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

10th-12th December 2018: 2nd Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses, Florence, Italy


Deadline for submission of abstracts: 25th March 2018
Deadline for submission of papers: 30th June 2018
Deadline for the submission of revised papers: 30th September 2018
Deadline for registrations: 30th September 2018

Since the Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education will be launched soon after the Symposium, the deadlines need to be followed.

How to submit an abstract

An abstract should be up to 200 words, it should describe the rationale and aims of the paper, and some of its results. General descriptions of broad contexts should be avoided.  The full contact details about the author(s) need to be provided. Abstracts should be written in the third person and not in the first or second one (e.g. I, me, or my paper). Please see a sample abstract below. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted, will receive further details about how to submit their full papers, and further logistical information. 

Please send send your abstract to Dr. M. Sima at: simamik(@)

Sample Abstract

Campus Greening: Using Living Labs to Foster Education for Sustainable Development in
Higher Education Institutions

Walter Leal (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DEd, DLitt, FSB, FRGS, FLS) 
School of Science and the Environment
Manchester Metropolitan University
Chester Street
Manchester, M1 5GD
United Kingdom


The use of university campuses as learning and research areas is not as widely made as it should.
Part of the problem lies on the fact that facilities are often not well structured or organized, which
makes it difficult to use them for teaching, learning, or for research purposes. This paper presents a
the results of a study aimed at identifying the extent to which higher education institutions are using
their campuses for teaching, learning and for research, and at describing the various modalities of use.
A special attention is paid to the role that campuses can play as “living labs, where the integration of
sustainability issues in higher education can be demonstrated. Finally, some concrete steps which
may be undertaken in order to allow universities to better take advantage of university campuses as
learning and research areas, are outlined. This paper will be useful to anyone interested on using
university campuses as bridges between the theory and practice of sustainability in higher education
institutions, across the world.

Letzte Änderung: 11.09.18

An die Redaktion


Dr. Mihaela Sima 
Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy