CUHK webinar part of the initiative '2020: A Year without Public Space under the COVID-19 Pandemic'

This recorded webinar presents the findings of a comparative study on the Role of Urban Forms in Making Sustainable, Healthy Cities, funded by the Worldwide University Network. The purpose of this study innovate research on urban community well-being at the intersection of urban and health sciences by initiating an international, interdisciplinary research network based at the University of Auckland, University of Sydney and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

University of Alberta: Bill Flanagan begins as the 14th president and vice-chancellor

From the Presidents Desk: A message from the President on joining the University of Alberta community

Southampton conducts first UK-wide study of brain complications in patients with COVID-19

Researchers from the University of Southampton are amongst a UK team of scientists to conduct the first nationwide surveillance study of the neurological complications of COVID-19.

UWA: Amit Chakma starts as the 19th Vice-Chancellor

The University of Western Australia’s new Vice-Chancellor takes up his role this week and is looking forward to building on the strengths of the University’s staff, students and wider community. 

NCKU hosts virtual international summer school

The NCKU College of management presents: Virtual courses on International Entrepreneurship for Global Challenge: Empowering Tomorrow’s Innovators. Innovative and insightful core courses will be offered to both undergraduate and graduate students.  The focus will be on social enterprise management in relation to cooperation in sustainable development. Features include a broad range of economic, social and environmental management concerns regarding water quality, business models, biological systems, and needed behavioral changes.

Auckland: Exercise, work productivity and well-being during lockdown

Many fitness programmes and other well-being initiatives associated with the workplace came to a full stop during lockdown but as things get back to normal, researchers are keen to find out whether people did more or less exercise during and after the pandemic.

Bristol researchers investigate online transparency

In a new study, published in Nature Human Behaviour, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the University of Bristol, and Harvard Law School propose interventions to help users distinguish misinformation from fact and promote a more democratic internet with autonomy and transparency.

Leeds study shows that aspirin can reduce the risk of bowel cancer

Two standard aspirin tablets taken every day for two years can reduce the risk of inherited bowel cancer for at least a decade, research has revealed. 

Maastricht University explores the scientific and ethical considerations in search for COVID vaccine

It feels sometimes as if the whole world of science is working exclusively on finding a cure for COVID-19. If you are looking at the search for an effective vaccine, it was recently published in The New York Times that more than 130 vaccine candidates are currently in the pipeline, which is still growing.

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.

Sheffield experts state more local food supplies could prevent empty shelves after pandemic

Local producers have become a crucial source of supplies for the UK’s food system during the pandemic and could improve its resilience for the long-term, according to researchers.

UCD reports how failure to tackle poverty costs Ireland €4.5bn annually

Poverty is costing Ireland more than €4.5 billion each year, a new UCD study suggests. According to 'The Hidden Cost of Poverty', the State spends a significant portion of its revenue to support people unable to afford the basics through social assistance and housing.

York study settles the score on whether the modern world is less violent

While the first half of the twentieth century marked a period of extraordinary violence, the world has become more peaceful in the past 30 years, a new statistical analysis of the global death toll from war suggests.

Zhejiang scientists reveal new circuit mechanisms underlying depression

A team headed by Prof.LI Xiaoming, executive vice dean of School of Medicine, made a major breakthrough in the study of depression. The study, published in the January 15th issue of Nature Medicine, found new molecular and circuit mechanisms mediating the pathogenesis of depression.

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