2013 Undergraduate Research Conference details announced

07 December 2012
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is delighted to host the 9th U21 Undergraduate Research Conference from 8 to 12 July 2013 with the theme "Urban Challenges: building healthy, smart and & creative cities for the future".
More than half of the world’s population now lives in large urban areas and this number will increase in the years to come. The growth of the urban population and the dynamic nature of cities around the world give rise to an abundance of interesting research questions and challenges that are of particular interest for the future generation of researchers. Key issues for modern cities range from public health, logistics, safety, governance, migration, diversity and cultural dynamics to design and creativity.

The conference will provide the opportunity for three outstanding undergraduate or honours students from your institution to showcase their research to an international audience of fellow students and staff.

The Amsterdam metropolitan region offers an inspiring environment for bringing together a select group of bright young students to share their ideas, knowledge and perspectives on this wide range of challenging issues. Moreover, 2013 will be a special year for Amsterdam as several extraordinary celebrations are foreseen, including the opening of the renovated Rijksmuseum and the 400th anniversary of the Canal Ring. The UvA will look for ways of combining the URC 2013 with one or more festive occasions taking place in Amsterdam at the same time.

More details can be found on the Events page (see link below)