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Global Challenges Forum announced

last modified May 01, 2017 07:48 PM
The Global Challenges Forum have recently announced their new website. The forum aims to enhance the contribution of University of Cambridge research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

The Global Challenges Forum is a network of over 120 researchers from across the University, whose aim is to fulfil the University’s mission to contribute to society with a particular focus on the poorer half of the world’s population. Participants come from the physical and biological sciences, engineering and technology, business, law and medicine, and the arts, humanities and social sciences. They collaborate with other networks and groups whose work engages with global challenges. For example, they are currently working with the Synthetic Biology at Cambridge SRI on rapid diagnostics and frugal biotechnology in Africa, as well as with the Cambridge Global Food Security SRI on enhancing sustainable food supplies in India, and with ideaSpace’s innovationLabs on Infrastructure for Fair Global Societies. 

The Global Challenges Forum is led by an Executive Committee and Advisory Group of University of Cambridge academics, supported by the Centre for Global Equality, a Cambridge-based civil society organisation that share the Forums vision.

Academic researchers with an interest in joining the Global Challenges Forum, particularly those with an interest in Synthetic Biology are welcome to register.

For more information about the Global Challenges Forum, please visit their new website

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