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World Congress on Undergraduate Research

 We must make science humane once more

                                Nobel Peace Prize laureate Carl von Ossietzky (1889-1938)

Welcome the official page of the 2nd  World Congress on Undergraduate Research, the World CUR 2019. Building on the success of the 1st World Congress on Undergraduate Research in Doha (Qatar, November 2016), the World CUR 2019 will take place at University of Oldenburg, Germany, from 23 - 25  May, 2019. We thank Björn Thümler, Minister for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (Germany), for the official patronage.

Congress for Students

The Congress will be an opportunity for global dialogue across many different fields of inquiry. Students across the world are invited to share their research, discuss global issues, create international research partnerships, and enjoy and explore the northwest of Germany.

All Disciplines Welcome

We welcome scientific papers, creative arts pieces, scholarship in science, humanities, and social sciences from undergraduate students. Bachelor theses are also welcome as long as they are not older than one year.

International Selection

All submissions will be evaluated and rated by our international reviewers, experienced professors and lecturers from across all scientific fields. Following their suggestions the Congress Committee will select up to 400 students to present their research at the Congress.

Publication and Awards

These world's best undergraduate researchers will also be invited to publish their work in a special issue of an interdisciplinary open access e-journal for student research and have the chance of winning one of several World CUR Awards.

Congress Aim

Our aim is to bring together the world's best undergraduate research and to work on some of the most significant challenges that the global community is facing today.

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Research Themes

Submitted research will be arranged in six interdisciplinary categories. The themes will allow you to engage in interdisciplinary debates and be accompanied by “thematic sessions” aiming on professional networking and project development. When you submit your abstract you will be asked to indicate the theme that aligns with your research. More »

University of Oldenburg

Named after the 1935 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Carl von Ossietzky University was founded in 1973 and now offers more than 100 different undergraduate and graduate programmes to more than 15,000 students in the northwest of Germany.

The university is specialized in interdisciplinary approaches, famous for its sustainable development studies, and a driving force in Germany’s emerging student research movement.

Venue coordinates (building A14): 53°08'52.0"N 8°10'56.6"E

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With the “forschen@studium” (engl.: “research@studies”) teaching profile, the University of Oldenburg aims to strengthen the interconnections between teaching and research for students and lecturers. Besides accompanying research, evaluations, didactics and special university courses, the program’s core mission is to support research carried out actively by students. More » 


The Independent City of Oldenburg

Oldenburg (in Oldenburg) is Lower Saxony’s fourth-largest city, and the main one in the region between the rivers Weser and Ems. With a thriving business community, unique cultural institutions and the flourishing universities and educational facilities, Oldenburg is a driving force for the future. Urban living close to rural idyll, renewable energies and green developments in symbiosis with high-tech and efficient infrastructure emphasize the city as an attractive place within the metropolitan region of Bremen-Oldenburg. The ducal heritage of several centuries is visible everywhere in Oldenburg‘s classicist urban architecture – and goes hand in hand with contemporary chic. The city centre is the largest connected pedestrian precinct in Germany, and it is home to more than 1,000 businesses. A great place to make exciting discoveries.

Picture Copyright: Verena Brandt / Oldenburg Tourismus und Marketing GmbH

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