Arts & Culture

Arts and culture have been fundamental in the advancement of human civilization. It has a profound influence in several facets of our society including economy, education and health. Participation in arts and cultural activities foster civic and political engagement among individuals like increased participation in politics, democracy and volunteer work. However, it is unfortunate that in many cases the influence of arts and culture in human advancement is neglected. This is because, unlike science and technology, the value of arts and culture is in many cases difficult to be substantiated by concrete evidence. Therefore, investing time and resources in arts and culture is crucial in a world constantly riddled with inequalities, conflict and natural calamities.

The artistic and culture renaissance never ends. Recent technological advances have brought about a change in the way we create and perceive arts and culture. It is fascinating to see how new technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence are changing not just the science and technology sector, but also arts and culture. The connection between arts and science is captured in these words by scientist turned writer, Kristi Charish - “Art leads to scientific innovation and science inspires art. Like a pair of book ends they work best in tandem and change the way we view the world.”

One of the goals of ThinkersHub is to bring the conversation about arts and culture to the forefront. There is a need for increased public funding for arts and culture and this can be achieved by empowering researchers with our tools – THjournals and THconferences – and create a platform for idea exchange between researchers and the public through our news portal.

Business & Economy

Global economic trends have changed dramatically over the years with emerging economics taking the limelight. According to a World Bank report, the number of individuals living in extreme poverty has dropped below 10 percent of the global population. Although there is much more prosperity in the world, the economic growth has not been beneficial enough to substantially reduce poverty. The global economy currently faces several challenges which includes weaker demand, tighter financial markets, stagnant trade, low oil prices, and volatile capital flows. Besides, the global economy is also threatened by political instability, conflicts, refugee crisis, disease outbreaks and climate change.

Considering these global trends, a lot more can be done to increase dialogue between various stake holders for sustained global economic growth. Research as well as public participation in such issues can lead to more equitable economic growth, create new opportunities for the youth in terms of employment and entrepreneurship, reduce gender inequality and adapt better to the perils of climate change.

Since the industrial revolution, innovation has been a central factor driving human progress. Innovation in business and economics in conjunction with advances in science and technology is crucial in translating research findings to valuable goods and services. This interdisciplinary innovation promotes competitiveness thereby driving economic growth. Through our global events -THconferences- and peer-reviewed open access publications-THjournals and news portal -, ThinkersHub provide an all-inclusive platform for exchange of research findings and ideas on a varies of topics pertaining to business and economics such as international business administration, entrepreneurship, international trade, supply chain management, business law, finance, banking, risk management, macro and microeconomics, environmental economics, and globalization.

Health & Medicine

Improvements in health and medicine have always paralleled human progress. Major milestones in this area, from the discovery of antibiotics and the eradication of small pox to the discovery of DNA structure, have dramatically improved the duration and way of human life. A recent WHO report states that global life expectancy increased by 5 years between 2000 and 2015. In 2015, it stood at 71.4 years. These milestones in health and medicine would not have been possible without rigorous scientific research. In the healthcare spectrum, research activities should be encouraged in academic institutions as well as in public health programmes. Such a comprehensive approach is vital towards achieving the next milestone in human health and medicine- universal health coverage. Scientific, technological, social and economic advances are required to realize this goal. A good example is the incorporation of information technology in healthcare and medicine through large-scale eHealth and mHealth public health programmes. These efforts have enormously helped in educating and treating rural populations particularly in developing countries.

ThinkersHub supports research activities on health and medicine in various capacities. We have a wide range of journals – Thjournals- covering various aspects of health and medicine. Some of the areas currently covered are Neurology, Radiology, Nursing, Microbiology and Oncology. ThinkersHub also supports researchers around the world through global events – THconferences - covering topics like neuroscience and psychology, digestive and kidney diseases, cancer, heart, lung and blood diseases, stem cell and regenerative medicine, infectious diseases and global health, nursing and healthcare, clinical research and biotechnology. ThinkersHub also encourage public participation in issues related to health and medicine through our news portal.