International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Article publication date: 11 July 2011



(2011), "Diary", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 12 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2011.24912caa.007



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Article Type: Diary From: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Volume 12, Issue 3


International Conference on Creativity and Innovation for Sustainable Development

12-14 September 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The main theme of the conference is infusing creativity and innovation in education. Its objectives are:

  1. 1.

    to identify the various obstacles and challenges impeding the development of creative and innovative cultures within the academic context;

  2. 2.

    to gather expertise and models regarding the cultivation and management of creativity and innovation for sustainable development in the Muslim world;

  3. 3.

    to provide creative and innovative solutions to various problems and issues relating to the sustainable development of the contemporary world;

  4. 4.

    to inspire creative and innovative minds to contribute to the human development;

  5. 5.

    to identify the successful experiences and strategies in the development of creativity and innovation in the Muslim world;

  6. 6.

    to generate ideas and practical suggestions to strengthen theories and strategies of creativity and innovation in various professions; and

  7. 7.

    to provide a common ground towards understanding the core areas of creativity and innovation related to sustainable development in various disciplines.

The conference will gather distinguished scholars from various spectrums and fields of expertise to lead careful deliberation and discussions on ideas and proposals; effectively inspiring creativity and innovation. In partnership and collaboration with other institutions and agencies, this conference will serve as a platform for various participants to share their knowledge, perspectives and expertise in furthering progress and advancement on issues related to sustainable development, creativity and innovation.

Contact: web site: www3.iium.edu.my/irkhs/icci

Summer Course on Sustainability, River Basin Management and Climate Change in the Baltic Sea

20-24 September 2011, Hamburg, Germany

The summer course is an initiative of the German office of the Baltic University Programme in Hamburg and is organized in cooperation with the Interreg IVB Baltic Sea Region project WATERPRAXIS. It is meant to acquaint delegates from various countries about matters related to sustainable development, river basin management and climate issues in the Baltic, as well as foster international and multicultural learning. The course will offer a state-of-the-art overview of matters related to sustainable development and river basin management and will be a timely contribution towards efforts in the internationalisation, networking and cultural interaction among local government officials, practitioners and students from Baltic countries.

People from local governments, officials, engineers, practitioners and students from Baltic countries may register for the summer course. Students from all subjects currently registered at universities across the Baltic Sea are especially welcome to attend the Summer Course.

Contact: web site: www.waterpraxis.net/en.html

9th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology

26-28 September 2011, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Papers are invited for the 9th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, which will take place in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, from 26 to 28 September 2011. Contributions from all areas of environmental psychology are welcome. Key topics include: the built and natural environment, conservation behaviour and sustainability, environmental perception and decision making, environmental risks and stress, methods and theories in environment-behaviour research, and restoration and health. Contributions are particularly welcome to address this year’s conference theme, ‘Environment 2.0’. The environments we live and work in have become increasingly technological.

This year’s conference will seek to reflect on environmental psychology’s status with regard to technological innovations. Are environmental psychologists sufficiently aware of and involved in developments such as, ambient intelligence, virtual reality, persuasive technology, lighting technology for wellbeing and performance, and location-aware services on mobile phones and the internet? Accepted contributions include: oral presentations, posters and proposals for symposia. A symposium proposal is appropriate for a coherent group of presentations that focus on one topic.

Contact: web site: www.envpsych2011.eu/

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