UNU Symposium: 2012 ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development
The United Nations University (UNU) offered this Symposium in the framework of the Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development
Held last July 11 2012, this Symposium was organized by the United Nations University in Tokyo to serve as a platform for finalists of the Award to present and report their work to a wide audience, as well as to demonstrate how academic work can improve real situations and to promote creative and innovative approaches to unsustainable practices.
The event also served as a discussion arena among experts and audiences where panelists shared recent developments, according to their own experiences and research, in each of the three main areas of the session: “Sustainable Infrastructure”, “Sustainable Consumption and Production” and “Health and Poverty Eradication for Sustainable Development”.
The Young Scientist Award is given annually to young scientists or researchers, based in the Asia-Pacific region, who have made significant contributions in sustainable development, and is presented by the network for the Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research (ProSPER.Net), and other organizations such as the Scopus database, the Elsevier publisher, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
The winners of this past edition were as follows.
Category: Sustainable Infrastructure
Naresuan University, Thailand.
Category: Sustainable Consumption and Production
Winner: Jung Yang
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Insitute of Plant Phisiology & Ecology (SIBS)
Category: Health with a Focus on Poverty Eradication
Winner: Yodi Mahendradhata
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
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