Definition of «va»

Va (film)

Va (Tamil: வ; Tamil numeral for 1/4; working title: Va Quarter Cutting) is a 2010 Indian Tamil-language neo-noir comedy film written and directed by Pushkar-Gayathri. It stars Shiva, SPB Charan and Lekha Washington in the lead roles, with Kalyan, John Vijay and Abhinayashree playing supporting roles. The film's story takes place in one night, in which a man, with the help of his would-be brother-in-law, hunts for a last liquor before leaving to Saudi Arabia.

The film tells the story of Sunderrajan aka Sura, who with the help of his sister's fiancé Marthandam, hunts for liquor on a dry day in Chennai before leaving to Saudi Arabia.

The film, produced by Sashikanth Sivaji's Y NOT Studios and distributed by Dhayanidhi Alagiri's Cloud Nine Movies, features film score composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar and cinematography by Nirav Shah. The shooting of the film commenced in early 2010 and was held at various locations in Chennai. The film was released on 5 November 2010 during Diwali to mixed reviews. (Wikipedia)

VA (Public & Science)

VA (Public & Science) (Swedish: "Vetenskap & Allmänhet") is a Swedish non-profit civil society organisation that works to promote dialogue and openness between researchers and the public.

The organisation was founded in 2002 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

VA's members consist of some 80 organisations, authorities, universities, companies and associations. In addition, it has a number of individual members. The organisation is funded through membership fees, project grants and a grant from the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research.

VA's main aims:

Increase collaboration between researchers and the public.

Increase knowledge and dialogue about:

Public perceptions of research and research needs

Prerequisites for research, research methods and results

Methods for science communication

Be a leading knowledge hub for public engagement and science communication

Strengthen all aspects of engagement with society; democratic, cultural as well as for the benefit and education of society

VA carries out surveys and studies with the aim of increasing knowledge about the relationships between science and society at large. This includes an annual barometer into the Swedish public's general attitudes towards science and researchers, as well as more specific studies on how opinion-forming groups in society view and use research, how researchers interact with society, and methods for dialogue on science and research.

VA also arranges many events and activities aimed at stimulating dialogue between researchers and the public in new ways and in novel arenas. VA is the Swedish national co-ordinator for the science festival European Researchers’ Night. The first Researchers' Night was run in Sweden in September 2005 and in 2017 events were run in 29 cities in Sweden. VA also organises the Researchers' Grand Prix , a science communication competition for researchers and mass experiments in schools, a citizen science initiative that engages pupils in real research. Other activities include Science Cafés. VA also participates in societal debate via traditional as well as social media.

VA is currently a partner in three EU-funded Horizon 2020 projects SciShops: ORION, Open Responsible research and Innovation to further Outstanding Knowledge, is aimed at fostering RRI and open science in research performing and research funding organisations. SciShops will expand the ecosystem of Science Shops in Europe and BLOOM is aimed at raising public awareness and interest in the bioeconomy through dialogue and co-creation activities.

VA is a member of EUSEA (European Science Events Association), ECSA (European Citizen Science Association) and the Living Knowledge network.

Secretary Generals

2002-2011 Camilla Modéer

2011–present Cissi Billgren Askwall


2002 Majléne Westerlund Panke

2003-2004 Lena Hjelm-Wallén

2005-2006 Majléne Westerlund Panke

2007-2010 Dan Brändström

2011–present Agneta Bladh (Wikipedia)

Sentences with «va» (usage examples):

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