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World Hepatitis Day — Raising Awareness and Saving Lives

Every 30 seconds someone dies due to a hepatitis related condition. With vaccines existing against the virus, it is imperative that action is taken soon to reduce the unfortunate deaths caused by the disease. This year, the theme of World Hepatitis Day, which takes place on 28th July is “Hepatitis Can’t Wait”, with a focus […]

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Nominations for the World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are open!

Do you know someone contributing towards sustainability and who deserves recognition? Nominations for the World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are now open! Find out a bit more about these awards and how to nominate someone below! Why the World Sustainability Awards? From the beginning of his compound preservation project, Dr. Shu-Kun […]

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The Drive for More Female Engineers—Interview with Dr. Katalin Balazsi

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is a celebration of the work that women engineers do every day. The observance aims to encourage women to participate in engineering and related fields. INWED was first established in 2014 by Women’s Engineering Society (WES) as a national event. In 2017, it expanded to be international. WES itself […]

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The Benefits of Being an MDPI Reviewer

MDPI has a rigorous editorial process, featuring multiple subject and language checks. Between the pre-check and editor’s decision stages, peer review is an integral part of publication. MDPI also works with Publons to credit peer reviewers for their work. Check out how it works here. As such, MDPI has a high standard when it comes […]

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World Food Safety Day 2021: Why Is It Important?

What Constitutes Food Safety? We don’t often see the rigorous processes that go into ensuring that our food is safe for consumption. Before it reaches our kitchen tables, our meals undergo specific, regulated practices during all stages of the food supply chain, including the growth, transport, preparation, and serving of food products. A lack of […]

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World No Tobacco Day—What can be done?

World No Tobacco Day (31st May) is just one of eleven campaigns run by the World Health Organization (WHO), including World Tuberculosis Day and World Malaria Day, already covered in MDPI’s blog. The observance aims to draw attention to tobacco’s consequences and emphasises that a world without tobacco is a cleaner one, with fewer deaths […]

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