The UQ-TUM Symposium
|The symposium 'Innovative Solutions to Key Global Challenges: Water, Environment and Sustainability' will be held in Munich from 11-12 June 2015|
A research symposium Research Symposium that will focus on “Innovative Solutions to Key Global Challenges: Water, Environment and Sustainability” - the UQ-TUM Symposium - will be held in Munich from 11-12 June 2015. The event will bring together scientists and students who are engaged in identifying solutions to significant global challenges – sustainable production of food, chemicals, materials and energy – in light of dwindling resources.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (International) will provide up to 8 grants of $3,500 to support UQ participation in the symposium. In addition, the UQ Graduate School will assist two RHD students to attend the symposium.
The major themes of the symposium are Environment & Biomass Supply and Processes for Sustainability. This will allow for the exploration of topics such as: water management; water monitoring; climate issues; water technology; food production; waste water processes; biomass production in agriculture, forests and aquaculture; and, biotechnological and chemical methods for the conversion of biomass and CO2 into chemicals, material and fuels.
UQ staff are invited to submit an expression of interest by Friday, 10 April 2015, which briefly outlines your research area, expected outcomes from your participation in the UQ-TUM symposium, and how your attendance will support greater collaboration between UQ and TUM. UQ Global Engagement expects to notify applicants of the outcome by Friday, 17 April 2015.
RHD students are invited to apply via the Graduate School by Monday, 30 March 2015.
I would be grateful for your assistance in promoting this opportunity to staff and students in your Faculty/Institute. For additional information about the event, please do not hesitate to contact me or Professor Peer Schenk at firstname.lastname@example.org.