Draft Programme COPERNICUS Alliance Conference 2015
November 24th 2015 at Caixa Forum, Madrid, Spain
9.00 - 9.30 Registration
9.30 – 10:00 Welcome by
- Clemens Mader. President of the COPERNICUS Alliance.
- Fernando Galvan. President of the CRUE Sustainability Commission.
10.00 - 11.30 Partnerships to enable global and local learning for sustainability in Higher Education
- Mahesh Pradhan. Chief, Environmental Education and Training Unit Division of Environmental Policy at United Nations Environment Programme – The Global University Partnership for Environment and Sustainability.
- Fernando Galvan. President of the CRUE Sustainability Commission & Rector of the University of Alcala de Henares.
- Dzulkifli Abdul Razak. President of the International Association of Universities.
- Daniella Tilbury. University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD) Project Director and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gibraltar.
- Moderation: Jana Dlouha. Vice-President of COPERNICUS Alliance.
11:30 - 12.00 Coffee break
12.00 - 13.30 Keynotes & Panel Discussion: Sustainability Assessment of Higher Education Institutions
- Rodrigo Lozano. Assistant Professor, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University & Associate Editor, Journal of Cleaner Production.
- Miguel Angel Galindo Martí. Director The National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain ANECA.
- Peter Glavic. University of Maribor.
- Fuensanta Garcia (CRUE Sustainability Commission). Member of the research group on Evaluation Platform for the Sustainability of Spanish Universities.
- Moderation: Alex Ryan. Director of Sustainability, University of Gloucestershire.
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 15.45 Parallel Session 1
Session A: Whole institution approaches of assessing sustainability in higher education
- Miriam Minderman (Sustainable Development Initiative), Netherlands -
Towards transformative assessment of higher education for sustainable development
- Sara Rymenams (University Colleges Leuven-Limburg) and Wim Labrechts (University of Antwerp), Belgium -
Assessing sustainability in the university with the AISHE 2.0 instrument: towards a holistic approach?
- Alan AtKisson, AtKisson (Group/Uppsala University), Sweden; Dana Kapitulčinová (Charles University in Prague) Czech Republic; Markus Will (University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz), Germany and Joanne Perdue (University of Calgary), Canada -
CompassU as a toolset to evaluate and accelerate sustainability practice at HEIs
- Alonso Gil-Casares and Ignacio Maroto (ISEAD Business School) -
PRME Iberian Chapter: PRME Indicators Project
Session B: Innovative teaching and learning for sustainable development
- Oscar Marcos and Jordi Serra (University of Barcelona), Spain -
Service learning as a key support tool for the University of Barcelona Sustainability Action Plan
- Petra Biberhofer and Christian Rammel (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Austria -
Transdisciplinary learning and teaching as answers to urban sustainability challenges
- Christine Willmore (University of Bristol), United Kingdom -
City Student sustainability engagement as a locale for developing intercultural competences
- Joop de Kraker, (Open Universiteit, Maastricht University) & Ron Cövers and Astrid Offermans, (Maastricht University), Netherlands -
The role of student diversity in competence-based Higher Education for Sustainable Development
- Miren Onaindia, Ibone Amatzaga and Jasone Unzueta (University of the Basque Country), Spain -
Postgraduate degree on Environment and Sustainability, a public-private collaboration for a more sustainable life style
- Mª Angels Ull, (Valencia University), Spain -
Sustainability at the University of Valencia. Study of the inclusion of competences for sustainability in university degrees
15.45 – 16.15 Coffee Break
16.15 – 17.15 Parallel Session II
Session C: Assessing and evaluating sustainability education
1. Jean-Christophe Carteron, (Kedge Business School), France -
The Sustainability Literacy Test: Can Universities be sure they are producing sustainability literate graduates?
2. Kerstin Sonesson and Birgitta Nordénm (Malmö University), Sweden -
Assessing international teacher students' knowledge on environmental and sustainability challenges through a literature seminar
3. David Alba and Javier Benayas (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), José Gutiérrez (Universidad de Granada), Spain -
The evaluation of university sustainability programs in Spain: challenges and opportunities
4. Jordi Segalás (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya), Aitxiber Zallo and Iratxe Amiano (University of the Basque Country), Gemma Tejedor (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya), Spain -
Backcasting for sustainability in higher education. Assessing Sustainability Education Visions. Seminar at the University of the Basque Country
Session D: Sustainability processes at universities
1. Anne Zimmermann, Helen Plüss, Karl Herweg, Lilian Trechsel, Lara Lundsgaard-Hansen and Doris Wastl-Walter (University of Bern), Switzerland -
A successful way of anchoring Sustainable Development in tertiary education? Experience garnered at the University of Bern, Switzerland
2. Gisela Cebrián (Camilo José Cela University), Spain -
Taking action to create more sustainable universities: a case at the University of Southampton
3. Claudia T. Schmitt and Alexander Bassen, (Universität Hamburg), Germany -
Processes towards generating a sustainable university: example of an applied whole institution approach to support an integrated system transformation
4. Jesús Rodríguez-Pomeda, Flor Sánchez, Leyla Angélica Sandoval and Fernando Casani (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Spain -
Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility of University Students – A Transcultural Study
5. Mª Jose Bautista-Cerro & Mª Angeles Murga-Meroyo (Unesco Chair in Environmental Education & Sustainable Development), Spain -
Curricular sustainability at the UNED. Study for the inclusion of the principles and values of sustainable development in the university degrees.