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WTUN Statement on Ukraine

WTUN is watching with dismay and concern the developments in Ukraine and urges an immediate end to hostilities. We continue to work as a global network committed to international collaboration to respond to the world’s 21st century challenges.

WTUN Statement on the Conflict in Ukraine

WTUN is watching with dismay and concern the developments in Ukraine and urges an immediate end to hostilities. WTUN does not believe in violence, and especially war, as a tool for solving conflict and hope for a peaceful resolution. We continue to work as a global network committed to international collaboration to respond to the world’s 21st century challenges. 

WTUN launches third annual student competition – Get involved!

Student competition details

WTUN have launched their third annual Student Competition.

The competition gives the opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students to use Digital Creativity to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

There is a chance to win a trip to Thailand to present the winning idea.

For more information check out the Student Competition page.

Good luck!

WTUN Student Competition 2021 – Winners announced!

In 2021, WTUN launched their second Student Competition, it was open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students from our member universities.

The theme was “Digital Creativity” and students were asked to use Digital Creativity in some way to try and address one of the WTUN’s chosen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Affordable and Clean Energy

Climate Action

Clean Water and Sanitation

Sustainable Cities and Communities

The assessment panel was thoroughly impressed by the student proposals and videos and the final results were very close.

We are delighted to announce our 2021 winners;

First Prize

Team Ahlia from Ahlia University

Areej Salah Abdulrahman

Hanaan Ur Rahman

Maryam Akram Tasleem

here.

 

Second Prize

Team Fire Fall from Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Venkata Neeraj Naidu Vishnumolakala

Niteesh Narasimhan

Hannah Addakula

Panvi Patel

Watch Team Fire Fall’s video here.

 

Third Prize

iTexCo from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Muhammad Imran Ismail

Chee Wan Choy

Mohd Amirul Mukminin Latirin

Muhammad Iqbal Rushaidi

Watch iTexCo’s video here.

 

Congratulations to our fantastic students!

WTUN Student Competition now closed – check back soon for winners!

WTUN have now closed their second annual student competition.

We received 24 entries this year from students across the world who came up with new ideas to combat WTUN’s 4 priority UN SDGS:
– Climate Action
– Clean Water and Sanitation
– Affordable and Clean Energy
– Sustainable Cities and Communities.

This year the teams will have the opportunity to win cash prizes and present their winning ideas at the upcoming WTUC 2021!

Best of luck to all of our entries and remember to check back for the winners.

For more information about the activity, please visit the Student Competition page.

Closed – Register now for WTUC 2021

WTUC 2021 is almost here and we are open for registrations.

Once again, WTUC will be held online but this year our members will be hosting different sessions across the week commencing 18 October 2021.

Sessions will include presentations and discussions around:
– Climate Action
– University Social Responsibility Practices and Strategies
– UN SDGs – how is the progress going in your country?
– International Student Collaboration projects

and more.

For more information check out the WTUC 2021 page.

This year only registered delegates will receive meeting links so please register before Friday 15 October 2021 to receive the Zoom links.

Hackathon for Climate Action – Winners Announced

WTUN Hackathon for Climate Action 2021

In 2021 WTUN launched its first Student Hackathon for Climate Action. It was open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students across our member institutions.

WTUN Climate Action Hackathon provided students an opportunity to collaborate with peers across the world on a global issue and create new ideas and solutions to real life problems.

Students from different institutions and study disciplines worked together on a solution to address a problem connected to the UN SDG Climate Action. This took place online and over an intense 48 hour period crossing multiple timezones.

During this time we had a team of experts and mentors delivering focussed sessions, and providing guidance on how to develop an initial idea through to a final product, there were planned lectures and talks running alongside, with plenty of room for questions and feedback and advice.

Students shared knowledge, skills, created friendships, and developed and nurtured innovation and entrepreneurship skills and mindsets, that will help to solve the global challenges in the future.

Hacks/products/services were developed by 12 brilliant and dedicated teams addressing;

Climate Action, Food Waste, Air Quality, Carbon Capture, Methane Reduction, Marine Pollution, Circular Economy

Thank you to all of our participants! You have been truly inspiring.

We hereby announce the winners of the WTUN Hackathon for Climate Action 2021

Congratulations to our winning teams!

The winning teams produced innovative solutions to accessing clean air, reducing food waste and recycling clothing towards a circular economy.

The First prize of £500 per team member has been awarded to;

Team 4 Envi-Mates

SH Muhammad Aadil, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Poojitha Tiruvaipati, Coventry University

Amanveer Gadiya, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Thuch Vatanakbandith, Suranaree University of Technology

Wong Yuin Yin, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Jette Roggow, Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences

Aseela Alkawari, Ahlia University

Second Prize of £200 per team member awarded to;

Team 9 Ravenclaws

Vinitha Sasi Desineni, Coventry University

Lindsay Shantha Rubia K, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Kawthar Naser, Ahlia University

Supaporn Klabklaydee, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thornburi

Daniil Sosnov, Coventry University

Third Prize of £100 per team member awarded to;

Team 8 Elite

Tayyaba Tahir, Coventry University

Shyam Morris, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Sampreeth Reddy Sudugu, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Charuprabha V, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Tay Zhi Xin, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Learn about the WTUN’s 1st innovation and entrepreneurship Hackathon.

View the programme      See the resources 

WTUN July COVID-19 Webinar Series

WTUN are running a series of 3 webinars over July 2020 to share how technology universities have been working during a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has had huge impacts on how we function.

For more information on dates, times and speakers visit the July Webinars page.

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