The world is now more connected and more global than ever before and the needs of our society are changing accordingly. New technologies are arising and with them new challenges that can only be faced with synergic alliances between different societal actors. European university alliances are now emerging as a means to embody collaborative efforts and provide solutions to our future problems.
TORCH is the research arm of CHARM, a university alliance that aims to explore new venues for the university of the future with a focus on pressing issues: climate change, sustainability, gender gap, inclusion and equity. How do we intend to address these topics that are in the policy agenda of all countries? We aim to provide a flexible and useful channel by not only transferring scientific knowledge from University to society, but also by involving societal partners. To construct this new future we envision, universities have to enable civil engagement, promote citizen science and establish a positive dialogue with stakeholders. This is the mission of TORCH. And as a starting point, in our alliance, we will coalesce forces to address three main impending sustainability global challenges: WATER, FOOD and HEALTH.
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For this episode of the CHARM-EU Podcast, we sat down with Ádám Tóth, Associate Professor from Eötvös Loránd University and module coordinator of the Water theme in the flexible phase of the ’Global Challenges for Sustainability’ master’s to discuss what the flexible phase, and more specifically the Water theme has to offer to students.
Due to an outstanding interest in our brand-new master’s course in ‘Global Challenges for Sustainability’ we have decided to create a second round of applications for the programme starting from the 7th of May 2021.
This was the first general meeting of the project where participants had the opportunity to meet and discuss the project's overview, learn from European Commission’s Officers about the Project monitoring/evaluation workflow, and discuss the framework, steps and actions to be taken in order to achieving the project’s objectives.