Uniting higher education, governments, industry and society for a sustainable future
31 October – 2 November 2022 Glasgow, UK
THE’s Global Sustainable Development Congress, hosted in partnership with the University of Glasgow, will unite higher education, governments, industry and civil society to ensure a more sustainable future.
This three-day event will deliver an immersive, multi-track agenda tackling the big issues around SDGs, with world leaders and influencers sharing their insights on the challenges faced in converting the goals into action and impact.
Rising to the challenges posed by the SDGs requires effective partnerships between all pillars of society. This event will deliver bold insights and create powerful new alliances between sectors.
Having developed the first global ranking of universities’ social and economic impact framed around SDGs, THE has been instrumental in detailing universities’ significant contribution to achieving the goals. Drawing on this unique expertise, this event will position higher education at the centre of collaboration between governments, industry and civil society.
Education, gender and inequality
The foundation of a sustainable society is the provision of education for all, yet access to education and equal human rights is restricted.
Learn about the greatest challenges facing the provision of equitable education to combat inequality across the world.
Discover how higher education is taking a lead in solving global challenges and driving real change through effective collaboration with business government and civil society.
Find out how to effectively measure and understand your impact towards the SDGs.
Health, well-being and demography
As the world grapples with the Covid pandemic and an increase in extreme weather and volatile geopolitical situations, the need to ensure universal healthcare and increase well-being has never been greater.
Find out what is needed to drive and maintain equitable health systems.
See how cities are supporting increased wellbeing in the face of increasing population densities.
Discover how we can realise the benefits of migration to drive grassroots change and innovation.
Sustainable cities and communities
Extreme environmental events are affecting cities with alarming regularity. Coupled with rising energy costs and population growth in urban areas, cities are having to rethink the way they evolve and manage these challenges.
Find out who is leading the development of sustainable circular economies.
Discover the innovative policy solutions being developed to tackle these challenges.
See how the private sector is stepping up commitments to sustainable operations and responding to grassroots movements demanding this change.
African Research Universities Alliance
Chief knowledge officer
Pro vice-chancellor of global engagement
The University of Sydney
Founder and executive chairman
Carbon Tracker Initiative
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Chief of research and analysis at the International Institute for Higher Education
Principal and vice-chancellor
University of Glasgow
Bhavani Rao R
Unesco chair in gender equality and women’s empowerment
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Co-founder and director of the Centre for Sustainable Solutions
University of Glasgow
Our high-quality speakers are essential to ensuring our events engage audiences and provide relevant, up-to-date and innovative content for our delegates. To register your interest in speaking at a THE event, please click below to access the speaker application form.
THE’s events offer unrivalled and consistent quality of content, senior-level networking, and a legacy of debates and discussion hosted within the agenda. Strategically engage with your target audience by exposing your brand, industry knowledge and thought leadership to the global higher education community.
Host a fringe event
As a fringe event host, your institution will lead the discourse on your chosen topic and position yourself as a key innovator amongst business, industry, NGOs and government by highlighting your work and best practices. It’s an unrivalled opportunity to increase your brand exposure to influencers and policymakers.
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