Seed Funding Announcement

We are very excited to announce that six projects, detailed below, have been selected to receive funding from the ISCN Capacity Building Seed Fund. 

Harvard University and ETH Zurich (Peer Exchange)

This project will help support the development of the ISCN peer exchange program, documenting lessons learned and recommended guiding principles based on a peer exchange case study with Harvard and ETH Zurich.

Yale University and Fundación Universitaria Católica Lumen Gentium (Ambassador Mentorship)

This project will support a mentorship relationship between Yale University and Fundación Universitaria Católica Lumen Gentium (Unicatolica) in order to connect Unicatolica to regional and global contexts. The project will enhance student involvement in sustainability on campus and in the communities near both main campuses.

University College Cork Climate and National University of Columbia (Peer Exchange/Ambassador Mentorship) 

UCC has been working with the National University of Colombia (UNAL) for the past two years to develop Capacity Building for Sustainable Universities and Campuses in Colombia. UCC will mentor UNAL in implementing the program and seeking accreditation.

University of Edinburgh and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Ambassador Mentorship)

The aim of this project is to support Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile’s ambition to become a leading institution in social responsibility and sustainability within the Latin American region through a program of peer-to-peer mentoring delivered by the University of Edinburgh.

Universite Libre Bruxelles (Peer Exchange)

Universite Libre Bruxelles (ULB) is integrating sustainability teaching at the level of the whole institution so that all students have the opportunity to understand, systemically, sustainability challenges before leaving university. To support this process, ULB is seeking advice from practioners experienced in this field. This project requires a partner for exchange. Please contact ISCN if you are interested in partnering with ULB.

TU Delft (City-University)

This project aims to extend the work of ISCN members with relation to their cities, to create an inventory and organize a knowledge exchange on partnerships between cities and universities, such as that which is now currently being done in Amsterdam with the TUD/MIT inspired AMS Institute: how to solve metropolitan solutions.  The work will gather universities of ISCN around this theme, and identify and initialize a Community of Practice.

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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.