Chunfang Zhuo is Associate Professor at Department of Planning at Aalborg University (AAU). Ten years ago, she came to Denmark on a PhD scholarship to study ‘Group Creativity Development in Problem and Project-Based Learning Environment in Engineering Education’. Her research is cross-cultural comparing young engineers in China and Denmark. A key question is how humour is used differently for creativity in technology design.
The second DDRN seminar on South North research cooperation was held at Aarhus University. Keynote was by Saowalak Bunma, PhD student at Dept. of Bioscience, on ‘My research within Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity and my experiences as a PhD student in Denmark’
Meet the Ecuadorian palm-expert who has dedicated almost twenty years of his career to specialize in this plant-family which is widely popular – for conservation and industrial purpose. Just in Ecuador there are 140 palm species – and this man knows to distinguish them all.
Once dry tropical forests in Ecuador were common ecosystems. Now there is only eight % left of this type of forest, which has had the bad luck to compete with the most invasive of all species: The humans. Meet the Ecuadorian scientist who has specialized in the dry tropical forests.
Danish support to research in Ecuador has contributed to document the mega biodiversity in the national park of YASUNI – the biggest in the country, the most famous – and also by far the most controversial national park – maybe even in the South American continent.
DDRN Seminar on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 19.00-21.00
Venue: Aalborg University, Rendsburggade 14, ground floor, room 4.105, Aalborg
At Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE), a large university in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, one of the leading researchers, Hugo Navarrete, recalls the support by Danish colleagues during his early career in tropical biology.
The 2030 panel, the Parliamentarians’ 2030 network, and the Parliament Committee on Energy, Utilities and Climate jointly organised what will become an annual multi-stakeholder forum on the 17 SDGs. Statistics Denmark builds capacity with national statistics departments in Vietnam, Philippines, and Ecuador to monitor SDGs,
‘In Vietnam, people are more focused on economic development and do not take care about environment very much’, says Ngo Tho Hung, environmental scientist and Head of Environment Development Section (EDS) at Asian Institute of Technology in Vietnam (AITCV) in Hanoi, Vietnam. Ngo Tho Hung, who holds a PhD degree from Roskilde University in Denmark, is disappointed with the limited budgets allocated for scientific activities in Vietnam.
PhD student Charles Kwowe Nyaaba from University of Ghana is a program officer of the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG). During August 2017, he was on a study visit at Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), University of Copenhagen, to inspire his PhD project.