The Sydney Summit will explore some of the common issues facing universities around the world across four areas: Planetary Health, Multidisciplinary Research, Global Education Partnerships, and Industry Engagement.
The summit will be an opportunity for senior executives and key researchers to meet for three days of stimulating discussion and network building.
The formal sessions will discuss some of the most pressing questions facing global society and consider the role of institutions like ours in responding to these questions:
The event will bring together representatives from the University of Sydney's strategic partners in North America, Europe and Asia.
Our aim is to share best practice and generate fresh ideas that will make a real difference in the world.
|2.00 - 7pm||Taronga Zoo Welcome Event|
|9.00 - 10.30am||Opening Plenary – Collaborating for Impact|
|11am - 1pm||Session 1: Fostering Multidisciplinary Initiatives|
|2.30 - 4.00pm||Session 2: Multidisciplinary Education|
|4.15 - 5.15pm||Session 3: Partnership Collaborations|
|5.45 - 7.30pm||Networking drinks and BBQ|
|10.00am - 12.30pm||Session 4: Academe in the Anthopocene|
|2.00pm - 3.30pm||Session 5: Universities Engaging in the Economy|
|3.45pm - 4.45pm||Summit Closing|
For more information about each of the sessions and bios for the speakers, please download the program (5.4MB).
Please note that the summit will be conducted in English.
Join in the conversation with your colleagues at the conference by using #thesydneysummit on Twitter.
The summit will take place in the new Administration Building F23, located on the corner of Fisher Rd and City Rd (Princes Highway) at the University's Camperdown Campus in Sydney. The campus is well serviced by public transport. Read about your options for getting here.
Participants need to arrange their own travel, transfers and accommodation. The City of Sydney offers a wide range of accommodation options. The following hotels are close to the University. Please book directly with the hotel.
For discounted rates, please use the code ‘SydneySummit2018’ on the hotel’s website.
Please download our guide of esential information you need before arriving in Sydney. Download now (610MB).
Please contact the relevant Australian Embassy or Consulate in your country for information about visas. Information on visas for visiting Australia can also be found at the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Invitation letters can be issued where required. If you require a letter, please indicate this on the registration form.
The University of Sydney is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is not permitted in any University building or in outdoor areas such as courtyards and roadways. There are designated smoking areas on each campus. Smoking in these areas is only permitted in the immediate vicinity of the ‘Smoking Area’ sign, and ashtrays are provided for cigarette butts. In Australia, smoking is not permitted in any enclosed public space – such as restaurants, offices or hotels – and in limited outdoor spaces.