Islands Matter Webinar 4 with Professor Chik Collins, Rector of the University of the Faroe Islands

The Islands Matter webinars are the result of a collaboration between Dr Andrew Jennings Institute for Northern Studies UHI, Professor Frank Rennie Lews Castle College UHI and Dr Beth Mouat Shetland UHI.

The fourth University of the Highlands and Islands 'Islands Matter' webinars with Professor Chik Collins Rector of the University of the Faroe Islands. Chik will talk about his university, the research being undertaken, and how this might relate to the main themes of the UHI Islands Strategy.

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Professor Chik Collins
Professor Chik Collins

This is the fourth in a series of webinars set up to address the hunger in the Scottish islands to hear from experts based in other islands worldwide, and to help inform the UHI Islands’ Strategy. Professor Chik Collins has been the Rector of the University of the Faroe Islands since September 2019 and Visiting Professor in the School of Education and Social Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland. Previously he was Professor of Applied Social Science and Interim Dean and the Assistant Dean in the School of Media, Culture and Society at the University of the West of Scotland. Chik has researched and published extensively on a range of issues, including language and social change, community development, urban regeneration, and over the past decade, on health and health inequalities – particularly, in collaboration with the NHS Health Scotland and the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, the phenomenon of ‘excess mortality’ in Scotland and Glasgow. Between now and Christmas there will further talks by Professor Owe Ronström from the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology Uppsala University, based on Gotland, and Professor Des Thompson, Principal Adviser on Science and Biodiversity at NatureScot.

 

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