For 2015, the University Alliance for Sustainability has offered exchange schemes for study and research stays at the four partner universites under the thematic framework of “Education for Sustainable Development”. This year, one of the GEAS PhD students from the II cohort, Angela Leggett, has received one of these exchange scholarships to go to Peking University this fall.
News from Aug 27, 2015
The new „University Alliance for Sustainability“, Freie Universität Berlin, together with its four strategic partners, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), the University of British Columbia (Canada), St. Petersburg State University (Russia) and Peking University (China), will focus on sustainability as a comprehensive topic for collaborating in research, teaching, and campus management.
University Alliance for Sustainability is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and uses the partners’ complementary strengths to develop joint research and teaching projects, offers exchange options for faculty, staff, and students, and fosters inter-institutional learning with regard to management issues. To this end, the partners will develop joint undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Student initiatives will be able to network with their counterparts at other universities. Funding will also be available for research stays for researchers, summer schools for PhD students, conferences on the topic of “Green Campus” for management personnel, and several study and internship abroad options.