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.
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 environment’ in the summer of 2023.
The 9th Ustinov Annual Conference will take place on Thursday 15 June 2023 at the Calman Learning Centre (CLC 202, Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre).
The conference aims to cover:
To register, please click the following link: https://forms.office.com/e/sf9UuJgaFZ before midnight on Monday 12th June.
Please see the timetable below:
Professor Glenn McGregor
Keynote speaker – Professor Janet Stephenson
“Culture and Sustainability Transition”
Keynote speaker - Professor Simone Abram
“What is a Just Transition and why should we want one”
Keynote speaker - Professor Douglas Halliday
“The renewable energy transition: Making it work in practice”
Lunch + poster
Kalila Helen Mackenzie
“The impact of government grants on households’ willingness to pay for microgeneration heating technologies -An empirical analysis of household preferences”
“Pluralistic Reconciliation or Relative Politicization: Emerging Energy Security under Quantizing Geoeconomics in International Trade Law”
“What Makes a Drinking Water Technology Climate Resilient?”
“Wind Turbine Wake Control via Smart Rotor Blade Technology”
“Exploiting modern image processing and machine learning in surface flow visualization”
“Vital system security in a smart-gridded environment and governing the blackout as catastrophe”
“From Sewage Treatment to Resource Recovery: utilising waste materials as reactants for catalysts”
“Designing, Comparing and Futureproofing Wind Turbine Generators”
“Do engineers dream of electric capitalism? (Or why the energy transitions must be decolonial and anti-capitalist)”
“Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts? Assessing the combined effect of multiple natural flood management features on downstream flooding”