2nd World Congress on Undergraduate Research

Building on the success of the 1st World Congress on Undergraduate Research in Doha (Qatar, November 2016), the 2nd World Congress on Undergraduate Research will take place at Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (Germany) from 23rd to 25th of May 2019.

On this page you will find information about the research themes, the city of Oldenburg, and Oldenburg University. Please check back later for more details regarding the Congress and the Call for Participation.

Research Themes

  • As you consider submitting your original research contribution to the Second World Congress on Undergraduate Research, we would like to encourage you to think of your research findings in global terms even though your research focus may have centered on issues of local dimensions or concerns. We would like you to highlight, as much as you can, how your research results may have a wider reach, how they may concern a wider audience far away from your own geographical area, or how they may affect other parts of the world. In short, we would like to encourage you to reflect on how your findings may impact humanity or how they may possibly connect to universal values. More »

    • The Environment, Human Footprints, and Human Responsibility

      Communication Technology and Challenges

    • Global Health Care

      Emerging Political and Social Issues of the 21st Century

    • Current and Emerging Economic Issues

      The World We Create

Get in touch

For more information concerning the Second World Congress on Undergraduate Research, feel free to write an e-mail to wcur2019(at)uol.de – we will be happy to answer all your questions.

Oldenburg University

Named after the 1935 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Carl von Ossietzky University was founded in 1973 and now offers more than 100 different Bachelor's and Master's programmes to more than 15,000 students in the Northwest of Germany. More »


  • The independent city of Oldenburg (Oldb) 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 not least the flourishing universities and educational facilities, Oldenburg is a dynamic motor for the future. Urban living close to rural idyll, renewable energies and green developments in symbiosis with high-tech and efficient infrastructure make the city an attractive place to be in 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.

    Visit www.oldenburg-tourismus.de or Oldenburg at Wikipedia to learn more!

    Picture Copyright: Verena Brandt / Oldenburg Tourismus und Marketing GmbH