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.
The UNESCO Chair "Higher Education for Sustainable Development“ at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany, cordially invites paper proposals from interested scholars and actcation for Sustainable Development Joining Forces".
The Conference will be taking place from 17 to 19 September 2015 at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany.
Paper and poster submissions will be accepted until 15 May 2015.
For more information see: http://www.leuphana.de/en/unesco-chair/conference-2015.html
The first CA online webinar will take place on 21st April at 9am Central European Time.
As keynote we welcome Katja Brundiers from Arizona State University, US. Katja will provide a 15' introduction to the topic of: "Innovative teaching for sustainability in higher education: experiences and reflections from transdisciplinary cases”. This introduction will be followed by an open online discussion.
Thank you for your time!
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.
Regulations for COPERNICUS Alliance Capacity Building Micro Fund
As of 2015 COPERNICUS Alliance will put 20% of its annual budget aside to fund members’ initiatives that contribute to the overall CA ambition to build capacity in higher education for sustainable development.
An amount of up to 500 EUR can be made per application providing it fulfils the conditions stipulated in the fund regulations.
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.