Convention / Congress

Ge4 Annual Summit 2024: Global Education for a Sustainable Future

Public sessions 19-20 June 2024, Trento
19 June 2024
20 June 2024
Palazzo di Economia - Via Inama 5, Trento
Conference Room
Target audience: 
University community
UniTrento students
Attendance: 
Reservation required
Contact details: 
International Relations Division

This year the University of Trento hosts the Ge4 Annual Summit 2024 which will focus on "Global Education for a Sustainable Future".
The Ge4 Network (Global Education: Exchanges for Engineers and Entrepreneurs) is an international, non-profit network of universities, working with the main objective of connecting academic engineering and management institutions around the world.
Ge4 Annual Summit brings together leading experts, educators, and advocates to explore innovative strategies and collaborations aimed at shaping a more sustainable world through education. From groundbreaking research to hands-on workshops, the Summit promises to ignite new ideas and foster meaningful connections.

Public session will tackle topics such as space economy, artificial intelligence and engineering for sustainable development

Participation is free and online booking is mandatory as places are limited. Registrations must be sent by 17 June.

19 June    Conference Room - Department of Economics and Management

14.00-17.00
Welcome Remarks
Isabella Dufour-Baumgartner - President, Ge4 Network 
Flavio Deflorian - Rector, University of Trento

Keynote Lecture 1: "Space Economy, a Window on the Future"
Roberto Battiston - Former President of the Italian Space Agency, Professor, University of Trento

Panel Session 1: “Sustainability in ICT and AI”
Harm Ellens - Director Virtual Ink Australia & IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission (Australia)
Roberto Verdecchia - Assistant Professor, University of Florence 
Moderator: Fabrizio Granelli - Professor, University of Trento

20 June    School of Innovation (SOI) - via Tommaso Gar 16/2, Trento

9.00-11.30
Keynote Lecture 2: "Sustainable Development"
Izael Pereira Da Silva - UNESCO Chair on Climate Change Resilience and Sustainability, Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Strathmore University (Kenya)

Panel Session 2: "Engineering for Human and Sustainable Development"
Massimo Zortea - Specialist in sustainable development and international cooperation Adjunct Professor, University of Trento
Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh - UNESCO Chair on Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation & Development Professor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (India) 
Nilo Bugtai - Professor and Founding Director, De La Salle University - Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Health Technologies (Philippines)
Izael Pereira Da Silva - UNESCO Chair on Climate Change Resilience and Sustainability, Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Strathmore University (Kenya)
Moderator: Guido Zolezzi - UNESCO Chair in Engineering for Human and Sustainable Development, Professor, University of Trento

The complete programme of the event is available in the download area.

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