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Hamburg Sustainable Development Summit (HSDS) 2017

26th-29th September 2017

The “Hamburg Sustainable Development Summit” (HSDS) program features workshops, interactive sessions and innovative, engaging methods focusing on the topic of “Sustainability at Higher Education Institutions”.

The full programme has now been released! There will be five topic rooms throughout the HSDS, each of which will host six two-hour sessions including workshops, presentations and posters:

  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Reporting and Governance
  • Steering our cities towards sustainability
  • Higher Education Institutions – Aims, Agendas, Actors
  • Methods and Perspectives for Transformation Processes

26th-29th September 2017
Universität Hamburg, Main Building, West Wing, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1

Programme overview:

Tuesday 26th September

  • Prof. Dr. Dieter Lenzen, President Universität Hamburg (D)
  • Katharina Fegebank, Senator for Science, Research and Equal Rights, 2nd Mayor of Hamburg (D)
  • Dr. Karl Eugen Huthmacher, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (D)

Panel Discussion “Envisioning Higher Education Institutions in 2030 – What will have been changed?”

  • Dr. Rodrigo Lozano, University of Gävle (S)
  • Dr. Clemens Mader, COPERNICUS Alliance, University of Zurich (CH)
  • Felix Spira, RootAbility, Berlin (D)
  • enquired: Hilligje van’t Land, IAU International Association of Universities, UNESCO House, Paris (F)

Topic rooms Workshops

27th September

Sustainable Living Lab development in MIT and TU Delft
Julie Newman, Office of Sustainability, Massachusetts Institute for Technologies, MIT (USA)
Leendert Verhoef, Green Office, TU Delft (NL)

Topic rooms workshops

28th September

Brain Walk and Discussion

“Networking on Sustainable Development ­­- Creating new perspectives for Whole Institution Approaches and HOCHNpartnerships” (Market of Ideas)

Keynotes “More than the sum of its parts – How to strengthen network collaboration on SD?”

  • Prof. Dr. Jetta Frost, Vice-President Universität Hamburg (D)
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen, Center for a Sustainable University, Universität Hamburg; German Council for Sustainable Development (D)
  • Eckart Lilienthal, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), (D)

Panel Discussion “Challenges for national and international networking on SD”

  • Prof. Dr. Helga Kromp-Kolb, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Alliance of Sustainable Universities in Austria (AT)
  • Dr. Jana Dlouha, COPERNICUS Alliance, Charles University Prague (CZ)
  • Uwe Birkel, Associated expert at the Institut for Social Innovation, University of Applied Sciences Bonn Rhein Sieg, in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship education in developing countries; formerly representative of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Madagascar (D)
  • Eckart Lilienthal, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF (D)

Topic rooms workshops

29th September

  1. The German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum), Universität Hamburg
  2. International Building Exhibition (IBA) and Energy Bunker, Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg
  3. Green shore tour, HafenCity Hamburg

Please find more details about the programme here.

Registration, trailer and further information about the HSDS: