Where do climate migrants go?
As climate change renders populated areas uninhabitable, what does justice look like for those who must relocate? A forthcoming collection of papers in the journal Regional Environmental Change will address
Pandemic worsens inequalities at all levels
Researchers gathered last month in South Africa to consider how governments handled COVID-19 and how those choices led to deepening inequalities at all levels of society. “The broad topic we
Collaborative storytelling project demonstrates resilience of women in migration
A new website will educate visitors about women’s experiences of migration, including episodes of violence and stories of resilience. One in three women around the world experience violence during their
Research to support vulnerable migrant children
The WUN research group ‘African Child and Youth Wellbeing in the Context of Migration and Displacement’ is investigating African child and youth health in the context of migration and displacement.
WUN Research Group Hosts Gender and (Im)Mobility Conference
The International Conference on Gender and (Im)mobility in Uncertain Times, held on March 11-12, was hosted online by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The conference was organised by
African Child and Youth Wellbeing in the Context of Migration and Displacement
A global research group supported by WUN is working to boost the wellbeing of African children and young people who have migrated or been displaced. Many African communities have high
WUN research group organises International Conference on Gender and (Im)mobility in Uncertain Times
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) researcher Professor Jing Song will hold an international conference on 11-12 March 2021 as part of her WUN interdisciplinary research group ‘Women’s Mobility: Negotiating
In homes across the globe: understanding the mental health issues of intimate partner violence
SUMMARY Intimate partner violence is shockingly widespread: the World Health Organization estimates that, as a global average, one in three women have experienced violence from a male partner or former
Restoring the invisible: new network to explore Indigenous epistemologies
The ways of thinking and knowing developed in Indigenous cultures have long been marginalised within the academy and in public life, including in approaches to the environment, migration, and justice. Dr June Bam–Hutchison (University of Cape Town) is leading a collaborative network that aims to restore understandings of Indigenous concepts, enrich existing scholarship, and help to develop new approaches to today’s global challenges.
CUHK Launches the “Class Acts” Online Talk Series
To encourage ongoing learning at home and self-improvement by acquiring knowledge in various areas during the pandemic, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) hosts the “Class Acts” CUHK Online
Inclusive research supporting women’s integration
Public debates about marriage migration are vulnerable to a series of misconceptions, often conflating migration with trafficking and undermining the agency of the women who migrate. The WUN Marriage Migrants in Asia research group is addressing these misconceptions with interdisciplinary research that aims to inform regional policy. Click through to read more about their activities and the thinking behind them.
WUN-IOM PhD Student Research Internship
WUN is pleased to announce an internship opportunity for a doctoral researcher at IOM GMDAC in Berlin.
Resilient Peace Final Workshop
“Exploring resilient peacebuilding actors, cultures and policy transfer in West Africa”.
Marriage Migrants in Asia international workshop
Open: call for research proposals on Marriage Migrants and Care, deadline 15 March 2019.
WUN Global Africa Group workshop 2018
Implementing the SDGs in East Africa: Translating collaborative research into policy impact.
Religion and Gender-Based Violence: A Case Study of Accra in Global Context
WUN academic workshop report: The Shiloh Project In Ghana. An Intersectional Exploration of Religion and Gender-Based Violence.
Who doesn’t have a cell phone?
What does mobile phone usage in Africa and small-town hospitality to queer people in South Africa reveal about globalisation as it’s encountered in the margins and peripheries?
Cultures in flux: Migration and cultural dynamics in the past and present
WUN Understanding Cultures Global Challenge Workshop: how heritage can help people deal with trauma of forced and unsafe migration
WUN Global Policy Research Group launched at Renmin University of China
The Worldwide Universities Network Global Policy Research Group (WUN GPRG) was launched (stage 1) at Renmin University of China (RUC) on 24 March 2018 during the RUC-WUN Think Tank Conference.
Communicating Good Health and Wellbeing: Promotion, Advocacy, Resilience
Call for Papers:
We invite you to submit proposals for presentations (research, policy, advocacy, best practice and related areas) on the above. We are particularly interested in topics related to:
- The growth of anti-expert, anti-vaccination, and anti-health messages, groups and discourses
- Critical understandings of transactional approaches to health and mental health
- The relationship between health promotion, wellbeing, resilience (critically understood)
- Best practices in health promotion and advocacy
- Related topics in medical humanities, health sociology, health communication, mental health advocacy, strategic communication, critical approaches to bodies, care and wellbeing.
To submit: please email a proposal to ComHealth2018@gmail.com, with the following information:
(i) title, (ii) 250-word abstract, (iii) full name and affiliation(s), (iv) email address.
Proposals due: Friday 30 March 2018
Notification: Friday 13 April 2018
Event: 28-29 May, held at UWA Crawley Campus, Perth, WA.
Using digital technology to preserve Holocaust memory and places
Digital technologies enable the creation of personal connection with Holocaust survivors.
Renmin University of China (RUC) – the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Think Tank Conference
On 24th March 2018, the RUC-WUN Think Tank Summit will be held on the campus of Renmin University. Springtime Beijing and Renmin University of China welcome experts and colleagues from WUN partner universities.
IOM launches Migration Data Portal
First stage of ongoing progress to develop a “one-stop-shop” for international data
CUHK Launches the World’s First Child Heritage Chinese Language Corpus
CUHK announces the launch of the world’s first Child Heritage Chinese Language Corpus and the establishment of the University of Cambridge–CUHK Joint Laboratory for Bilingualism.
Bergen researcher awarded for Snapchat Research Stories
Professor Jill Walker Rettberg studies how humans use technology and what it means to us as a culture.
Developing a Role for the Arts
There’s increasing recognition within science, engineering and medicine that arts and humanities involvement in development projects is essential,
WUN project adresses migrants’ lack of labour and social rights
Migration governance continues to fail in several key areas such as labour rights, employment opportunities and social protection.
A Triumvirate from Three Continents: CUHK partners with University of Toronto and Utrecht University
CUHK forms tri-continental partnership with the University of Toronto and Utrecht University for innovative solutions on urban issues
WUN Contributes to Global Policy Agenda in Maastricht
On 2-7 April, close to 400 academics and university leaders from around the world will descend on Maastricht for the WUN Conference & AGM 2016, hosted by Maastricht University.
Researchers to Look at Effects of Migration Policies
The research community know little about the new types of immigration in the world. A new, international project seeks to find the answers to difficult questions in the migration debate.
CUHK Launches Global China Research Program
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) recently launched the Global China Research Program with the goal of understanding China’s global presence and international relations, as well as the global reception of China’s outward engagements.
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.
Understanding Globalisation: Margins and Peripheries
The local and the global have become entangled in rural and peri-urban areas, not only in South Africa, but around the world. And understanding these entanglements is the aim of the the WUN-sponsored project Understanding Globalisation – Margins and Peripheries. This project, led by Associate Professor Ana Deumert, seeks to study globalisation in the so-called margins of the world system: areas never before considered to be heavily affected by globalisation, but which are increasingly shaped by larger social and cultural processes.
Uncovering 2,000 years of trade
As the world’s two most populous countries, India and China, battle it out for superpower status, the Indian Ocean is growing in prominence as a key geopolitical region. But human memory is short when compared with the history of humankind. Archaeological evidence has unearthed a number of insights indicating that this Indian Ocean connection has been a key region of cultural interaction and trade for approximately 2,000 years.
Research Mobility Programme Leads to Joint Success for PhD Students
The mission of WUN is twofold: to support international research collaboration and to foster the next generation of researchers. It appears to have accomplished both in regard to two PhD students who have recently published a joint paper in a special issue of the Journal of Asian Social Work and Policy Review.
2,000 years of trade across the Indian Ocean
How did African plants and animals get to India? The Indian Ocean Archaeology Network is uncovering the long-term history of trade and interaction across this geopolitical corridor.
Indigenous research goes global
From climate change to improving public health, the world’s 350 million Indigenous people share a number of urgent challenges in common. Yet while many Indigenous groups are actively involved in forging solutions to the issues they face, there are surprisingly few organisations dedicated to disseminating and sharing their insights.
Understanding the impacts of Chinese foreign direct investment
Since the adoption of the “go global” strategy in the early 2000s, China’s total outward foreign direct investment (FDI) stock has increased from US$30 billion to US$610 billion in 2014. The Economist estimates that the flow of Chinese outward investment will be US$264 billion in 2017 alone. Although China remains a relatively new player in outward FDI, this rapidly expanding flow of capital represents a host of opportunities and challenges for policy-makers, businesses and researchers.
Leeds embarks on biggest ever academic recruitment drive
The University of Leeds is offering 250 new opportunities for academic researchers in its biggest ever recruitment drive. A £100m investment, “250 great minds” (250greatminds.leeds.ac.uk), launched on Wednesday 1 October and will recruit 250 early career academic fellows over the next three years.
Scientists develop tool to help communities stay environmentally and socially ‘healthy’
Geographers at the University of Southampton have developed a new way to measure the ‘health’ of poor regional communities. They aim to improve the wellbeing of people by guiding sustainable development practices to help avoid social and environmental collapse.
Thinking forward through the past
A major international research project led by the University of Leeds has attracted significant funding from the AHRC to shine new light on forgotten works by Jewish artists.
Performing the Jewish Archive has been awarded £1,534,076 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) under its Care for the Future: Thinking Forward Through the Past theme.
New virtual global Centre on Law and Social Transformation in Bergen
A new virtual global Centre on Law & Social Transformation was opened on 22 August as a collaborative effort between the University of Bergen and the Chr. Michelsens Institute in Bergen