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09/16/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2020 02:34

International Call for Students | Hackathon “UniSustainathon: sustainability as an opportunity. Universities for Expo Dubai 2020″| 3-5 October

Within the 2020 Italian Sustainable Development Festival, the University Network for Sustainable Development (RUS) and the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS), in collaboration with the Commissioner General's Office for Italy's participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, organize from Saturday the 3rd to Monday the 5th of October 2020, an international hackathon entitled 'UniSustainathon: sustainability as an opportunity. Universities for Expo Dubai 2020″, with the aim of encouraging students from all over the world to reflect on sustainable and resilient solutions, paying particular attention to the topics of interest of the next Universal Exposition (which will be inaugurated in October 2021 in the United Arab Emirates), with a complex, inter and transdisciplinary perspective.

The hackathon will take place in virtual format.

Participation in UniSustainathon is open to all students enrolled in Italian and foreign universities and in international university networks.

The winners will automatically be candidates for the contest 'RUS challenge on 2030 Agenda', organized by the Network of Universities for Sustainable Development which aims to give visibility to the best project during the EXPO 2020 Dubai universal exhibition. Thanks to the collaboration with SDSN Mediterranean, all members of the winning team will be rewarded with voucher codes to pursue a Verified Certificate in an SDG Academy online course.

Registration must be made by filling out the form at the following link:

Registration must be made no later than 11 PM (CET) on the 20th of September 2020.

Further information at: