• Conference
  • Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology
  • University of Bern
  • University of Lausanne
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

Annual Conference 2020

2020
Sep 1
Venue
Universität Bern

Meeting point

University Bern
Higher Education Summit 2020
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Higher Education Summit 2020
Higher Education Summit 2020 (Image: Copernicus Alliance)

The saguf Annual Conference 2020 will take place as part of the "Higher Education Summit 2020" and will be opened by Elizabeth Lange who is a leading expert on transformative learning in the field of sustainable development.

The saguf Annual Conference 2020 will take place as part of the "Higher Education Summit 2020" on Tuesday, 1 September from 17h15-18h30 at the University of Bern (followed by an aperitif). The saguf Annual Conference will be opened by Elizabeth Lange (https://www.elizabethlange.ca). She is a leading expert on transformative learning in the field of sustainable development and has more than 35 years of experience as an educator and facilitator of transformative learning. Striving for excellence and innovation in teaching, she has taught in the formal education sector (high school, college and university) as well as in nonformal contexts (community organizations).

For participants attending both the conference and the saguf annual conference, we will reserve rooms at the University of Bern and set up a "saguf-hub @ #HES2020", which will provide sufficient space and time for exchange. We will strictly adhere to the then valid regulations concerning Covid-19. Participation in the lecture and discussion is also possible online, so that all conference participants can discuss together. Corresponding access information will be provided upon official registration. Approximately ten days before the event, we will write to all registered participants and ask them to indicate whether they wish to participate on site or online.

Conference and meeting will be in English, but it will be possible to ask questions about Elizabeth Lange's presentation in German. For both events together, saguf members will benefit from a reduced fee of CHF 50, non-members pay CHF 100. All should register at the following web link: https://www.higher-education-summit-2020.com/registration. First you have to create an account and then you can register as a saguf member or as regular participant. In case of problems please contact HES2020@cde.unibe.ch directly.

The saguf annual conference is financially supported by scnat and sagw.

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2020
Aug 31
2020
Sep 2
Virtual Higher Education Summit 2020
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  • Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology
  • University of Bern
  • University of Lausanne
  • Conference
  • WA 98188

How can we assure quality and transformative learning for sustainable development?

Higher education institutions in Europe acknowledge the urgent need for rapid and radical transformation towards sustainable development and agree that higher education has an important role to play in this process. But how can this role be assumed, what values should guide the process, what should be transformed, how, and who should lead and who be engaged? Suggestions and models exist, but they remain niches, often nested at institutional levels that are disconnected from relevant larger-scale, standard-defining quality and policy bodies.
Main organiser

Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology

Co-organiser

University of Bern

Co-organiser

University of Lausanne

Co-organiser

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

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The saguf Annual Conference can be attended both virtually and physically.

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Languages: English