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Copernicus Alliance Conference 2016

7 October, 2016

The Copernicus Alliance Conference: Sustainability Transformation of Science Systems took place in Vienna, Austria, 14 - 16 September 2016. The 2016 COPERNICUS Alliance Conference focuses on the sustainability transformation of institutional, national and international science systems. It will reflect on policies and practices that support or hinder researchers and educators of higher education institutions to practice inter- and transdisciplinary approaches of sustainability science.

Participants of the conference elaborated on:

1. Inside the university: Required competences, barriers and factors of success for sustainability science and ESD.
2. Interface between University and Society: Possible ways to open up universities towards a more integrative exchange of knowledge and mutual learning processes with society and policy.
3. Policy framework: How do global policies like the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the UNESCO Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development or the European Research Programme on Responsible Research and Innovation, impact higher education and what challenges do we face?

More about the Coference and Conference materials: http://copernicus-alliance.org/vienna2016