Goran Shibakovski

Macedonia University St. Paul the Apostle

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Commented on Anti-aging research
The discovery of unique blood biomarkers in exceptionally long-lived individuals offers a promising avenue for understanding the mechanisms behind aging and longevity. It suggests that certain physiological factors, such as reduced inflammation and specific metabolic processes, may play a role in extending lifespan. (Link: https://www.sciencealert.com/the-blood-of-exceptionally-long-lived-people-reveals-crucial-differences)

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Commented on Cybersecurity Hub
The ECCC Info Day on July 9, 2024, is an event to inform about new cybersecurity funding opportunities under the Digital Europe Programme. If you're involved in the European cybersecurity ecosystem and eligible for funding, this event could be a valuable opportunity to gain insights and collaborate on future projects. Register at https://shorturl.at/RXkQX

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Commented on Cybersecurity
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy is hosting a webinar to discuss its cyber and digital assistance programs, which are crucial for advancing U.S. diplomacy and national security. Register for the webinar: https://shorturl.at/G4x2l

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Commented on Funding grants & challenges
The COST (https://www.cost.eu/funding/open-call-a-simple-one-step-application-process/) Open Call's one-step application process is a commendable approach, simplifying the often complex procedure of securing research funding. It allows researchers to focus more on their proposals' content rather than the application process's intricacies. The precise criteria and deadlines and the support provided reflect COST's commitment to fostering collaborative research across Europe. However, the real test of this system lies in applicants' experiences. Has anyone applied to this call and can share their insights on the process and its efficacy? Such firsthand accounts would be invaluable for prospective applicants to set realistic expectations and prepare adequately.

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Commented on AI influence on labour, work, (un)employment
The Slack Workforce Index indicates a gap between AI's potential and its current workplace usage, with a notable AI gender gap and a lack of trust in AI outputs. Despite AI's promise for productivity, its practical application remains limited, suggesting a need for better integration strategies and trust-building measures to harness AI benefits fully. Link to the Workforce Index June 2024 report from Slack:https://slack.com/intl/en-gb/blog/news/the-workforce-index-june-2024

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Commented on Scholarship opportunities for researchers, students from across Africa
The AERC's Call for Proposals is a highly commendable initiative that fosters economic research relevant to Sub-Saharan Africa. Focusing on various thematic areas, from macroeconomic policy to climate change, encourages a holistic understanding of the region's financial challenges and opportunities. Link: https://aercafrica.org/call-for-proposals/

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Commented on Winter / Summer Schools 2024
The Milan Summer School on Cost Benefit Analysis is an invaluable educational experience for professionals and researchers in the field of public investment. The comprehensive curriculum covers theoretical principles and sector-specific applications and equips participants with the tools to make informed decisions that can significantly impact economic development and public welfare. The hands-on approach, with exercises on real-life cases, ensures that the knowledge gained is practical and immediately applicable. More info at https://www.csilmilano.com/cba-summerschool/

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Commented on Women and Girls in Science
The 2nd World Conference on Gender and Women's Studies represents a progressive step towards addressing issues surrounding gender equality and women's rights. It's an event that not only highlights the ongoing challenges faced by women and gender minorities but also fosters a collaborative environment for sharing knowledge and strategies to combat discrimination. Link: https://www.gwsconf.org/

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Commented on Humanities and Social Sciences Publishing
The 7th International Conference on New Trends in Social Sciences is a premier event that gathers top academic minds to discuss the latest trends in social sciences. Abstract submission at https://www.ntssconf.org/

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Commented on COMPUTERS & GRAPHICS-UK
For detailed information on submission guidelines, visit the journal's page on ScienceDirect: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/computers-and-graphics

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Commented on Postdoctoral positions 2023 - 2024
The KAUST Fellowship Program, offered by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), is designed to attract exceptional students globally to pursue graduate studies with a focus on independent research. In addition to comprehensive financial support covering tuition, living expenses, and travel, the program uniquely encourages applicants to propose and develop their independent research projects. This aspect enables fellows to explore innovative ideas and contribute to cutting-edge research in fields such as engineering, science, and technology. More info athttps://kgfp.kaust.edu.sa/fellowship

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Commented on Postdoctoral Fellowship
Stockholm University offers nine postdoctoral fellowships across various fields, including Environmental Science, Biology, and Mathematics. These positions are aimed at recent Ph.D. graduates and provide opportunities to engage in high-level research with experienced faculty. The fellowships typically last two years and come with a competitive salary. For more details on the specific positions and application procedures, visit Stockholm University Postdoctoral Fellowships at https://vacancyedu.com/09-postdoctoral-fellowship-at-stockholm-university-sweden-4/

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Commented on Open Data and Research Hub
Join the upcoming webinar "Stories from the Use Case Observatory - Volume 2" on June 28 from 10:00 to 11:30 CEST to learn about open data initiatives across Europe. The event will share insights from successful open data reuse cases, covering their economic, social, and environmental impacts. The session will include presentations from two reuse cases and discussions on methodologies and strategies for maximizing open data benefits. After registering, attendees will receive a calendar invite and webinar link. The webinar will be recorded and shared in the course "Measuring the Impact of Open Data." Link:https://dataeuropaacademy.clickmeeting.com/webinar-stories-from-the-use-case-observatory-volume-2-/register

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Commented on Online networking events, workshops and grant opportunities
The SAR 2024 Global Congress is an upcoming event organized by Scholars at Risk, scheduled to take place from June 25-27, 2024. It will be hosted in partnership with the European Humanities University (EHU) in Vilnius, Lithuania. The theme for the congress is "Sustainable knowledge: Lessons from universities, scholars and students in exile," which aims to explore the experiences of academic communities forced into exile due to various crises. The event will bring together scholars, advocates, students, and professionals to discuss academic freedom, share best practices, and shape SAR's agenda for the future. If you're interested in attending, you can register for either in-person or online participation at https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/event/sar-2024-global-congress/

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Commented on World University Rankings
A recent incident highlighted a flaw in academic journal rankings when three fake journals managed to secure top spots in a philosophy ranking list. These journals, published by Addleton Academic Publishers, exploited the ranking system by excessively cross-citing each other, artificially inflating their impact. This has sparked discussions about the reliability of journal metrics and the need for more rigorous evaluation methods to prevent such manipulation and ensure the credibility of academic publications. Link: https://retractionwatch.com/2024/06/12/how-a-widely-used-ranking-system-ended-up-with-three-fake-journals-in-its-top-10-philosophy-list/