WUN supports a wide spectrum of research activities and encourages research of an interdisciplinary nature. In particular, the Network fosters collaboration in four key areas identified as the Global Challenges. It also promotes researchers mobility for the purposes of advancing their knowledge and skills, and expanding their international networks for future academic success, which is particularly relevant to early and mid-career academics.
CUHK is involved in over 30 research collaborations in partnerships with WUN member universities, working together to address some of the most pressing issues the world currently faces.
WUN Global Challenges
Under the auspices of WUN, CUHK has over the years collaborated with WUN member universities in over 30 research projects, including 11 projects led by CUHK members:
|Analyzing the Role of Urban Forms in Making Sustainable, Healthy Cities||Prof. Hendrik Tieben, School of Architecture|
|Women’s Mobility: Negotiating Work & Family Spheres in Asia||Prof. SONG Jing, Gender Studies Programme|
|Wind or Solar? The Political Economy of Fuel Competition between Renewables||Prof. XU Yuan, Dept of Geography & Resource Management|
|Impacts of Grain Legume R&D in Developing Countries (completed)||Prof. LAM Hon-ming, Centre for Soybean Research, SKL of Agrobiotechnology (CUHK)|
|Migration Policy, Welfare Boundary, Social Integration & Health-related Quality of Life of Children from Immigrant Families||Prof. Joseph T.F. Lau, JC School of Public Health & Primary Care|
|Impacts of Future Climate & Land Use Changes on Air Quality & Food Security: Implications for Sustainable Land Management in Southeast Asia & Africa (completed)||Prof. Amos Tai, Earth System Science Programme|
|Provision of Health Service & Community Care for the Elderly: Intergenerational Roles & Equity||Prof. Eliza Wong, JC School of Public Health & Primary Care|
|Labor Market Outcomes among Highly-Skilled Immigrants & Return Migrants: The Role of Place of Education (completed)||Prof. Yuying Tong, Dept of Sociology|
|Managing the Globalisation of Water Services in a World Affected by Climate Change: Regulatory & Economic Challenges (completed)||Prof. Julien Chaisse, Faculty of Law|
|Adopting REDD+ for Conservation, Sustainable Community Livelihood & Climate Change Mitigation||Prof. Lawal M. Marafa, Dept of Geography & Resource Management|
|Migration with & without Children: Causes & Economic, Social & Psychological Consequences (completed)||Prof. Junsen Zhang, Dept of Economics|
To see a full list of WUN projects CUHK engages in, please click here.
WUN at CUHK Contact
Ms. Shally Fan
Director of Academic Links
Tel: +852 3943 7586
Ms. Yvonne Heung
Assistant Programme Manager
Tel: +852 3943 4371