Igniting Sustainability: SUNRISE Research Launched Successfully!

Bournemouth University (BU) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) joined forces for SUNRISE (Supporting University Network for Research in Sustainability Engagement), an inspirational initiative funded by the British Council. The launch event on 24th April set the stage for impactful collaborations between institutions across borders inspiring both students and academics.

The research team: Dr Milena Bobeva (BUBS), Dr Reena Vijayakumaran (HSS), Prof Fiona Cownie (FMC), Dr Roberta Discetti (BUBS), and Dr Daisy Fan (BUBS), Dr Vina Tan Phei Sean (USM) and Assoc Prof. Ng Theam Foo (USM) was joined by BU’s Vice Chancellor – Prof. John Vinney, who launched the event. Presenter included Dr Sukanya Ayatakshi Endow, Dr James Fair, Dr Reena Vijayakumaran from BU and Associate Prof. Dr. Derek Chan Juinn Chieh, Dr Musfirah Zulkurnain and Ms Nuri Izyani Ramlee from USM. Special thanks to Aneta Postek, Ibrahim Awawdeh, Lee Ann Kee and all the students who were involved.

The SUNRISE launch event was a shared vision in advancing sustainability agendas, held at both campuses simultaneously. It showcased research from innovative technological solutions to community-driven initiatives – exemplified cross-disciplinary collaboration in addressing real-world sustainability issues.

The SUNRISE launch event marked the beginning of an exciting journey towards harnessing the collective power of academia in driving sustainability research and engagement. We are looking forward to the next event:

Student Conference

Thursday 9th May 2024

8:00 am – 10:00 am (BST) 

DG06, Talbot Campus

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sunrise-inspirational-international-sustainability-research-network-tickets-881845352187