International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8th March, as a global event that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also serves as a call to action for accelerating gender equality and supporting women in all spheres of life.
We are pleased to welcome our new Research Officer, Rafael Carrascosa Marzo, to the team. Rafa joins the AE Cardiff Hub from the University of Oxford’s Department of Physics.
Rafa has been studying and working in academia across a variety of countries in Europe for the last 6 years, having a background in biotechnology and progressing into the interface between physics and biology. He is also currently a postdoctoral researcher assistant at the University of Oxford, carrying on with his dissertation project of producing DNA-based patterning devices with the aim of achieving atomically precise manufacturing.
Rafa has a PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, with a focus on biophysics, from the University of Oxford, but has also worked in other fields such as nanomedicine.
Christopher Smith MAE is editor of the proceedings and the conference was supported by Academia Europaea and the British Academy.
The publication is a result of an international conference, Sovereignty in a global perspective, which took place at the University of St Andrews in April 2019 and was proudly supported by AE Cardiff and AE’s Curien Fund. The conference was part of the 2019 programme of British Academy Conferences.
AE Cardiff Hub Director, Professor Ole Petersen CBE MAE FRS, pays tribute following the sad news of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
The Director of the AE Cardiff Hub, Professor Ole Petersen CBE MAE FRS, who received his CBE from Her Majesty the Queen in 2008, said:
“Throughout her extraordinarily long reign, Queen Elizabeth represented with the utmost dignity and skill the ‘Great’ in Great Britain. The image of Queen Elizabeth was instantly recognised by everyone in the world and every British citizen, including all scientists, benefitted from the universal appreciation of our Queen.
I experienced this directly when I gave a series of lectures in China in 2019. Every poster announcing one of my lectures contained a picture of me with the Queen, which the organisers had found on the internet. No other introduction could have been so valuable.
The passing of Queen Elizabeth represents an immense and irreplaceable loss for all of us.”
We are pleased to welcome our new Communications Officer, Alice Sadler, to the team. Alice joins the AE Cardiff Hub from Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science and Informatics.
Alice has worked in the UK Higher Education sector for nearly 10 years, with a focus on academic and research support, communications, and international collaborations. Previously she worked as a Partnership Manager in Cardiff Metropolitan University, travelling throughout East Asia, Africa and Europe to manage collaborative provision partnerships.
Alice has a BA (Hons) in Filmmaking and Media Arts from University of London, and she has worked extensively with external companies to deliver videography projects across a range of subjects.
The AE Board of Trustees has released the following statement in response to the publication of a statement by the Russian University Rectors’ Union on 4th March 2022
“The Academia Europaea Board of Trustees joined with many other organisations that condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the statement recently issued by the Russian Union of Rectors through the President of that organisation – Professor Viktor Sadovnichii. The statement explicitly supports Russia’s criminal war against Ukraine. Further to this, the Board of Trustees have today taken the unanimous decision to suspend Professor Viktor Sadovnichii, from his membership of Academia Europaea.
This unprecedented action has been taken to allow for an internal investigation of any possible breaches of the regulations of our academy that may apply in these exceptional circumstances. The Regulations can be found on our website.”