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ADU Concludes the ‘International Conference on Advancing Sustainable Futures 2023’

by Eddie Rayner

In line with its commitment to exchange knowledge and expertise with leaders in the academic field, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) concluded the ‘International Conference on Advancing Sustainable Futures 2023.’ The event commenced with an insightful opening remark delivered by H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Vice President of ADU’s Board of Trustees.

The Conference was organised by ADU in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, the International Society of Environmental Geotechnology, UN Women, Advance HE, and Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi. In addition to the Italian network of Universities for Sustainable Development, Greenpeace MENA and leading universities worldwide attended, and the event was sponsored by Emirates Red Crescent, Emirates Global Aluminum, and Adeeb Group. The Conference aimed to provide a platform for researchers and subject matter experts to discuss the challenges and solutions in the field of sustainability.

The event witnessed the participation of 600 key national and international organisations from 70 countries

The event took place between 5-6 December 2023 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Dubai Palm Jumeirah. The Conference witnessed the participation of 600 key national and international academics and research experts in the field of sustainability from 70 countries, including the UK, USA, Italy, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Spain, Indonesia, and ADU’s undergraduate and postgraduate students.

ADU signed five MoUs with seven prestigious international organisations

During the Conference, the UI GreenMetric Rankings 2023 announced the best universities in the field of sustainability, where ADU was ranked 359th as one of the best leading sustainable universities globally, in the presence of H.E. Husin Bagis, the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the UAE. In addition, the winners of the top 15 research papers in the five tracks were announced during the event, and three Doctor of Business Administration students were awarded the Best Paper Award.

Furthermore, ADU signed five Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with seven prestigious international partners. Additionally, ADU announced the launch of the Abu Dhabi University Research Institute for Sustainable Futures and hosted the Adam Smith 300 Year Celebrations University of Glasgow event in collaboration with ADU’s College of Business.