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Wenjie Wu receives World Social Science Fellow award

Wenjie WuDr. Wenjie Wu, Associate Professor at I-SPHERE, Heriot Watt University, has been awarded as a World Social Science Fellow in Big Data and Urban Contexts by the International Social Science Council. As a World Social Science Fellow Dr. Wu will participate in seminar in Xiamen later this year, working with other Fellows as well as a number of senior scientists to develop new interdisciplinary perspectives on Big Data in an Urban Context. A paper related to his research – ‘‘The geography of cultural ties and human mobility’ (co-authored with J. Wang and T.Dai) will soon be published in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

The World Social Science Fellows programme seeks to foster a new generation of globally-networked research leaders who will collaborate in addressing global problems with particular relevance for low and middle income countries. Fellows from a diverse range of disciplines participate in seminars to discuss and design interdisciplinary perspectives on priority topics. Fellows take the lead for most of the work and discussions at seminars; working with international leading specialists, policy makers, practitioners, activists, and other relevant stakeholders to enrich the reflections.

The Fellows programme is supported by the Swedish International Development Agency and the Government of Sweden. Individual seminars are implemented in collaboration with partner organisations.


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