The United Arab Emirates University Hosts the Asian Universities Alliance Youth Forum 2023
Tue, 25 April 2023
Under the Theme “Uniting for a Sustainable Future: Asian Youth in Action”
The United Arab Emirates University hosted the Youth Forum (AUA2023) under the theme “Uniting for a Sustainable Future: Asian Youth in Action” during the period from March 12 - 18, 2023, with the participation of 43 students from 13 AUA member universities.
Xinran Ge, who studies at the School of Environment at Tsinghua University and is a participant in the forum, said: “As I reflect on my experience at the 2023 AUA Youth Forum on Sustainability, I realize that many reasons contributed to the overall success of the forum. There were various keynote speeches, panel discussions, and cultural activities that were filled with opportunities to learn, connect, and engage. The theme of our event was Sustainability. The forum allowed us to develop a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in Sustainability.”
The students also visited Masdar City and learned about the city’s advanced technologies for generating renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions. They clarified that it was inspiring to see how innovation and sustainability can work hand in hand to create a cleaner and more efficient future. This visit allowed us to explore real-world examples of sustainability
It is worth mentioning that the AUA serves as a platform that fosters academic dialogue and collaboration for joint research regarding energy challenges solutions. The Asian Youth Forum also provided a group of programs to enhance students’ understanding of the challenges of energy and sustainable development within a program full of activities and scientific, cultural, and academic events that promote awareness of sustainable issues. The week-long event began with a workshop on sustainability led by Dr. Muna Bufaroosha. The forum’s participants had also the opportunity to attend a panel discussion moderated by professors from the College of Science.
At the closing ceremony, the students, organizers, and volunteers were honored for their contributions. The forum provided a comprehensive understanding of sustainability and its practical applications in modern life.
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