The “Symposium on Sustainable Development Research in Australia and New Zealand” will be held in Melbourne, Australia on 1st-2nd August 2016. The event, hosted by RMIT University, is co-organised by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP), run by Manchester Metropolitan University and Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, and involves a number of institutions of higher education active in this field, from across the region. It will involve researchers in the field of sustainable development in the widest sense, from business and economics, to arts and fashion, social studies, administration, environment, languages and media studies.
The aims of the Symposium are as follows:
i. to provide researchers at universities in Australia and New Zealand performing research on issues pertaining sustainable development with an opportunity to display and present their works (i.e. curriculum innovation, empirical work, activities, case studies practical projects);
ii. to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research projects, especially successful initiatives and good practice;
iii. to discuss methodological approaches and projects which aim to offer a better understanding of sustainable development across society and economic sectors and;
iv. to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for further cooperation.
Last but not least, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences on sustainable development research in Australia and New Zealand today. To this purpose, a peer-reviewed book titled “Sustainable Development Research at Universities in Australia and New Zealand” will be published, with all accepted papers. This will be part of the award-winning “World Sustainability Series”, published by Springer, one of the world´s top five scientific publishers. A special session will be held with and for doctoral students undertaking research on sustainable development.
The deadlines are as follows:
* Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30th January 2016
* Deadline for submission of papers: 30th March 2016
* Deadline for full, revised papers: 30th May 2016
* Deadline for registrations: 30th May 2016
Since the book will be launched soon after the Symposium, the deadlines need to be followed.
Expressions of interest, consisting of a 200 words abstract and the full contact details of the authors, are now being invited. They should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the 30th January 2016. Further details on the event are available here.