ISCN 2019: Conference Registration Now Open!

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of São Paulo (USP) for the ISCN 2019 conference! The theme this year is "Partnerships for Progress". 

The aim of the 2019 ISCN Conference is to emphasize the power that collaborative partnerships can have in the role higher education institutions play in progressing sustainable development. ISCN 2019 at USP will feature inspiring talks, collaborative sessions, practical case studies and a celebratory evening event. Connect, learn and share in a highly engaging and participatory manner, and return to your campus rejuvenated and full of ideas to implement.  

We encourage you to register, book your accommodation, and stay tuned for more exciting conference updates to come!

We hope you can join us at USP on June 11-14 2019.  

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Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México joins the ISCN!

We are thrilled to formally welcome Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México into the ISCN! 

The National Autonomous University of Mexico takes as a mission to teach higher education courses to educate professionals, researchers, university professors, and technicians who will provide a useful service to society; to organize and to carry out research, primarily on the national conditions and problems, and to extend with generosity the benefits of culture to all sectors of the population.

Its substantive functions are teaching, research, and dissemination of culture. Its organizational structure is divided into three sub-systems to achieve its task. These are: on the one hand, education, which includes undergraduate, master and doctoral programs; research, which is done in its schools, and in its institutes and centers of natural and exact sciences, and on the other hand, humanities and social sciences as well as cultural dissemination.

“We are delighted to welcome Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México into the ISCN and look forward to providing a platform for international value exchange and partnership on campus sustainability” says Bernd Kasemir, Secretary of the ISCN Board.

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Showcase your work at ISCN 2019!

Don’t miss out on your chance to showcase your work at the ISCN 2019 conference on 11-14 June at the University of São Paulo!

The theme of this year’s conference is Partnerships for Progress. This year we will “crowdsource” content to be presented at the conference. We want to hear from you on what is most pressing for you right now – topics may relate to any aspect of sustainability in higher education institutions.

Please visit the abstract submittal system on the ISCN website to submit your abstracts for conference proposals (including oral or poster presentations).

Abstracts are due by 31 January 2019.

Submit your Abstract for ISCN 2019!

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Please note: In addition to abstract and content submission for presentation at ISCN 2019, ISCN members have another opportunity to share work in the 2019 ISCN Best Practice Report. Please log in to the Members-Only website to submit your 1-2 page executive-level case study. 

ISCN welcomes interim Executive Director, Victoria Smith

We are delighted to welcome Victoria Smith as interim Executive Director of the ISCN! As part of the ISCN leadership team, Victoria will work closely with the ISCN’s Board, Advisory Committee, and Secretariat team over the next year to deliver on the key strategic priorities identified during the 2018 conference at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Victoria joins us from the University of British Columbia, an ISCN member school, where she has served as Director of Regional and International Engagement, UBC Sustainability Initiative. She has over 20 years of experience working in both the private and public sectors on energy and sustainability issues. The ISCN looks forward to the strong support she will provide throughout the 2018/19 program year. Welcome, Victoria!


A note from the ISCN's interim Executive Director:

Victoria SmithDear ISCN Members,

I would like to extend my warmest greetings to you as the new interim Executive Director of ISCN. I feel very excited and privileged to step into this role during such an important time of transition and opportunity for our network. Coming out of the very successful KTH 2018 conference, we left with an ambitious set of priorities and I look forward to working with many of you to deliver on this agenda.

There is great potential to transform how we collaborate, innovate and engage as members. We need to look for new ways to advance the very important work we are doing on our respective campuses and increase our global impact.

Our network has several exciting new projects and initiatives planned this year, aimed at strengthening our collective efforts and bolstering the impact of ISCN. Together we will launch the new Charter and finalize the reporting framework, develop a strategic plan, pilot several new capacity building programs and work with our colleagues at the University of São Paulo to plan the 2019 conference. I look forward to reaching out to you in the months ahead to help inform and guide our work, update you on progress and share our successes along the way.

I invite you to contact me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have questions, ideas to share, or want to get involved in any of these exciting network activities.

Warm regards, Victoria 


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