Sustainable University Day 2017

April 7, 2017 | University of Basel
Sustainable University Day
On April 7, 2017, the last Sustainable University Day will take place, formally bringing the sd-universities programme to a close. It is organised in partnership with the University of Basel.

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Sustainable University Day 2016

April 21, 2016 | University of Lausanne
In the context of the universities’ contributions to sustainable development, this year's Sustainable University Day discussed how scientific work on the finiteness of earth' life-sustaining capacity can more effectively be linked to individual and collective decision-making.

The event featured a keynote by Jørgen Randers, co-author of the The Limits to Growth; a panel discussion shedding light on civil society expectations of universities; and a guiding tour to get to know student sustainability projects at the University of Lausanne.
This event was hosted and co-organised by the University of Lausanne.

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Swiss education is plotting its course to sustainability

New article in Green Economy Dialogue
Many actors are promoting the themes of sustainable development and resource conservation in university and vocational education. Priority is often given to a concentrated approach. Critics feel things are not moving fast enough – sustainability competencies lack more than ever in practice.

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PhD Summer School Research on Sustainable Development: 18 – 22 July 2016, University of Basel

Application open until May 16, 2016
This summer school examines the variety of conceptions of sustainability and how they shape research. Participants will get to know and examine innovative methods to find firm and informed ways through this thicket. The School will be highly interactive.

read the call (pdf)
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PSC Summer School 2016 | Agriculture in Transformation: Sep 11-16 & Sep 19, 2016

Future demand in agricultural output is supposed to match the needs of 9-billion people with less input of resources. The Plant Science Centre (PSC) wants to address the question, if and how we can transform current agricultural practices and move behind existing paradigms to develop innovative and sustainable agriculture production systems.

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BOOST your impact

Im Rahmen des BOOST-Wettbewerbs wurden 2015 drei studentische Projektideen ausgezeichnet, die zu einer nachhaltigeren Universität Basel beitragen sollen. Die prämierten Gruppen „Social Meal meets unibas“, „Offener Hörsaal“ und „Make a Change“ erhalten für die Umsetzung ihrer Projekte im Frühjahrssemester 2016 je 5‘000 Franken und persönliches Coaching.

project update (pdf)
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Synergies event series: time slots for upcoming events now available

The synergies events aim at exchanging insights, results and experiences gained in the 54 projects of the sd-universities programme. We now fixed the time slots for the six 2016 and 2017 events. Exact date and place will be added soon.

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Event on innovative teaching and learning methods for sustainable development: downloads now available

A succesfull first event on "innovative teaching and learning methods for sustainable development" took place in December at the University of Zurich. Presentations are now available for download.

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List of international institutions and platforms published

We now provide a first list of international institutions and platforms that are active in the context of sustainabilty at universities. It may serve as starting point for further inquiry.

have a look at institutions and networks on sustainability at universities

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