U!REKA Conferences

The U!REKA Consortium organises an annual conference, hosted by a different partner each year. This highly anticipated gathering is a prime opportunity for networking, strengthening our existing partnerships and forging new joint activities. Attendees share expertise through interactive workshops, presentations and more.

The 6th annual U!REKA conference was held in Ghent from 16-18 May 2022 (rescheduled from 22-23 November 2021 due to Covid-19).

The fifth annual U!REKA Conference was hosted by Helsinki-based partner Metropolia University of Applied Sciences this year, from 16-17 November. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 event was organised as a virtual conference for the first time.

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The U!REKA Conference 2019 was organised in Oslo. Instead of the large annual conference it was split in two parts: a workshop on 7-9 October followed by a second workshop on 2-3 December.

Read more about the 2019 Conferences.

3rd International U!REKA Conference

Shaping Urban Communities: Smart and Sustainable Solutions

On 26-28 November 2018 the annual conference of the Urban Research and Education Knowledge Alliance (U!REKA) was held at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

The theme of the 3rd annual conference was Shaping Urban Communities: Smart and Sustainable Solutions. This annual event provides a platform for AUAS professors, lecturers and other colleagues to present their work and to better understand the common and complementary expertise of their consortium peers, with the aim to strengthen collaboration.

Six strategic themes

During the event, staff members of the consortium presented their work related to six strategic themes:

  1. Migration and Urban Displacement

  2. Health and Well-being in Urban Environments

  3. Urban Sustainable Development

  4. The Smart City

  5. Research and Innovation and the Urban Ecosystem

  6. Higher Education Research

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At the end of November 2017, the second annual U!REKA Conference was held in Scotland at Edinburgh Napier University. The theme of this conference aimed to support the development of the U!REKA Research and Education Strategy, focusing on four key themes of interest shared among the consortium partners:

Urban Displacement, Migration and Refugees

Urban Environments, Health and Wellbeing

Urban Sustainable Development

The Smart City

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The Urban Research and Education Knowledge Alliance was officially launched during an inaugural event in Amsterdam, hosted by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences at the end of November 2016.

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Published by  Communication 4 July 2022