Sovereignty, a Global Perspective: conference proceedings published

Sovereignty, a Global Perspective: conference proceedings published


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.

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Standing up for scientific freedom at a time of war

Standing up for scientific freedom at a time of war


In a strongly-worded editorial in the journal FUNCTION, Ole Petersen and Alexei Verkhratsky applaud the actions of scientists who oppose the Russian war against Ukraine.

The editorial cites examples where members of academia, both collectively and as individuals, have condemned acts of Russian aggression. They include Nobel Prize winner, Sir John Eccles FRS ML who denounced the crushing of the Prague Spring (1968) by the Soviet Union. In 2022, national academies – including the US National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina – have issued a statement that calls out the ‘unprovoked attack against Ukraine’. Academia Europaea has made a similar declaration.

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Benefits of scientific collaboration between Ukraine and UK

Benefits of scientific collaboration between Ukraine and UK


Collaboration between scientists from Kyiv’s Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology and Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences have resulted in important advances.

The Russian criminal war against Ukraine is causing immense suffering in this large European country and has resulted in the worst refugee crisis since the second world war. While we reflect on these terrible events at the Vigil for Ukraine on 9th March at 11 am, led by our Vice-Chancellor Colin Riordan MAE, it is worth noting that collaboration between scientists from Kyiv’s Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology and Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences have resulted in important advances.

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Our Annual Report 2021 is available to download now

Our Annual Report 2021 is available to download now



Each year we publish our Annual Report, so you can read about our achievements and activities in the last period.

We’re pleased to share with you our latest Annual Report. 2021 was a milestone year for the Cardiff Hub, as we celebrated our fifth anniversary and reflected on what we’ve achieved since the Hub was officially launched at the Academia Europaea Annual Conference in 2016.

With the continued impact of COVID-19, we successfully managed the disruption of the pandemic on our work. Whilst still working from home, we ran an ambitious online webinar series reaching over 1200 people in 65 countries. We also further developed our website and social media presence. Supporting policymaking in Europe continues to be an essential part of our mission. Read the report to find out more.



10th February 2022. For further information please contact AECardiffHub@cardiff.ac.uk



Accelerating the translational medicine cycle: the Academia Europaea pilot

Accelerating the translational medicine cycle: the Academia Europaea pilot


Nature Medicine, a top research journal devoted to publishing the latest advances in translational and clinical research for scientists and physicians, has published an article by Professor Péter Hegyi MAE and colleagues.

The article titled ‘Accelerating the translational medicine cycle: the Academia Europaea pilot’ explores the need for improvement in implementing scientific results in healthcare. In the article, Hegyi, P., Erőss, B., Izbéki, F. et al. introduce a new Translational Medicine (TM) model that facilitates and accelerates the application of scientific knowledge for community benefit.

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Celebrating five years of the Academia Europaea in Cardiff

Celebrating five years of the Academia Europaea in Cardiff


We are delighted to be marking our 5th anniversary and this week we are celebrating this important milestone.

It has been 5 years since the AE Cardiff Hub was officially launched at the Academia Europaea Annual Meeting in 2016. In celebration of our 5th anniversary, we are pleased to share with you a special brochure which provides an overview of our achievements and activities over the last 5 years – the projects we’ve led, international events that we’ve organised, and key partners we’ve worked with.

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Briefing Series: new paper published on biodegradable plastics

Briefing Series: new paper published on biodegradable plastics


The third paper in our Briefing Series, ‘Biodegradable plastics: how do we engage with consumers and society?’ is available now

This briefing paper summarises key themes and ideas discussed at our ‘Biodegradable plastics: how do we engage with consumers and society?’ webinar, held on 21st May 2021. This briefing paper presents the views expressed by our panellists who were members of the SAPEA Working Group and other experts.

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Briefing Series: new paper published on Research Integrity

Briefing Series: new paper published on Research Integrity



The second paper in our Briefing Series, ‘Research integrity: how can we support and protect early-career researchers in cases of alleged scientific misconduct?’ is available now

This briefing paper summarises key themes and ideas discussed at our ‘Research Integrity: supporting early-career researchers in cases of alleged scientific misconduct’ webinar, held on 22nd March 2021.

At the webinar, our panel of experts explored what happens when an early-career researcher observes a more senior colleague apparently engaging in possible malpractice and what processes are in place to address potential problems and protect those involved. The backdrop to the discussion was a paper by four of the panellists, outlining one possible mechanism for investigating reported cases of possible misconduct.

This event was a partnership between the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub, the Young Academy of Europe (YAE), SAPEA and the European Group on Ethics (EGE).

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AE Cardiff launches new Briefing Series

AE Cardiff launches new Briefing Series



The first paper in the series, ‘Digital Media in crisis situations: Rethinking their role and function’, is available now.

The Briefing Series has been developed to complement AE Cardiff’s webinar series. Our first briefing paper summarises key themes and ideas discussed at our ‘Digital Media in crisis situations‘ webinar, held on 1st March 2021. A panel of experts discussed the role of the digital media on our public debate, attitudes and behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was a partnership between Academia Europaea, University of Bremen, Cardiff University, SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) and in support of the Welsh Government’s Wales in Germany 2021 initiative.

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