2nd Transatlantic Symposium on Sustainable Development in Higher Education

Date 10 October 2024 09:00 - 11 October 2024 17:30
Venue Hasselt, Belgium, PXL University of Applied Sciences and Arts
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Introducing the UN SDGs in Higher Education Institutions

The scientific, cultural, and diplomatic relations between Europe and its partners in North America are very strong. From a scientific point of view, this long-lasting cooperation has been taking place across a wide range of areas. This also includes the field of sustainability, where North America and Europe are working hand in hand, seeking solutions to the many regional and global problems currently being faced.

Against this background and to cater for a wide discussion on the contribution of higher education institutions from both sides of the Atlantic, towards a more sustainable future, the "Transatlantic Symposium on Sustainable Development” series was brought to life. The first event, under the title “North American and European Perspectives on Sustainability in Higher Education" was held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, on 2-4 October 2023. This event, the “2nd Transatlantic Symposium on Sustainable Development in Higher Education”, will be held in Hasselt, Belgium under the theme "Introducing the UN SDGs in Higher Education Institutions".

As the title suggests, the Symposium will provide an opportunity for North American and European sustainability experts to meet, present their work, interact and network.  As a long-lasting documentation of their works, the experiences from the presenters will be documented and promoted in the book "Introducing the UN SDGs in Higher Education Institutions", to be published by Springer Nature. All submitted papers will be subject to the standard peer-review procedures.
The Symposium will mobilise the scientific communities in North America and in Europe working on matters related to sustainable development in higher education and foster a greater dialogue among them
Delivered by EAUC