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.
Explore our UN75+1 at NTU events
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.
Browse our UN75+1 at NTU events below and follow the links to book your place:
Virtual conference overview
Explore the full schedule
|Date||Time (GMT)||Event Title||Event Format||Booking|
|Tuesday 30 November||9.00 - 09:45 am||Food security in a rapidly changing world - Part One: smart green grow vertical farming for improving food production and sustainability||Presentation||Register here|
|09:00 - 10.30 am||Resilience: The key to unlocking the puzzle of the 'Challenge of Change'||Roundtable discussion||Register here|
|09:30 - 11.30 am||International workshop on future mobility and applications||Panel discussion||Register here|
|10:30 am - 12.30 pm||Symposium on circular economy approach for sustainable products and services||International symposium||Register here|
|13:00 - 14:30 pm||Addressing the challenges of COVID 19 pandemic through statistics, nanomaterials and genomics||Lecture||Register here|
|14:00 - 15:30 pm||Food security in a rapidly changing world - part two: Tackling food insecurity - healthy soils for a healthy life||Panel discussion||Register here|
|15:00 - 16:30 pm||Hate crime from a comparative perspective||Panel discussion||Register here|
|Wednesday 1 December||10:00 - 11.30 am|
The contribution of indigenous knowledge holders to mental health systems of care for black African communities
|Panel discussion||Register here|
|10:30 - 12:00 pm||Two centuries of change: Stories of workers from within the Nottingham lace industry||Conference / discussion|
|12:00 - 13:00 pm||National identity in a multicultural society: What are the majority and minorities views on their identity concepts in Malaysia?||Lecture / discussion||Register here|
|14:00 - 15:30 pm||Gender, inequalities and the challenge of change||Roundtable||Register here|
|15:00 pm - 16:30 pm||Approaches to embracing change in heritage||Roundtable||Register here|
|Thursday 2 December||09:00 - 10:30 am||Challenging materials: historical, heritage science and digital humanities approaches for digitising, disambiguating and revealing manuscript rolls||Panel discussion||Register here|
|10:30 am - 12:00 pm||Global heritage & change in face of global challenges and radical transformation||Roundtable and panel discussion||Register here|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Women's Equality: Digital Access and Rights to Expression (WE-DARE)||Panel discussion||Register here|
|13:00 - 15:00 pm||Migration and integration in a changing world||Roundtable||Register here|
|14:00 - 15:30 pm||The impact of the global pandemic on the fashion and textile supply chain: stories from Bangladesh and Guatemala||Panel discussion||Register here|
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