U21 Student Summit

Start Date
05 May 2015
End Date
07 May 2015
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
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The third U21 Student Summit, focusing this year on "How students of globally connected universities contribute positively and sustainably to the development of their surrounding communities".


The aim of the U21 Student Summit is to give students a strong input into the work of the U21 network. This year's summit offers an opportunity for students from around the world to create a vision around the theme How students of globally connected universities contribute positively and sustainably to the development of their surrounding communities, which will be presented to U21 Presidents and senior staff at the Presidential Symposium on 7 May 2014.

The Summit will offer a stimulating and varied programme of speakers and workshops, and will promote shared learning and participation from across the network’s universities, cultures and geographical locations. 


Schedule at a glance

Day 1 / Monday 4 May

20:00 Welcome dinner

Day 2 / Tuesday 5 May

9:00 Welcome, presentation of the theme and work methodology and group work
15:00 Working Group Meetings
20:00 Dinner

Day 3 / Wednesday 6 May

9:00 Conference / Working Group Meeting
15:00 Plenary meeting
16:30 Coffee and Campus tour
17:30 Evening reception with Presidents and other senior U21 Managers on the Main Campus.

Day 4 / Thursday 7 May

9:00 Reception
9:30 Final presentation
11:30 Presentation to Presidents at U21 AGM


Topics for conference include:

  • How the student voice can play a role in changing the educational and political landscape in the student’s country.

  • How universities are making a contribution to their surrounding communities? Three or four universities of different countries will present projects where students participate and are a contribution for each surrounding communities.

  • Experiences that have crossed borders. Un techo para Chile, a project that started in Chile with the goal of overcoming poverty, and today is present in 20 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

There will also be a working group discussion, where students can share experiences and discuss how their universities are contributing positively and sustainably to the development of their surrounding communities, as well asa discussion about how students can contribute U21.



Each U21 university may send up to three delegates and will have internal processes for selecting their representatives. Speak with your international office if you are interested in attending.

How To Register


The registration deadline is Sunday 22 March 2015.

There is no registration fee and meals will be provided by the hosts.  Delegates (or their home university) are responsible for flight costs, accommodations, transfers to and from the airport, visa, insurance and any other related costs.


Accommodation details will be sent to the International Office at each member university.


Delegates should register below, once selected by their university.

Francisca Vergara