Session 03D

Change agents in higher education: working towards a sustainable future

Sustainability is a common term these days, but what is the link with internationalisation and how can we mainstream this in higher education? Two universities of applied sciences, in Belgium and the Netherlands, have committed to taking action. In this session, we will explain our road to sustainability. The central question is: How can we implement international competences and Sustainable Development Goals in our curricula in a sustainable way, together with our international partners?


  • Learning, teaching & curriculum
  • Leadership & strategy


  • Tine Ternest, 
    VIVES University of Applied Sciences, Belgium


  • Lies Verstraete, 
    VIVES University of Applied Sciences, Belgium
  • Liesbeth Rijsdijk, 
    Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands