Undergraduate Research Conference 2017
Future Societies, Global Citizens
University of Edinburgh (26 - 30 June 2017)
What global challenges will face future societies and how can today’s internationally minded students become global citizens?
In collaboration with the University of Edinburgh’s Global Academies, the 2017 Undergraduate Research Conference was positioned under the four main themes of development, health, justice and the environment.
Under each theme students explored the potential for active global citizenship in improving human rights, realising fundamental freedoms, expanding human knowledge, and driving innovation. The conference offered a unique opportunity for undergraduate scholars to hone their research, public speaking and networking skills with acclaimed academics and peers from around the world. Students also had the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular events to explore Scotland’s political and cultural heritage, from tours of Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish Parliament to a traditional Ceilidh dance.
The 2017 conference provided students from Universitas 21 partner universities opportunities to:
- Grapple with global challenges
- Widen their horizons through exploring global citizenship
- Sharpen their public speaking skills
- Engage with design thinking and innovation
- Build a global network
- Engage with Scottish culture
- Have fun!