2020 VIP4SD Student Conference
Time & Location
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.
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
13:30-14:00 Guest Workshop
14:00-14:15 VIP4SD Evaluation Launch - Dr Louise Logan
14:15-15:00 PechaKucha Presentations - Part One
15:15-16:00 PechaKucha Presentations - Part Two
16:00-16:45 Poster Session
16:45-17:00 Prize-giving and close
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.