Around 1/3 of the food produced in the world is wasted - in the UK, that means approximately 300,000 tonnes of food are wasted at retail and wholesale level.
Those who are left behind in the use of the internet fall on the wrong side of what is known as the ‘digital divide’, and foremost of these are older people, particularly from the ethnic minorities.
Re-engineering Business for Sustainability (REBUS) was an Action Research project funded by the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural affairs (DEFRA) to explore the viability of a business model designed according to circular economy principles.
The NHS is the 5th biggest employer in the world, demand for care exceeds supply, and this trend is expected to continue into the future as the UK population ages. So NHS managers need all the help they can get to make the most out of scarce resources.
Dr Ursula Huws, Professor of Labour and Globalisation at the University of Hertfordshire, discusses her research on the future of work and how works has changed and is changing with new technologies and changes in the international environment.
Dr Pandelis Kourtessis, Reader in Communication Networks in the School of Engineering and Technology at the University of Hertfordshire, discusses developments in converged Optical and Wireless networks, allowing the dynamic transmission of data and video content to 5G mobile users.
Dr Jim Geach, Royal Society Research Fellow in the Centre for Astrophysics Research at the University of Hertfordshire, talks about the relevance of research on the evolution of the Galaxy to contemporary developments such as driverless cars and finding effective treatments for cancer.
Professor Philip Woods, Professor of Educational Policy, Democracy and Leadership at the Centre for Education Leadership in the University of Hertfordshire, discusses his research on distributed leadership and the importance of collaborative and democratic values.