Navigation Links
Global Alliance of Technological Universities (GlobalTech) to tackle 'Grand Challenges'

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
Nanyang Technological University

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:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic ... many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping ... released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme ... “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was ... other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global ... Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition ... Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited ... To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils ... an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic ... 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... CST on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , ... ) , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , ... Naik; Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker ... , industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid ... Opn ™, the world,s first internet connected hearing aid ... devices.      (Photo: ) ... of ,world firsts,: , TwinLink™ - the ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and ... Procedure Volumes: Global Analysis (United States, China, Japan, Brazil, ... report to their offering. ... for healthcare business planners, provides surgical procedure volume data ... trends with an in-depth analysis of growth drivers and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: