The 2023 Higher Education Summit - Student Takeover

23 November 2023 – 25 November 2023

The Higher Education Summit is a conference series initiated by the COPERNICUS Alliance, the European Network on Higher Education for Sustainable Development. Every year it co-organizes a face-to-face or online conference with partners and members of the network. The 2023 summit will take place online from November 23 to 25. 

The 2023 Higher Education Summit – Student Takeover is organized by the COPERNICUS Alliance and oikos International, supported by SOS – Students Organizing for Sustainability International, the Green Office Movement, and the Club of Rome. The summit will consist of a 3-day virtual conference that aims to bring together different audiences involving students, educators and changemakers in the field of transformative learning for sustainable development within higher education. It will offer an interactive program with different formats including keynotes, workshops, and spaces for informal exchange among participants.

The summit will explore how collective and/or collaborative learning spaces can foster and nurture transformative learning  and integrate it into higher education. Such a learning environment is expected to increase active trans-formative learning for all (teachers and collaborating societal actors included), which is why it is also relevant and unavoidable to shed light on current assessment practices in Collaborative Learning Spaces, alternative evaluation methods, learner-driven credit systems, etc. Envisaging a Copernican Revolution for a sustainable future, the summit will raise the question: "How can we foster collective transformative learning and structurally integrate it into higher education to make it future-proof?"

More Information

  • The summit will take place from 23-25 November 2023, online and free of charge. Reserve your free virtual seat here before November 15th. 
  • For more information about the 2023 summit follow the link here
  • For more resources and information about past programs, follow the link here