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UN75+1 at NTU: The Challenge of Change

Join NTU academics and our international partners for a series of events, workshops and discussions to continue our engagement with the UN75 dialogue around how we can work together to tackle global challenges.

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UN75+1 at NTU: The Challenge of Change

To mark its 75th anniversary in 2020, the United Nations (UN) launched the UN75 initiative to start conversations within and across borders, sectors and generations to better address the challenges we face as a society, spanning a wide range of topics from sustainable business and economics to climate change, and ensuring quality education to gender equality.

To continue our engagement with this initiative, NTU is proud to host its second three-day virtual conference, bringing together students, academics, activists and citizens from within the University and our international network of partner institutions.

The UN75+1 at NTU virtual conference will focus on the theme of The Challenge of Change. With the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and the commitments made at the recent COP26 conference high on the agenda for international governments, businesses and organisations, this event will explore the challenge of how we change our individual and collective behaviours to make a real-world impact.

Taking place across three-days from Tuesday 30 November – Thursday 2 December 2021, the conference will comprise of a series of standalone workshops, roundtables and panel discussions to bring together a global audience with NTU and its diverse network.

Led by our academics and partner institutions and organisations, these sessions will explore a broad range of topics across the theme, with a focus on NTU’s research strengths.

The event will provide participants with a collaborative platform to develop and project key themes, challenges and responsibilities with a view to make a positive change.

NTU is delighted to welcome everyone who wishes to join the conversation, to participate free of charge in as many of the conference sessions as are of interest.

Events taking place over the three-day conference include:

Addressing the challenges of COVID 19 pandemic through statistics, nanomaterials and genomics 

This lecture will be led by academics from different departments within NTU's School of Science and Technology to discuss their research addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic through statistics, nanomaterials and genomics.

Date and time: Tuesday 30November, 13:00 –14:.30pm
Type of event: Lecture
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Hate Crime from a comparative perspectiveJoin NTU for three discussions relating to the important issue of hate crime. Professor Barbara Perry will be discussing religious hate crime with an emphasis on rises in antisemitism. Dr Tim Bryan will discuss his journey as a hate crime scholar and some of the issues around policing. Finally, Dr Loretta Trickett will discuss extension of hate crime laws to include gender with a focus on how it can help improve safety for women and girls.

Date and time: Tuesday 30 November, 15:00pm – 16:30pm
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Global heritage and change in the face of global challenges and radical transformation

NTU researchers respond to challenges at home and across the globe. This session will offer a limited glimpse of the research underway at the Cultural Heritage Research Peak at NTU and led by our world-leading researchers and scholars. Through innovation and collaboration, NTU are reimagining how we restore, protect and preserve cultural heritage assets around the world. We are shaping cultural heritage policy to safeguard traditions and cultural identity, and we’re redefining approaches to heritage science to conserve knowledge of previous generations for the future.

Date and time: Thursday 2 December, 10:30am – 12:00pm
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Visit NTU’s UN75+1 hub to explore the events and to register your place.

Please contact with any questions.

Follow @ntu_research on Twitter and use the hashtag #UN75xNTU to join in the conversation.

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