New momentum: can the success in Bali transform the WTO?
Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Ambassador Roberto Azevêdo delivered a public lecture on the 17th of July 2014 at ANU entitled, New momentum: can the success in Bali transform the WTO? Ambassador Azevêdo discussed where the WTO should go next and reflected on how trade issues might play into the G20 process — a timely discussion in the lead up to Australia's hosting of the G20 Summit in November. Ambassador Azevêdo is the sixth Director-General of the WTO. In 2008 he was
Can You Design an Organisation?
Organisational “master builders” are defined by their problem-solving acumen, not just their experience.
New Centenary Cancer Chair Appointed
The Australian National University (ANU) and the ACT Government have announced the appointment of distinguished medical researcher Professor Ross Hannan as the inaugural Centenary Chair in Cancer Research. The Centenary Chair is a new position, focused on researching new treatments for cancer patients and fostering collaboration between Canberra medical specialists and scientists at The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) and across ANU.
UW|360: January 2014
This month on UW360 join us as we take a closer look at the award-winning Odegaard Library renovation. Next we'll delve into all of the ways the University of Washington's "Clean Energy Institute" is developing efficient, cost effective solar power - and better energy storage systems. The state of Washington is leading the way in clean energy - and the University of Washington is playing a critical role. Next, we'll learn more about the University of Washington's role in the largest ever study o
Peer review: a guide for researchers
Peer review: a guide for researchers was produced by RIN (the Research Information Network) and published in March 2010. It provides researchers with an understanding of how peer review works and highlights some of the issues surround the current debates about the peer review process. It is available as a PDF download of some 16 pages.
Meet Author John J. Siegfried
On Tuesday, September 14th author John J. Siegfried discussed his book Better Living Through Economics. A compilation of twelve case studies written by top economists, Better Living Through Economics highlights research that has improved economic and social conditions over the past half century. Edited by John Siegfried, professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University and SecretaryâTreasurer of the American Economic Association.
Diabetes, a life sentence?
This film features a short collection of video clips of patients talking about their experiences of living and coping with Type 2 Diabetes. The film has three sections: > Patients reactions to the diagnosis > Talking about eating and diet > Coping with complications
SISTEMAS DE INFORMACIÓN GEOGRÁFICA (2009)
Los Sistemas de Información Geográfica son básicamente una herramienta relativamente reciente, que permite el tratamiento informático de la información geográfica. De esta manera, aportan una gran potencialidad en el manejo, gestión y análisis de la misma. La asignatura Sistemas de Información Geográfica aporta a los futuros ingenieros agrónomos y de montes el conocimiento y destreza suficientes para utilizar esta herramienta en muchos de sus trabajos y proyectos profesionales, abrié
FUNDAMENTOS DE COMPUTADORES (2009)
Los computadores son una herramienta requerida actualmente en prácticamente todos los ámbitos profesionales. En el caso de las telecomunicaciones la función de los computadores es particularmente importante. Prácticamente todos los sistemas de telecomunicación utilizan en mayor o menor medida computadores empotrados o de propósito general. El conocimiento de los elementos básicos de los computadores resulta pues de especial relevancia ya que servirá de apoyo a asignaturas de cursos poste
ÁLGEBRA MATRICIAL (2008)
El Álgebra Lineal ha probado ser el lenguaje más apropiado para el tratamiento moderno de muchas disciplinas. Además, está presente en diversos pasos clave de los métodos numéricos de solución aproximada de ecuaciones diferenciales e integrales. El programa comienza con el Álgebra Matricial. Se hace especial hincapié en la resolución de Sistemas Lineales de Ecuaciones Algebraicas y en los problemas prácticos que acarrea la resolución de grandes sistemas de ecuaciones. Hay que record
Student Profile: Ixchiel Wilson - Supporting Learning in Practice course
Ixchiel talks about his time here at Leeds Metropolitan University studying Supporting Learning in Practice course within our Health and Social Sciences Faculty.
So You Want To Be An Expert In Global Health?
How do you know if you are the right kind of person to specialise in Global Health following on from your degree or other professional qualification? According to experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine your background could be from any of a number of disciplines: including science and medicine, but [...]
Hygiene, Sanitation, Water Supply: Forgotten Foundations of Health
Diarrhoeal diseases killing millions of babies around the world each year could be prevented by providing good toilets, lavatories or latrines: especially when designed with full participation of local communities so that they are suitable and get used. That’s according to Sandy Cairncross, Professor of Environmental Health at the London School of Hygiene and [...]
Mick Bhatia on turning skin cells into blood
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'Til the Last Drop: Johns Hopkins Addresses the Global Water Challenge
Johns Hopkins University scientists and policy makers evaluate key factors contributing to the global water issue.
24. Population and the Environment
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) World population will continue to rise until at least 2050. Environmental impact is the product of the number of people and how much of their income and technology is devoted to either consumption or conservation. So far, the balance is far at the consumption end and, globally, environmental problems are increasing. Environmentalism has not come close to counteracting the footprint of a billion extra people every dozen years. The only massive succ
The Theatre of Violence: Narratives of protagonists in the South African conflict
While many accounts have focused on the victims of state repression this unique volume documents the often contradictory and confusing stories of those who acknowledge having committed some dreadful deeds Individuals on various sides of the apartheid divide from state security structures to the ANC PAC and grassroots activists tell their own stories The central focus is to give an account of the actions of the perpetrators here depicted as competing protagonists in an arena of violence It examin
Some of the most fascinating life on the planet can be found in the forests, streams and wetlands around your community. Run time 06:55.