Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe

Utrecht University Study Visit Programme

Sustainability, social responsibility and university leadership:

strategic responses to sustainability challenges

Sunday 22 April

Welcome and informal dinner: Utrecht University Hall, Domplein 29, Utrecht. For directions see here.

18.00

Welcome, registration, pre-study visit briefing and drinks. 

For Cyclists: you will receive your bicycle and keys. IMPORTANT: Always lock your bicycle. Bicycle theft is very common. 

19.00 

Informal welcome dinner for the team 

Monday 23 April 

Cyclists will leave at 08:20 from either the Malie Hotel (your guide will be Sake Slootweg) or from University Hall (with Fay van Zeijl) for a guided cycling tour of the University Campus, which will take 20-25 minutes. Non-cyclists please make your own way to the venue.

Location Bestuursgebouw, Utrecht Science Park, Heidelberglaan 8, room 033F. For directions see here

9.00

Coffee

 

9.15

Welcome to the Sustainability Study Visit and Utrecht University

 

Anton Pijpers, President Utrecht University 

Theme: Sustainability and leadership

9.30

Why the university should change

Bert van der Zwaan, Rector Utrecht University, Chair of LERU

10.10

Institutional leadership and sustainable development goals.  Or how to go about changing an academic community’s mindset

Joachim Ninaus, University of Graz

10.50

Coffee break 

11.10

The Challenge of Transdisciplinearity: Insights from the Crossover of in sustainability science and future studies

Maarten Hajer, programme leader of the sustainability strategic theme Utrecht University

11.50

Leadership to strengthen sustainability as the core motive of staff and students

Frank Bakema, Eva Verschoor, directorate of education, Wageningen University

12.30

Buffet lunch and the Green Office

13.30

Small group interactive session bringing the morning’s proceedings together: devising new approaches to institutional leadership for sustainability

Ian Creagh and Joop Kessels to facilitate 

14.30

Transfer to room 033C

Not a green office: transitioning from student collaboration to University of Edinburgh Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Joe Farthing, Communications Director, Social Responsibility Office, Edinburgh University 

15.10

Coffee break

15.30

Walking tours: cogeneration stations group 

16.30

Study visit team reflection on the day’s proceedings 

17.00

Cyclists will be guided to the Malie Hotel or University Hall. Non-cyclists will make their own way back. All participants to make their own way to the dinner venue, The Colour Kitchen

19.00

Dinner: The Colour Kitchen, Oudegracht 214, Utrecht (5 minutes walk from University Hall)

Tuesday 24 April 


Cyclists leave at 08:20 from either the Malie Hotel (with Sake Slootweg) or from University Hall (with Fay van Zeijl) for at the ride to the University Campus. Non-cyclists please make your own way to the venue.

Location Bestuursgebouw, Utrecht Science Park, Heidelberglaan 8, room 033C. For directions see here.

9.00

Coffee and tea

Theme: partnership

9.10

Utrecht Sustainability Institute and partnerships for science-driven sustainable innovation and impact in the Utrecht region

Carolien van Hemel, director USI

9.50

Utrecht region: organising triple helix collaboration for healthy urban living

Heerd Jan Hoogeveen, staff EBU

10.30

Coffee break

10.50

Campus Sustainability Living Labs - A Global Community of Practice (what we preach)

Leendert Verhoef, Delft University of Technology 

11.30

Other institutional sustainability journeys: the Maastricht University story of partnership, social innovation and entrepreneurship 

Fennet van de Wetering and Erwin Kuil,

Maastricht University

12:15

Visit to the Garage: How UtrechtInc Garage builds academic startup initiatives un sustainability  

Jorg Kop, managing director

UtrechtInc

13.00

Lunch break, Green Office

 

14.00

Engaging the community: the contagiousness of the student led Green Office of Utrecht University

Anjelle Rademakers

Manager of the Green Office Utrecht University

14.40

Student led workshop: how to achieve a rapid sustainability partnership strategy and action plan with students

Student Panel from Utrecht and other universities including:

Alex Baker-Shelley, Ella Rauth and Davor Davidovikj (Maastricht University)

Marenthe Middelhoff and Roy van den Berg (Utrecht University)

15.00

Coffee break

15.20

Student led workshop continued  

Student Panel from Utrecht and other universities

16.00

Workshop groups report-back and plenary discussion 

Ian Creagh and Joop Kessels to facilitate 

17.00

Study visit team to collect their thoughts on the day’s proceedings

 

17.30

Cyclists will be guided to the Malie Hotel or University Hall. Non-cyclists will make their own way back. All participants to make their own way to the dinner venue, the University Hall

19.00

Dinner at the Faculty Club, University Hall, Domplein 29. For directions see here.

Wednesday 25 April

Cyclists make your own way to University Hall, and take your bicycles as they will be collected during the morning (during 9:00 and 10:00). Non-cyclists please make your own way to University Hall.

Location: Kanunnikenzaal, Faculty Club, University Hall. For directions see here.

9.00

Coffee and tea

 

9.10

Other institutional sustainability journey: the University of Greenwich; sustainability and social responsibility as an institutional differentiator

Anne Poulson

COO, University of Greenwich

9.50

Change perspective 

Wilma de Koning, vice-president Radboud University

10.30

Coffee break

 

10.45

Pulling the threads of the study visit together  

Joop Kessels and Ian Creagh

11.00

Study visit team reflection time: preparation of feedback to Utrecht University on its approach to sustainable development

12.30

Working Lunch 

13.30

Feedback session 

Study visit team 

14.45

Closing session 

Utrecht staff 

15.00

Departure