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Home > News & Events > Events > "Learning for the Cities of Tomorrow" Seminar in Beijing, China
July 8, 2014

"Learning for the Cities of Tomorrow" Seminar in Beijing, China

Venue: Xiyuan Hotel, Beijing, China

The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), the Netherlands, together with the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture and our project partners, invite you to the seminar on “Learning for the Cities of Tomorrow”.

The one-day promotional seminar for students aims to promote European Higher Education in Sustainable Urban Development (SUD); support partnerships between and among European and Asian academic institutions and networks; present the SUSTAIN project and demonstrate its products and outputs; and provide information regarding the practical implications of studying in Europe.

Time

Topic

9:00 – 10:00

Opening Ceremony

Juan Jose Almagro Herrador, Representative, Delegation of the European Union to China and Mongolia

Stelios Grafakos, Project Coordinator, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies

10:00 – 10:30

Towards Sustainable Cities: Urban Development in the Asian, European, and Global Contexts

Mart Grisel, Director, European Urban Knowledge Network

10: 30 – 11:00

Meeting the Challenges of Urbanization: The Role of Higher Education in Planning for the Future

Lilia Blades, Coordinator, UN Habitat’s University Network Initiative

11:00 – 11:10

Morning Break

11:10 – 11:4 0

Studying Sustainable Urban Development: Perspectives from Students and Alumni

Chang Zheng, President, Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association – China Chapter

11:4 0 – 12:30

Panel Discussion: What is Sustainable Urban Development (for you) in China?

12:30 – 2:00

Lunch Break

2:00 – 2:30

What you need to know about SUSTAIN, including demonstration of e-platform and project outputs

Peter Scholten, Project Coordinator, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies

2:30 – 3:00

Sustainable Urban Development in European Higher Education: Exploring Different Course Options 

Chara Karakosta, Energy Expert, National Technological University of Athens

3:00 – 3:10

Afternoon Break

3:10 – 4:10

Mini-Fair and Quiz: Learn more about SUSTAIN project and Sustainable Urban Development in European Higher Education

4:10 – 5:00

Talk Show: Experiences of Chinese Alumni on Studying and Living in Europe

5:00 – 5:30

Awarding and Closing Ceremony

 

The seminar is organized within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus program, “Strengthening Higher Education in Urban Sustainability and Transitions towards Internationalisation of Academic Institutions and Networks’’ or SUSTAIN. For more information, please contact Stelios Grafakos (s.grafakos@ihs.nl) or Peter Scholten (scholten@ihs.nl) of IHS.