Project team members
Oxford University is a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research and the oldest university in the English-speaking world. It brings together leading academics and students across subjects and year groups and from different cultures and countries, helping to foster the intense interdisciplinary approach that inspires much of the outstanding research achievement of the University and makes Oxford a leader in so many fields.
Tsinghua University, located in Beijing, was established in 1911. The university was molded into a polytechnic institute focusing on engineering, becoming the national center for training engineers and scientists with both professional proficiency and personal integrity. Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research and its educational philosophy is to “train students with integrity”. The university is dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society and to world development.
Founded in 1829, the University of Cape Town has a proud tradition of academic excellence and effecting social change and development through its pioneering scholarship, faculty and students. UCT aspires to become a premier academic meeting point between South Africa, the rest of Africa and the world. Taking advantage of expanding global networks and our distinct vantage point in Africa, they are committed, through innovative research and scholarship, to grapple with the key issues of our natural and social worlds. UCT’s reputation for excellence is underpinned by its distinctive research, led by its distinguished faculty, many of whom are world-leaders in their field.
University College London (UCL) is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with approximately 11,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any class, religion, and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men. UCL’s founding principles of academic excellence and research aimed at addressing real-world problems continue to inform our ethos to this day. Insights from UCL research address the great challenges facing the world – bringing benefits in health, culture, policy, business and beyond.
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned university that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students. UEA is part of one of the largest scientific communities in Europe.
WiseEuropa Institute is an independent think-tank, undertaking a strategic reflection on European politics, foreign policy and economy. WiseEuropa intends to stimulate and inspire the public debate on the future of Poland and Europe. Their mission is to improve the quality of Polish and European policy-making as well as the overall business environment by promoting the use of sound economic and institutional analysis, independent research and evidence-based approach to impact assessment.
The Wuppertal Institute undertakes research and develops models, strategies and instruments for transitions to a sustainable development at local, national and international level. Sustainability research at the Wuppertal Institute focuses on the resources, climate and energy related challenges and their relation to economy and society. Special emphasis is put on analysing and stimulating innovations that decouple economic growth and wealth from natural resource use.