Symposium on Sustainability Teaching in Higher Education – Approaches, Methods and Perspectives

11 April 2024

As part of the global debate on sustainable development at universities, there is a need to identify approaches and deploy methods to foster sustainability teaching. Indeed, teaching sustainability is, along with sustainability research, a major field to which academic staff from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines may contribute. But despite the central role played by sustainability teaching, there remains a need for specialised events focusing on it, where teaching staff may come together and interact.

It is against this background that the ‘Symposium on Sustainability Teaching in Higher Education: Approaches, Methods and Perspectives’ is being organised by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme, the European School of Sustainability Science and Research, and the UK Consortium on Sustainability Research. We invite higher education institutions from around the world to join this unique event, present the work they do, share their experiences, and expand their networks in this rapidly growing area.

The aim of the event is to address the question: How can we foster the cause of sustainability teaching in a higher education context?

The meeting aims to bring together teaching staff engaged in education for sustainable development in a higher education context. It also aims to provide a platform for the exchange of information, paving the way for technology transfer and networking. Furthermore, the symposium intends to provide a fertile basis upon which colleagues involved in sustainability teaching may cooperate more closely in this key area.

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Manchester Metropolitan University will host this event. Manchester is the UK´s second-largest city and has excellent transport links. We'll share venue details and travel information with registered delegates.

Expressions of interest to attend the event, initially consisting of a 200-word abstract outlining the paper and with the full contact details of the author(s) should be sent to the organising team at:

  • The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30 January 2024.
  • Full papers are due by 20 May 2024.
  • The details will be discussed with the selected authors.

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