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Scientist in Greenhouse

Second Research School on Sustainable Solutions
Apr-Jun 2024

Sustainable development and sustainability are inherently multi-disciplinary because they concern a complex system having economic, technological, ecological, political, and other perspectives. Sustainability is enabled by technological advances but is a social construct and needs to be economically viable.
Therefore, there is a need to take the discussion on sustainability and sustainable development beyond its traditional and confined limits within the academic disciplines of engineering, technology, economics or geography or political science and analyse the problems through a multidisciplinary and trans-disciplinary approach, and holistic,  integrative, and critical thinking.
International Centre for Applied Systems Science and Sustainable Development (ICASSSD) is pleased to announce its second research school on ‘Dynamic Sustainable Solutions’.

Jointly Organized By
(in online mode)
University of Waterloo,
Waterloo, ON, Canada
University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
The University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, UP, India
Systems Society of India,
New Delhi, India

Chief Scientific Patron and Advisor

Rev. Prof. Prem Saran Satsangi
Chairman, Advisory Committee on Education,
Dayalbagh Educational Institutions, Agra, I
ndia - 282 005

Research Advisory Council

Director, DEI (Ex-officio)

Delhi School of Economics

Arizona State University

University of Waterloo

1. Co-Author a research paper at the end of the school
2. Discuss, debate and research Sustainable Solutions in multi-disciplinary teams
3. Learn from researchers, faculty and industry leaders

A research paper on an identified theme in the area of their interest.


Weekly Sessions on Weekends from 10am-12 Noon EST

Dates and Topics of online classes are as follows. 

Apr 20, 2024

Opening Workshop: Panel Discussion on Sustainable Solutions for Next Century

Apr 27, 2024

Technical Session 1: Introduction to Research & Research Process
Discussion Session 1: Identification of Topics for Research

May 4, 2024

Technical Session 2: Research Ethics
Discussion Session 2: Preparation of Research Proposal

May 11, 2024

Technical Session 3: Principles of Sustainability and Sustainable Development
Discussion Session 3: Group Work on Research Paper

May 18, 2024

Technical Session 4: Systems Thinking
Discussion Session 4: Progress Presentation

May 25, 2024

Technical Session 5: AI for Sustainability

Discussion Session 5: Group Work on Research paper

Jun 1, 2024

Discussion Session 6: Group Work on Research paper

Jun 8, 2024

Discussion Session 7: Group Work on Research paper

Jun 15, 2024

Finalization of Research Paper

Jun 22, 2024

Final Workshop: Presentation of Final Papers

Who should attend?

Young researchers in applied sciences, environment, economics, sustainability, and technology.

There are No Fees for participants.
Last Date of Registration: Mar 10th 2024

Some examples of themes/ topics that students may work on

  • Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

  • Green Engineering

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Circular Economy and Corporate Sustainability

  • Socioeconomic aspects of Sustainable Development

  • AI for Sustainability

The benefit of Attending the Research School

  • Research papers which will be published in a compendium at the end of the school.

  • Students may send their work for publication to reputed journals with proper acknowledgement and co-authorship to mentors from ICASSSD.

  • Certificate of Participation for all researchers

  • Reference Letter and Volunteer Hours on request.

  • Opportunity to work in multi-disciplinary groups and look at problems in a holistic manner.

  • Opportunity to work with researchers, faculty and industry leaders.

  • Future Summer Job Opportunities with ICASSSD

ICASSSD is a not-for-profit International Research Organization headquartered in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region in Canada (the Silicon Valley of Canada). It conducts and utilizes research in the broad multi-disciplinary domains of sustainability and applied systems. The outcomes of research endeavours are practical impacts on communities worldwide. ICASSSD
actively fosters and supports the coop mode of education and entrepreneurial curiosity-driven learning.

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