Competence development in sustainable development entails the definition and promotion of a set of knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary in order to achieve a sustainable future. Whereas competence building on sustainable development is relevant across all fields in both undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, integrating it across all core programmes may be challenging. Also, it is largely unclear how best should this work be undertaken, and which approaches, methods and strategies may yield the highest impact. It is on the basis of the need to address this perceived gap, and to foster a dialogue among persons working in the field of competence building, that that the Symposium "Competence Building on Sustainable Development in Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Programmes" is being organised, and will be held in Umeå, Sweden, on 22nd-23rd February 2024.
The Symposium will serve the purpuse of discussing how competence building on sustainability may be better incorporated in university education. It is part of the "Accelerating the Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals Series", which organises events aimed at fostering the implementation of the UN SDGs around the world.