Tripartite funding scheme launched to fuel sustainability research
The inaugural UQ-CUHK-Exeter Joint Fund awards two projects on environmental sustainability.
CUHK, The University of Queensland (UQ), and the University of Exeter (Exeter) are world leading in environmental science with a strong dedication to advancing sustainable development. Following the success of the joint virtual symposium and exploratory workshop last November, the three universities launched a joint fund to kickstart collaborative research projects in Environmental Sustainability that would leverage the universities’ collective strengths and have the potential to attract external funding. Activities supported include visits, workshops, field works, data collection, and research experiments, among others.
Two awards were made for a project led by CUHK in Marine Science and another one led by Exeter in Climate Change, with each project receiving approximately HK$140,000. They are:
|PI at Lead Institution||Co-PIs at Collaborating Institutions||Project|
Prof. Apple Chui, School of Life Sciences
Prof. Laura Falkenberg, School of Life Sciences
Prof. Jamie Stevens, Dept. of Biosciences
Prof. Peter Mumby, School of Biological Sciences
|Marine Ecosystem & Climate Change
Comparative Studies for Understanding the Resilience & Sustainability of Corals
Prof. Matthew Collins, Dept. of Mathematics
Prof. Francis Tam, Earth System Science Programme
Dr. Robin Chadwick, Dept. of Mathematics
Prof. Jozef Syktus & Dr. Ralph Trancoso, School of Biological Sciences
Climate Change, the El Niño Southern Oscillation, Teleconnections & Societal Impacts