Connecting Worlds Conference – an inclusive south-south-north research event


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.

For more information:  https://vu.nl/en/about-vu/more-about/cw