The annual general project meeting and related events will be held in Madrid on November 23 - 25th, 2015. The events include UE4SD Annual Meeting, COPERNICUS Alliance Conference, and CA Annual general meeting. More information including registration forms please find on the separate pages.
Welcome to the second of our bi-annual UE4SD newsletters! The purpose of the newsletter is to serve as a news and information platform for UE4SD partners and external stakeholders. It seeks to provide information about UE4SD activities, meetings, updates from project work packages as well as outcomes and resources that may be of interest to partners. The newsletters will also share partners’ profiles and provide details of relevant news and contact details.
This Innovation Report is the first annual review of significant developments in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Higher Education (HE), as part of the University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD) project. The UE4SD initiative addresses the need for effective professional development in ESD, for staff who teach and support student learning in HE institutions, in order to reorient the curriculum and extend the contribution of HE to sustainable futures through education and learning.
From February till May 2014 were 54 higher education institutions from 33 countries across Europe engaged in mapping the state of the art of education for sustainable development (ESD) in higher education. The partners represent an area of more than 3,000 European higher education institutions with more than 24 million students. Besides identifying the status of ESD integration, the focus was on mapping existing ESD professional development opportunities for university educators as quality in higher education teaching is seen as vital for preparing students with the competences they need to address 21st century challenges.
The Award is an initiative of the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and takes place every 2 years. Higher Education institutions can submit their sustainability activities, which are awarded in 8 categories. This year they had 82 applications.
More can be found in the brochure of the Sustainability Award (UE4SD information is on page 39).