Welcome to the COPERNICUS Alliance!
The COPERNICUS Alliance is the European Network on Higher Education for Sustainable Development.
The vision of the COPERNICUS Alliance is to promote the role of Sustainable Development in European Higher Education to improve education and research for sustainability in partnership with society.
International Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges. The Awards cover all aspects of educational institutions – from their teaching and research, leadership, buildings and food to how students can benefit the quality of life in the communities around them. More information at the EAUC website.
The spring edition of the COPERNICUS Alliance newsletter is available now. We provide information about upcoming events, including the COPERNICUS Alliance Annual Conference in Madrid, 24th November 2015, calls for proposals, news about the activities of our members and from the world of HESD, and a profile of one of our newest member institutes, the University of Bucharest. You can download it here.
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Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) was launched in June 2012, in the lead up to RIO+20 and the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI). The partnership currently currently counts over 500 partners worldwide. The goal of GUPES is to promote the mainstreaming of environment and sustainability practices and curricula into universities by supporting innovative approaches to education.
On 4 October 2014, members attending the AGM in Prague helped shape the future of the CA by casting their votes for the 2015-16 CA Leadership Team. We are very pleased to announce that
- Dr Clemens Mader (Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany) was elected as CA President and
- Dr Jana Dlouhá (Charles University, Czech Republic), as Vice-President.
The new team will assume their roles in January 2015 and the CA Secretariat will move to Charles University. Please join us in congratulating the new Team!
We are delighted to announce the next CA Conference which will take place on 3 October 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. Our host is Charles University, one of the oldest universities in Europe and a core partner of CA.