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Application Deadline: Sunday, June 16, 2019 – 17:00

Urbanisation is one of the fastest-growing trends in the world, with one billion people adding to the global urban population by 2030, and much of this growth is located in China. This puts tremendous strain on quality of life and sustainability in growing cities. The workshop will bring together researchers in science, engineering, social sciences, environment, business, law, architecture and economics, from China and the UK, who have an enthusiasm for multidisciplinary cooperation to address the challenges of the sustainable, low-carbon city. The workshop aims are to:

  • Foster interdisciplinary working across physical science, social science, economic, regulatory and business domains which are all essential to address the complex, multidimensional sustainable-city challenges.
  • Break down communication barriers and enhance understanding between disciplines in the sustainable city context.
  • Extend participants’ awareness of low-carbon city challenges.
  • Develop draft collaborative proposals on identified sub themes.
  • Accelerate cooperation on strong research and innovation themes.

The workshop will bring together physical scientists/engineers working in low-carbon technologies, with social scientists working in delivery and study of the use of technology in the urban context. Each of these groups will include participants from both China and the UK to build robust networks and share ideas.

We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK and China to apply to attend this workshop. The coordinators will select 20 each from the UK and China, aiming for an even split between those working in the physical sciences and the social sciences.

How to Apply

To apply, please fill in the application form and send it to the coordinators at the e-mail address below. The deadline for submission is Friday 1st April 2019.

This work was supported by a Researcher Links grant, ID 2018-RLWK10-10602 under the Newton Fund partnership. The grant is funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the National Science Foundation of China and delivered by the British Council. For further information, please visit the Newton Fund website.

For More Information:

Visit the official webpage of UK-China Newton Researchers Link Workshop