With approximately 180 participants over 4 days of interactive, creative workshops, diverse panel sessions, keynotes, brain-walks and field trips, the HSDS was an inspiring, energising and thought-provoking event, brilliantly organised by a helpful, professional team whom we heartily thank for their excellent work!
Event documentation and reports will soon be available on the five topic rooms: Education for Sustainable Development, Reporting and Governance, Steering our Cities towards Sustainability, Higher Education Institutions – Aims, Agendas, Actors, Methods and Perspectives. Please check the HSDS website for documentation.
A survey of 111 HSDS participants on Sustainability at Higher Education Institutions was conducted to get an impression of participants' visions of the future of sustainability at higher education institutions. Read the survey results here!
Future Forward Summit 17th-19th October 2018, Brussels.
Future Forward is a pioneering event for higher education in the heart of Brussels. Embrace a mix of (inter)national sustainable projects and visionary insights. Bring your own idea, share it with colleagues and refine it. Future Forward is a network festival for inspired higher education professionals that aims to show change and make progress. Let’s welcome the future. Read more here.
Last years COPERNICUS Alliance Conference focused on Sustainability Transformation of Science Systems and took place from September 14th-15th 2016 in Vienna. The organizers made it an interactive event and fulfilled all conditions to call it a "Green Meeting" under the directive of the Austrian Eco Label.
The UN Secretary-General transmits herewith the report from the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on the implementation of education for sustainable development. You can download it here.
Summit Days - September 26th - 29th 2017, organized by the Universität Hamburg Center for a Sustainable University, is an international event that brings together several academic sustainability networks.
Key topics to be addressed at this interactive conference:
- Contribution of Higher Education Institutions to global SDGs: What impact do SDGs generate on HEI and vice versa?
- Sustainability at Higher Education Institutions (HEI): How is sustainability integrated into education, research, governance, operation and outreach? What good practice examples and cases can be identified for “whole institution approaches”? How can institutional sustainability strategies be developed and implemented.
CA members are eligible to a reduced fee of 100 EUR. More information about registration can be found here.
Summit webpages: https://www.hsds.uni-hamburg.de/
The call for papers for a special issue of the Higher Education Policy Journal “Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development: A New Academic Discipline?” is open until the end of May. The aim of the two Prizes, each awared with 2 000 EUR, is to promote research in the field of higher education policy by recognizing outstanding work by two scholars: one from IAU and one from CA Member Institutions or Organisations.
An international jury of distinguished scholars and higher education leaders will review the essays submitted and select the most deserving entry. The winning lead authors will be invited to the IAU Conference 2018 or the Copernicus Alliance Conference 2018, where the prize will be awarded.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31st May 2017.
Please find the full text of the call here.
The Big Tent Consortium (a global network of universities and their community partners - including COPERNICUS Alliance) has issued the ‘Global Communique-VII’, as a call to action to its members amidst the global crisis that has emerged in light of the travel restrictions issued by the USA on January 27, 2017. You can download the text of the Communique here.
IAU/Palgrave and CA are pleased to announce the call for papers for a special issue of the Higher Education Policy Journal “Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development: A New Academic Discipline?”. The aim of the two Prizes, each awared with 2 000 EUR, is to promote research in the field of higher education policy by recognizing outstanding work by two scholars: one from IAU and one from CA Member Institutions or Organisations.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 28th February 2017.
An MoU between CA and IAU was signed at the COPERNICUS Alliance Conference 2016 in Vienna on 15th September 2016. This paves the way for cooperation on developing guidelines for integration of SD at all institutional levels to serve the UNESCO Global Action Plan of ESD.
- development of a joint special issue of the the Higher Education Policy journal
- allocation of funds for prizes for papers
- development of IAU HESD portal
- systematic mutual invitation to CA/IAU events
- development of professional training programmeon HESD leadership
For more details read the Memorandum of Understanding