Unlocking tertiary education’s potential

Event
  • DATE / TIME :
    2012•06•18    19:30 - 21:00
    Location :
    Rio de Janeiro

    Rio+20 side event: “Aiming higher, unlocking tertiary education’s potential to accelerate sustainable development and the transition to a fair and green economy”

    Tertiary education plays a critical role in shaping the future. The leaders of today and tomorrow tend to be university graduates, and they will have a strong hand in preparing the skilled workforce needed for a green economy. There are many examples from around the world that have shown the importance of tertiary education in sustainable development efforts and the critical need for continued support for these types of initiatives.

    This event, co-organized by UNU-IAS in collaboration with numerous partner organizations and government ministries will highlight the important role of tertiary education in sustainable development and address the following key questions:

    • How can governments, NGOs, businesses and tertiary education instigate the necessary shift towards sustainable development and the transition to a green economy?
    • How do we unlock the potential of tertiary education sector to transform society?
    • What role should tertiary education play in creating and participating in the institutional framework for sustainable development?
    • What funding and support mechanisms will need to be provided to ensure the success of tertiary education in sustainable development efforts?

    For more information, see the event page on the UNU-IAS website and the Rio+20 event page.