International USR Summit Successfully Concluded on 18 November 2022
21 November 2022
The International USR Summit 2022: Education and Action for a Sustainable Future, co-organised by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University Social Responsibility Network (USRN), was successfully concluded on 18 November 2022, bringing together more than 140 speakers and over 640 online participants from 78 countries/regions to exchange ideas, foster partnerships among universities and advance the global USR movement. (Click to read more.)
Thank you to all participants for making the International USR Summit 2022 a very inspiring exchanges and exploration. Thanks also to the many speakers who have shared their valuable experiences and actionable insights to chart the role of higher education in creating a sustainable future. The quality and energy of the presentations would be an extraordinary source of guidance for the next period of the University Social Responsibility (USR) movement. Thank you once again to all of you for making the USR Summit 2022 an engaging and successful event.
Summit Programme Book
15 November 2022
The International USR Summit 2022 has received a record-high number of presentation proposals from a broad range of institutions, having more than 55 presentations by 126 speakers coming from 28 countries and regions, covering a wide range of topics including education, research, social innovation, regional collaboration, institutional change and USR impact assessment.
Free Registration Now Open
28 October 2022
Registration for the International USR Summit 2022 is now open. As one of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s 85th Anniversary celebrating activities, the Summit will have no registration fee. Click here to register.
The International USR Summit 2022 will be organised in conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Service-Learning (ICSL2022). Service-Learning is moving into a whole new stage of institutional commitment and societal impact. These linked conferences provide a significant opportunity to chart the new chapter of Service-Learning as a central dimension of university curricula.
Abstract Submission is Now Closed
13 October 2022
Abstract submission for the USR International Summit 2022 is now closed. The Summit Organising Committee is delighted with the number of abstracts received over the past couple of weeks. We thank the authors for the submissions.
All received abstracts are now under reviewed by the Summit Organisation Committee. Notifications on acceptance/rejection will be sent out shortly by email.
Extended Deadline for Abstract Submission
23 September 2022
Deadline for abstract submission for the International USR Summit 2022 is now extended to 9 October 2022. For details of the submission, please refer to the Call for Abstracts page.
The International USR Summit 2022 Welcomes the Support from Three Internationally Respected Organisations
23 September 2022
The International USR Summit 2022 is honoured to have three internationally respected organisations in higher education, namely Aurora, Open Society University Network (OSUN), and University Alliance of the Silk Road (UASR) joining us as the Summit’s Supporting Organisations. Over the years, the three organisations have endeavoured to drive societal changes and address global challenges through collaborative efforts. It is believed that the Summit will serve as a platform for the creation of synergies among all participating parties to shape a better, inclusive and sustainable future.
First Announcement and Call for Abstracts
12 July 2022
The International USR Summit 2022 will be hosted virtually by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 16 to 18 November 2022. This action-oriented Summit, themed “Education and Action for a Sustainable Future” aims to nurture and guide generations of new leaders who will drive social change, and translate innovative ideas into concrete steps for a better, inclusive and sustainable future.
Registration and the “Call for Abstracts” are now open. A selection of contributions presented at the International USR Summit 2022 will be published in a Conference Proceeding. Presenter(s) of the selected presentations will be invited to submit papers. Further information will be available in due course. As one of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s 85th Anniversary celebrating activities, the International USR Summit 2022 will have no registration fee. For more details, please refer to Registration page and Call for Abstracts page.