Publish Date: 21.09.2020

Category: Eutopia

The 8th International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) will take place on the 29th and 30th September 2020. This event is organized by the University of Warwick and also involves EUTOPIA students. They will present their research in video-linked sessions with partner universities around the world. For this 2020 edition, there will be students from universities across 5 continents with spoken and poster presentations over 48 hours.

ICUR 2020 is connecting with more institutions than ever before, virtually linking student presenters from the EUTOPIA universities with fellow students from the Monash University campuses in Melbourne and Malaysia, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), University of Leeds, Baruch College, City University of New York, University of British Columbia, University of Nebraska, Lincoln and Stellenbosch University.

You can view the spoken presentation schedules for each participation institutions on

To attend ICUR 2020 virtually, download and register with the ICUR App. Watch sessions, participate, interact and ask questions without leaving your home. No matter which time zone you live in, you will have access to any panel that is taking place while you are logged in to the ICUR App. Available now to download on both mobile and desktop devices via both the Apple and Google Play stores.

Just drop into the conference – join a session, watch speakers, and visit the virtual poster sessions. Network, ask questions, interact with presenters and audience and feel part of a truly interdisciplinary international academic conference.

This year, the ICUR Team is delighted to welcome Helen Keen as their keynote, on Wednesday 30th September. Helen is an award-winning performer and popular-science writer. In her BBC Radio 4 show about history and development of human spaceflight, "It is Rocket Science", Helen combines science with comedy. The critically-acclaimed show won the 2013 WISE Media Award and was nominated for 2015 Writers' Guild of Great Britain. During her career, she has hosted first live comedy night at CERN in Switzerland and was featured in a National Geographic series, StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, where she talked about making connections between pop culture and science. Her innovative approach to factual matters was recognised by WIRED magazine who appointed her as an Innovation Fellow. 

Undergraduate Research Alumni Panel 
Also take some time to attend the alumni panel session, hear from the ICUR past presenters about the value of undergraduate research, for their own careers and for personal development.

Register and join us for the conference by downloading the ICUR App for mobile, and joining our Zoom webinars via the Desktop App.