2017 Winter Forum: The Sustainable Development Goals

  • Forum magazine
  • Publication date
    December 2017
  • Topics
    • Leadership & strategy
    • Management


The United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) encouraging governments and civil society to work towards environmental, educational and humanitarian objectives. What role can international higher education play in helping to achieve these goals? This issue looks at innovative solutions and ethical partnerships from institutions worldwide, and provides plenty of inspiration for those of us looking to make the world a more sustainable place.

Table of contents

04 Editorial

05 Contributors

06 Good ideas travel fast – Han Aarts
The evolving purpose of internationalisation

09 Speaking up for social responsibility – John Nicholson
Multilingualism is the key to cultural understanding

12 The case for service-learning – Patti Clayton & Melissa Torres
Making an impact all around the world

15 A framework for shared goals – Laura Bulmer & Helen Challis
Positioning the SDGs at the heart of academia

18 Fishing for curricula reform – Roseanna Avento, Alva Bruun & Mairambek Nurgaziev
The Kyrgyz Republic’s approach to end poverty and hunger

21 A sustainability-focused research culture – William Lee Mitchell
The research culture in the UK is changing

24 In conversation with Alexander Betts
Oxford Professor and EAIE Seville 2017 keynote

28 Today’s data, tomorrow’s story – Carmen Neghina & Thijs van Vugt
Where are the study programmes focused on sustainability?

32 Initiatives for a global agenda – Hilligje van ‘t Land
Resources to help your institution reach its sustainability goals

36 An alliance for innovation – Katrin Risch
An inter- and transdisciplinary approach

39 A decade of dedication – Nadia D’Alton & Caroline Voisine
Raising awareness since 2007

42 Life below water – Christopher Tremewan
A network of universities fighting to save the Pacific

44 Designing the future – Aoife Fahey
Copenhagen’s School of Design and Technology teaches responsible consumption

47 EAIE Blog spot

48 Geneva: an outward-facing city
Become acquainted with the 2018 conference host city

51 Events calendar

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