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GCUA- Global Challenges University Alliance

GCUA is an SLU initiative to gather the leading universities on every continent around issues of food security, bio-energy, sustainable urban development and climate. Together, we translate knowledge into relevant action!


Upcoming GCUA workshops

Food-energy-water nexus

Time: 14-16 November, 2018
Organiser: MSU, East Lansing
Scope: SDG 6, 7, 12, 13
Contact Person: Norman Graham
Save the date! Information about the workshop.

Global challenges in food, nutrition and environment

Time: 6-9 December, 2018
Organiser: The University of Hong Kong
Scope: SDG 3, 9, 14, 15
Contact Person: Jetty Lee
Conference information

Young entrepreneurship in areal land use enterprises

Time: Tentative January 2019
Organiser: UR, MSU, SLU
Contact Person: Marnie Hancke

Upcoming summer school

University of Chile will offer a Postgraduate Summer School between December 2018 and January 2019 in Santiago and Frutillar. 
Information about the summer school.


Building an alliance through workshops and summerschools

Focus for the GCUA initiative is the agricultural research and educations issues in relation to the current Global Challenges. By 2050 the world's population will exceed nine billion, requiring agricultural, forest and fisheries systems to produce food, animal feed, fibres, energy and materials for another two billion people.

Meeting these global challenges can only be done through obtaining greater scientific knowledge about the fundamental conditions for life – translating knowledge into relevant action – and through dedicated international co‐operation. Through workshops and summer schools, we initiate crucial collaborations and train the young bioeconomy leaders of the future.

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