Next EUniverCities-Network-Meeting: Trondheim 4 -6 December

The next EUniverCities Network meeting will take place in Trondheim, Norway, from 4 – 6 December 2018. The main theme will be “Educating for change: how can universities, cities and students work together for a sustainable future?”. The challenges that most urgently require action are outlined by the UN sustainability goals. An education for the 21st century must therefore give students the type of knowledge, skills and mindset that enable them to tackle the sustainability challenges of the present and of the future. Cities are expert sustainability problem owners and stakeholders in their own right. Universities are expert knowledge and technology creators. Students are the change agents of the future, i.e. the people who will use this knowledge and technology to solve sustainability problems. However, coordination between universities, cities and students does not happen by itself. If students are to venture outside their classrooms and lecture halls to meet and collaborate with the stakeholders and problem owners of their surrounding ecosystem, universities, cities and students must work together. However, working together is easier said than done. The hosts are the City of Trondheim and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

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