Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe

Utrecht University Study Visit Programme

Sustainability, social responsibility and university leadership: strategic responses to sustainability challenges

 

(programme subject to marginal change) 

 

Sunday 22 April

Welcome and informal dinner: Utrecht University Hall

17.00

Welcome, registration, pre-study visit briefing and drinks

19.00

Informal welcome dinner for the team

Monday 23 April

Location Bestuursgebouw, Utrecht Science Park, Heidelberglaan 8, room 033G

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

Universities in 2040:

·     What does a sustainable university look like?

·     What is the function of universities in contributing to sustainable communities?

 

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, Director Central Services, University of Graz

10.50

Coffee break

11.10

Research leadership and sustainability

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

11.50

Educational leadership and sustainability: getting sustainability into the undergraduate curriculum

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

Other institutional sustainability journeys: the evolution of an Office for Social Responsibility at the University of Edinburgh

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

Transfer to hotel

19.00

Drinks and informal study visit team dinner

Tuesday 24 April

Location Bestuursgebouw, Utrecht Science Park, Heidelberglaan 8, room 033G

9.00

Coffee and tea

Theme: partnership

9.10

Utrecht Sustainability Institute and partnerships

(www.usi.nl/en)

Carolien van Hemel, director USI

9.50

Utrecht region: healthy urban living. Partnering with knowledge institutes, perspective of a reginal development organization

 

Heerd Jan Hoogeveen, staff EBU

10.30

Coffee break

10.50

Campus Sustainability, a living lab universities network

 

Leendert Verhoef, Delft University of Technology

11.30

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

Fennet van de Wetering,

Maastticht University

 

12.15

Visit to the Garage: an incubator for sustainable development

13.00

Lunch break, Green Office

 

14.00

Partnering with students for a sustainable future: the Green Office at 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

 

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

Transfer to the hotel

19.00

Drinks and informal study visit team dinner, the University Museum

Wednesday 25 April

Location: University Hall city centre

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

Other institutional sustainability journeys: Radboud University; Building new competencies, behaviours and mindsets into the recruitment and retention of professional university leaders

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

Depart for transport