The increasing digitalisation of international trade deepens globalisation, and data flows play a key role in this transformation. With its rise as an information superpower, China is reshaping global...
Ongoing tensions concerning cross-border supplies of medical equipment and vaccines and accusations of “vaccine nationalism” illustrates the pivotal importance of global value chains (GVCs). Some 80%...
Understanding the world around us begins with observation, and imaging is one of the main observation tools. In the frame of this proposal, we intend to investigate a novel concept of indirect imaging...
Mitochondria are essential organelles found in every human cell, required to convert food into usable energy. Mitochondria possess their own genome that is central to their function. Proteins encoded by...
Complexity theory offers new ways of understanding how social-ecological systems function under pressure, for example how climate change related stressors may exacerbate competition over scarce resources...
Licence to Talk is an attempt to describe the ‘actually-existing’ South African public sphere in all its messy complexity. Situating this work in the Global South, I take issue with the normative,...
Cardiovascular diseases cause most deaths worldwide, treatment involves use of biological vascular scaffolds, due to their capability of providing sufficient structural and biological support to tissues....
The chance find of a diamond on a small hillock in South Africa one hundred and fifty years ago initiated an industrial mining revolution, the effects of which continue to reverberate far into the future....
Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary research paradigm that emerged after WWII and that studies the mind at psychological, computational and neurobiological levels of analysis. The cognitive sciences...
The proposed project investigates the sacred landscapes of the southern arid margins of the Levant (now southern Jordan/Israel), as observed by the spatial distribution and the material culture of the...
The presented project aims at a systematic study of multiple scale models in epidemiology. Mathematically we plan to address and systematically study aspects of two drawbacks of the classical singular...
The most important wine country in Africa is South Africa where grapes and wine were introduced by the white settlers in the 17th century.  South Africa has a global standing as a wine producer. It is...