network imgOn this page we provide an overview of networks that work towards sustainability in higher education on different geographic levels. The list was composed by the COPERNICUS Alliance and DG HochN who jointly initiated an exchange between several of these networks. DG HochN (German Society for Sustainability at Higher Education Institutions) has also set up a Wiki page and offers further information in particular for Germany. 

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Networks in European countries

Last update: 1 June 2023

Austria Allianz Nachhaltige Universitäten in Österreich  
Baltic states Baltic University Programme (BUP)  
Belgium National Network SDSN Belgium  
Central Europe Central European Network for Sustainable and Innovative Economy  
Czechia RCE Česko (Section of Global RCE Network Education for Sustainable Development)  
Finland Forum for sustainable development in higher education in Finland (Keke-foorumi)  
France Collectif pour l’Intégration de la Responsabilité Sociétale et du développement durable dans l’Enseignement Supérieur (CIRSES)  
Germany DG HochN – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltigkeit an Hochschulen e.V.  
Greece SDSN Greece  
Irland Irisch Universities Association (IUA) / Focus: Sustainability (SWG)  
Italy Italian University Network for Sustainable Development (RUS)  
Malta Centre for Environmental Education & Research  
Portugal Rede Campus Sustentável  
Scandinavia Nordic Sustainable Campus Network (NSCN)  
Spain USDG Universities (UODS)  
Switzerland sustainability at swissuniversities  
United Kingdom The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education
United Kingdom Advance HE
United Kingdom Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR)


Cross-border international networks

Last update: 1 June 2023

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)  
COPERNICUS Alliance – European Network on Higher Education for Sustainable Development  
Global RCE Network on Education for Sustainable Development  
International Association of Universities. Workgroup with Focus on Sustainability (HESD)  
International Universities Climate Alliance  
PRME – Principles for Responsible Management Education  
Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)


Global student networks

Last update: 1 June 2023

Action for the Climate Emergency (formerly Alliance for Climate Education)  
DAEJAYON (university student environmentalists around the world)  
oikos International 
Students Organizing for Sustainability International (SOS)