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Loughborough to welcome VIPs for forum on sustainable development in Central Asia

On Monday 18th March, Loughborough University will welcome a host of VIPs from the UK and overseas for a day-long event focused on sustainable development within the Central Asian region.

The Second Central Asian Research Forum on Sustainable Development and Innovation, which is being held in the Sir Denis Rooke Building, has been organised by the Doctoral College, in conjunction with the Association of Kazakhstani PhD students in the UK.

The event will allow researchers to present and discuss their cutting-edge projects on the sustainable development of Kazakhstan and Central Asia and to implement these projects in cooperation with potential partners from the government and business sector.

It will also seek to establish institutional links and strengthen collaboration between Kazakh and British universities and stimulate sustainable development research in universities in Kazakhstan and other Central Asian nations.

Dignitaries at the event will include His Excellency Mr Erlan Idrissov (Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the UK), His Excellency Mr Alisher Shaykhov (Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the UK), Mr Michael Gifford (Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan) and Mr Richard Everitt (Director of Education and Society, Wider Europe, at the British Council).

Loughborough’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, and the Pro Vice-Chancellors for Research and Enterprise, Professor Steve Rothberg and Professor Tracy Bhamra, will also take part in the forum.

Roundtable sessions will cover sustainable development across a number of sectors – industry, agriculture, education, tourism, health, welfare, energy and infrastructure.

There will also be opportunities for attendees to tour some of Loughborough’s research and enterprise facilities.

For further information and to book on to the event, go to the Eventbrite website.

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