Academia Europaea and the Cardiff Hub were delighted to support WAAS at its recent anniversary meeting, called ‘A Planetary Moment’, held on 15th-19th February.
WAAS’s 60th anniversary meeting, held online, assembled a range of expert panels to discuss key issues such as sustainable development, the role of youth, leadership, and human security. The approach to Academia Europaea to participate in the meeting came from Professor Thomas Reuter MAE, a WAAS Board Member.
The Cardiff Hub was delighted to attend the event organised by the Welsh Centre for Public Policy on Ageing and SPARK (the future social science park at Cardiff University), which took place on 24th February.
Professor Ole Petersen CBE FRS MAE, Director of the Academia Europaea Cardiff University Hub, gave the Plenary Lecture at the 14th Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Talented Students held at the Szeged Scientists Academy on 2nd -3rd December 2019.
Professor Petersen’s lecture
Ole Petersen’s lecture on The way of a scientist: a life experience was given to an audience of around 1000 High School students, undergraduate University students, High School teachers and University Staff from all over Hungary. A medal depicting Ole Petersen and the Nobel Laureate Bert Sakmann FRS MAE, Director of Education at the Szeged Scientists Academy, was struck specifically for this event and presented to the Prize Winners.
Ukraine is one of the poorest countries in Europe (according to the official GDP/capita figures) and is furthermore engaged in a war in the eastern part of the country, defending itself against a formidable aggressor state. In spite of these challenges, scientific work of high quality continues. One of the strongest scientific societies in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Physiological Society, held its 20th Congress in Kiev at the famous Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, from 27 – 30 May 2019, supported by Academia Europaea and UNESCO. The festive Opening Session of the Congress included colourful displays and impressive performances of Ukrainian folk songs.
The Cardiff Hub was delighted to attend the internationally-renowned Hay Festival this year. The first day of the festival focused on the topic of food. The Hub is working currently on a systematic review on sustainable food systems for the European Commission.