Second webinar in CHEF webinar series: Sustainability and Higher Education in a European Perspective

Date: May 26, 2021, 15.00-17.00

Venue: Online via Zoom

Registration deadline: May 24, 2021


At this second webinar in the series the organisers once again invites to dialogues surrounding the central discussions of how sustainability and higher education intermeshes. The further episodes of this series will be announced shortly.


Prof. Dr. Katrien Van Poeck, Ghent University, Belgium: 'Higher education and sustainable development: Learning forand/or learning from?.
Prof. Dr. Marco Rieckmann, University of Vechta, Germany: 'Sustainability governance at higher education institutions'.

About the webinar series

The webinar series is aimed at spurring academic debate, dialogue, community and engagement around the theme of Sustainability and Higher Education Futures. In the webinar series leading scholars, thinkers and practitioners will explore links between different concepts of and formats for sustainability and higher education.

Higher education is central to the sustainability agenda in at least two ways:

  1. As higher education for sustainable development - Higher education as hubs for developing and disseminating knowledge about sustainable paths forward across society through focusing on sustainability issues as the object and content of research and education.
  2. Higher education as sustainable development - Higher education as signifying and embodying the hardship and need of constantly engaging with emerging challenges in order to change status quo and develop widespread sustainable development.

This webinar series will approach these agendas from different perspectives though continued critical and creative dialogue around how, why, when and for what sustainability links with higher education futures. But the webinar series also has the mission of creating more engaging, interactive and participatory online events - with the aim of facilitating reflections and dialogue around the theme of Sustainability & Higher Education Futures in both thinking and action. Besides working towards lively and participatory interaction during the events, the webinar series will also have an informal social networking extension to continue the dialogue - much like the social mingling with a drink that follows after onsite seminars or conference presentations.

The webinar series is organised in collaboration between CHEF and the European Universities - Critical Futures project

Organised and chaired by Jonas Andreasen Lysgaard and Rikke Toft Nørgård, Center for Higher Education Futures, Aarhus University and the European Universities - Critical Futures working group on Sustainable universities and higher education.

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