Keynote: The role of science and of science funders in the time of the COVID 19 crisis

funders have enormous power to influence the direction of science. What tools do you have: co-funding, coordinated funding, ensuring a balance of efforts using all the knowledge disciplines by finding ways to support transdisciplinary research. These are all easy things to say and make a lot of sense. But the reality is that with few exceptions this does not occur.… Read More

Protecting and promoting mental wellbeing: Beyond COVID-19

INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE Not only could COVID-19 have a devastating effect on already vulnerable sectors of society, but also we anticipate a second, and potentially large cohort of newly at-risk people as a result of the economic downturn, both globally and nationally, and expected ongoing rise in unemployment.

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Rebooting Science Diplomacy in the Context of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is amplifying preexisting tensions between the United States and China across all domains, including science and technology. This is happening even as global science and technology cooperation has become a central feature of public health and the development of vaccines and treatments. … Read More

Could the next generation of researchers be lost in the aftermath of Covid-19?

As countries continue to grapple with the impact of Covid-19, there are clear signs that the research sector is about to undergo significant reform. These reforms – in particular those relating to the casualised research workforce – will worsen the precarious conditions for early career researchers. Unless action is taken, an entire generation of science will be affected.… Read More

[VIDEO] Dietram Scheufele – How not to lose the COVID Communication War – Science Communication

INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE COVID-19 is the perfect storm for Science Communication, combining urgency, fast-evolving information, a high level of uncertainty, and truly global scope. What is the role, risks and pitfalls for Communication during the crisis

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Building pathways to sustainability in a post-COVID world

IIASA and the ISC will be activating their global network and creating a Consultative Science Platform. The platform, to be launched in late May, will provide a global hub for consultation, deliberation, and collaboration among scientists, policymakers, and representatives from civil society around four key interconnected themes.… Read More

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