Sustainable University Day 2016
April 21, 2016 | University of Lausanne


Morning Programme

08.30   Registration & coffee

09.00   Welcome note
            Dominique Arlettaz, Rector, University of Lausanne
            Christian Pohl & Gabriela Wülser, Network for Transdisciplinary Research (td-net), Swiss Academies of
            Arts and Sciences

09.10   Launch of the Swiss platform for sustainable development research
            Olivier Graefe, University of Fribourg & Hannes Weigt, University of Basel

Photo: Université de Lausanne
Photo: Université de Lausanne

09.20   Opening keynote
            Knowledge of limits and limitations of knowledge: dealing with the Earth’ limited life-sustaining capacity
            Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Professor of climatology and environmental sciences, Université Catholique
            de Louvain (Belgium) and former IPCC Vice-Chair

10.00   Workshops
How to integrate sustainability into university teaching? What are students’ visions of a sustainable
            university? How can research more effectively take up practical concerns? These and other
            questions will be discussed in 6 parallel workshops.


12.15   Lunch break


Afternoon Programme

Photo: Université de Lausanne
Photo: Université de Lausanne

13.15   Campus activities
            Free shop visit, permaculture garden guiding tour, beehives guiding tours, networking, and more

15.00   Welcome note afternoon session
            Benoît Frund, Vice-Rector Sustainability & Campus, University of Lausanne

15.15   Workshop highlights
            Workshop reporters share and discuss most important lessons learnt, outcomes and messages
            Moderator: Christian Arnsperger, Professor of sustainability and economic anthropology, University of
            Watch the video

16.00   Panel discussion
            Andrea Ries, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (replacing Michael Gerber)
            Anne-Catherine Lyon, Head of Department of Education and Youth Development, Vaud State
            Myriam Ait-Yahia, President, Swiss Federation of Student Organisations for Sustainable Development
            (VSN FDD FSS) (replacing Oriana Schällibaum)
            Jean-Paul Paddack, Director, WWF Programme Office Management (Asia/Pacific & Europe), WWF
            Pier Gribaudi, Head of Environmental Sustainability, LafargeHolcim Ltd.
            Moderator: Philippe Moreillon, Vice Rector Research and International Relations, University of Lausanne
            Details (video, photos and portraits)

17.00 Coffee break

17.15 Keynote

            What should universities do to make the world more sustainable?
            Jørgen Randers, Professor of climate strategy at the Norwegian Business School and co-author of “The
            Limits to Growth“ (1972)

18.00   Conclusion & apéro


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