Quand :
24 January 2023 @ 14 h 00 min – 26 January 2023 @ 17 h 00 min
Où :
Paris and online
Circle U. Think & Do Tank: Towards Sustainable Education @ Paris and online

From January 24 to 26th, 2023, the Circle U. Think and Do Tank invites you to seminars, workshops and roundtables around sustainable education, curriculum transformation and teaching methods to create and promote a sustainable education for a sustainable world.

Circle U. European University Alliance: Université Paris Cité, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, King’s College, London, UCLouvain, University of Oslo, Aarhus University, University of Belgrade, Université of Pisa and Université of Vienna.

Sustainable Education

Sustainable education seeks to identify innovative and creative teaching and learning methods by focusing on interdisciplinary knowledge and considering student input. Circle U.’s Think and Do Tank has critically explored the concept of sustainable education and its translation into educational practice by identifying relevant bodies of literature, drawing out implicit assumptions, and mapping different rationales. The research carried out by the Think and Do Tank’s Academic Chairs and a group of students from six partner universities, as well as the seminar, will establish a dialogue between the Think and Do Tank and the alliance’s Knowledge Hubs.

In this respect, the project will make a key contribution to Circle U.’s global effort to create and promote sustainable education for a sustainable world. A roundtable discussion will provide an opportunity to identify the aspects of sustainable education on which to develop collaborative research and educational development projects that can move these elements forward and translate them into the field of research, practice and educational policy. We will discover pedagogical innovations that are applicable to the field of global health, which is one of the Knowledge Hubs of Circle U. coordinated by Université Paris Cité.

Target audience

  • Faculty, staff and other university professionals
  • Students from all levels and disciplines
  • Civil society organisations
  • Public or private organisations involved in education, social transformation and/or sustainable development
  • NGOs, Think Tanks, cultural centers, journalists, artists, municipalities, policy makers, etc.


Theme: Towards Sustainable Education Shaping the Future of Higher Education for a Sustainable Planet and a Democratic World

Think and Do Tank Café: L’évaluation académique et l’éducation durable

Location: Site Necker, 156 Rue de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris and online

January 24, 2023

14:00 – 15:30

Think and Do Tank Café: Students’ Assessment in Sustainable Education


Flora Zahra Smith, Professor at King’s College London. Jayne Pearson, Professor at King’s College London. Lisbeth M. Brevik, Professor at Oslo i Universitetet and Academic Chair of the Circle U. Think and Do Tank. Sue Wright, Professor at Aarhus Universitet and Academic Chair of the Circle U. Think and Do Tank


16:00 – 18:00

[Closed meeting] Working session of the Think and Do Tank I

Writing recommendations on how to ensure curricula and teaching methods are supporting sustainable education


January 25, 2023

Location: Learning Planet Institute – 8 bis Rue Charles V, 75004 Paris and online


10:00 – 12:30

Presentation of Circle U. Think and Do Tank Research Project “Conceptualising and Operationalising Sustainable Education”,

Session available on Live StreamingJoin HERE !


Academic Chairs of the Think and Do Tank: Sue Wright, Aarhus Universitet. Lisbeth M. Brevik, Oslo i Universitetet. Anne Enderwitz, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Min Reuchamps, Université catholique de Louvain. Gabriel Reedy, King’s College London. Veljko Milošević, Univerzitet u Beogradu.

Circle U. students: Sandeep Kaur, Université Paris Cité. Adéla Funova, Oslo i Universitetet. Katrine Holmdahl Larsen, Aarhus Universitet. Andrea Cini, Aarhus Universitet. Nicola Milosevic, Univerzitet u Beogradu. Nora Luackermann, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Melissa P. Matar, King’s College London.

Associated researcher: Rebecca Waters Boldsen Lund, Universitetet i Agder


14:00 – 15:30

Roundtable with the Circle U. Think and Do Tank: Sustainable Education or Education
for Sustainability?

Session available on Live Streaming-Join HERE !


16:00 – 18:00

[Closed meeting] Mutualisation of resources, training and practices in pedagogical innovation across Circle U.

Meeting 1: Teaching and Learning Centres
Meeting 2: Education and Teaching Training Centres
Meeting 3: Language Centres


January 26, 2023

Workshop on Pedagogical Innovation for Global Health



Site Necker, 156 Rue de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris


9:00 – 9:30




9:30 – 10:00

How to interpret curricula in Global Health: a survey of nine European universities.
Pascal Grosse, Professor at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin


10:00 – 10:30

Global Health Pedagogy: Opportunities and Innovations


Matthew Prina, Professor at King’s College London. Christine Cassar,Teaching fellow. Omar Deraz, PhD candidate Inserm


10:30 – 10:40



10:40 – 11:10

The DOMINOS Erasmus+ project on OSCE digital training.


Carole Ramsay et  Donia Bouzid, Université Paris Cité


11:10 – 11:30

Q&A session and Closing remarks 


14:00 – 17:00

Working session of the Think and Do Tank II (internal meeting)

Writing recommendations on how to ensure curricula and teaching methods are supporting sustainable education.




Register here

 Any questions? Contact us by e-mail by writing to circleu.iro@u-paris.fr 


Circle U. Project Team iro@u-paris.fr
Ana Elvira García López: ana-elvira.garcia-lopez@u-paris.fr
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