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Striving Towards Education Quality During Pandemics

Furthering ESD through scenario-thinking for the whole school COVID-19 has challenged education systems in unprecedented ways and demanded a new level of readiness. Schools needed to adapt to changing environments and reoccurring waves of the pandemic. Many school systems struggled in securing formal education for students while having to move from in-person to remote or […]

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The Sustainable on the Go 2021 Publication is now available online!

The Sustainable and Inclusive Internationalization Conference Publication is now LIVE! York International and the UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainabilitywith their strategic partners, the International Association of Universities, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and Okayama University, are excited for you to read about the insights and reflections from the virtual conference which hosted over […]

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York University and partners are looking for contributors for the Sustainable on the Go Conference 2022

York University and partners are looking for contributors, such as moderators, speakers, rapporteurs, artists, and volunteers, to contribute and to support the Sustainable on the Go 2022. The conference will be co-organized by York International, the UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability, McLaughlin College, with their strategic partners International Association of Universities, Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and Okayama University, in November 2022, the fourth UN […]

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Charles Hopkins 1 out of 5 Honourees for 2022: Canada’s Top Sustainability Award releases lists of Lifetime Achievement Awards for 2022

Today, Charles Hopkins was officially inducted into the 'Hall of Fame' of Sustainability Leaders in Canada. As one out of five award winners of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award, he received the highest honour from Canada’s Clean50, established by Canada´s leading sustainability and clean tech search firm Delta Management Group.The Clean50 Individual award winners are […]

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The Promise of Higher Education – Essays in honour of 70 years of IAU

The International Association of Universities has virtually launched the book “The Promise of Higher Education: Essays in Honour of 70 Years of IAU”. IAU SDG 4 Cluster Colleagues Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Charles Hopkins, and Katrin Kohl contributed two chapters to the list of essays in order to celebrate IAU´s 70th anniversary: Aligning Higher Education’s Promise […]

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UNESCO Chairs for Sustainable Futures Special Live Session at the UNESCO World Conference on ESD (17-19 May 2021)

Join us on ZOOM on Monday, May 17 at 5.30 pm CET / 11.30 am EST UNESCO Chairs Special Live Session: UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs promoting ESD to achieve the SDGs – International networking in higher education for sustainable futures UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs put international collaboration at the core of their activities. Although active in diverse fields of […]

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Transformative education for the 21st century – transatlantic perspectives

York partners with the Ban Ki-Moon Centre and the Austrian Cultural Forum for an event on transformative education for the 21st Century: Quickly changing environments, climate change, unprecedented developments in technology while we are collectively overcoming a global pandemic with the help of global networks of scientists sets the context of living with accelerating change. […]

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UNESCO Chair crucial in starting a new UNITWIN global research network on teacher education

UNITWIN Network on Education for Sustainable Development and Societal Transformations (UNiESD&ST) Starting in March 2021 for an initial period of four years, this new UNITWIN Network UNiESD&ST will focus on research, policy development and implementation of ESD at all levels of education with specific regards to global perspectives on ESD and teacher education. Together with […]

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