Sustainable Development Goals conference taking place in DCU

DCU will tomorrow (May 2nd) host a one-day conference and workshop, DCU and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Recognising and Enhancing our Research Contribution.

The conference will feature scholars from across the university, highlighting key DCU research relating to the SDG’s and promoting future cross faculty collaboration.

Each of the 17 SDG goals to be highlighted and discussed by a member of DCU academic staff who is internationally recognised within this topic. Each invited speaker will providing an overview of their selected SGD topic, its relevance and their related work – pitched to inspire thought about links to academic teaching and research. Each expert has 12 minutes to discuss their goal.

The schedule for the conference is as follows:

GOAL 1: No Poverty (Dr. Deiric O’Broin)

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger (Prof. Anne Matthews)

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being (Prof. Anthony Staines)

GOAL 4: Quality Education (Dr. Charlotte Holland)

GOAL 5: Gender Equality (Prof. Maura McAdam)

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation (Prof. Fiona Regan)

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy (Dr. James Carton)

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth (Prof. Edgar Morgenroth)

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (Prof. Alan Smeaton)

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality (Dr. Maeve O’Brien)

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities (Prof. Caroline McMullen)

GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production (Prof. Barry McMullen)

GOAL 13: Climate Action (Dr. Diarmuid Torney)

GOAL 14: Life Below Water (Prof. Christine Loscher)

GOAL 15: Life on Land (Dr. Blanaid White)

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions (Dr. Rob Gillanders)

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal (Prof. Brian MacCraith)

The conference, which is being held in The Gallery on the 2nd floor of The Helix, is free to attend!

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