Newcastle University partners with UC Davis to tackle the Sustainable Development Goals
By Newcastle University
An international team that includes Newcastle University's Professor John Mathers are celebrating their successful application to the competitive Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals scheme run by the University of California, Davis (UC Davis).
‘Healthier Lives, Healthier Planet’
The ‘Healthier Lives, Healthier Planet’ project to be funded through the scheme will lead to the launch of a new, jointly delivered online course, allowing postgraduate students to work together across continents and helping them to cultivate their knowledge, skills and networks.
Centred around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-Being, and Climate Action, the course will be offered simultaneously by both Newcastle University and UC Davis.
The project brings together Professor John Mathers, Director of Newcastle University’s Human Nutrition Research Centre (HNRC) and Director of the Centre for Healthier Lives, with Professor Francene Steinberg and Dr Mark Cooper from UC Davis’ Nutrition and Human Ecology and Animal Science departments.
This interdisciplinary team and their colleagues provide expertise that ranges from nutrition science, human clinical and global nutrition and public health, to food and animal science, geography and sociology, and climate resiliency.