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2nd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2014)

2nd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2014)The "2nd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities" (WSSD-U-2014) will be organised by the Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and the Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences" of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), in cooperation with the United Nations University initiative "Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development" (RCE) and GPEE project. The Symposium will be one of the last events to be held as part of the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD), which concludes in 2014.

The 1st World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities" (WSSD-U-2012) was held on 5-6 June 2012 - parallel to the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as "Rio+20". Attended by 120 delegates from 26 countries, WSSD-U-2012 produced, among other things, the book „Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons", as Volume 34 of the series „Environmental Education, Communication and Sustainability". This ground-breaking publication on the theory and practice of sustainable development, is one of the most comprehensive publications on sustainability at universities ever produced, focusing on both industrialized and developing nations. But if anything, WSSD-U-2012 demonstrated the need for a continuation of the dialogue among sustainability academics and practitioners, so as to address the issues, matters and problems at hand.

In line with this, the "2nd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities" (WSSD-U-2014) will focus on "transformative approaches to sustainable development across disciplines", and will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field.

Further information and registration details can be found at: http://www.haw-hamburg.de

The full programme of the symposium can be downloaded here:

Programme: 2nd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2014)

3 - 5 September 2014, Manchester, United Kingdom


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