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VIP for Sustainable Development Conference 2019

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University of Strathclyde,The Technology and Innovation Centre

99 George Street

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Come along and be inspired by the progress of VIP teams tackling the UN's Sustainability Goals.

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You are warmly invited to attend the 2019 VIP4SD Conference at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC).

The conference will showcase our students' research and its impact via a poster session and series of Pecha Kucha style presentations.

This showcase and the words of invited speakers from the world of Sustainable Development demonstrates the ‘useful learning’ of our students within the context of sustainable development with the aim of inspiring others to become actively involved in tackling these global issues.

Agenda

• 12pm – 12.25pm Registration and Refreshments/s

• 12:30pm – 13:00pm Introduction and Welcome by the Principal

• 13:00pm - 13.30pm Keynote Speaker on SDGs - Dr Rehema White, University of Saint Andrews

• 13:30pm – 14:30pm PechaKucha (8 presentations)… note: this replaces the Dragons’ Den that traditionally ran in this slot.

• 15 minute break

• 14:45pm - 15:00pm Voting on PechaKucha winner

• 15:00pm – 15:20pm Guest Speaker Prof Ed Coyle, Georgia Tech

• 15:20pm – 16:20pm VIP Team Poster Presentations

• 16:20pm – 16.30pm Close by Prof Stephen Marshall and Prize Giving (Best Poster and PechaKucha)

About VIP

The University of Strathclyde’s flagship Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program was established in 2012, with the support of academics at Georgia Tech, where the programme was originally devised and launched. Vertically Integrated Projects embody Strathclyde’s ethos of ‘useful learning’ by allowing undergraduate students to earn academic credits through their contributions to long-term research projects, which tackle bold and ambitious global challenges. Students can remain immersed in these research projects throughout their University studies, allowing them to continually apply their newfound knowledge to ‘real-world’ problems, and develop their research skills and understanding of the domain over a period of years, while delivering tangible research output and impact.

The International VIP Consortium consists of 32 Universities, with VIP@Strathclyde being the first programme to be established in Europe. There are close to 200 Strathclyde students actively participating in highly multidisciplinary research teams involving all four faculties (Engineering, Science, Business and Humanities & Social Sciences). Each team is “Vertically Integrated” in that it is made up of undergraduate students from year 2 through to year 5 - led by members of academic staff and supported by post-doctoral researchers and PhD students.

VIP and the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations unanimously adopted seventeen. Sustainable Development Goals (or Global Goals) representing “a bold new global agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future for all”.

The VIP teaching model represents an ideal means of bringing together, and coordinating the efforts of, undergraduate students from across all faculties and year groups, to form collaborative research teams dedicated to conducting long-term, inter-disciplinary research with the common purpose of addressing the profound research challenges associated with these Global Goals and advancing this “global agenda”.

By embedding the SDGs in our curricula through VIP, Strathclyde aims to inspire, educate and equip the next generation of young professionals who will be instrumental in addressing some of the most pressing global issues facing society today and in the future.

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