Undergraduate Research Conference: A global perspective on ageing societies

Start Date
11 July 2016
End Date
16 July 2016
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Back to Archive
The 12th U21 Undergraduate Research Conference will take place at Tecnológico de Monterrey with the theme being "A Global Perspective on Ageing Societies".

Tecnológico de Monterrey are pleased to invite all U21 partners to nominate up to three of its best undergraduate students to participate in the 12th annual Undergraduate Research Conference, giving either an oral or a poster presentation on the chosen theme. In addition, all U21 partners are invited to send a member of their faculty or teaching staff to accompany the students and take part in the conference.

Population ageing, defined as a process which increases the proportion of older people within the total population, is one of the main problems of this century, affecting both developed and developing countries. The population of developed countries is ageing fast, and the developing world is only a few decades behind with the proportion of the population aged 65 and over expected to triple in less developed countries over the next 40 years. The challenge for the future is to ensure that people everywhere can grow old with security and dignity and that they can continue to participate in social life as citizens with full rights. At the same time the rights of older people should not be incompatible with those of other groups, and reciprocal intergenerational relations should be encouraged. All these elements give rise to a huge amount of interesting research questions and challenges that are of particular interest for the future young generation of researchers. Key issues to face these challenges range from public health, logistics, safety, economic systems, and others. Research from many different fields is needed in order to prepare and to grow towards a more inclusive society that will see in its elderly as a source of wisdom.


Staff participation in the academic programme

One member of staff from each U21 institution is welcome to take part. Participating staff will provide pastoral care to students.

Those who are active in teaching or research relating to the theme of Ageing are invited to contribute to the academic programme. Academic staff members who wish to discuss their potential involvement in the Undergraduate Research Conference should contact Ms. Patricia Montaño, Director for International Planning and Cooperation at pmontano@itesm.mx

How To Register

Each U21 member is invited to nominate up to three students and one staff member to the Undergraduate Research Conference.

Contact your International Office if you are interested in participating.  Each university will have their own selection processes to choose the delegates.

Registration forms are available as a link at the end of this page.  For students and staff who do not require a Visa, forms should be sent to Patricia Montaño by University representatives by June 15 latest.

For students or staff travelling on passports from a country that requires a visa to enter Mexico, registration details along with a copy of their passport should be sent to Patricia Montaño by May 15th at the latest to ensure they have enough time to process their visas.

A list of countries that require visas to enter Mexico is provided as an attachment below, this is for guidance only as information may change.


Frequently asked questions

A list of FAQs can be found in the document linked below. 

For more details, please contact Patricia Montaño, Director for Planning and International Cooperation, Tecnológico de Monterrey: pmontano@itesm.mx


Patricia Montaño, Tecnológico de Monterrey