UTSUNOMIYA UNIVERSITY Inter-University Exchange Project Support for the Formation of Collaborative Programs with African Universities

Programme for Developing Human Resource to
Contribute to SDGs by Merging
African Potential and Japanese Scientific Technology



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Welcome to UU-A Student Summit 2024

    It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in UU-A Student Summit 2024. UU-A Student Summit is an online international student academic conference in which students from Utsunomiya University and African partner universities present their own research regarding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) online and develop strategies for human resources to contribute to SDGs. This year marks the third UU-A Student Summit since it first began in March 2022. The core theme of this year’s UU-A Student Summit is “Interdisciplinary.” We welcome students from all backgrounds, regardless of their field of study. 

    With the rapid development of international society comes a lot of global issues, such as the climate crisis, natural disasters, health and sanitation, food insecurity, armed conflict, refugees, terrorism, gender discrimination, economic disparities, economic crises, etc. It is difficult to solve these issues without considering all perspectives and working across multiple disciplines. Through this summit, we aim to learn from new viewpoints and consider the meaning of ‘interdisciplinary’ by sharing Japanese and African students’ research. 

    This summit is a valuable opportunity to experience an interdisciplinary online international academic conference. You will be able to participate in programs not only synchronously and on-site, but also remotely and on-demand. You can join this summit simply by creating a presentation about your completed or on-going research related to SDGs. We look forward to welcoming your impressive research, and hope to make the UU-A Student Summit 2024 a memorable interdisciplinary conference.


Chair of the Organizing Committee for UU-A Student Summit 2024


Important Dates


Registration for presenters opens:Friday 1 December 2023

Registration for presenters closes:Sunday 7 January 2024 (UTC)

Abstract submissions closes:Sunday 14 January 2024 (UTC)

Video submissions closes:Sunday 21 January 2024 (UTC)


Registration for listeners opens:Thursday 1 February 2024 (Tentative)

Registration for listeners closes:Friday 1 March 2024 (UTC)

【UU-A Student Summit 2024】

Summit Schedule:Monday 4 to Friday 8 March 2024

  DAY1:Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speech

  DAY2:Symposium (Tentative)

  DAY3:Symposium (Tentative)

  DAY4:Symposium (Tentative)

  DAY5:Closing Ceremony and Award Ceremony

    During the summit, we are planning some events that will be almost held both on-site and online, in addition to watching research presentation on the summit platform. After the summit, we will deliver recordings of events.