Gates Cambridge: Climate Change
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university.
Each year Gates Cambridge offers c.80 full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to PhD students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US round and 55 available in the International round.
Three Gates Cambridge alumnae took part in the first of a series of online panels to celebrate the scholarship programme’s 20th anniversary.
The panel discussion, Climate change: the world’s greatest challenge, took place on the day that the Gates Cambridge Class of 2021 was officially announced.
The panel was introduced and hosted by Professor Stephen Toope, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, who began by talking to Gates Cambridge Trustee Professor Bhaskar Vira about the scholarship programme’s aims and history.
Speakers on the panel were Victoria Herrmann , President and Managing Director of The Arctic Institute, Aditi Mukherji , Principal Researcher at the International Water Management Institute, and Yeo Bee Yin , former Minister of Energy, Technology, Science, Environment and Climate Change of Malaysia.
Around 1.1K people watched the live event which covered a wide range of issues, including adaptation, mitigation, geoengineering and renewable technologies.
To find out more please visit: https://www.gatescambridge.org/about/news/climate-change-the-worlds-greatest-challenge/
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