Welcome to this month’s roundup of the stories, updates and events happening across the World Technology Universities Network.
- We hosted two webinars in January:
WTUN Exchange Programme: Speaker Series – Dr. Ammar Al-Balushi, Head of Faculty of Business Management, Majan University College Oman (MUC visits SUT)
The WTUN celebrates International Day of Clean Energy – Featuring Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Suranaree University of Technology, University of Applied Science Upper Austria and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Recordings of all WTUN online events can be found at the WTUN’s YouTube Channel
- Join us for the next in our Exchange Speaker Series! Thursday 15 February at 12:00 GMT Dr Fernando Camargo from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte will share details of his exchange visit to University of Bradford. Full details here.
Member Institution News:
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, India
- HITS is hosting the ‘International Conference on Integration and Transformation with SDGs (ICITS-2024)’ on 23-24 February 2024. Read more here.
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
- Back in December 2023, KMUTT held a meeting at their Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment to discuss fostering collaboration in sustainable biomass utilizaton and decarbonization. The meeting was attended by representatives from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Embassy of Finland, SCG Packaging and SCG Cement. Read more here.
Majan University College, Oman
- MUC students share their experiences and highlights from their time at fellow WTUN member Suranaree University of Technology’s Global Entrepreneurship Camp. Watch the highlights here. The visit took place following on from Dr Ammar AlBalushi’s exchange visit to SUT. You can watch the recording of the webinar with Dr AlBalushi where he revisited his experience as a recipient of the WTUN Exchange Programme 2022-23 here.
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
- Taiwan Tech hosts their second annual Infinity Festival aimed at promoting sustainable development to create a low-carbon campus. Read more here.
Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
- SUT is shortlisted for two THE Awards Asia 2024: ‘Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Leadership’ for their Klong Plakang Tral Project which address environmental, human-animal conflict and community economic issues, funded by the Canadian Embassy & ‘Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences’ for their silk innovation community model in Korat. Read more here.
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
- UTM partners with Cisco to pioneer an initiative that will shape the future of Education with Smart Classrooms for Hybrid Learning. Read more here.
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
- UFRN profiles MEG: Girls in Engineering community outreach project which acts to narrow the gender gap in young adults and teenagers in STEM subjects. The project carries out visits to girls from public secondary schools in Natal with a team of undergraduate students who give lectures, short courses and lead on dynamic activities to engage young female children to pursue engineering. Read more here.
Atlantic Technological University, Ireland
- ATU hosts The WP8 EU Green Workshop where nine universities come together to foster sustainable and healthy campus initiatives. The workshop took place at ATU Donegal and ATU Sligo campuses. Read more here.
- The 2nd ATU Modelling and Computation for Health and Society (MOCHAS) Symposium takes place at their Sligo campus with focusses on how ATU’s research addresses the UN’s SDGs through a variety of technologies. Read more here.
Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
- HSHL has received €6 million euros of funding for the ‘Workbench Sector Coupling’ project, which is intended to support market players in the concrete implementation of climate-friendly measures in the field of energy supply through a mutual transfer of knowledge and technology. Read more here.
Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
- TU Ilmenau opens the doors for the first time to children and young people through the Children’s and Youth University. Featuring lectures on science, technology and media, all with a focus on sustainability, the programme is designed to give young people a taste of university life, tailored for their knowledge levels. Read more here.
- TU Ilmenau secures a €6.4 million for their Digital Mobility Research Initiative centre to focus on digital methods within its environmentally friendly, resource-saving, low-emission engineering work. Read the post here.
University of Bradford, United Kingdom
- UoB’s Centre for Digital Innovations in Health and Social Care wins £4.86 million from Research England’s Expanding Excellence in England Fund to support two flagship research programmes aimed at creating novel technologies to disrupt current practices and improve decision-making and develop and evaluate technologies that reduce the carbon footprint whilst improving patient care within health and care systems. Read more here.
- UoB launches The Bradford-Renduchintala Enterprise Ecosystem (BREE) to provide financial and mentoring support from business leaders to young entrepreneurs. The project has been partly funded by a donation made by University of Bradford alum, Dr Murthy Renduchintala and will be open to staff, students and the local community. Read more here.
University of Newcastle, Australia
- UoN’s research project with LAVO, a clean energy company, showcases hydrogen storage and technology that supports storing surplus energy. Read more here.
- UoN social work researchers publish findings that the community-based response to the 2022 Norther Rivers’ flooding. predominantly led by women, was hugely sophisticated and successful, where authorities failed. Read more here.
- National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants have been awarded to a number of UoN researchers to support projects looking into preterm birth, treatments for severe asthma and COPD, and how environmental signals from fathers are passed onto their offspring via sperm. Read more here.
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