Northwestern-Hamburg: International Fireside Chats on Sustainability
Universität Hamburg and Northwestern University invite their students to join the virtual Fireside Chat sessions to present and discuss their ideas, research, and projects on sustainability. Undergraduate, graduate, and PhD / doctoral students can make a presentation in one of the 2 sessions or join the virtual chats as guests to browse the ideas, research, and projects presented by other students.
The fireside chats will give students the opportunity to meet with international fellow students at a time when international travel is restricted. Students will be able to gain different international and intercultural perspectives during the 1-hour discussions, which will be moderated by the students themselves. Students will recieve a certificate of participation after attending a fireside chat. The best presentations will receive a small prize.
Dates: 17 November at 6 pm CET (Hamburg time) / 11 am CST (Evanston time)
I want to join the discussion. -> Registration is closed.
Registration deadline: Registration is closed.
Submission for poster proposals is closed.
What topics will be presented / discussed? -> All topics are listed below.
Who can participate? -> All students and PhD/doctoral candidates from Universität Hamburg and Northwestern University.
Northwestern University is one of the leading universities in the world, ranked #9 in the U.S. and #22 globally (World News U.S.; THE Ranking 2020). Its main campus lies along the shores of Lake Michigan in Evanston, Illinois, just twelve miles north of Hamurg's sister-city Chicago. Its law, medical and professional schools are located in downtown Chicago and a third campus is situated in Doha, Qatar.
Universität Hamburg and Northwestern University are partner institutions. Together, we provide students, faculty and staff opportunities to expand their international networks and collaborate in research and teaching. With restricted international travel due to the COVID19 pandemic, Northwestern and Universität Hamburg have increasingly focused on innovative formats that allow students to connect virtually and gain an international experience while at home.
Daten & Fakten
Submission for poster proposals is closed.
To present on 17 Nov, submit your proposal by 9 November, 12 pm CET/CST. The submission deadline to present on 10 Nov is closed.
Required documents: PDF proposal.
- Send us the completed PDF proposal form (no presentation must be submitted at this time).
- Entries are limited to 1 presentation per student.
- Proposals must be sumbitted by the deadline given above.
We are trying to provide as many students as possible with the opportunity to present their innovative research, research ideas, and projects on sustainability during the fireside chats. To keep the amount of work for presenters to a minimum, we have created a template for presenters that presenters must use for their presentation, once a proposal is accepted.
The call for proposals includes a rolling review on a first come, first serve basis. Proposal submission review will start on 26 Oct.
Evaluation and selection criteria include:
- topicality and link to sustainability
- clarity and academic quality
- originality and creativity
- international perspective
Selection is determined by members of Universität Hamburg and Northwestern University.
Students will be informed few days after registartion if their presentation is selcted.
If your proposal is selected, you can start creating your presentation. Remember that your presentation should be the basis of discussion with other students. You will not need to prepare a lengthy presentation on your research/ project.
To keep the amount of work for presenters to a minimum, we have created a template for presenters that presenters must use for their presentation, once a proposal is accepted.
The following criteria should be fulfilled for your presentation. Students, whose proposals are accepted will receive a template for their presentation with slides to fill in.
All final presentations must be handed in no later than 5 November.
- language: English
- format: 4 presentation slides; 1 additional title slide (template provided)
- content is written in an academic style
- clear argument and link to sustainability
- for research: include a research question, literature review, sources, method, findings, and conclusion
- for projects: include project description, stages of development, goals of project, and how to achieve these goals
- try to lead the audience through your process for solving the problem or working toward a goal
Visual appearance and creativity
- text is easily readable; pictures, videos, and graphs should not be pixelated
All students who present will receive a small prize.
All students who join the fireside chats will receive a certificate of participation.