s and doctorate degrees) with 84.6%, and it is the university with the highest percentage of full time students (84.4%). This data shows that the UPO heads the academic performance among the Andalusian public universities.
Through its Research Support Service, the Library of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide has published the UPO’s Scientific Production Bibliometric Report for the five-year period of 2015-2019. The report, which was compiled with the bibliographic data from Web of Science and Scopus, shows that the volume of the university’s scientific production increased by around 20% in these five years and it places the standardized impact of the publications 36% above the world average (1.36), surpassing the average for Andalusian universities (1.26).
Advances in genetics shed light on the human history of the Isthmo-Colombian area from the last ten thousand years
Based on the analysis of DNA from present-day and ancient individuals on the Isthmus of Panama, an interdisciplinary research team, led from the Universities of Pavia and Pablo de Olavide (Seville), explains complex pre-Hispanic burials excavated in Panama City and highlights the genomic distinctiveness of the Isthmo-Colombian area. The research has also revealed a previously undescribed ancestry among ancient Indigenous peoples of the Americas, unique to the region and detectable in the ancient pre-Hispanic individuals as well among the self-identified descendants of current Indigenous, African and Hispano-Indigenous groups.
A group of researchers from the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, led by Soledad Fernández Pachón, implements biotechnology to identify plant-based food compounds which benefit the prevention of chronic diseases.