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Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"
Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"

It is widely known that matters related to sustainable development, albeit global in nature, are best handled at the local level. This line of thinking is particularly true to the higher education context, where the design and implementation of sustainability initiatives on campuses can demonstrate how a given university translates the principles of sustainable development into practice, at the institutional level.

Yet, despite the perceived need to discuss approaches and methods to make university campuses more sustainable, there is a paucity of specific events where a dialogue among sustainability academics and practitioners concerned with a) research, projects b) teaching and c) planning and infra-structure leading to campus greening takes place, so as to allow a transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral exchange of ideas and experiences on the issues, matters and problems at hand.

It is against this background that the “Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses” (SSUC-2017) is being organised  by the University of São Paulo in Brazil, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), the Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP). The University of São Paulo, founded in 1934, has over 94.000 students. It is the largest university in Brazil, and one of the largest institutions of higher education in Latin America.

The theme of the “Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses” is: "Campuses as living labs for connecting the nexus energy, climate and sustainable development”, and will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field.  The event will showcase examples of campus-based research and teaching projects, regenerative campus design, low-carbon and zero carbon buildings, waste prevention, and resilient transport, among others.  Ultimately, SSUC-2017 will demonstrate the role of Campuses as platforms for transformative social learning and research, and explore the means via which university campuses can be made more sustainable.


Letzte Änderung: 24.01.17

An die Redaktion

“Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses” (SSUC-2017)


Dr. Mihaela Sima
Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy