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Call for Papers: 2nd World Symposium on Sustainability at Universities

Manchester, UK, 3-5 September 2014

We are pleased to announce the World Symposium on Sustainability at Universities (WSSD-U-2014), which will be held in Manchester, UK on 3-5 September 2014. This will follow-up a highly successful event held in Rio de Janeiro last year, parallel to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20):

With this Call for Papers, we are seeking contributions from suitably qualified academics, research groups and students working in the field of sustainable development in general, and those concerned with research on sustainability, on curriculum greening and campus activities, in particular. This Call is also meant to engage colleagues undertaking practical initiatives and projects aimed at promoting sustainable development at universities, or where universities transfer information and know-how to developing countries.


WSSD-U-2014 will also offer a good platform for those undertaking local, national and international projects, allowing them to showcase how higher education institutions put the principles of sustainable development into practice.


Undoubtedly, WSSD-U-2014 will be an international, high impact event in 2014, taking place weeks before the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD) comes to a close.  WSSD-U-2014 will publish a peer-reviewed book “Transformative approaches to sustainable development at universities: working across disciplines” will be published, with all accepted papers. This will be a further volume of the award-winning book series “Environmental Education, Communication and Sustainability” (Peter Lang Scientific Publishers), which since its creation in 1998 has become the world´s prime book series on education and communication on sustainable development. Interested participants should submit a 200 word abstract as soon as possible but no later than 30th January 2014. Further details WSSD-U-2014, including on how to submit an abstract and how to register can be seen at: