Since September 2015 the 17 UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) have provided a global political framework for socio-ecological transformation. More than 100 participants from research and teaching, higher education institution administration, ministries and civil society discussed how the higher education institutions can play an active role in shaping this sustainable transformation of society. The conference concluded that cross-linked and holistic teaching and research requires freedom and longer-term funding structures but also courage and moral courage on the part of all persons and institutions concerned.
Open Access article: Science in transition. Universities and the Sustainable Development Goals
How must higher education institutions, research, teaching and organisation change in order to make a substantial contribution to sustainable development? Read more about the results of the conference in a newly published Open Access article in the magazine GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society.