Highlighting Yale science at the World Economic Forum

A woman watches a video about precision medical tech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

President Peter Salovey and other Yale luminaries joined experts from around the globe at the World Economic Forum (WEF), held Jan. 23-26 in Davos, Switzerland.

Read President Salovey’s account of his visit there in the latest edition of Notes from Woodbridge Hall.

The theme of this year’s WEF was “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” During the forum, Yale highlighted groundbreaking scientific research that is improving lives. Yale’s work in precision medicine, quantum computing, and climate science provided examples of research that benefits both individuals and society:

Precision medicine

Quantum computing

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

Yale President Peter Salovey at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

In conjunction with the release of the 2018 EPI, which was released on Jan. 23, Salovey spoke with Dan Esty (Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Clinical Professor of Environmental Law & Policy, Yale Law School) about the report's findings.

The president was also one of the members of the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF)  who took part in a discussion about the economic impact of their universities’ partnerships with businesses.

He also sat down with Rob Cox of Reuters TV to discuss the role of universities in promoting science-based research, and with Andy Serwer, Yahoo Finance editor-in-chief, to discuss the recently passed bill that would tax the endowment of universities such as Yale.