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 conference will be positioned under the four main themes of development, health, justice and the environment.


Under each theme we will explore the potential for active global citizenship in improving human rights, realising fundamental freedoms, expanding human knowledge, and driving innovation. The conference will offer a unique opportunity for undergraduate scholars to hone their research, public speaking and networking skills with acclaimed academics and peers from around the world. There will also be 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.

This conference will provide students from Universitas 21 partner universities opportunities to:

  • Grapple with global challenges
  • Widen your horizons through exploring global citizenship
  • Sharpen your public speaking skills
  • Engage with design thinking and innovation
  • Build a global network
  • Engage with Scottish culture
  • Have fun!

A provisional programme of activities is available below.

The nomination deadline this year is 31 March 2017 (students who are interested in attending must be nominated by their home institutions and are advised to contact their International Office for further information). Once the nomination deadline passes students will be invited to register by the University of Edinburgh between April 7 and May 12 2017. Queries regarding registration can be submitted to: Global.Admin@ed.ac.uk

26 June 2017
Edinburgh, UK