WUN is pleased to announce the results of the Research Development Fund 2020 round on the theme of Sustainable Recovery. Now in its 12th year, the WUN Research Development Fund has directly invested over £2.2 million to date in establishing research projects on problems of global significance, and on which member universities, working together, can make distinctive progress. Click through to discover the slate of RDF 2020 awarded projects and teams.
WUN’s Global Africa Group has marked the publication of a collective work to critically examine development approaches in Africa. Drawing on workshops held in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Australia, the book—entitled Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals—will appeal to researchers and policy makers interested in the African continent and its global connections. Editors Maano Ramutsindela and David Mickler, who were also the inaugural co-chairs of the Global Africa Group, joined with some of the book’s contributors and members of the GAG in November 2020 to discuss the significance of their research and the collaborative model that underpinned it.
WUN is proud to announce that registration for the Summer School 2021 entitled The World’s Biggest Problems and How to Influence the Solutions, hosted by the University of York, is open. Click through for full details.
WUN, in collaboration with UNESCO and UNSDSN, is holding a series of free virtual networking workshops for early career researchers (ECRs) under the theme of ‘developing the next generation of research leaders for sustainable development’. The workshops will bring together early career researchers from all around the world interested in establishing connections to colleagues in their field.
Our first two workshops are now open for registration. The first will cover SDG 13: Climate Action, with the second focused on SDG 4: Quality Education. Although these networking workshops are principally for the benefit of WUN early career researchers, a limited number of places will also be available for middle and senior career researchers to further enhance networking opportunities for the ECRs. Click through to learn more about each sessions, speakers, and to register.
A warming globe, increasing numbers of refugees and displaced persons, gender disparity, economic inequalities, freshwater shortages, famine, war… We are bombarded with these issues and many others facing the planet and its inhabitants every day. To address these issues, the UN established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030.
Learn more about the SDGs and find hope and opportunity for action at International Week 2021 (I-Week).
Developing and implementing a robust decision-making platform to anticipate, manage and mitigate natural risks in road and rail infrastructure networks of the Atlantic Area is a key objective of SIRMA, a €2 million pan-European research project.
SIRMA (Strengthening Infrastructure Risk Management in the Atlantic Area), which is scheduled to be completed in 2022, aims to significantly improve the resilience of such infrastructures, in particular in face of climate change impacts.
York awarded to investigate the role food systems play in the health of children and the environment
The University of York has been awarded almost £6m to lead an innovative study which aims to create both healthier future generations and a healthier planet.
Researchers look at healthy eating interventions in schools and nurseries, food retailing, food procurement and farming to address issues such as childhood obesity, sustainability in agriculture and global warming.
The five-year research programme called 'Transformations to Regenerative Food Systems (TReFS) will also look at how regenerative farming, which promotes biosystems health, can help achieve both healthier populations and environment in the future.
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