Registration to Inaugural WUN Global China Conference is Now Open!
The Inaugural WUN Global China Conference “Family Transition, Ageing, and Social Security in China” will be held at The Chinese University of Hong Kong during 5-6 December 2013. The conference aims to examine key issues arising from family transition, ageing and social security in China and the mechanisms underlying these changes in various dimensions, including the social science and humanistic perspectives.
“Regret-free” approaches for adapting agriculture to climate change
A new study, from the CGIAR research programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), which involves researchers from the University of Leeds, shows how decision-makers can sift through scientific uncertainty to understand where there is a general consensus.
Climate forecasts shown to warn of crop failures
A new study has showed that in about one-third of global cropland, temperature and soil moisture has a strong relationship to the yield of wheat and rice at harvest. And, for those two key crops, the model could predict crop failures three months in advance for about 20 per cent of global cropland
Scientists develop ground-breaking new method of ‘starving’ cancer cells
A University of Southampton Professor, in collaboration with colleagues at the BC Cancer Agency Research Centre, have discovered a novel way of killing cancer cells.
Funding boost to help tackle major health challenges in the South
Health researchers from Southampton have been given £9million to help them tackle some of the South’s most pressing health problems.
The ‘genetics of sand’ may shed new light on evolutionary process over millions of years
An evolutionary ecologist at the University of Southampton, is using ‘grains of sand’ to understand more about the process of evolution.
Gold ‘nanoprobes’ hold the key to treating killer diseases
Researchers at the University of Southampton, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Cambridge, have developed a technique to help treat fatal diseases more effectively.
Where East meets West: CUHK strengthens ties with academic mobility
The Chinese University of Hong Kong supports mobility of staff and students throughout WUN.
2013 WUN Research Development Fund announced
WUN today announced the 2013 round of the Research Development Fund (RDF).