The Role of Campus, Curriculum, and Community in Higher Education for Sustainable Development – A Conference Report

Journal of Cleaner Production, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.02.029, Forthcoming

6 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2013

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Georg Müller-Christ

University of Bremen

Stephen Sterling

University of Plymouth

Rietje van Dam-Mieras

Leiden University

Maik Adomßent

Leuphana University of Lueneburg

Daniel Fischer

Arizona State University, School of Sustainability; Leuphana University of Lueneburg

Marco Rieckmann

University of Vechta

Date Written: March 6, 2013

Abstract

On the last day of the 4th UNESCO Chair Conference on Higher Education for Sustainable Development (HESD), in September 2011 at Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany), three roundtables were held on university contributions to sustainable development in the fields of "campus", "curriculum" and "community". Each roundtable (RT) was chaired by a leading expert in the field. The Campus RT highlighted, for instance, the role of communication, the importance of engaging all university members while also including senior administration officials, and the value of acting as an example of sustainability for neighbouring communities; the Curriculum RT discussed, among other aspects, the relevance of windows of opportunity, external pressure and internal drivers; whereas the Community RT highlighted the significance of universities as meeting places, the engagement of students with the real world and the expansion of quality criteria as well as quality assurance.

Suggested Citation

Müller-Christ, Georg and Sterling, Stephen and van Dam-Mieras, Rietje and Adomßent, Maik and Fischer, Daniel and Rieckmann, Marco, The Role of Campus, Curriculum, and Community in Higher Education for Sustainable Development – A Conference Report (March 6, 2013). Journal of Cleaner Production, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.02.029, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2237560

Georg Müller-Christ

University of Bremen ( email )

Universitaetsallee GW I
Bremen, D-28334
Germany

Stephen Sterling

University of Plymouth ( email )

Drake Circus
Plymouth, PL4 8AA
United Kingdom

Rietje Van Dam-Mieras

Leiden University ( email )

Postbus 9500
Leiden, 2300 RA
Netherlands

Maik Adomßent

Leuphana University of Lueneburg ( email )

Scharnhorststrasse 1
Lüneburg, 21314
Germany

Daniel Fischer

Arizona State University, School of Sustainability ( email )

Wrigley Hall
800 S. Cady Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502
United States
+1 (480) 965 9622 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://sustainability.asu.edu/person/daniel-fischer/

Leuphana University of Lueneburg ( email )

Universitaetsallee 1
Lüneburg, 21335
Germany

Marco Rieckmann (Contact Author)

University of Vechta ( email )

Driverstr. 22
Vechta, 49377
Germany

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