ProSPER.Net Latest News

Read about the 2nd ProSPER.Net Forum on Sustainability in Higher Education

The 2nd ProSPER.Net Forum on Sustainability in Higher Education was hosted by Hosei University on 10 July 2014. ProSPER.Net gathered experts from different countries in Asia, including Dr. Ryutaro Yatsu, Senior Advisor to the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, to discuss about the continuing integration of sustainability in higher education and its policy implications in the context of a post-UNDESD framework. Click here to read the article on the Forum. To see the detailed programme, click here. (posted 31 Jul)

Open call for ProSPER.Net project contributions

Leading ProSPER.Net members of the two new joint projects on Climate and Energy are inviting participation by other members in the network.  Secretariat would also like to renew the invitation to participate in the business and biodiversity and business and climate change projects. Expressions of interest shall be sent to the project leaders by 30 August 2014. For more information, please see respective concept notes.
(Concept notes: Climate compatible development in Asian CitiesUnderstanding decentralized energy interventionsClimate Change & Biodiversity- Business Sustainability Education for Asia). (posted 31 Jul)

2014 ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award (YSA) Winners Announced

The winners and runners-up of the 2014 YSA presented their research on 10 July 2014 in Tokyo at a symposium hosted by Hosei University. For 2014, awards were given in Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Agriculture, and Waste. Click here to see the announcement of the winners. (posted 11 Jul)

2014 ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme- Call for Applications

The 2014 ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme will be hosted by the Higher Education Leadership Academy in Putrajaya, Malaysia, from 16 to 24 August 2014. The programme includes lectures on leadership, conservation and ecosystem services, urban issues and industrial development from the perspective of multi-stakeholder partnerships to support local development. Field visits will be organized to provide different examples of community engagement and insights on the types of required leadership that enable sustainable actions to thrive. The deadline for submission has been extended to midnight GMT on 20 June 2014. For further details, please visit the Leadership Programme page. (posted 29 May)

ProSPER.Net Latest and Upcoming Events

International Conference on Higher Education for Sustainable Development- Registration opened

The United Nations University through its Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is organising the International Conference on Higher Education for Sustainable Development: Higher Education Beyond 2014 in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan on 9 November, in collaboration with UNESCO, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), UNEP, UN Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, and the International Association of Universities (IAU). The Conference will highlight the major challenges and pathways for transformation of higher education institutions (HEIs), with a focus on scaling up and mainstreaming innovative practices in learning and knowledge development and research. The registration is now open. For registration and more information, please visit the conference website. (posted 6 Aug)

ProSPER.Net 7th General Assembly and 13th Board Meeting

The 7th ProSPER.Net General Assembly and the 13th Board meeting were successfully held at Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan on 11 and 12 July. Representatives from 20 members and partners joined the meetings. ProSPER.Net members and partners will gather again in November to take up the discussion at the Special General Assembly which will be hosted by Chubu University in Nagoya, Japan. (posted 31 Jul)

ProSPER.Net 12th Board meeting

The 12th Board meeting was successfully held at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand on 12 and 13 December 2013. Board Members discussed ProSPER.Net roadmap towards 2014 and beyond, which includes ESD activities in Japan in 2014 to commemorate the end of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD, 2005-2014).  (posted 24 Jan)