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8th Global Students SDG Challenge (SDGVIII-2023CPH):

Transforming Sustainability Through Students in Engineering

Aug 24-31, 2023

Aalborg University Campus Copenhagen
(A. C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 København, Denmark)

General Context 2023: 

The SDG Challenge is an international partnership initiated in 2018 with the goal of developing engineering projects that contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. This partnership was established between the University of Brasília (UnB) and Aalborg University in Denmark.


Throughout its trajectory, the collaboration has led to the development of various projects, particularly focused on solid waste management issues. Some of these projects include the creation of apps for waste pickers, self-piloting waste collection machines for bodies of water, IoT sensors for waste containers, and other technology-based initiatives addressing the identified problems.

In 2023, the event is once again taking place, this time in Copenhagen. During this week-long conference, participants are tasked with developing project proposals that can be undertaken by students and have the potential to address significant aspects of the world's current sustainability issues. The primary theme for this year's challenge remains on solid waste management, but participants are encouraged to explore various other sustainability-related topics. Throughout the week, attendees will engage in intense learning sessions on how to develop and present engineering projects with a strong focus on sustainability.

Overall, the SDG Challenge provides a platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration among students from different universities and countries, all working together to contribute towards the attainment of the 2030 Agenda's goals.

As an Aalborg University student or person with interest in sustainability and engineering, you are welcome to apply for participation - participation is free for the selected students.







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