Regional perspectives on
Higher Education and
Sustainable Development
EUROPE
Prof. Dr. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University ...
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The COPERNICUS Alliance – European Higher Education
Network for Sustainable Development
European network of > 60
member ...
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Transformation tw.
SD in higher education
means:
• inclusive universities
• enabling leadership
• to take agency for
su...
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Enabling
leadership for
sustainable
development
through creating
capabilities
Capabilities for transformation
Create fre...
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University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD)
ERASMUS Multilateral Network Project
55 partners from 30 Europe...
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The Rio+20 Treaty on Higher Education
Treaty Circle: 31 HE networks and
institutions from around the globe
~100 signator...
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Role of students and student initiatives
Students as citizen and nodes between their home
regions and university
Student...
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Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development
UN Decade on ESD (2005-2014)
United Nations Unive...
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Sustainability Award for sustainable universities
Alliance for sustainable universities
9 (out of 22) Austrian Universit...
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Monday academy
Lectures every 2 weeks
Open for community
Live broadcasted to 8 regional communities
Megaphon University
...
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Educational reform
Leuphana University of Lüneburg
example Bachelor Programms
March 21st 2014, IAU Confernce, Peru, Pro...
11
Study on transformative higher education for sustainable
development
February10th 2014, Nagoya City University, Japan, ...
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Key sustainability trends in European Higher Education
Institutions
The disciplinarity of sustainability research
Energ...
13
Quality management, measurement
& assessment for sustainable
development
Models of universities that encourage
transdis...
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March 21st 2014, IAU Confernce, Peru, Prof. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University
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  1. 1. Regional perspectives on Higher Education and Sustainable Development EUROPE Prof. Dr. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University of Lüneburg IAU 2014 International Conference, Iquitos, Peru 21.03.2014
  2. 2. 1 The COPERNICUS Alliance – European Higher Education Network for Sustainable Development European network of > 60 member and project affiliated institutions Annual conferences Newsletter EU Projects Policy Capacity Building Research on HESD Supporting Transformation of HE sector towards SD www.copernicus-alliance.org March 21st 2014, IAU Confernce, Peru, Prof. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University •Partners of UE4SD
  3. 3. 2 Transformation tw. SD in higher education means: • inclusive universities • enabling leadership • to take agency for sustainable development • among students, faculty and society • through education and research activities. March 21st 2014, IAU Confernce, Peru, Prof. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University Fig.: Mader C. 2013 Transformative sust. transitions
  4. 4. 3 Enabling leadership for sustainable development through creating capabilities Capabilities for transformation Create freedom to (inter-)act and co-create Open up predefined structures and modes of education curricula research calls and programs break boarders between university and society Development of competences (Wieck et.al., 2011) System thinking competence Strategic competence Interpersonal competence Anticipatory competence Normative competence Creating capabilities for transformation March 21st 2014, IAU Confernce, Peru, Prof. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University
  5. 5. 4 University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD) ERASMUS Multilateral Network Project 55 partners from 30 European countries Four regions: North (11), East (16), South (20) and central (8) Lead Partner: Prof. Daniella Tilbury, University of Gloucestershire, UK Aims: Establish a network supporting sustainability competences among university educators Create a mapping of existing resources and educational ESD activities for university educators „Leading practice publication“ Annual meetings with seminars for university educators Development of an "Academy for ESD in HE“ Start October 2013 – End: September 2016 March 21st 2014, IAU Confernce, Peru, Prof. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University Website: http://www.ue4sd.eu
  6. 6. 5 The Rio+20 Treaty on Higher Education Treaty Circle: 31 HE networks and institutions from around the globe ~100 signatories Development in the advance of the Rio+20 conference in cooperation with 25 organizations from around the world. Concentration on: Whole-of-institution approach Transformation Immediate – short and long-term goals Website: http://hetreatyrio20.com Principles #1: To be transformative, higher education must transform itself #2: Efforts across the higher education system must be aligned #3: Partnership underpins progress #4: Sustainable development is an institutional and sector-wide learning process #5: Facilitating access to the underprivileged #6: Inter- and trans- disciplinary learning and action #7: Redefining the notion of quality higher education #8: Sustainable development as a whole-of-institution commitment March 21st 2014, IAU Confernce, Peru, Prof. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University
  7. 7. 6 Role of students and student initiatives Students as citizen and nodes between their home regions and university Students initiate ambitious projects as like Solar plants (z.B. Lüneburg, Clausthal, Leipzig,…) Sustainability reports (z.B. oikos Hamburg) Video & Radio channels (Greening U. of Sienna) Online portals for early scientific work (Vienna) Sustainability Challenge – study course (INEX) conferences: World Students Environmental Network Resources Low budgets but strong enthusiasm and agency oikos International – Students for Sustainable Economics and Management >40 chapters globally; >70 bis 2016 www.oikosinternational.org March 21st 2014, IAU Confernce, Peru, Prof. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University
  8. 8. 7 Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development UN Decade on ESD (2005-2014) United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies Multi-stakeholder networks on regional level, engaged in sustainability issues 120 RCEs (Jan. `14) ( ~30 in Europe) Think global – act local Local initiatives and global common thematic groups Working groups on e.g.: Health Traditional knowledge Sustainable consumption and production Higher education International & Local Community Exchange February 8th 2014, Nagoya City University, Japan, - Prof. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University
  9. 9. 8 Sustainability Award for sustainable universities Alliance for sustainable universities 9 (out of 22) Austrian Universities Working groups on Sustainability in research and education, Management, Knowledge Transfer, strategic development www.Sustainicum.at Platform with > 100 sustainability teaching materials for higher education Available in English and German language www.Sustainability4U.at Platform of four universities located at city of Graz Common sustainability vision in their performance agreements Sustainable mobility Sustainability reporting Cases: Austria – a selection of initiatives March 21st 2014, IAU Confernce, Peru, Prof. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University
  10. 10. 9 Monday academy Lectures every 2 weeks Open for community Live broadcasted to 8 regional communities Megaphon University Education without boarders Inviting people who would usually have no access to university education because of their social background (migration, handicapped, social status,…) Transdisciplinary Bacc. & MSc. Programme on Environmental System Sciences Interdisciplinary courses with students from geography, chemistry, physics, business management and economics Transdisciplinary courses organised by students who built cooperations with NGOs, business or public management RCE Graz-Styria Research project on youth involvement in rural development Youth perspective, mind mapping, involvement of schools, policy, business Cases: University of Graz - regional community interactions March 21st 2014, IAU Confernce, Peru, Prof. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University Contact Prof. Friedrich Zimmermann, Sustainability Director, friedrich.zimmermann@uni-graz.at
  11. 11. 10 Educational reform Leuphana University of Lüneburg example Bachelor Programms March 21st 2014, IAU Confernce, Peru, Prof. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University LEUPHANA BACHELOR Major Minor Leuphana Semester ComplementaryStudies 6 5 4 3 2 1 90 CP Sem. 30 CP 30 CP 30 CP CP = Credit Points Exemplary in-depth knowledge and general overview in the sense of an ordering matrix; Autonomous, comprehensive academic work in the chosen field of specialization Work ethics and methodology for both team-oriented and autonomous settings Familiarity with an interdisciplinary perspective and multiple disciplines; Foreign language acquisition; Participiation in a practical (social) project Additional subject field in a Major- related area of study
  12. 12. 11 Study on transformative higher education for sustainable development February10th 2014, Nagoya City University, Japan, - Prof. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University Online survey with reflection workshop. Research questions: How do universities contribute to transformation for sustainable development? What success factors are necessary to scale sustainability transformation? How can we reach the unreached? What role do assessment and quality management have? Funded by Austrian Ministry of Science and Research Outcomes to be presented at Nagoya Higher Education for Sustainable Development Conference in November 2014
  13. 13. 12 Key sustainability trends in European Higher Education Institutions The disciplinarity of sustainability research Energy, Water, Consumption and Production, Management, Finance, Education for Sustainable Development (variety of Journals, EU projects, networks,…) Sustainability transitions (International Sustainability Transitions Research Network) Research on inter- and transdisiciplinary methodologies (ITdNet, Td.Net,,…)  Sustainability research needs to stay inter- and transdisciplinary Curricula reforms Transdisciplinary seminars (obliged project seminars,…) Internationalization of study programmes (Global Virtual Campuses, MOOCs,…) Joint or Double Degree Programmes (JD Sustainable Development, ) Campus Management Sustainability strategy, office for sustainability, reporting,… Campuses become more inclusive for community Whole Institution Approach Transformation of Higher Education Role of Higher education institutions in sustainability transitions March 21Cst 2014, IAU Confernce, Peru, Prof. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University Communityexchange
  14. 14. 13 Quality management, measurement & assessment for sustainable development Models of universities that encourage transdisciplinarity People in universities should become work ready + professionals Existing leadership needs agency – leaders need to be enabled to take agency (capability)  transformative leadership What does the future hold for universities engaged in the interface with the regional community? March 21st 2014, IAU Confernce, Peru, Prof. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University •from pilot  policy/institutionalization •from margin  culture
  15. 15. 14 March 21st 2014, IAU Confernce, Peru, Prof. Clemens Mader, Leuphana University Contact: Prof. Dr. Clemens Mader Visiting Professor for Environment and Sustainability in the Region Vice-President COPERNICUS Alliance UNESCO Chair – Higher Education for Sustainable Development Leuphana University Lüneburg Scharnhorststraße 1 D-21335 Lüneburg clemens.mader@inkubator.leuphana.de www.leuphana.de/clemens-mader.html Thanks for your attention!
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