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.



Afternoon Tea Uppsala 2018On a rainy and windy September day in Uppsala, 21 U4 students gathered for an afternoon-tea organized by the International Office. The overall aim was to raise awareness and knowledge about the different U4 universities and the U4-network, the Career Services of Uppsala University and of course to meet and exchange experiences with other exchange students. As Uppsala is striving to increase the number of outgoing students to the other U4 universities, this event was one idea to promote U4 and it turned out to be an appreciated one.



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.



legalresearch-2018The 11th annual LRN conference hosted by the Göttingen law faculty has taken place from 4th until 7th September in the historic building of the Paulinerkirche in Göttingen.

About forty participants and twenty speakers from eight European universities contributed with presentations on a variety of research topics under the general theme of ‘Legal Developments in Europe and the Future of European Rule of Law’.