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Discover our global engagement events
Our events bring together universities, research institutes, industry and communities to address issues of significance around the world.

Global Research Seminar Series

The University of Sydney's Global Research Seminar Seniers focuses research that addresses the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The seminars serve as a catalyst for collaborative research projects addressing various challenges associated with the SDGs. Participants are encouraged to make connections, create networks, identify areas of compatibility and alignment and develop collaborative projects. 

Upcoming seminars


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Early Prevention of Childhood Obesity - 2 November 2022

Jointly Hosted by the Sydney School Public Health (USYD) and School of Public Health (Fudan), this workshop is to encourage constructive dialogues and explore collaborations to tackle childhood obesity and promote maternally and child health.

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Eye and Cancer Joint Seminar Drug development in eye diseases and cancers

Jointly Hosted by the Sydney School of Pharmacy (USYD) and College of Pharmacy (ZJU), participated by University of Macau and Sun Yat-sen University. This workshop is to encourage constructive dialogues and explore collaborations to improve clinical outcomes in human eye diseases and cancers.

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Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage - 3 November 2022

USYD and IITM are organizing a series of workshops focusing on SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy to build partnerships and collaboration opportunities in sustainable energy development. Jointly hosted by the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney and IITM Energy Consortium at IITM, this workshop is the third of the four joint workshops to explore research and education collaboration under the Net Zero Initiative with IITM with a focus on Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage.

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Past seminars


Nutrition, metabolism and health seminar series - Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Jointly organised by the University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre and the University of Glasgow College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, the series brought together experts across disciplines to showcase recent research into aspects of nutrition, metabolism and health. This seminar was the first in a series of four which aim to strengthen the strategic partnership between the University of Glasgow and the University of Sydney.

Tackling the Challenges of Social Equity - 15 August 2022

This workshop, organised in partnership with Tata Institute of Social Sciences, tackled the challenges of Social Equity in addressing  SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities – make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. It led to discussions on different scales of equity - transnational, regional, and within each city -  and gave a voice to those marginalised and sidelined in many urban planning and decision-making processes. Taking a critical approach towards SDG11, it facilitated dialogues on how to achieve equitable and sustainable cities and communities for all.

 


Tackling the Challenges of Technological Equity - 10 August 2022

This workshop, organised in partnership with University College London tackled the challenges of  SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities – make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable – make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. It aimed to encourage discussions on the digital divide and how technological opportunities and challenges are distributed across the world - who benefits, who is left behind, and what needs to be done to address the divide? Taking a critical approach towards SDG11, it facilitated dialogues on how to achieve equitable and sustainable cities and communities for all.

Tackling the Challenges of Environmental Equity - 2 August 2022

This workshop, organised in partnership with Cornell University, tackled the challenges presented by Environmental Equity by addressing SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities – make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. The seminar encouraged discussion on how climate change impacts different cities and regions of the world differently; and how some of the world’s poorest cities and regions are paying the price while wealthier nations are busy debating the issue.  

Partnership for Zero Hunger and Response to Climate Change - 24 May 2022

Exploring collaborations to tackle food security and climate change and promote sustainable agriculture.

Representatives from the University of Sydney's Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong discuss topics such as crop genomics, sustainable legume production and application, emerging technologies in agriculture, environmental research and soil resilience.  Possible funding opportunities will be explored to support potential collaborations.

The path to longevity - 21 July 2022

What is the secret to a long, healthy and meaningful life? What diet should we be following? How important is sleep? 

At this webinar, co-hosted by The University of Sydney Office of Global Engagement and Centre in China, Professor Luigi Fontana will answer these questions and explain how nutrition, regular exercise, brain training and other lifestyle interventions can lead to a long life free of diseases, and why these factors have the influence on health that they do. He will also introduce his new book, 'The Path to Longevity'.

This webinar will showcase excellent work done by University of Sydney researchers to promote healthy lifestyles for people of all ages.  It will also mark the China launch of 'The Path to Longevity', which has been recently translated into Chinese.

Day 1 - 11 April 2022

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Asia-Pacific Carbon Neutrality Symposium - 11-12 April 2022

This two-day symposium included robust discussions on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration, Sustainable Energy, and Sustainable City and Construction. The symposium will brought together the University of Sydney with our three top universities in the Asia-Pacific region - Zhejiang University, National University of Singapore and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.