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
This Global Challenge provides a future-oriented global network that focuses on addressing the most urgent challenges related to improving the value of higher education to individuals, communities, nations, and the world—all in the context of a global commitment to sustainable development.
This Global Challenge explores solutions to socioeconomic, cultural, biological, physical and social, environmental, and behavioral challenges and issues related to health across the life-course.
This Global Challenge addresses the catalysts, causes, and consequences of climate change. Current research priorities include clean and affordable food, clean and affordable energy, and human response and adaption.
The research agenda of this Global Challenge is on decolonization (as an overarching theme of sustainable development) with migration, mobility, and displacement, as well as heritage being primary focuses. The group attempts to better understand the issues of continuing racial, economic, and structural inequities that are inherent in the colonizing history of the world.
Under the auspices of WUN, CUHK has over the years collaborated with WUN member universities in over 70 research projects, including 17 projects led by CUHK members: