ProSPER.Net Latest News

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-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development 2014- Call for Applications

The ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award (YSA) is given annually to young scientists or researchers who have made significant contributions in the area of sustainable development. This year the award is open to those engaged in graduate education and research activities that emphasize sustainable development in three areas: disaster risk reduction, sustainable agriculture, and waste. The deadline for submission has been extended to midnight GMT on 30 May 2014. For further details, please visit the YSA page. (posted 20 May)

2014 Green Talents Competition- Call for Applications

Since 2009, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” to promote the international exchange of ideas regarding green solutions. The award honours 25 young researchers from around the world each year. The deadline for submission for this year’s Green Talents competition is 12 p.m. CET on 16 June 2014. Visit their website for further details. (posted 9 May)

2014 ProSPER.Net Young Researchers’ School- Call for Applications

The 2014 Young Researchers’ School (YRS) will be held at Tongji University in Shanghai, China from 15 to 26 September. The theme of the 2014 school is ‘Urban Planning for Sustainable Development: Water Resources and Ecosystem Management’. Through lectures and field trips, students will be able to develop research responses to challenges that provide integrative solutions as considering urban issues, water resources and ecosystem management. The deadline for submission is midnight GMT on 20 June 2014. For further details, please visit the YRS page. (posted 1 May)

 First ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme Article

In November 2013, the East West Center hosted the first ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme, an advanced capacity development activity that provides a platform for multi-sectoral dialogue to foster collaboration for sustainable development. The participants were divided into groups to work on sustainability-related leadership challenges faced by local communities. From this dialogue with local experts, researchers and community leaders, each group produced a series of reflections and potential recommendations. Click here to read the first article of this series. (posted 1 Apr)

ProSPER.Net Latest and Upcoming Events

ProSPER.Net Forum on Sustainability in Higher Education and 2014 ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development Symposium

Hosei University and ProSPER.Net will host the second ProSPER.Net Forum on Sustainability in Higher Education and the 2014 ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development (YSA) Symposium in Tokyo, Japan on 10 July. The Forum will take place in the morning and will highlight contributions of Higher Education Institutions to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD 2005-2014) and beyond. The afternoon will be dedicated for the YSA Symposium and finalists will present their work in front of a panel as part of the judging process. Click here to see the detailed programme. (posted 28 May)

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

The 7th ProSPER.Net General Assembly and the 13th Board meeting will be hosted by Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan on 11 and 12 July. ProSPER.Net members will gather to discuss ProSPER.Net activities, joint research projects, network strategies and roadmap as well as organizational matters, communication and dissemination. The outcome of the meetings will be posted later on this website. (28 May)

International Conference on Higher Education for Sustainable Development- Beyond 2014

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 will be open in early July. For more information, please visit the UNU website. (posted 9 May)

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). More information on the events will be available in due time. Please check our website regularly for updates.  (posted 24 Jan)