Workshop: Which sustainable university are we actually talking about? Exploring different discourses on the university in relation to sustainable development.

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Maarten Deleye
Co-Author Maarten Deleye
Description Using the results of a discourse analysis of 4585 academic publications as a starting point, in this session we will explore and discuss the implications of different understandings of "the sustainable university" regarding the framing of sustainable development, the understanding of what a university is or should be, and what happens in practice. To finalize the session, we would explore alternative understandings of the sustainable university, in addition to the ones the discourse analysis brought to the fore.
Topic Moving from learning about to learning for and as sustainability
Format Research lab
Bio Maarten Deleye is a PhD student at the department of Education at Uppsala University, Sweden. In his research he aims to contribute to an understanding of what "the sustainable university" exactly entails by studying how the university is and can be understood in relation to sustainability in both theory and practice. Maarten holds a master's degree in social and cultural pedagogy (Leuven University) and a bachelor's degree in social work (Howest Brugge). He is also affiliated to the Centre for Sustainable Development at Ghent University since 2016.