5th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education
Higher Education's Commitment to Sustainability: from Understanding to Action
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
23 - 25 November 2010


The Conference will be structured around the following objectives:

  • Deepen the conceptual definition of the lines of change in higher education for paradigm of sustainability.
  • Document the work of higher education institutions in sustainability in the different world regions in the following areas: curriculum and learning methodologies, research, institutional management and linkage with society.
  • Open forums for dialogue between the actors involved in this transformation to reflect, analyze, and share experiences and good practices, and gathering and disseminating the results of this work through the report Higher Education in the World 4.
  • Identify ways of action to facilitate the transition between the current model and the new educational scenarios in line with the vision of the sustainability paradigm, seeking consensus to move from understanding to action.

GUNI's founding members: Sponsored by:
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Unesco United Nations University
Supported by:
Ministerio de Educación Generalitat de Catalunya Ajuntament de Barcelona