NHK Gttingen 2018The concept of sustainable development is now widely recognised in politics, society and science. The declared aim is that people living today can satisfy their needs without risking that future generations will no longer be able to do so. It is all about ecological sustainability, social justice, economic sustainability and citizens' participation in shaping social and political processes. 'Bildung' plays a key role in this. For this reason, the foundation stone of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was laid at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in the Agenda 21. This was followed by international initiatives such as the UN Decade for ESD (2005-2014) and the World ESD Action Programme.

The conference deals with the concept of sustainability, prepares objectives and approaches of ESD and provides a forum for exchanging views on the opportunities and challenges of ESD.



International Curricula 2017 smallThe IPT&L cycle changes format and will continue as a conference in 2019: 'From Theory to Practice. From Discussion to Cooperation. Conference on International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning' (Uppsala, 16-17 May 2019).

Over the last six years, the U4 project International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning (IPT&L) accumulated a pool of alumni with more than 120 academics.







neuroscience-2018During the last week of August a selected group of 16 students from 11 different countries gathered in Göttingen to participate in the 6th edition of the Summer School on 'Clinical and Translational Neuroscience'.

This year, the summer school was supported by the U4 network. On each day of the week, the students covered one major topic of clinical neurology: