- 21 AUG 2019
UTT’s Second Annual Research Symposium.
Prime Minister Dr the Hon Rowley attended the University of Trinidad and Tobago’s Second Annual Research Symposium, titled “Research to Promote Sustainable Development” on Tuesday 20th August, 2019.
The symposium, held at the UTT’s O’Meara Campus, is a two-day event is set to showcase the rigorous research agenda being undertaken by the University through oral and poster presentations. Qualified researchers are expected to share their findings with the wider community on several thematic areas all of which support the country’s strategic plan – Vision 2030 National Development Strategy.
Research topics include – Climate Change and Renewable Energy, Meeting the challenges of Trinidad and Tobago’s Agriculture and Value Food Chain and Crime, Well-being and Society.
Dr Rowley said today’s symposium was a step in the right direction, as it greatly assists in formalising the University’s role and impactful presence within the local, regional and international context.
Dr Rowley also noted that as the only national university, the UTT – which was designed to create a knowledge-based economy – must seek to address the gaps in national development through its programme offerings and research which will add value in other key areas of development and, particularly, in the diversification of Trinidad and Tobago’s economy.
The Prime Minister was joined by Minister of Education, the Hon Anthony Garcia and Chairman of the Board of Governors UTT, Professor Jen Julien, TC.