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  • Photo: Roman Krznaric

    KEYNOTE

    KATE RAWORTH

    Renegade economist and

    inventor of "Doughnut Economics"

    HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT 2022

    PROGRAM

    Be prepared for a summit

    full of surprises...

    KEYNOTE

    VIVEK GILANI

    Environmental engineer and

    innovative social entrepreneur

    KEYNOTE

    LIESBETH HUYBRECHTS

    Researcher with a focus on

    participatory sustainable change

    MODERATOR

    EDDY VAN HEMELRIJCK

    Entrepreneur, consultant,

    lecturer and TEDx speaker

    with a heart for people and nature

    KEYNOTE

    SAM DE MUIJNCK

    Multi-talented and

    innovative economist

    KEYNOTE

    GUIA BIANCHI

    Expert for sustainability education, competences skills, and innovation policy

    KEYNOTE

    GUSTAVO RODRIGUEZ

    Researcher with focus on the transformation of the textile-fashion industry 

    Photo: Fazil Moradi

    KEYNOTE

    OLIVIA RUTAZIBWA

    Expert in human rights and politics

    and former journalist

    KEYNOTE

    STEPHEN STERLING

    Thought leader in sustainability

    education and transformation

    KEYNOTE

    LILIAN TRECHSEL

    Coordinator, creator, educator and researcher in the area of sustainable development

    KEYNOTE

    RENATE WESSELINK

    Researcher with ambition to make educational and business organizations more sustainable

    ONLINE TEASER 2021

    RESOURCES AVAILABLE

    Watch videos and recordings including the keynotes by Kate Raworth, Mamphela Ramphele and Garry Jacobs  

  • The economy and sustainability have long been considered enemies. Meanwhile, "our citizens of 2050 are educated in (economic) frameworks that stem from textbooks from 1950, which in turn are based on theories from 1850. As a result, we have created economies that must grow, whether they make us and our planet thrive or not." According to Kate Raworth, it does not matter whether the economy grows or not, as long as it provides "a safe and just place for humanity". In the end, that is exactly what transformative learning for sustainable development wants to achieve; (higher) education must reconnect with the current generation, the century we live in and the challenges we face!

  • DARING TO TRANSFORM

    LEARNING FOR A

    FUTURE-PROOF ECONOMY

    The HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT in 2021 and 2022 focuses on research- and practice-related issues to realize an economy that strives for a safe and just world for everyone, within our planetary boundaries.

    This international conference is the place to be for anyone who wants to be a changemaker in the field of transformative learning for sustainable development within higher education!

    ONLINE TEASER 

    &

    PHYSICAL CONFERENCE

    After the successful previous editions, Hasselt University (Belgium) is honored to host and organize the HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT in 2021 and 2022 together with the COPERNICUS Aliance, and with support of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, werecircle and Duurzaam Educatiepunt.

    Due to the uncertainty about the Covid-19 pandemic, we decided early on that we would hold the summit in 2021 online and design it as a teaser for a physical conference in 2022. The online teaser on 9 December 2021 was a "warm-up" for the physical conference, which will take place from 6-8 September 2022 in Hasselt, Belgium.

  • Photo: Potvos (https://www.potvos.video/studio-oranjeboom)

    During the online teaser on 9 December 2021, we discussed a whole afternoon about what the future could look like, how we can adapt to make it happen and how education can foster this. Kate Raworth, Mamphela Ramphele and Garry Jacobs provided pre-recorded speeches beforehand and joined the live debate during the online event.

    In addition we offered interactive workshops and interesting short videos. At the end, various (local) actors from society (students, professors, companies, organizations, etc.) were brought together for a live debate about issues raised and insights provided in our local, cosy studio in Hasselt, Belgium.

    ⭢ You can watch recordings of the whole event here.

    From 6-8 September 2022, Hasselt University will open its doors for a three-day physical conference in Belgium. Take your diary and mark the dates in the color of your favorite doughnut! Be prepared for a summit full of interesting plenary sessions, keynotes, interactive workshops, inspiring talks, onsite excursions, lots of networking opportunities and much more! Have a look at the program.

     

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