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Universities from across the world discuss global challenges


The University of Bradford is attending the fourth World Technology Universities Congress in Taiwan.

The three-day conference takes place in Taiwan and follows successful events hosted by Bradford in 2016 and 2017 and the creation of the World Technology Universities Network.

Representatives from institutions across the world will converge on the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology from Wednesday 2 – Friday 4 October. They’ll discuss some of the world’s major issues and challenges and what universities working together can do to meet those challenges and help deliver solutions.

Among the discussion topics will be technology and its role in the transformation of Higher Education, the impact of the internet of things, artificial intelligence and virtual campuses on campus based universities and the role of Universities as place makers in the local economy.

The network will be welcoming three new members; University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Koforidua Technical University and Shibaura Institute of Technology

Speaking at the congress from Bradford will be former vice-chancellor Professor Brian Cantor, Professor Zahir Irani (Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor), Prof Udy Archibong, Professor Iqbal Mujtaba and Mr Paul Thorning.

The network will be looking at how it can make an impact on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Gender Equality within Higher Education, Clean Water and Sanitation (UN Sustainable Development Goal) and Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN Sustainable Development Goal).

Further details on the congress available here.

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