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Higher Education in the Socio-ecological Transformation


Higher Education in the Socio-ecological Transformation


Steffen Bettin – The Society for Pluralism in Economics Vienna
Helga Kromp-Kolb – Head of the Center for Global Change and Sustainability at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)
Bernd Siebenhüner – Professor for Ecological Economics and Vice President of the University Oldenburg (2010-2015)
Hans Stötter – Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck

Panel chair:

Fred Luks – Head of the Competence Center for Sustainability, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)



Short description:

Knowledge and education are factors at the core of socio-ecological transformation. It is the goal of this workshop to discuss the current and future role of tertiary educational institutions concerning questions of economic growth and a societal transformation towards sustainability. The workshop also tries to give stimuli to carry on the insights into a future discussion after the conference.

Organised by:

Alliance of Sustainable Universities in Austria