Goran Shibakovski

Macedonia University St. Paul the Apostle

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Commented on International Scholarships & Awards 2024
The European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2024 is a prize that is awarded every year to projects by young people that foster a shared sense of European identity and integration. The prize is organized by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen. The winning projects are chosen from 27 national winners selected by national juries. https://www.europarl.europa.eu/topics/en/article/20231211STO15804/apply-for-the-2024-european-charlemagne-youth-prize

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Commented on Financial literacy and young people
Here is a free 2-hour financial education course on financial literacy, which is an essential set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed money choices. https://youtu.be/2wHLd7S6iTc?si=WK80ZOJfCZgZ_hI-

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Commented on Summer/Winter schools
The RECSM Winter Methods School 2024, which is a training program for researchers and practitioners who want to learn about web surveys, digital data tracking, and electoral analysis. The program consists of three courses and a workshop, which will be held online and on-site at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. The program is organized by the Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM), which is a leading institution in survey research and methodology. The registration deadline is March 4, 2024. If you are interested, you can find more details and apply here https://www.upf.edu/web/survey/recsm-winter-methods-school-2024

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Commented on Research Assistantship Opportunity
The OIST Research Internship Program, which is a program that offers education and research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) in Japan. The program allows students to work on a research project under the supervision of an OIST faculty member for 2 to 6 months. The program also provides financial and logistical support for the participants, such as travel expenses, accommodation, stipend, visa, and insurance. The program is open for applications twice a year, with different deadlines depending on the start date of the internship. If you are interested in applying, you can find more information here: https://admissions.oist.jp/oist-research-internship-program-description

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Commented on Online networking events, workshops and grant opportunities
The EIT Infrabooster programme, which is a training and mentoring programme for researchers and technology transfer officers from public sector organisations in the Western Balkans and neighbouring countries. The programme aims to help them develop and market new services based on their research infrastructures, such as laboratories, equipment, or databases. The programme consists of two levels: InfraBooster Foundation and InfraBooster Practitioner. The Foundation level is an introductory online course that covers the basics of research infrastructure-based services, while the Practitioner level is a more advanced online course that guides the participants to create and implement their own service projects. The programme also offers networking and funding opportunities for the participants. The deadline for applying to the Foundation level is 19 February 2024. Link: https://www.westernbalkans-infohub.eu/calls/eit-infrabooster-call-for-applications-2024/

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Commented on Women and Girls in Science
Scholarship program for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) offered by the British Council. The program aims to support women from eligible countries to pursue a master's degree in a STEM subject at a UK university. The program covers the tuition fees, stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees, and English language support for the selected candidates. The program also provides special support for mothers and people with caring responsibilities. The program is open for applications for the 2024-25 academic year. If you are interested, you can find more details and apply here: https://www.britishcouncil.org/study-work-abroad/in-uk/scholarship-women-stem

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Commented on Digital Foresnics
This is a free course and certification program on digital forensics essentials offered by the EC-Council, a leading organization in cybersecurity education and certification. The course covers the fundamental concepts and skills of computer forensics, such as data acquisition, anti-forensics techniques, Windows, Linux, network, web, dark web, email, and malware forensics. The course also prepares the applicant for the Digital Forensics Essentials (DFE) certification exam, which validates your knowledge and competency in digital forensics. https://www.eccouncil.org/academia/digital-forensics-essentials-dfe/

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Commented on Fighting off journal rejections on the path to manuscript acceptance
This webinar is an excellent opportunity for researchers to learn how to avoid journal rejections and boost their publication success rate. How do I make an excellent strategy to minimize the risk of manuscript rejection? And what are some common tips to learn in advance for a particular journal to mitigate the rejection of a manuscript?

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Commented on Online networking events, workshops and grant opportunities
The EUPeace Academic Networking Event - the event is an online networking opportunity for professionals from all EUPeace member institutions, who are active in research, teaching and areas supporting research and teaching. The event will introduce the EUPeace community, offer a chance to connect with colleagues in your field of expertise, and find collaboration partners from EUPeace member universities. The event will take place on February 13th, 2024, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CET. Link: https://www.eupeace.eu/en/what-we-do/eupeace-academic-networking

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Commented on Humanities and Social Sciences Publishing
Do you have a degree in one of the social sciences, humanities or arts disciplines and draw on your research skills in any capacity in your current role (e.g. a researcher, a policy analyst, consultant or curator)? If so, please consider taking part in this British Academy research project. The survey is likely to take you around 15 minutes to complete. While the survey will close on 26 February 2024, please do respond as soon as possible. Link: https://www.vitae.ac.uk/impact-and-evaluation/shape-research-careers-survey

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Commented on Conferences 2023-2024
4th International Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Congress (ICADA 2024-FREE), March 14-15, 2023, Konya, Turkey. ICADA 2024 conference is designed to bring together leading international and interdisciplinary research communities, developers, and users of advanced technologies and to discuss theoretical and practical issues in all the fields of technology. https://www.allsciencesacademy.com/4thicada2024

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Commented on Advances in Cancer Research
Scientists in the Georgia Tech Integrated Cancer Research Center (ICRC) have combined machine learning with information on blood metabolites to develop a new test able to detect ovarian cancer with 93 percent accuracy among samples from the team’s study group. https://research.gatech.edu/researchers-leverage-ai-develop-early-diagnostic-test-ovarian-cancer

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Commented on Scientific Inventions and Findings
A new optical clock developed by Chinese researchers that can run error-free for 7.2 billion years, which is longer than the age of the universe. Optical clocks use lasers to trap and cool atoms, then measure their vibrations to keep time. They are more precise and accurate than atomic clocks, which use microwaves to excite atoms. Optical clocks can be used to test fundamental physics, improve GPS and quantum communication, and explore the nature of space-time. https://interestingengineering.com/innovation/optical-clock-accurate-billions-of-years

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Commented on Fake news, disinformation, conspiracy theories
There are 5.04 billion social media users at the start of 2024, equating to 62.3 percent of the world’s total population. Social media users have grown by 5.6 percent over the past year, with 266 million new users in 2023, equating to an average increase of 8.4 new users every single second. https://datareportal.com/reports/digital-2024-deep-dive-5-billion-social-media-users Any comment?

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Commented on Fake news, disinformation, conspiracy theories
Deepfakes are synthetic media that use artificial intelligence to manipulate the appearance or voice of a person, often for malicious purposes. They can seriously threaten democracy, security, and privacy, especially during elections. There are some ways to spot a deepfake and prevent it from causing political chaos, such as: analyze visual inconsistencies; analyze visual inconsistencies; scrutinizing audio clues; reverse image search; inspect video metadata; use deepfake detection tools; verify official sources; educate yourself and others. https://www.science.org/content/article/how-spot-deepfake-and-prevent-it-causing-political-chaos