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Education for Sustainable Development 2009

BU students and staff celebrate Diversity Day Academics and educators are invited to a forthcoming BU conference on sustainable development and its role in higher education.

Sustainable development and global citizenship, and their role in higher education, will be discussed at this year’s ‘Education for Sustainable Development: Graduates as Global Citizens’ conference.

The conference, held on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 September by BU’s Centre for Global Perspectives, will serve as an excellent platform to meet educators, academics and managers in the field of sustainable development and development education to share ideas, viewpoints and knowledge.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Internationalising the curriculum
  • Extra curriculum and co-curricular activities that support the development of citizenship and international awareness
  • Corporate responsibility, strategy and leadership

Chris Shiel, Director of the Centre for Global Perspectives said: “For UK students to compete in the global economy, universities have to ensure that they develop a broader understanding of global issues, that they appreciate the inter-connected nature of global concerns and the importance of developing cross- cultural capability.

“As empowered global citizens, with an understanding of the importance of corporate social responsibility, these businessmen and women of the future can be a positive influence on the role of business in society.”

Attendance to the conference, being held at BU’s Talbot Campus, costs £250 (including VAT) which covers admission to all sessions, refreshments and dinner on Thursday evening.

The Centre for Global Perspectives has arranged special conference rates at the Marsham Court Hotel (£49 for single occupancy) and Ramada (£59 for single occupancy) in Bournemouth.

Where: Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University
When: Thursday 10 and Friday 11 September
Further information: For further information or to register, please contact:

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