As a key-finding in this year’s EPI-scoring, air quality keeps deteriorating human health in such a manner that it is considered as “…the leading environmental threat to public health” (EPI, 2018). The exposure of pollution and its particles from e.g. heavy traffic is a contributing factor. In Sweden, the transporting sector constitutes for 1/3 of the total CO2 emissions. In an attempt to curb its emissions and reach the goal of fossil-fuel free roads, the Swedish Transport Administration and eRoadArlanda teamed up and developed the world’s first electrified, 2 km long, public road outside the capital.

The electric truck or car runs on the rails, connected to a power grid, and as it moves transformation of energy is made from the rails to the vehicle. Practically this means that an arm locates where the vehicle moves and connects with it and thus the vehicle also gets charged at the same time.

On 27 March 2018, the ISET Policy Institute in partnership with the World Bank and UNICEF hosted a high-level policy discussion, “Higher Education Reform in Georgia: Challenges and Opportunities”, which was the fourth in a series of education policy dialogues focused on higher education.

A policy paper was presented by ISET Professor Norberto Pigniatti, the purpose of which was to identify the existing challenges facing the Government’s strategic objectives in close dialogue with a broad set of stakeholders, and provide a set of recommendations based on the analysis of the nature of the challenges and on the best international practices needed to address them.

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