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Concurso Especial de Acesso e Ingresso do Estudante InternacionalAmong its 15 thousand students, the University of Aveiro (UA) has presently more than 1300 coming from 80 countries from all over the world. Do you want to be part of this international community too? What are you waiting for? The 3rd call of applications to international students will be open until 23 June, for those who want to apply to licenciaturas and integrated masters at the UA, academic year 2017/2018.
A investigadora Idalina Gonçalves e uma amostra do bioplástico feito de batataAt first sight, the food packaging developed by the researcher Idalina Gonçalves at the University of Aveiro (UA) looks like those made of plastic commonly used by the food industry and commercial surfaces. But any resemblance to synthesized materials from oil derivatives and that, increasingly, constitute an environmental problem, is only due to the aspect. Developed exclusively from potatoes, UA’s bioplastic for food packaging aims at putting an end to the dictatorship of synthetic plastics. Besides being biodegradable, the new bioplastic’s ingredients promote a better conservation of food when compared to traditional plastics.
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