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The Global Undergraduate Summit 2018

We at The Undergraduate Awards are pleased to announce that The Global Undergraduate Summit will be taking place from the 12th - 14th of November 2018 in Croke Park Stadium, Dublin.

As the home of Ireland's largest sporting and cultural organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) - Croke Park is the cultural home of  traditional Irish sport, and has played host to iconic moments in Irish sport & history and to major cultural and international events.

Since 1891 Croke Park has been used primarily by the GAA to host Gaelic games, most notably the annual All-Ireland finals in football and hurling. Both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2003 Special Olympics, as well as numerous music concerts by major international acts, have been held in the stadium. Following a redevelopment programme started in the 1990s, Croke Park has a capacity of 82,300, making it the third largest stadium in Europe.

The Global  Undergraduate Summit has had the pleasure of hosting inspiring speakers from all over the world. In 2017, we had the honour of welcoming Chris Lubbe, who is the former bodyguard of Nelson Mandela and an inspirational speaker. We also had the honour of welcoming author, human rights campaigner and International Woman of the Year 2006, Zerbanoo Gifford.

This year, The Global Undergraduate Summit shall be changing to be bigger and better than ever before. We shall be exploring different themes and topics, such as the concept of smart cities, robotics and the future of work, data privacy and the rise of fake news, and much more.

Details on tickets and guest speakers will be released closer to the date. We are looking forward to welcoming speakers and academics from all over the world to Dublin, Ireland.