Friday 10 June, 2022

8:30-12:00 Germany; 14:30-18:00 China

Universities can play a crucial role in addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve the world’s most urgent mission – Carbon Neutrality by 2050.


Join the Forum for robust discussions on Low-carbon Concrete Structure, Building Design and Construction in Climate Change, Low-carbon Construction Materials, and Academia-Industry Collaboration led by top universities in China and Germany – Zhejiang University (ZJU), RWTH Aachen University and DAAD, the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers.

Green building is believed to contribute towards meeting multiple SDGs, including Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7), Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11) and Climate Action (SDG 13). Building on the collective strength of academic champions and early- and mid-career researchers, the Forum will promote cross-institutional knowledge sharing and transfer at the intersection of post-pandemic Carbon Neutrality and explore collaborative initiatives that offer solutions for green building design and construction.

In addition to DAAD, the Humboldt Foundation, EURAXESS China, and Sino-German Centre for Research Promotion will be invited to present available funding opportunities. The Forum will thus be beneficial to those who would like to take advantage of international opportunities and is particularly relevant to early- and mid-career researchers who are keen to develop their global network.

Sustainability and the DAAD

The DAAD makes important contributions to the global Sustainable Development Goals with German universities and their international partners. It also regards sustainability as a holistic responsibility for its own organization. Learn more here.

Organized by: Zhejiang University, RWTH Aachen University, DAAD China

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For more information on the strategy of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, download the FONA PDF here.