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University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD)

Funding Agency: EU Lifelong Learning Programme

Project Number: 540051-LLP-1-2013-1-UK-ERASMUS-ENW

Leading Partner: University of Gloucestershire

NCU Role: Partner

Partners: Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Charles University, Leuphana University, Aalborg University, Institute of Ecology - Tallin University, ECO-UNESCO, Institute of Sustainable Education at Daugavpils University, Centre for Sustainable Business at SSE Riga, Vilnius University, University of Oslo, Malmo University, Uppsala University, London South Bank University, University of Cyprus, Mediterranean Information Office for Environment - Culture and SD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Universidad de Bergamo, Interdisciplinary Research Institute on Sustainability, Interuniversity Research Centre for Sustainable Development, Universita Palermo, Universita degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, University of Malta, Portuguese Catholic University, Universdade de Aveiro, Universidade do Minho, Instituto Politecnico de Leiria, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Universitat de Girona, Universidad de Granada, Universidad de Pais Vasco, Bogazici Universit - Sustainable Development and Cleaner Production and Consumption, University of Tirana, University of Bihac, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering & Geodesy, University of Forestry, University of Rijeka, Eotvos Lorand University, Cyril and Methodius University, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, University of Warsaw, Unversity of Bucharest, University of Nis, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave, University of Maribor Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, University of Graz, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven, Ecole Nationale Superieure EGID, University of Bremen, Open University of Netherlands, Bern University.

Project's Main Objective: The main aim of the project is to close the gab in the knowledge of the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) competences of university educators and how these are supported and developed. The specific objectives of the project are:

  • To map opportunities for university educators to develop ESD competences through professional development and identify how these competences can be best developed in order to enhance quality academic practice in the area of sustainability. More specifically, it will identify leading practice in this area in Europe and develop a publication and online platform of resources to support changes to curriculum development and academic provision in universities.

  • To frame and trial an academy for ESD in Higher Education in order to provide guidance to universities on how to support the development of ESD competences of educators.

For more information on the project, please click here.

UE4SD Newsletter - Autumn 2014

UE4SD Newsletter - February 2015

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