Navigation Links
Global Alliance of Technological Universities (GlobalTech) to tackle 'Grand Challenges'
Date:5/3/2010

Senior representatives and dozens of scholars from seven founding universities of the Global Alliance of Technological Universities (GlobalTech) came together on 3 May 2010 at Shanghai Jiao Tong University to hold the 2010 GlobalTech Steering Committee Meeting and the First Workshop on Sustainable Urban Solutions.

The latter coincides with the theme of World Expo 2010 -- Better City Better Life. Senior representatives discussed the role of technological universities in the 21st Century, and put forward an action plan for GlobalTech for the next couple years. The scholars exchanged their research and ideas.

Members of GlobalTech include the California Institute of Technology and Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States, Imperial College London and Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zrich (The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) (Zurich ETH) in Europe, and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in Asia.

Professor Zhang Jie, President of the host Shanghai Jiao Tong University said the 2010 GlobalTech Steering Committee Meeting, facing these unprecedented Grand Challenges, has the obligation to synergize its collective wisdom and efforts to contribute to the solutions of these challenges. "Together, we are making the history of humankind."

Dr Su Guaning, President of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Chairman of GlobalTech, said that the GlobalTech Steering Committee Meeting proposed that multilateral student exchange at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels be greatly encouraged among member institutions. Workshops on Global Health, Sub-Sahara African Cooperation, and Sustainable Energy will also be held at ETH, and IITB respectively in the next 18 months.

The GlobalTech Steering Committee Meeting also elected Dr Su Guaning, President of NTU, to serve as the next tenure of the GlobalTech Chairman from 2011 2013.

GlobalTech was formed in Singapore in April 2009. GlobalTech brings together these leading engineering-based universities in the belief that one of the best ways to address global issues is through the joint and concerted development of technological solutions based on top class research in science and technology.

The "Grand Challenges" identified by GlobalTech include biomedicine and health care, sustainability and global environmental change, security of energy, water and food supplies, security, and changing demographics/ population.


'/>"/>

Contact: Hisham Hambari
mhisham@ntu.edu.sg
656-790-6447
Nanyang Technological University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Reaching the tipping point on global child health
2. Super Fitness Bikini Model Mega-Mogul Jennifer Nicole Lee Goes Global, British TV Appearance, QVC London May 12th Sharing Top Fitness Products
3. Adult mortality trends reveal massive rise in global inequalities
4. First Annual Observance of World IBD Day Draws Awareness to Growing Global Incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
5. Did SARS make China a more global player?
6. Study examines global availability of treatment involving transplantation of blood stem cells
7. Podiatrists Tapped As Vital Resource For Global Disaster Relief
8. Global Summit on International Breast Health Targets Breast Health Improvements in Developing Countries, June 9-11, 2010, in Chicago
9. Global Premiere: Jennifer Nicole Lee, Super Fitness Model & Mega Brand, Reveals Ab Circle Mini on HSN's World Launch
10. BCS Global and Iformata Sign Agreement to Collaborate on the PSVN Initiative to Deliver B2B Video Communications
11. Does foreign policy help or hinder global health?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... "ProDOF is the perfect set of tools for video editors ... in a scene," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , Video ... create the illusion of a DSLR racking focus from one area into the next. ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... Pacifica Graduate ... the electrifying line-up of events for its annual meeting “Coming Home 2017,” an ... “Coming Home 2017” will be held on Friday January 27 through Sunday, ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... Pekin, IL (PRWEB) , ... January 21, 2017 , ... ... disorders. Even when individuals experience the freedom of recovery, they often feel shame for ... abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In the workshop, “Rising Strong in Life After ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... A new partnership between Goodwill® and Roadie, Inc. aims ... need, from clothes to couches to dressers and bicycles. Roadie — the national on-the-way ... nearest Goodwill donation center through February 28th. , “January is an exciting time ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... Doctor C LLC, a company based ... ECRM trade show to continue the marketing and distribution of its product, The Right ... providing 400 percent better absorption than traditional vitamin C supplements. At the trade show, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/20/2017)... Jan. 20, 2017  Palladian Health, a leading ... the launch of an opioid management program which ... opioids and helps stem the growing tide of ... to treat chronic non-cancer pain (back pain, neck ... and lack of evidence regarding long-term effectiveness. ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... VAE, January 20, 2017 ... Bedarf an Nothilfe   Die internationale humanitäre Stadt ... Hilfsgüter zu schaffen   Seine Hoheit ... der VAE sowie Herrscher von Dubai ... Stadt der Hilfe (International Humanitarian City IHC) zu verdreifachen, ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... LONDON , Jan. 19, 2017 ... 2022 Summary GlobalData,s new report, "Germany Cataract ... data on the Germany Cataract Surgery Devices market. The ... (in units) and average prices (USD) within market segements ... The report also provides company shares and distribution shares ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: