Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe

The Sustainability Summit: Utrecht University Study Visit

             PRELIMARY PROGRAMME

 

Sunday 12 May

17.30

Welcome, registration, pre-study visit briefing and drinks.  Cyclists receive bicycles and keys

18.00 

Informal welcome dinner for the team

Monday 13 May

Cyclists depart at 08:20 from the Malie Hotel for a short guided cycling tour to the University Campus. Non-cyclists make your own way to the venue.  Location Bestuursgebouw, Utrecht Science Park, Heidelberglaan 8, room 033C

9.00

Coffee

 

9.15

Welcome to the Sustainability Summit Study Visit and Utrecht University

Annetje Ottow, Vice-President Utrecht University 

Theme: Leading institutional change and overcoming barriers 

10.15

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

Joachim Ninaus, University of Graz

11.15

Coffee break 

11.30

The challenge of creating an authentic social responsibility agenda in a large research university 

Dr Julian Skyrme, Director of Social Responsibility, University of Manchester.

12.30

Buffet lunch at the Utrecht 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

Overcoming obstacles to achieving a sustainability and social responsibility strategy at Ghent University

Jeroen Vanden Berghe

Chief Logistics Administrator 

15.10

Coffee break

15.30

Why the university should change? 

Bert van der Zwaan, former rector Utrecht University, former Chair of LERU

16.30

Study visit team reflection on the day’s proceedings

17.00

Cyclists will be guided to the Malie Hotel with non-cyclists will make their own way back.  

19.00

Sustainability Summit Study Visit Dinner, room 1636, University Hall, Domplein 29, Utrecht

Return to hotel at 21.30

Tuesday 14 May

Cyclists depart at 08:20 from from the Malie Hotel.  Non-cyclists to make their own way to the venue.  Location Bestuursgebouw, Utrecht Science Park, Heidelberglaan 8, room 033C 

9.00

Coffee and tea

Theme: partnership 

9.10

New rector, new possibilities: the University of Konstanz story 

Maren Rühmann, Director of the Division of Academic and International Affairs,

with Ilmari Thömmes-Jeltsch, Green Office

University of Konstanz

10.10

Coffee break

10.25

Integrated sustainability at Groningen University

Dick Jager, Program manager for Institutional Sustainability 

11.25

How to create a Green Office: successes and obstacles

Anjelle Rademakers, Manager of the Green Office Utrecht University

12.25

Lunch break, Green Office 

14.00

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

Student Panel from participating universities 

15.00

Coffee break

15.20

Student led workshop continued  

Student Panel from participating 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. Non-cyclists will make their own way back to the hotel. All participants to make their own way to the dinner at the University Hall

19.00

Dinner, Faculty Club, University Hall, Domplein 29, Utrecht

Return to hotel, 21.30

Wednesday 15 May

Cyclists to make their own way to the University Hall with bicycles so that they may be collected during the morning between 9.00 and 10.00.  Non-cyclists please make your own way to University Hall.  Location: Kanunnikenzaal, Faculty Club, University Hall.  

9.00

Coffee and tea 

9.10

The politics of sustainability in the Australian higher education sector: the ACU experience

Mark Doggett, National Manager Sustainability, Australian Catholic University

10.10

How to overcome the obstacles to achieve sustainable universities and to create a low carbon sustainable future? 

Miriam Maes, Co-Chairman Energy Transition Forum, Chairman Supervisory Board - Port of Rotterdam

11.10

Coffee break 

11.40

Counting your CO2  Contribution; What does the HUMANE Footprint look like?

George Parsons, Green Office, Utrecht University

11.50

Pulling the threads of the Sustainability Summit Study Visit together  

Joop Kessels and Ian Creagh

12.00

Study visit team reflection time: preparation of a practical guide in overcoming obstacles for university management 

12.30

Working Lunch 

13.30

Feedback session

Study visit team

14.45

Closing session 

Joop Kessels and Ian Creagh

15.00

Departure