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Wed, 25 Mar


The Technology and Innovation Centre

2020 VIP4SD Student Conference

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2020 VIP4SD Student Conference
2020 VIP4SD Student Conference

Time & Location

25 Mar 2020, 11:15 – 17:00

The Technology and Innovation Centre, 99 George St, Glasgow G1 1RD, UK


About The Event

Vertically Integrated Projects For Sustainable Development (VIP4SD) at the University of Strathclyde welcomes you to attend the 2020 VIP4SD Student Conference. 

Our Annual VIP4SD Student Conference is an opportunity for our students to showcase the research and outreach they have conducted over the past year. 

We hope you are able to join us at the 2020 VIP4SD Student Conference here at Strathclyde ‘the place of useful learning’, and celebrate our students’ fantastic achievements. 

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Provisional Conference Agenda 

11:15-12:00 Registration and Refreshments

12:00-12:30 Opening by Professor Sir Jim McDonald

12:30-13:00 Keynote Speaker: May East - CEO GAIA Education, UNITAR Fellow

13:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00 Guest Workshop

14:00-14:15 VIP4SD Evaluation Launch - Dr Louise Logan

14:15-15:00 PechaKucha Presentations - Part One

15:00-15:15 Break

15:15-16:00 PechaKucha Presentations - Part Two

16:00-16:45 Poster Session

16:45-17:00 Prize-giving and close

About VIP4SD 

The University of Strathclyde’s flagship Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) programme was established in 2012, with the support of academics at Georgia Tech, where the programme was originally devised and launched. The Vertically Integrated Projects for Sustainable Development (VIP4SD) programme was then created in 2016, and embodies Strathclyde’s ethos of ‘useful learning’ by allowing undergraduate students to participate in research-based learning, and earn academic credits through their contributions to long-term research projects, which tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

VIP4SD places Education for Sustainable Development at the heart of our curricula by addressing the SDGs through research-based projects. Strathclyde is committed to embracing new teaching and learning processes, and to challenging our students to ask questions, empathise, analyse, and think critically about the world around them and the positive impact they can have on it. 

Strathclyde’s award winning VIP4SD programme effectively embeds Research-Based Education for Sustainable Development in undergraduate curricula. It aims to develop key sustainability competences in students within the context of their core discipline, and inspire, educate and equip our students to work collaboratively across disciplines in the pursuit of these global goals.

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