International Student Seminar for Global Citizenship & Peace


All DMU students are eligible to apply for this opportunity, and we welcome application from those who are interested in the concepts of global citizenship and addressing inequalities globally. The maximum number of places for this opportunity is 10. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


The International Student Seminar for Global Citizenship & Peace is being organised by Hiroshima University in Japan in collaboration with the International Network of Universities. This year, the conference is titled Understanding Global Inequalities: Bridging the Gaps and will explore the issue of inequality through the lens of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

This conference aims to increase student awareness of global inequalities and explore potential actions that intend to bridge the existing gaps. Participants will have an opportunity to join a number of workshops that will explore different kinds of inequalities such as health, digital and education. In addition, students will get a chance to learn more about Japanese culture through a range of cultural activities.

The programme aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore and reflect on the impact of inequalities on global peace and the full realisation of human potential in the world hit by the pandemic. Successful applicants will receive reading materials in preparation for the conference.

Although the conference is taking place online this year, take a look at the video below from the 2019 event in Hiroshima to get a sense of what it is all about…

Main Activities

All sessions will be delivered in English, with the programme including the following activities:

  • Workshops: Focusing on the theme of global inequalities, these workshops will be held on Friday 6th, Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 11th August at 1-3pm GMT each day.
  • Group work sessions: Collaborate with other students in your time zone on a group project and present your work on the final day of the programme.
  • Keynote speeches: Hear from inspirational leaders and experts from across the globe.
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony: A reflective event to commemorate the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb.
  • Cultural activities: A range of sessions focusing on Japanese culture and intercultural learning. 



If you would like to apply for this opportunity, click the ‘Apply now’ button below, and complete the fields in the application form. Students must apply through DMU Global. We will notify you of the outcome of your application within 72 hours of the deadline passing.

Key information

  • Application deadline: Monday 3 May 2021, 9am
  • Opportunity dates: Between Thursday 5 August and Friday 13 August 2021
  • Event timings:  Group work: 10:00 – 12:00 GMT
    Keynote speeches/workshops: 13:00 – 15:00 GMT
  • Activity duration: Approximately 20 hours in total

If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact us at