Amma will deliver the keynote address during the coming conference at the United Nations on technology and sustainable development in New York.
Amma, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, the Chancellor of Amrita University, will address the first programme on July 8, which will include a series of events at the UN titled ‘Skills and technology accelerating rapid transformation.’
The faculty from the University will later present research work they have undertaken in collaboration with renowned universities such as Cambridge, EPFL, Monash, the National University of Singapore, Oxford, Stanford and Twente.
United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the U.N. In furthering the realisation of the purposes and mandate of the U.N, through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility, an online portal created by Amrita University would also be inaugurated. The portal would encourage discussions and collaborations among university researchers worldwide on technology for global sustainable development.
Dean of Research, Nano Technology at the Amrita University, Shantikumar Nair, said, “Skills and technologies readily translatable to society as well as sustainable development have long been one of the guiding forces behind Amrita’s research and research-deployment efforts.”