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

10th- 11th April 2018: Symposium on Universities and the Sustainable Development Goals, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Catalysing Change on Research and Teaching Practices


Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30th November 2017
Deadline for submission of papers: 30th January 2018
Deadline for full, revised papers: 20th February 2018
Deadline for registrations: 20th February 2018

Since the book 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 your abstract to w.leal(@)

Sample Abstract – Please make sure all contact details are provided when you submit your abstract

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

Professor 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: 22.09.17

An die Redaktion


Emily Gilhooley
Manchester Metropolitan University
Conference Centre