On April 5th and 6th 2016 colleagues from across the UK will gather at Manchester Met to attend the Symposium on Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the UK
- Manchester Metropolitan University, Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Science and the Environment
- Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme
- Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
The aims of the “Symposium on Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom” are as follows:
- to provide researchers at UK universities performing research on issues pertaining sustainable development with an opportunity to display and present their works (i.e. curriculum innovation, empirical work, activities, case studies practical projects);
- to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research projects, especially successful initiatives and good practice;
- to discuss methodological approaches and projects which aim to offer a better understanding of sustainable development across society and economic sectors and;
- to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for further cooperation.
Last but not least, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences on sustainable development research in the UK today. To this purpose, a peer-reviewed book titled “Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom” will be published, with all accepted papers. This will be part of the award-winning “World Sustainability Series”, published by Springer, one of the world´s top five scientific publishers.
Delegates attending the “Symposium on Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom” will come from a cross-sectoral range of areas. These are:
- teaching staff
- research staff;
- student groups;
- members of university administrations;
- project officers and consultants;
- other people interested in the field.
If you have any questions regarding the symposium please contact Richard Hammersley, Manchester Metropolitan University, School of Science and the Environment. Email: R.Hammersley@mmu.ac.uk