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Research and Scholarly Activity

As a solely postgraduate community, Ustinov College provides a unique and vibrant academic environment where Ustinovians engage in dialogue and debate across different cultures and disciplines. The Global Citizenship Programme includes the Café Politique, Café Scientifique, Café des Arts, the Ustinov Seminar, and Race Crime and Justice teams, who organise seminars and debates with academics, activists and research students to share their research or insights on topics of interest. In addition, the Ustinov Annual Conference was set up in 2015 to explore the intersection of academic theory and real life practice.

Academic staff from across different departments of Durham University and beyond are members of our Senior Common Room which organises discussion groups on hot topics, careers seminars for future academics, and aims to provide support and mentoring research students.

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Ustinov Annual Conference 2023

After the success of Ustinov Annual Conference in 2022 on Re-Imagining Knowledge Production and Access’.

Ustinov College is happy to announce that we are organising an international conference on the theme of ‘Powering the future we want: Global innovative approach in sustainable energy and environmentin the summer of 2023. 

Call for Abstracts

The 9th Ustinov Annual Conference will take place on Thursday 15 June 2023 at the Calman Learning Centre.

The conference aims to cover:

  • Renewable energy and advancement in energy conservation
    - Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Wave energy, Energy-efficient machines, Energy conservation techniques for buildings and Energy Storage techniques
  • Sustaining clean water for the future
    - Water treatment techniques, Water conservation and Water supply and management
  • Carbon capture technologies
    - Carbon Capture Utilisation & Storage, Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production. Systems Integration & Infrastructure and E-Fuels & Hydrogen Propulsion

We invite any PhD/Masters and early career researched to submit abstracts for this one day conference poster and oral presentation abstracts.

  • Standard oral presentation - talk to last up to 15 minutes , or;
  • Short format oral presentation - talk to last 3 minutes or;
  • Poster Presentation

Please submit your 350 word abstracts, short bio of 50 words or poster title by Monday 15 May 2022.