Rochester University prison education initiative awarded major grant

The University of Rochester has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Rochester Education Justice Initiative (REJI), the University’s cornerstone prison education initiative. The award, to be distributed over three years, enables REJI to significantly expand its work providing higher education opportunities for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people in the Rochester area as part of a broader mission to address the problem of mass incarceration.

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University of Lausanne joins WUN

We are delighted to announce that the University of Lausanne (UNIL) has become the newest member of WUN.

Rector Nouria Hernandez noted that “UNIL is very excited to join WUN and to contribute to its development. We are particularly enthusiastic about the focus of the network on research activities and collaboration, and above all the fact that it addresses major contemporary challenges. These issues are also high on UNIL's agenda.”

WUN Executive Director Peter Lennie added, "The distinctive strength of the network lies in its capacity to bring together major research universities from different parts of the world to collaborate on solving global challenges—particularly those related to sustainable development. In joining WUN, the University of Lausanne adds significantly to our strengths, and to our effectiveness in addressing research challenges."     Click through to read the full story.

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UWA research finds new way to make hydrogen

A new State Government project to produce renewable hydrogen and graphite from wastewater will use technology created by The University of Western Australia. The project is an Australian-first and expected to produce around 100 tonnes of fuel-grade hydrogen and 380 tonnes of graphite each year, with the potential for expansion.

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Sustainable Oceans Series: Highlighting Sustainable Development Goal 14 - Life Below Water

(22 June series update)

Following World Oceans Day, WUN is pleased to share a presentation of a series of articles in which United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) presents ocean science from WUN member the University of Bergen, UNAI's Hub institution for SDG 14: Life below water in the Sustainable Ocean Series. 

We will be sharing four features from this project, a new article to be published each Monday, and also highlight what WUN research teams are doing to address the future of our oceans.  Click through for more.

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