U21 International Summer School
From 1 - 15 July, staff and students from our U21 partner institutions gathered in Glasgow for the annual Universitas 21 (U21) International Summer School - a highly successful event which gave delegates a taste of Glasgow’s rich culture and beautiful campus.
The theme of this year's programme was 'Cities and Citizens in the Digital Age', which offered attendees a stimulating and varied programme of seminars and practical experiences, demonstrating how new technologies can be used to support and improve the vital components of a fully functional city, with the overall aim of bringing knowledge, policy and practice closer together.
This year’s programme spanned a fascinating range of issues, including community engagement, transportation, connectivity, big data, and physical regeneration, and featured a broad panel of guest speakers, including senior academics and researchers from across the U21 Network, as well as government advisers, public sector stakeholders, and project managers.
The University’s U21 Manager and Director of Recruitment and International, Rachel Sandison, said: ‘On behalf of the University, I would like to extend a huge thank you to the U21 Secretariat and all participants for making this year’s programme such a success. Throughout its long history the University of Glasgow has looked to foster international relations through inter cultural and interdisciplinary scholarship. This year’s programme built on that heritage by providing members from across the U21 global network with a fantastic opportunity to discuss the issues and challenges relating to modern cities, thereby ensuring that the event was fully representative of our global network. I would also like to extend a huge thank you to all those within Glasgow that supported the event.’
First published: 20 July 2015