Opportunity for Early Career Researchers: UK-China Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop

Opportunity for Early Career Researchers: UK-China Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop

The programme, ‘British Council Researcher Links’ provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.

As part of this programme, they are now recruiting early career researchers to participate in The UK-China Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop on “Health and Wellbeing Through VR and AR”, which will be co-located with the 12th International E-Learning and Games Conference (http://edutainment2018.xaut.edu.cn/index.htm).

This UK-China Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop, organised by Liverpool John Moores University (UK) and Hangzhou Normal University (China) and hosted by X’ian University of Technology (China), aims to investigate the latest developments in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications for Health and Well-Being to achieve sustainable healthcare development and reduce healthcare cost in UK and China. It involves a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss research, industry practice and collaboration opportunities.

The workshop will include keynotes including from Industry Practitioners and Professors, research presentations, visits to Xi’an Science and Technology District and Xi’an Heng Ge Digital Technology Co. Ltd, hands-on sessions on Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies and research proposal bids.

Digital Healthcare research is developing at a fast pace, and a workshop to discuss VR and AR solutions in this area, and assess future challenges would benefit the participants and their institutions, and inform the research community in China about the potential applications for patients and the healthcare system.

The application deadline is 27 April 2018.  To find out more and apply visit: https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/china-uk-workshop-information-2018.pdf