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UNICA STUDENT Conference - applications until February 28

NOVA students are invited to submit an application to represent Portugal in the 10th edition of the "UNICA Student Conference” which will take place from 18 to 21 July 2021 at NOVA. Only 10 students from NOVA will be selected to be part of the Lisbon delegation. Applications will run until February 28!

This edition will be built upon the challenges that universities are facing during the covid-19 pandemic, but also on the inherent opportunities to reinvent themselves and generate a significant impact for an increasingly sustainable global society. The theme chosen for this conference - "Transforming Your University in the post COVID-19 age" - focuses on the students' vision and ideas of how the university should adapt and transform itself in a post-pandemic global society.

The main theme will be addressed in the ten discussion Fora listed below:

  1. Science in the city 
  2. Equal, diverse and inclusive universities 
  3. Europe’s position in world’s politics 
  4. Social media and European societies 
  5. More sustainable societies: the role of universities 
  6. International students: engaging with local communities 
  7. How can Universities and cities work together to improve students’ life? 
  8. Formal and informal learning: Innovative pedagogical approaches prompted by the COVID-19 crisis 
  9. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary education 
  10. Jobs in the digital society: the role of universities 

Requirement criteria for application

  • Student of either last year of Bachelor studies, Master studies (any programme year), and PhD studies (any programme year) during the current academic year (2020/2021) 
  • Proficient in English 
  • With affinity with (at least) one of the possible topics 
  • Available to actively participate in the conference. 

Application form here.

All updates on the Conference page here.