University of Gibraltar to host an international conference in Higher Education for Sustainable Development


A three-day conference, titled ‘Universities as Beacons of Change: Education for Sustainability lighting up pathways for a new world,’ will take place at the University of Gibraltar, Gibraltar, UK, from 27 to 29 June 2016.


This international event, which is expected to bring together over 150 delegates interested in teaching and learning and sustainable development in higher education, will be structured around a number questions such as:

  • How can universities become beacons of change and good practice in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)?
  • What type of teaching approaches and professional skills are needed to enable university educators to develop ESD in their own organisations?
  • How can we support university educators to develop professional competences in ESD?
  • What are the connections between ESD, professional development and quality enhancement in higher education?


The programme includes keynotes, parallel sessions and a Welcome. Among the confirmed keynote speakers are:

  • Dr Alexander Leicht (Chief of Section, Education for Sustainable Development, UNESCO Paris)
  • Prof Heila Lotz-Sisitka (Murray & Roberts Chair of Environmental Education and Sustainability at Rhodes University, South Africa)
  • Prof Nick Foskett (Chair of Academic Board, University of Gibraltar and Former Vice-Chancellor of Keele University, UK)
  • Prof Rodrigo Lozano (Subject Editor for the Journal of Cleaner Production and Assistant Professor at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands)
  • Dr Fernando Galván Reula (President of CRUE-Sostenibilidad and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Alcalá, Spain)
  • Prof Daniella Tilbury (Director of UE4SD and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gibraltar, Gibraltar)
  • Adriana Valenzuela (Ms.) (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat, Focal Point – Education, Training and Public Awareness)
  • Fabrice Millet (Chief, ASYCUDA Programme, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)


Its organizers/sponsors are the University of Gibraltar, the University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD) project and EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme.


Note: The photo part in the graphic is from the conference brochure.





Conference webpage on UE4SD website


Conference contact


University of Gibraltar



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