11 décembre 2017

New IAU Publication: Higher Education Paving the Way to Sustainable Development

With this publication, the International Association of Universities wants to underline the key role higher education plays in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By sharing knowledge and promoting international cooperation, the IAU aims at supporting and inspiring higher education leaders to develop HESD strategies. The findings of this publication are based on an IAU survey conducted in 2016, in which 120 higher education institutions worlwide took part. The results underline that universites are involved in sustainable development and integrate it in their strategic development plans. However, there is still room for progress. In the publication, you will find inspiring sustainability initiatives undertaken by IAU Members worlwide. More...

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Achieving sustainable development through learning cities: Cork Call to Action

The Cork Call to Action for Learning Cities and Learning Cities and the SDGs: A Guide to Action, the two outcome documents of the 2017 International Conference on Learning Cities, have now been published and are available in English, French and Spanish. This year’s conference, themed ‘Global goals, local actions: Towards lifelong learning for all in 2030’, was hosted by the city of Cork, Ireland, from 18 to 20 September 2017. The two documents outline the crucial role that cities and local communities can play in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More...

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12 novembre 2017

Green Capital: Student Capital – mobilising Bristol’s students for city sustainability

Résultat de recherche d'images pour In 2015, Bristol was the UK’s first European Green Capital. During the year, HEFCE’s Catalyst Fund backed an initiative between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England Bristol to promote student involvement in green activities. More...

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11 novembre 2017

Improving sustainable development data is a task for all

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"In an era of fake news and alternative facts, statisticians have a special responsibility. As the custodians of the evidence base for policy making, they must stand up for the right of all citizens to true, reliable and accessible information. More...

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Ever heard of SDG washing? The urgency of SDG Due Diligence

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"A couple of months ago during the OECD’s Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct,1 I heard a new term: SDG washing. After green washing and blue washing – using a UN logo to signpost sustainability without doing much – the term SDG washing points to businesses that use the Sustainable Development Goals to market their positive contribution to some SDGs while ignoring their negative impact on others. More...

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Higher education cooperation for development and the Sustainable Development Goals: report from the EARMA/EUA seminar

On 18 October, EUA and EARMA, the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators, co-organised a seminar entitled "Higher education cooperation for development and Sustainable Development Goals: Meeting global and regional challenges". The seminar was hosted by MEP Bogdan Wenta at the European Parliament, in Brussels. Representatives from the higher education and research worlds and policy makers from the European Commission and the European Parliament discussed the contributions made by the higher education sector and research institutes to the cooperation for development agenda, with the view to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More...

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Why openness is important for sustainable knowledge societies

Concretely the discussion touched upon examples such as the currently debated reform of the EU copyright directive where open access principles are at stake, the EU blue card, an instrument to facilitate mobility of highly skilled labour or the new skills agenda, including measures to foster digital skills provision, an important means to foster open minds. Participants agreed that while openness was an important principle for research, education and the economy, a careful discussion should take place on the limits of openness, for instance with regard to data from patients or minors and in the area of defence. The same applies to openness in the sense of the free flow of talents which also bears the danger of brain drain, further disadvantaging certain regions and creating knowledge deserts. The importance of investment, both in research and education infrastructure, was mentioned in this connection. More...

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27 octobre 2017

New partnership aims to improve Texas higher ed tech, sustainability

eCampus NewsIndependent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT) is partnering with Johnson Controls to assess and evaluate campus-wide infrastructure needs for more than 40 member institution campuses. More...

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22 octobre 2017

Does school size matter in game day sustainability?

University Business Magazine logoThe trend toward greener game days is most pronounced among the big athletic schools, given their more plentiful resources, says Julian Dautremont-Smith, director of programs for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. More...

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20 octobre 2017

No more heavy loads: experts develop greener, lighter washing machine

The Guardian homeNottingham Trent University team says replacing concrete with plastic container to fill with water could slash carbon emissions. More...

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