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  • Download the Visual Summary (pdf, 23 MB; created by: Yves Erne/zense.ch)

    "How can we assure quality and transformative learning for sustainable development?" That was the question we discussed with over 230 participants from 35 countries at the HES2020. 

    On this page you can access various materials from the conference including recordings of keynotes, virtual excursion videos, posters and more.


    ⭢ Download the Visual Summary of the HES2020 (pdf, 23 MB; created by Zense)

    ⭢ Watch the video report



    Rietje van Dam-Mieras Read more


    Further reading:

    Sustainable Development and the Search for new Good Practices in Research and Education ⭢ Download


    Dzulkifli Abdul Razak Read more


    Christoph Grolimund Read more


    Mandy Singer-Brodowski Read more


    Arjen Wals Read more


    Elizabeth Lange Read more

    "From Separation to Relation: Transforming Higher Education in the Great Epochal Shift"



    - Handout Breathwork ⭢ Download

    - Handout Mapping Kinship Relations ⭢ Download


    Further reading:

    - Lange, E. A. 2019. Transformative learning for sustainability. Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education. Edited by W. Leal Filho. Switzerland, Springer Nature, pp 1-13. ⭢ Download

    - Lange, E. A. 2018. Transforming transformative education through ontologies of relationality. Journal of Transformative Education 16(4): 280-301. ⭢ Download

    - Bornemann, B. et al. 2020. Sustainability-oriented transformative learning and teaching in higher education: Eight propositions on challenges and approaches. ⭢ Download



    "Radiesli" Read more


    "Grundstock" Read more


    "BoGa" (Botanischer Garten) Read more


    Feuerwehr Viktoria" Read more


    "Velohauptstadt Bern" Read more


    Watch the recording of the Poster Plaza to the left or read the report about the session provided by Adya Siddarth (Download).

    Browse through the 17 posters by clicking on the arrows on the left and right hand side of the slide show below. Click on the images to enlarge the posters and download them as a pdf. You can also download all 17 posters at once (zip-file, 23 MB).


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    POSTER 1

    "Competencies of ESD in SD study programs:

    The perceptions of relevant actors"

    Lewis, Anna Lena; Hammer, Thomas; CDE, University of Bern, Switzerland

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    POSTER 2

    "Practitioners in Sustainability Accounting Education – a transdisciplinary teaching approach"

    Törner, Lukas; Zeppelin University, Germany; Silva, Samanthi; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

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    POSTER 3

    "Learning to teach sustainability — Professional development for university lecturers to implement ESD in higher education institutions"

    Ruckelshauß, Teresa; Heidelberg University of Education, Germany; Siegmund, Alexander, Heidelberg University of Education & Heidelberg University, Germany

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    POSTER 4

    "Together for Sustainability — Student Engagement for Sustainability through Collaboration across Institutions, Actors and Fields"

    Graf, Marie-Claire; Di Salvo, Gaia; Matzner, Noemi; Zikeli, Anna; Bucher, Yannic; Siegen, Dario Alban; Sustainability Week Switzerland, Switzerland

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    POSTER 5

    "Opportunities offered by creative learning for developing sustainability"

    Henderson, Laura; Dlouhá, Jana; Charles University Environment Centre, Czech Republic

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    POSTER 6

    "Trans-disciplinary approach towards a sustainable way of life through the Master on Environment, Sustainability and SDGs"

    Onaindia, Miren; Ametzaga, Ibone; Unzueta, Jasone; Peña, Lorena; Fernandez de Manuel, Beatriz; Méndez-Fernández, Leire; Viota, Maria; University of the Basque Country, Spain

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    POSTER 7

    "IMPULS – Facilitating Service Learning for Sustainability"

    Kastner, Franziska; University of Basel, Switzerland

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    POSTER 8

    "Education for Zero Waste and Circular Economy"

    Glavič, Peter; Szilagyi, Aida; Rocha, Cristina S.; Schönfelder, Thomas; Hernaez, Oihana; Ruzicka, Pavel; Kostoulas, Achilleas; Hammerl, Barbara; Žiberna, Bojana; University of Maribor, Slovenia

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    POSTER 9

    "Participatory Based Research within Sustainable Development Competencies for Sustainability Leadership Program & Research"

    Zen, Irina Safitri; Nur Hidayah Binti Abd Rahman; International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia; Mohamad Shahimin, Mukhzeer Bin; Yazrina Yahya; Higher Education Leadership Academy, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia; Nordin Yahaya; Higher Education Leadership Academy, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia; Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

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    POSTER 10

    "A Map of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Research Centres in Top Ranked Academic Institutions"

    Sonetti, Giulia; Ramezanzade, Mahmood; Politecnico di Torino, Italy

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    POSTER 11

    "Interdisciplinarity: yes, but how?"

    Niwa, Nelly; Fragnière, Augustin; Otero, Iago; Reynard, Emmanuel; University of Lausanne, Switzerland

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    POSTER 12

    "Transformative Learning in the field of Sustainability: A Systematic Literature Review"

    Rodriguez Aboytes, Jorge Gustavo; Barth, Matthias; Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

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    POSTER 13

    "A practical training on inter- and transdisciplinary working methods organised by PhD students for other early career scientists"

    Özcelik, Ranya; Winter, Jakob; Alves de Sousa, Filipe Maximiano; Veterinary Public Health Institute, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland; Cargnel, Mickael; Sciensano, Epidemiology and Public Health department, Veterinary Epidemiology Unit, Brussels, Belgium; Warembourg, Charlotte; Bremhorst, Annika; Veterinary Public Health Institute, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland

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    POSTER 14

    "Deconstructing and reconstructing complexities to adapt transformative teaching of SD to diverse learners, an example inspired from urban planning"

    Hofmann, Elisabeth; Leuret, François-Xavier; UNESCO Chair for Training of Sustainable Development Professionals, Bordeaux, France

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    POSTER 15


    Campobenedetto, Daniele; Barioglio, Caterina; Federighi, Valeria; Bruno, Edoardo; Listo, Tommaso; Politecnico di Torino, Italy

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    POSTER 16

    "Systems thinking know-how for teaching sustainable development"

    Dereniowska, Małgorzata; Independent scholar, Poland; Kasianiuk, Krzysztof; Collegium Civitas, Poland; Kaleta, Marek; Ashoka, Poland; Romaniuk, Patrycja; The Sustainers, Poland

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    POSTER 17

    "How do we know it transforms?"

    Mehlmann, Marilyn; Legacy17.org, Sweden; Ormond, Meghan; Vrieze, Anke de; Wageningen University, Netherlands



    - Marinoni, G., Van't Land, H. & Jensen, T. 2020. The impact of COVID-19 on higher education around the world. IAU Global Survey Report.

    The IAU conducted an online survey from 25 March to 17 April 2020 which received 576 replies from 424 universities and other Higher Education Institutions based in 111 countries and territories. The results are analysed in this report both at the global level and at the regional level in four regions of the world (the Americas, Asia, Pacific and Europe). Download


    - Karrer, Laurenzia M., Trechsel, Lilian J., Zimmermann, Anne B. 2020. Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland.

    Excerpted interpretation of interviews conducted in the Mercator project “Social Innovations in the Context of the Coronavirus Crisis: Is There Potential for Social-Ecological Transformations?”. Download