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7th ICA Rectors and Deans Forum 2017 The Life Science Universities Deliver Impact in Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals will be held at the University of Louvain la Neuve on 19 & 20 October 2017

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Life Science Universities Deliver Impact
in Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals

 

Thursday 19 and Friday 20 October 2017
was held at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

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This annual Forum aims to provide university decision makers from ICA's member universities with the opportunity to meet, to discuss current issues in life science universities and to exchange views on these issues with relevant stakeholders in industry, government and NGOs. This Forum follows the successful Forums from 2011 to 2016.

FORUM FOCUS

We will discuss how life science universities should respond to the global drivers for change exemplified by the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in agriculture, and the food and non food value chains through the development of the education programmes, the application of science in a social context in support of governance in the region and globally.
The three Forum themes are:

  • How should Life Science Universities address the challenge of the SDGs to support the provision of a healthy diet with enough food for everyone – the social, economic and environmental imperatives?
  • What is the impact of the SDGs on the Life Science Universities' education programmes in a sustainable university – to meet the expectations of national, international students, and life long learners?
  • How can Life Science Universities provide leadership in the delivery of the SDGs through engagement in policy development and governance, at the national, regional and global levels?

FORUM FORMAT

Each Forum theme will be addressed by two keynote speakers followed by a panel of four ICA members giving their experience, and then round table discussions in the conference room (5 - 8 people around a table) with a report back from each table.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

A White Paper will be developed listing important visions for life science universities acting locally, regionally and globally to deliver impact in addressing the challenge of the Sustainable Development Goals through education and the application of science – both the natural and the social sciences. Delegates will be asked to develop the list during the Forum's roundtable discussions with a final discussion in the closing session.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The Forum seeks to attract those who in are in charge of strategic decision making in Universities /Faculties of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The ICA Board invites Rectors, Vice Rectors and Deans, or persons of equivalent status in their university, college, school or faculty being responsible for education, research and innovation to participate in the Forum.

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