U to host international science conference

The Transatlantic Science Week is meant to foster relations between Norway, the United States and Canada through collaborative work in research and higher education.

Jill Jensen

The University of Minnesota will be hosting the 2009 Transatlantic Science Week September 27-30. Scientists, dignitaries, and businesspeople will speak about pressing global issues revolving around energy, ecology and health. This yearâÄôs theme âÄúdiscover âÄì innovate âÄì collaborateâÄù seeks to find sustainable solutions to those issues. Speakers include the UniversityâÄôs David Tilman, CanadaâÄôs David Schindler, and NorwayâÄôs Nils Stenseth, three of the worldâÄôs foremost ecologists. The event is meant to foster relations between Norway, the United States and Canada through collaborative work in research and higher education. Started by Norway in 2001, Transatlantic Science Week is in its eighth year. This is the first time the event has been held in Minneapolis. Registration to the event is closed.