Overcoming barriers to sustainability & social responsibility in higher education

HUMANE Sustainability Summit – Utrecht University, 12-15 May

The historic 2015 Paris Agreement building on the UN’s Convention on Climate Change was a turning point. It charts a new course in the global challenge to address climate change.

The Agreement also provided a much-needed impetus for universities to demonstrate more visibly, the unique role that they can play in effecting lasting change in relation to climate change by virtue of their role as knowledge-intensive organisations.

In this second edition of the HUMANE-Utrecht University Study Visit, we will explore what different universities around the world are doing to achieve a ‘change that sticks’ in implementing their sustainability and social responsibility strategies.

With contributions from university representatives from around Europe and further afield in Australia, student activists and others playing a leading role in managing the transition to a low carbon economy, participants will be engaged in an immersive, interactive and practical learning experience.

You’ll have the opportunity to discuss in detail both the successes and challenges of different institutional approaches to achieving genuine sustainability and widen your international networks for your own and your institution’s future development.

Our study visit is based at Utrecht University, an institution which has committed itself to making this journey. It is designed as an intensive, interactive programme over two and a half days, with participants arriving on Sunday evening for an informal get-to-know-each-other dinner.

The programme has been designed to allow participants to learn about our host’s lessons learned as well as their successes; and for the hosts to learn from participants, particularly during the structured feedback sessions.

EFMD Members are always welcome at HUMANE events – for further information please visit our website.

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