A virtual date

  • This session is about sparking conversational learning that accelerates and supports your journey into transformational learning and quality assurance. Have a one-to-one conversation with the expert of your choice. You will have 20 minutes in a separate virtual room to ask as many questions as you want, to future-proof your projects and ideas (small or big), to discuss your work and professional challenges, to get advice on how to make transformative learning a real thing, etc.

  • EXPERT 1

    DAY 2, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 CEST, BOOK AN EXPERT

    Alejandro Álvarez-Vanegas

    Professor and Coordinator of Environmental Culture in Universidad EAFIT, PhD Fellow in Governance and Policy Analysis in the University of Maastricht and the UNU-MERIT. Research on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in universities, with emphasis on transformative action. Member of the urban sustainability think-tank La Ciudad Verde and the Low Carbon City Foundation.


    Expertise: Service-Learning as transformative action; Partnerships between academia and citizens/NGOs for building a low carbon city; Walk the talk: whole-institution approach for ESD; Commitment to sustainability as a graduate attribute; Developing action oriented courses

    EXPERT 2

    DAY 2, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 CEST, BOOK AN EXPERT

    Matthias Barth

    Professor of Education for Sustainable Development ISDL – Institute for Sustainable Development and Learning Leuphana University of Lüneburg. Adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University.


    Expertise: Research and teaching for sustainability with emphasis on competence development, innovative learning settings and curriculum change; Sustainability transformation in higher education both on micro level of teaching and learning in courses and seminars and the macro level of curriculum change

    EXPERT 3

    DAY 2, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 CEST, BOOK AN EXPERT

    Anna Batorczak

    Assistant professor at the University Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development at University of Warsaw. Coordinator of a multi- and transdisciplinary international graduate programme in Sustainable Development with participation from nine departments and contributions of natural and social sciences.


    Expertise: Coordination and delivery of inter- and transdisciplinary courses and programmes in the field of sustainable development

    EXPERT 4

    DAY 2, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 CEST, BOOK AN EXPERT

    Kim Ceulemans

    Assistant Professor at TBS Business School in Toulouse, France. Department of Management Control, Accounting and Auditing. Expert in sustainability management, assessment and reporting. Research on how higher education institutions deal with sustainability issues in their main functions of education, research, campus operations and community outreach. Steering Group member of UN PRME France Benelux Chapter and advisory board member of the COPERNICUS Alliance.


    Expertise: Sustainability management, assessment and reporting; Development of internal/external sustainability strategies; Sustainability audits in higher education

    EXPERT 5

    DAY 2, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 CEST, BOOK AN EXPERT

    Mario Diethart

    Research associate at the Regional Centre of Expertise Graz-Styria/University of Graz and Network Manager of the COPERNICUS Alliance. Research on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), innovative teaching methods and virtual events. Co-organizer of the HES2020 and the CA Online Conference 2019.


    Expertise: Virtual conferences; e-learning

    EXPERT 6

    DAY 2, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 CEST, BOOK AN EXPERT

    Peter Glavič

    Professor Emeritus of chemical engineering at the University of Maribor. Experience in managerial positions in paper-, chemical-, ceramics-, and metallurgical industry. Member of the Slovenian Parliament for eight years, vice-rector, and chairman of several professional bodies in Slovenian Chemical Society, and Society of Economists. Author of numerous scientific publications.


    Expertise: Circular economy; Green Deal; Transdisciplinary projects

    EXPERT 7

    DAY 2, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 CEST, BOOK AN EXPERT

    Peter Kwasi Kodjie

    Secretary General of All-Africa Students Union (AASU). Advisory board member of the Harmonization of African Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation (HAQAA) Initiative, and the Africa Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF). Trustee on the 100 Million Campaign for marginalized children (founded by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi).


    Expertise: Defending students’ rights and children’s rights; Quality assurance in higher education institutions; Student Centered Learning; Regional Integration; International Relations and Diplomacy; Women’s rights; Youth in Governance and Leadership

    EXPERT 8

    DAY 2, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 CEST, BOOK AN EXPERT

    Wim Lambrechts

    Assistant professor at the Open University of the Netherlands and visiting professor at the University of Hasselt (Belgium). Specialized in the area of individual sustainability competences, focusing on critical thinking, professional development, empowerment, and learning processes. Expert-member of the Commission on Sustainable Higher Education of the Flemish government. Author of a variety of articles and papers on the topics of sustainability competences, research competences, and transformative approaches in learning for sustainability.


    Expertise: Transformational learning; Transdisciplinary projects; Professional development

    EXPERT 9

    DAY 2, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 CEST, BOOK AN EXPERT

    Rodrigo Lozano

    Professor of Organisational Sustainability and co-director of the Center of Logistics and Innovative Production (CLIP) at the University of Gävle, Sweden. Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Organisations for Sustainability. Visiting professor at Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein, South Africa.


    Expertise: Publishing and journal logics in particular on ESD

    EXPERT 10

    DAY 2, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 CEST, BOOK AN EXPERT

    Theres Paulsen

    MSc ETH Environmental Sciences. Head of the Network for transdisciplinary research (td-net), run by the Swiss academies of arts and sciences with the aim to build a strong institutional structure for transdisciplinary research with an outstanding scientific community in which state-of-the-art methods and instruments are developed.


    Expertise: International networking (founding member of the global ITD-Alliance); Supporting scientists in transdisciplinary processes, community building, and capacity building (Swiss tdMOOC)

    EXPERT 11

    DAY 2, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 CEST, BOOK AN EXPERT

    Christian Pohl

    Senior Scientist and Co-​Director at USYS TdLab, ETH Zurich. Specialist in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.


    Expertise: Transdisciplinary teaching for sustainable development

    EXPERT 12

    DAY 2, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 CEST, BOOK AN EXPERT

    Peter Schildermans

    Flemish government advisor on sustainable higher education. Part of Ecocampus, a program specialized on supporting ground-breaking initiatives for transformative teaching. Examples are the design of a “skunkworks” for service learning processes and the complete make-over of a business studies program towards sustainable entrepreneurship; and digital professionalization for university educators and coordination of the commission on sustainable higher education for university leaders.


    Expertise: Design of projects for transformative teaching in higher education; Face-to-face and remote design sprints

    EXPERT 13

    DAY 2, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 CEST, BOOK AN EXPERT

    Sibylle Studer

    Head of the Project Methods at the Network for transdisciplinary research (td-net). Compiling tools and methods for transdisciplinary research in collaboration with a growing Community of Practice of transdisciplinary researchers and method developers. PhD in Nonprofit Management, MAS in Social Anthropology.


    Expertise: Methods and tools for co-producing knowledge in heterogeneous teams; Corresponding capacity building formats (www.transdisciplinarity.ch/toolbox; ITD-Alliance Working Group on itd toolkits & methods)

    EXPERT 14

    DAY 2, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 CEST, BOOK AN EXPERT

    Chi Huyen Truong

    Secretariat Lead of the Himalayan University Consortium, a dormant network of poor quality institutional membership turned into a thriving consortium of almost 90 university members in eight Hindu Kush Himalayan countries and associate partners in other countries. Instrumental in building the HUC Academy, a flag-ship intensive field school catering to early and mid-career researchers on the topics of climate change, adaptation and resilience building for the HKH, and in facilitating Thematic Working Groups – member-led, self-operating, and resource-pooling clusters of scholars across the region.


    Expertise: Institutional networking for ESD; Regional collaboration for ESD; Capacity strengthening and leadership for ESD