COPERNICUS In Lüneburg
Hihger Education in the Context of Susteinable Development and Globalization
About the book
The rationale of the book is the consensus that higher education plays an indispensable role in addressing the critical challenges of sustainable development. Higher education has a special responsibility to conduct the scholarship and scientific research necessary to respond to these challenges. This includes the generation and dissemination of knowledge through interdisciplinary research and teaching, policymaking, capacity-building and technology transfer. It is important that higher education institutions understand and accept their responsibility within the broader context of globilization and the creation of a sustainable future.
The book reflects on the role of higher education for sustainable development, ten years after the Rio-Conference. On the basis of the Lüneburg-Declaration on Higher Education for Sustainable Development, which constitutes a major joint policy statement of three university organizations (COPERNICUS-CAMPUS, IAU, ULSF) and UNESCO and that addressed the World Summit for Sustainable Development, the book analyses the need to reorient higher education towards sustainable development. Furthermore, it gives some examples that should describe the framework of the concept of higher education for sustainable development that has to be institutionalised.
About the series
The book series “Innovation in den Hochschulen: Nachhaltige
in Higher Education: Sustainable Development) provides information and experiences
on sustainability in higher education. The several publications highlight the implications
of sustainable development for innovation in higher education institutions. The
objective is a critical reflection in science and with the public-at-large. The project
“Agenda 21 und Universität Lüneburg” constitutes the basis for this book series.
About the editors
Rietje van Dam-Mieras, born in 1948, studied
chemistry at Utrecht University; PhD
in biochemistry. Since 1993 Professor of Natural Sciences, especially biochemistry
and biotechnology at the Open University of the Netherlands. Since 1998 chairperson
of the COPERNICUS-CAMPUS network for sustainability of European universities.
Gerd Michelsen, born 1948, studied economics in
Freiburg i.Br.; PhD in economics
and venia legendi in adult education. Since 1995 Professor for ecology, esp.
environmental communication at Lüneburg University; chairperson of the commission
for media and environmental education/Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft.
Hans-Peter Winkelmann, born 1960, studied
spatial planning at the University of
Dortmund, PhD in planning. He started his international career at the United Nations;
several academic positions including University of Dortmund, the Open University
of the Netherlands and the University of Lüneburg. Since 1998 Secretary-General of
|Autor||Prof. Dr. Gerd Michelsen, Hans-Peter Winkelmann, Rietje van Dam-Mieras|
|Hinweis||Lieferung in 2 bis 4 Werktagen|