One of the world’s most vital resources—water—is increasingly at the centre of debate. Its scarcity has intensified the movement toward water as a human right, yet private control over water utilities is simultaneously increasing. Although this tension is only just emerging, experts believe it will rapidly intensify as more investors seek access to fresh water in new countries.
Senior leaders from Australian universities will come together to discuss innovation in higher education at a workshop held in early December at Australian Technology Park in Sydney.
Professor Christopher Henshilwood from the University of Bergen is already a holder of an advanced grant from the European Research Council. Now he has also been named as one of the most cited researchers in the world. According to the Highly Cited Researchers 2014 ranking, collected by the media and publishing company Thomson Reuters, he is among the world’s top one per cent of most cited researchers in the social sciences and the humanities.
The University of Southampton based SETsquared incubation centre has been named the number one university business incubator in Europe and second best in the world.
New research, led by scientists at the University of Southampton, has found that neurogenesis, the self-repairing mechanism of the adult brain, can help to preserve brain function in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Prion or Parkinson’s.
Representatives from WUN international exchange and study abroad offices met at the 2014 NAFSA Conference in San Diego, USA.