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International Sustainability Conference

Conférence internationale sur la durabilité

URCforSR 2018

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Published on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

Short presentations by 27 speakers from France, Germany, Switzerland, Canada and India covering the key topics of cross-border and sustainability research from all disciplines of science and technology, including engineering, socio-economic sciences and the humanities, in three parallel sessions “Transformations & resources”, “Governance and multiculturalism”, and “Energy”. An innovation forum will also address exchanges between researchers, industrial networks, competitivity clusters, socio-economic stakeholders and local and regional authorities of the trinational Upper Rhine region.

Announcement

Argument

The URCforSR International Sustainability Conference will take place on September 27-28 in Strasbourg (Palais Universitaire, 9 place de l’Université).

It is organised by the Upper Rhine Cluster for Sustainability Research, a common project of the „Eucor – The European Campus“ Universities in Basel, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Mulhouse, Strasbourg and Koblenz-Landau (Landau Campus), funded by the INTERREG European Union program. This 3-year project strives to establish a research network with European significance in the field of sustainability research. Joint cross-border and interdisciplinary research activities and the transfer of knowledge to society are its main strategic elements.

The conference will feature keynote lectures by three prestigious scientists in the field:

  • Dr. Janet HERING, EAWAG (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland), on removal of micropollutants in wastewater treatment;
  • Dr. Benjamin SOVACOOL (University of Sussex, Brighton, U.K.), on conceptual frameworks for energy transitions;
  • Dr. Alexandra-Maria KLEIN (University of Freiburg, Germany), on biodiversity and ecosystem services in evolving landscapes.

Further, short presentations by 27 speakers from France, Germany, Switzerland, Canada and India covering the key topics of cross-border and sustainability research from all disciplines of science and technology, including engineering, socio-economic sciences and the humanities, in three parallel sessions “Transformations & resources”, “Governance and multiculturalism”, and “Energy”. Posters will also be on display for the entire duration of the conference.

An innovation forum will also address exchanges between researchers, industrial networks, competitivity clusters, socio-economic stakeholders and local and regional authorities of the trinational Upper Rhine region. Its objective will be to help build international collaborative research projects between academia and the private sector, and raise participants' awareness on cross-border entrepreneurship, working towards a more sustainable society.

Registration

See here for the full program of the Conference. Participation to the conference is free of charge, and open to all pending mandatory registration.

Please contact the organising committee for further information: urcforsr2018@sciencesconf.org

Tel. +33 (0)3 68 85 67 90 or +33 (0)3 68 85 53 75.

Conference Program

Thursday 27 September

13.15 Welcome

13.30 – 14.30 Institutional addresses

  • Hans-Jochen SCHIEWER, President, EUCOR – The European Campus
  • Jay ROWELL, Vice-President in charge of Research, University of Strasbourg
  • Lilla MERABET, Vice-President Competitiveness, Digital and sector of excellence, Région Grand Est Eurométropole

14.30 – 14.45

  • Introduction – Prof. Dr. Paul BURGER (URCforSR Cluster Chair, University of Basel, Switzerland)

14.45 – 15.45

  • Keynote lecture – Prof. Dr. Janet HERING (EAWAG – Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland) “The role of science in the decision to upgrade wastewater treatment plants for micropollutant removal: the Swiss case”

15.45 – 16.15 Coffee break

16.15 – 17.45 Parallel sessions I (Transformations and Resources, Governance and Multiculturalism, Energy)

17.50 – 18.50

  • Keynote lecture – Prof. Dr. Benjamin SOVACOOL (University of Sussex, Brighton, U. K.) “Ordering theories: Typologies and conceptual frameworks for energy transitions”

19.00 – 20.30

  • Cocktail reception (offered toall conference participants)

Friday 28 September

8.45 Welcome

  • 9.00 – 10.30 Parallel sessions II (Transformations and Resources, Governance and Multiculturalism, Energy)
  • 10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
  • 11.00 – 12.30 Parallel sessions III (Transformations and Resources, Governance and Multiculturalism, Energy)
  • 12.30 – 14.00 Buffet lunch (offered to all conference participants)

14.00 – 16.00 Innovation forum (coffee from 15.30)

  • Joy MANGLANI (Only Nature Endures, Mumbai, India) : "Creating a sustainable green planet by generating solar bio-energy from wastewater and waste"
  • Alexandra WOLF (Staatliches Weinbauinstitut, Freiburg, Germany) : “VITIFUTUR - A transnational platform for applied research and further education in viticulture”
  • Regina RHODIUS (University of Freiburg, Germany) : "Governing real-world laboratories: how to deal with its transformative and trandisciplinary claim (the case of WiNo)"

ROUND TABLE animated by Michel DE MATHELIN (Vice-Président in charge of business partnerships, University of Strasbourg) : “Example collaborations for sustainability between academia and the private sector: What makes a success story?”

  • 16.00 – 17.00 Keynote lecture – Prof. Dr. Alexandra-Maria KLEIN (University of Freiburg, Germany) “Biodiversity and ecosystem services in changing landscapes”
  • 17.00 – 17.15 Closing remarks – Prof. Dr. Paul BURGER (URCforSR Cluster Chair, University of Basel, Switzerland)

Organizing committee

  • Stéphane VUILLEUMIER, leader axis “Transformation processes & technologies”, University of Strasbourg
  • Philippe HAMMAN, leader axis “Governance”, University of Strasbourg
  • Amandine BRANDTNER, enabler axis “Governance”, University of Strasbourg
  • Chloé BOURGEOIS, enabler axis “Transformation processes & technologies”, University of Strasbourg
  • Grazia SCOCCA, organisation assistant, University of Strasbourg

Scientific committee

  • Paul BURGER, Cluster Chair, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Barbara KOCH, Cluster Vice Chair, leader axis “Resource Management”, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Wolf FICHTNER, co-leader axis “Energy, infrastructure & social change”, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Oliver FRÖR, leader axis “Multiculturalism & plurilinguism”, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • Armin GRUNWALD, co-leader axis “Energy, infrastructure & social change”, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Philippe HAMMAN, leader axis “Governance”, University of Strasbourg, France
  • Stéphane VUILLEUMIER, leader axis “Transformation processes & technologies”, University of Strasbourg, France

Places

  • 9 place de l'Université
    Strasbourg, France (67)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018
  • Friday, September 28, 2018

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Keywords

  • durabilité, gouvernance, multiculturalisme, ressource, transformation, énergie, transfrontalier, pluridisciplinaire

Contact(s)

  • Amandine Brandtner
    courriel : aleonate [at] unistra [dot] fr
  • Chloé Bourgeois
    courriel : chloebourgeois [at] unistra [dot] fr

Information source

  • Amandine Brandtner
    courriel : aleonate [at] unistra [dot] fr

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