World’s brightest students to meet at Warwick to discuss some of the biggest challenges facing humanity.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Some of the brightest young minds from around the world will gather at the University of Warwick to discuss how to solve some of the biggest challenges facing the globe.

Warwick is the first institution to host both the World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR) and British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) together – enabling students to share their research with a global audience.

The conferences, which will be held between 4-6 April, will explore the themes of creativity and innovation, diversity of voice and ideas. More than 650 delegates are expected to attend from all over the world, including Australia, Europe, North America and Asia.

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter who advises the government on scientific communication and Dr David Metcalfe, the founding editor of Reinvention: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research, will be among the highly respected experts speaking at the event.

The university has provided funding for talented students from poorer backgrounds to make the trip to the UK, to ensure they could be actively involved in the events.

Commenting on the events, Professor Stuart Croft, Vice Chancellor of the University of Warwick, said: “We’re delighted to host these global conferences which will bring the next generation of researchers together to share ideas and insights into how we can solve some of the biggest global challenges of our time, such as climate change.  

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students to make new connections with people from all over the world, to discuss and debate their research and look for solutions together.

“We have always been passionate about fostering a sense curiosity and collaboration at Warwick, and these conferences reflect our wider commitment to working together in partnership to make a positive impact on the world.”

Daniel Ehis Aigbonoga, attendee and student at University of Ibadan, Nigeria, added: “I’m looking forward to presenting my research, which focuses on the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the utilisation and delivery of healthcare services among outpatients during the early phase of the pandemic in Nigeria. I’m hoping that the findings will inform policy and offer solutions through medical innovations in the areas of public health, global surgery, and medical technology.

“I’m excited to attend WorldCUR, make new friends and learn from the research presentations of other delegates. I’m also really excited to take part in the other activities that have been planned during the week of the conference such as the Gala and the tour of Warwick University.”


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