Wellbeing: multidimensional view of life

In worldwide societies, Wellbeing has been a central term for measuring human prosperity and sustainable development. Amartya Sen, who won the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on welfare economics, paved the way for the development of holistic welfare standards in the early 1980s. With his theoretical concept, he shifted the focus of peoples wellbeing from largely economic-driven theories of wealth to more social development and progress.

Vitamin D: The “sunshine” vitamin

Vitamin D is a category of fat-soluble vitamins primarily recognized for its role in bone metabolism. Vitamin D is also involved in other metabolic activities, protein synthesis, and gene regulation. Also, several connections between vitamin D availability and chronic illnesses, and novel preventive strategies are concurrently developed, observing correlations between vitamin D levels and hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular and cancer illnesses.

Social Ventures (GSVC)

The Global Social Venture Competition is a global network of volunteer judges, mentors, and student organizers providing aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and funding to transform their ideas into business with positive impact.

Research Programmes on Rare Diseases

Rare diseases are life threatening or chronically debilitating conditions from which not more than five affected persons per 10,000 citizens in the European Union (EU) suffer.