Loughborough University London to host international forum on sustainable innovation and development

Loughborough University London is working in collaboration with the Kazakhstan PhD Student Association in the UK to host the Third Central Asian Research Forum on 30 March.

Researchers, industry specialists and investors with an interest in Central Asia will be attending to discuss sustainable development and innovation. Key themes will include renewable energy, space technology, innovative materials, sustainable education and institutions, as well as peace and justice.

The forum is expecting high profile attendees including senior figures from the Kazakhstan government and ambassadors of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Loughborough’s Associate Pro Vice Chancellor (Doctoral College), Professor Elizabeth Peel will open the forum.

This event is part of Loughborough’s commitment to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, an agreement that was signed earlier this year.

You can register for the event here.

View the press release on the Loughborough University website for further information and resources.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.