Connecting Worlds Conference – an event in the framework of the VU profiling theme, the “Connected World” took place on 30 June and 1 July.
This international event has brought together academics from south and north, from various disciplines and different continents, to discuss relevant research topics & challenge-based education on important societal challenges, as outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Inclusiveness, south-north collaboration, (indigenous) knowledge exchange, in which scientific research can create pathways to connect people in a quickly changing and rapidly digitizing world, is at the heart of this event.
There were three special keynotes by researchers from the Global South: George Onyango, Narayanan Kulathuramayir and Saa Dittoh, about challenge-based research projects in and for the Global South.
In the afternoon there were three parallel sessions: Aurora’s Digital Society and Global Citizenship workshop, Doctoral Consortium for PhD students in the Digital Domain and the CIS workshop “Connecting Worlds on Food & Water”.
The conference was organized by the Connected World VU research profile theme. It was a joint effort by Network Institute, CLUE+, the VU Center for International Cooperation CIS and the Aurora European Universities Network.
The participants were funded through the Erasmus+ KA 107 Call 2020 of the European Union.
For more information: https://vu.nl/en/about-vu/more-about/cw