KU Leuven is proud to launch the Sustainability Week from 5-10 May 2019, an initiative of the University's Green Office – the students’ hub for sustainable activism – with the support of the Sustainability Council operating at the level of the Rectorate. A host of other partners from inside and outside the university are involved, making this into a real co-creative event that connects academia with the local community.
At the KU Leuven, the largest and oldest university in Belgium, an entire week will be dedicated to activities in the field of sustainability. A range of activities – lecture, debate, film, concert, symposium, longest veggie table, green impact award, etc. – will take place on various campuses throughout the university. If sustainability is not the main focus of higher education yet, an event like this will certainly increase the awareness that universities have a crucial role to play in addressing the burning issues of our time.