WUN Virtual Summer School 2023

An online (Southern Hemisphere) Summer School organised and designed by the University of York. Theme: “The World’s Biggest Problems and How to Influence the Solutions”.

WUN Summer School 2022

The next WUN Summer School “Act for Sustainability” will be organised and hosted by National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). Registration is open until 1 June 2022.

WUN Summer School

WUN Summer School 2021 “The World’s Biggest Problems and How to Influence the Solutions”, hosted by the University of York.

WUN Summer School

UPDATE: The WUN Summer School, originally scheduled for July 2020, has been postponed to 2021 due to covid-19 developments.  The information and application website will be re-opened for the 2021 program in due course. 

Schools as a Setting for Reducing Risk Factors for Non-communicable Diseases

Adolescence is recognised as an important time where intervention to support the development of sustained health-promoting behaviours (e.g. regular physical activity) offers an intergenerational opportunity to improve wellbeing. In addition to supporting the future health and wellbeing of the adolescent, interventions at this time offer the opportunity for improved outcomes for the future offspring. Furthermore, it is known that adolescents can act as effective agents of health-related change within their families.


Mobility Opportunities The following provides details of education and research mobility programs and agreements within the Worldwide Universities Network. Please note that the data below is not comprehensive and based

Migration, Development and Global Transformations (MDGT)

The Migration, Development and Global Transformations (MDGT) programme brings together WUN migration researchers and data experts for two workshops in 2016, in a research incubation activity supported by ongoing research and policy collaboration between the University of Bristol and the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, a key partner in the programme.

Understanding Globalisation – Margins and Peripheries

Globalisation, migration and their socio-cultural consequences are experienced across the urban and rural divide, in both the global north and south. Yet research into globalisation and migration remains, to date, largely limited to urban metropoles, primarily in the so-called ‘developed world’. This interdisciplinary project seeks to fill this gap by building a better understanding of the complex processes of globalisation in rural and peri-urban areas, with a particular focus on developments in the global south, including international migration of the Chinese diaspora.

Spintronics Consortium

The WUN Spintronics Consortium consists of more than 30 partners including 9 WUN universities. The consortium brings together the expertise of the partners and carries out collaborative research with the aim of impacting significantly on science and society.

Inaugural Web Observatories Workshop Takes Place in Southampton

Much like the printing press, the invention of the world wide web has afforded us unprecedented opportunities for spreading information. Not only do we now have the capacity to share rich data sets online, we also have vast amounts of data about our online activity. However, without a proper framework in place, it is difficult to take full advantage of this rich information resource. There are currently multiple barriers to using this resource effectively, including accessibility of datasets, lack of comprehensive and shareable metadata, dataset identification and searching, access control and privileges, and analytics.

New study finds vitamin D3 improves heart function

A daily dose of vitamin D3 improves heart function in people with chronic heart failure, a five-year University of Leeds research project has found. Dr Klaus Witte, from the School of Medicine and Consultant Cardiologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, led the study, known as VINDICATE. He said: “This is a significant breakthrough for patients. It is the first evidence that vitamin D3 can improve heart function of people with heart muscle weakness – known as heart failure. These findings could make a significant difference to the care of heart failure patients.”

A fine balance in the Arctic

Fifteen members of AEVO from five WUN institutions attended a two-day workshop at the University of Leeds, 12-13 September 2011, to launch this novel project which tackles the crucial issue of climate impacts on Arctic communities.