Activities 2018

Last changed: 12 July 2021

Summer school: Oil palm & cattle integration

Food security & climate change summer school Malaysia 2018

Opportunity to learn in Malaysia about palm oil production and cattle integration as a potential sustainability transition.

Workshop: Global Challenges in Food, Nutrition & Environment Symposium

Themes: Nanomaterial, Organic Pollutants, Supplements and Pharmaceuticals, Food Security and Nutrition

This event, hosted by Hong Kong University, provided a public space for the direct engagement of academic and scientific experts in multiple fields related to food, nutrition and the environment.

Several sessions were discusing the crucial factor that water plays in achieving food security, including:

  • Professor Bryan Brooks Environmental Science and Biomedical Studies, Baylor University, USA Title: “Perspectives on integrative urbanization, water, and food security”
  • Professor Colin Barrow Chair in Biotechnology, Deakin University, Australia Title: “edingfor agriculture, water quality and food security”
  • Dr. Terry Van Gevelt Politics & Public Administration and Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Title: “Governing the water-energy-food nexus: Insights from new institutional economics”.

Programme book  

Workshop: Life science universities and the UN SDGs

The GCUA 2030 workshop: “Life Science Universities and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” was held 16 - 18 April 2018 at BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in  Vienna, Austria.

The workshop was about opportunities for sharing best practice examples in addressing the SDGs in political and societal action, in teaching and in research, for discussing the specific role of life science Universities for contributing to reaching the SDGs by their integration of socio-economic, ecological and technical aspects of land use and food chains and for sketching a way forward in fulfilling the claims of society.

Workshop topics:

a) SDGs as societal and political mission for Universities
b) SDGs as mission for Universities in education for sustainable development in the future
c) SDGs as mission in research – address contradictions, identify knowledge gaps and pathways to sustainability

Contact Person: Margarita Calderón-Peter
Workshop invitation


GCUA 2030 coordinator

Elisabeth Rajala
Telephone: +46 18 672036, +46 73 801 33 56