COPERNICUS Alliance Conference: Hamburg Sustainable Development Summit (26 - 29 September 2017)

This year's COPERNICUS Alliance Conference is hosted by the Hamburg Sustainable Development Symposium and takes place September 26-29 at University of Hamburg, Germany. 

The call for contributions runs till March 17th. We are looking for interactive sessions, posters and paper submissions. 

Key topics addressed are: 

  • Sustainability at Higher Education Institutions (HEI): How is sustainability integrated into education, research, governance, operation and outreach? What good practice examples and cases can be identified for “whole institution approaches”? How can institutional sustainability strategies be developed and implemented?
  • Contribution of Higher Education Institutions to global SDGs: How do the SDGs impact HEI and vice versa? 
For more information please visit the conference website: 

ETH Sustainability Summer School: 1 - 9 July 2017

ISCN co-host school ETH Zürich invites students to join the ETH Sustainability Summer School on “Mountain Forests & Risk Management“.

During this one week course from July 1 – 9, 2017, 32 students from different backgrounds and all academic levels will learn and work together. The course integrates lectures, interdisciplinary group work, case studies, discussions with experts and local stakeholders, social and cultural activities and hands-on work in the mountain forest.   

Applicants are required to fill in the online form and upload a one-page CV and a one-page letter of motivation. For any questions, please contact Mrs. Ulrike Messmer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please feel free to share this information with your students and colleagues.

4th Regional Conference on Campus Sustainability: 6 - 7 April 2017

We are pleased to announce the 4th Regional Conference on Campus Sustainability (4RCCS) to be organized by Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Malaysia) with the collaboration of Adamson University (Philippines) and National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College (Japan). We welcome all delegates to this beautiful state of Malaysian Borneo. The conference will focus on university and college’s activities, projects and researches done in and off campus that lead changes and promote sustainability. The conference organizers invite posters and papers relevant to the theme of the conference “Campus and Sustainability: Leading the Change”. Papers are also invited in the sub themes of:

  • Leadership
  • Human resources issues
  • Empowerment in Campus Sustainability
  • Adaptation and resilience
  • Change management and implementation
  • Sustainability education and curriculum development
  • Online learning/MOOC
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Campus resources management
  • Outreach programmes
  • Linkages and Network
  • Social sustainability
  • Traditional knowledge in sustainability
  • Space and land use management
  • Food service and security
  • Transportation and connectivity
  • Green purchasing and procurement

Who should attend?
Academicians, University Administrators, Campus Sustainability Directors/Officers, Students, Relevant Ministries, NGOs and Private Sectors

Important Dates
Abstracts and Poster Proposal Submission
30th January 2017 (Monday)

Acceptance Notification
13th February 2017 (Monday)

Full Paper and Poster Submission
27th February 2017 (Monday)

Registration and full fees payment

27th February 2017 (Monday)

Pre-conference colloquium
5th April 2017 (Wednesday)

6th – 7th April 2017 (Thursday and Friday)


ISCN Webinar: Sustainability Engagement Through Gaming

On January 25, 2017, Eric Hedaa presented discussed Sustainability Engagement Through Gaming with the ISCN Secretariat’s Communications Manager, Holly Moynahan, moderating the webinar. Through feedback over the years, the ISCN has noticed that communications around sustainability can be challenging and this webinar was a way to show another approach - A gaming approach for innovative communication and engagement.

We were delighted to have over a dozen members join, and for those ISCN members that were unable to attend, we have provided summative notes. 

Please log in to the Members-Only website to access the webinar recording and notes.