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The E&S Group KSU Fresher’s Week Winner

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The E&S Group KSU Fresher’s Week Winner

As you already know the E&S Group team took part in KSU Fresher’s Week organised at the University of Malta where we held a competition for attentiveness and agility among the University undergraduates. We offered the participants to go through the labyrinth as fast as possible to have an opportunity to win the main prize – a tablet.

During the 5 days of Fresher’s Week, nearly 100 young people participated in this competition of skill whilst also trying out their luck. Last Monday the front-runner of the competition was announced. 

 The winner of the maze competition was Liam Grech, to his disbelief, with the fastest time achieved, 4.92 sec to be exact! Liam is undergraduate doing his Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics and Statistics and Operations Research. Let us wish him good luck in writing his thesis this academic year and promising career prospects!

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Refreshing KSU

Categories Malta, The Blockchain Island, E&S Group, University, Academics, Applications, Education, KSU

Refreshing KSU

E&S Group was participating in the KSU Fresher’s Week organised at the University of Malta, 1-5 of October. There are around 11,500 students, including about 1,000 international students from 92 different countries and 450 visiting overseas students, following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses in the Maltese University. on the 1st week of October fourteen Faculties, eighteen Institutes, thirteen Centers and three Schools of the campuses in Msida and Valletta opened their doors for the freshers.

The opening ceremony was followed by numerous workshops, quests, games and activities organised by the University’s students communities and partnering organizations, including E&S Group which had its tent welcoming students and graduates. During the 5 days of the event, the company representatives from legal, accounting, corporate and marketing departments were inviting students with a related background to complete the internship with E&S Group. As a result, we got 37 applications from law students, 45 – from economists and accountants, and 35 application forms were filled in by undergraduates studying education, communications, media and design.

Except for spreading the information about its services and career opportunities, the E&S team also organised the competition where the winner is to get the tablet as the main prize. The number of participants reached almost 100! We are comparing top 5 results now to get in touch with the lucky winner as soon as possible, so keep your cell phone on.

E&S Group is growing and will be happy to see young talents among its professionals. If you miss the opportunity to visit our stand, the information about our operating principles, services and the company development can be also found in our brochure left in the following departments: Faculty of Economics, Management & Accountancy (FEMA), Faculty of Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Faculty of Laws, Institute of Digital Games, ICT Building, IT Services, Library, DegreePlus, KSU noticeboard.

 

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Blockchain set to revolutionise academic publishing

Categories Blockchain, Technology, Researchers, Academics

Blockchain set to revolutionise academic publishing

It seems that there is very little that blockchain cannot do. Every day we are seeing more and more use cases emerging for even the most unexpected things.

In today’s world, scientists are able to contribute to research and learn from research without any restrictions. This said the academic publishing industry is currently structured in such a way that it actually inhibits academics and their ability to truly express themselves. Instead of being focused on developing new technologies and areas of knowledge, it is focussed on profit margins. A study in 2015 shows that just five academic scholars published over half of the year’s publications – a clear indication or an oligopoly market.

A money-making business

The process of peer review which is a huge part of scientific progress is usually performed for free by members of the academic community, yet it still generates huge sums of revenue for the private companies that are involved in. Many say that ultimately the taxpayers should be the ones to shoulder these costs through the salaries of the academics and the research projects that they undertake. These costs are in addition to expensive library subscription fees which can be anywhere between $350,000 and $9 million each year.

The process of reviewing usually takes between one and two years, and during this time the researcher is often unaware of how things are progressing. Exclusivity agreements and NDAs often stop academics from discussing their work during this time meaning that there can be no further development during this time frame. By basically kidnapping ownership of a scientist’s work, it creates a disincentive which in turn further discourages the scientific community to continue creating high-quality work.

At the core of our economy

There is no doubt that science is the most effective method ever designed when it comes to creating new economic sectors of activity. Science has always been at the forefront of our economic systems and many of these discoveries and inventions seek to make the world a better place.

From the light bulb to power stations, electric cars to quantum computers, science is always finding new ways to help us progress. Recently, for example, we have seen how a project called SpaceX is changing the aerospace industry by using recycled rockets and saving $18m per launch. This upwards trajectory of progress can only be maintained however if academics are allowed to quickly and freely share their work for the benefit of society as a whole.

The blockchain gives us a truly unique opportunity to address key issues in the current scientific publishing system. Things such as overly-lengthy review times and expensive costs can be negated through this integration. By offering economic and reputational rewards to peer reviewers, we are able to ensure that all research is peer-reviewed and then published in a more efficient way, as well as at a considerably lower cost. This type of shift in the way in which we approach scientific research publishing is set to benefit both the academic community and society at large. As research is published more quickly, future projects are then able to benefit from the information as well as be able to use it in their own research.

 

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