Sustainability @UGentGhent University (UGent) is a so-called ‘full university’ with 11 faculties (of which two engineering faculties) and more than 41.000 students and approximately 9.000 members of staff. The motto is ‘Dare to think’. In our sustainability vision it is emphasized that Ghent University wants to be a leading knowledge institute for a future that is ecologically, socially and economically sustainable within a local and global context. In this respect, we uphold three specific sustainability principles:
The supporting consortia at Gent University for EESD 2018, rooted in the two engineering faculties, are Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET) driven by the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture and Centre Environmental Science and Technology (CES&T) managed at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering.
Sustainability @ULgLiège University (ULg) is a so-called ‘full university’ with 11 faculties (of which two engineering faculties), more than 23 000 students and approximately 5000 staff members, including 3300 researchers-lecturers.
In the environmental policy Charter, Liège University, its students, academic authorities, faculty and management staff are committed to play a leading role in environmental protection and use of teaching and research activities as leverage to promote better decision awareness, global vision and local action on the environment and sustainability. Among the commitments, one can find:
Sustainability @KVABThe Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB) is an independent multidisciplinary society. The Academy is committed to society’s sustainable development goals through its network of professors, influential business leaders, artists and art experts. Analyzing the current challenges facing our society, the Academy aims to provide research-based policy recommendations to Flemish government, industry and organizations in order to promote informed decision making in areas such as energy, innovation and education.
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