Making Universities Sustainable Conference – University of Copenhagen

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Making Universities Sustainable Conference, 2014

Universities around the globe have a considerable environmental impact, and thus carry a unique responsibility as producers of knowledge, to lead the way and show how sustainability can be integrated across teaching, research and operations. Universities educate millions of students each year and their influential role should be utilized to provide awareness among students and others involved in the institution’s activities.

So let’s walk the talk

The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) has identified 10 key themes as the most important issues to address when making universities sustainable, ranging from laboratories and energy to management and green purchasing.

The Top 10 themes are presented in a guide, which will be officially released in 2014 and will be addressed at the Making Universities Sustainable conference. Presentations of case studies will provide participants with an in-depth exploration of best practice examples from leaders in the campus sustainability sector.

Two significant elements of the conference will be Workshops associated with the 10 key themes and knowledge dissemination on strategies towards sustainability as they relate to research-intensive institutions in particular.

Join the Making Sustainable conference in Copenhagen to:

  • Get the priorities on sustainability right

    University sustainability is complex and challenging. The IARU partners have jointly identified 10 key themes to obtain genuine campus sustainability results.
  • Learn from best practice sustainability
    case studies

    Become actively involved in discussions and debates on how to further develop the approaches presented and solutions applicable to your campus. Bring and share your best examples and ideas.
  • Be inspired by the latest scientific knowledge

    Listen to selected talks on sustainability science by top researchers participating in the international congress on Global Challenges: Achieving Sustainability.
  • Make a difference

    Be part of a community of engaged and committed professionals who are making a difference to global sustainability and bring home ideas and action plans for a minimum of three key activities to action at your university.

Taking place

October 22nd - 24th 2014
Frederiksberg Campus, University of Copenhagen

Who can participate?

The conference is open to all engaged in university sustainability, experienced as well as beginners. This could be leading decision makers, sustainability coordinators, administrative staff or facilities managers.

To register or get more information