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World universities converge on Bradford to create global Technology Universities Network

Published: Thur 24 Aug 2017

Representatives from universities and other major organisations worldwide will converge on the University of Bradford next week for the second World Technology Universities Congress.

The Congress takes place at the University’s Emm Lane campus on Thursday 31 August and Friday 1 September 2017 with a range of high profile speakers and an extensive programme. It aims to create a global partnership between education, business, governments and development organisations.

Delegates from 30 world universities and 20 other institutions will travel from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and North and South America, together with leaders of major organisations and industry.

Last year’s Congress, also hosted by Bradford, considered the feasibility of creating of a World Technology Universities Network. This year’s event will take that one stage further and formally launch the network, with a memorandum of understanding and statement of intent being signed by attendees.

The Congress will provide a platform for senior figures from technology universities, business, government and NGOs to develop alliances and discuss capacity-building opportunities. It will also consider the importance of educating graduates to be global citizens in a technology-rich 21st Century.

The Congress will provide the opportunity for the presentation and sharing of ideas on the application of emerging technologies and create opportunities for technology universities and businesses to showcase how they jointly work towards addressing the challenges society faces.

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