The oldest university in central Europe, Charles University was founded on 7 April 1348 by Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia. Today, Charles University has 17 faculties with 40,000 students and about 6,000 staff. For more information about Charles University please see http://www.cuni.cz/.
The Eötvös Loránd University has eight faculties: Science, Informatics, Law and Political Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Psychology, Elementary and Nursery School Teacher Training and the Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Education. Its programs are accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Board.
Centre Education 2000+ (CEDU) was created in December 1999 as a spin-off of the Romanian Soros (Open Society) Foundation. Currently, the Centre is one of the most dynamic non-governmental organizations and an important player in the field of public policies and sustainability programs in Romania.
STU is a modern educational and scientific institution that is seeking to develop expertise in the area of sustainable development and Education for Sustainability. Since its foundation the year 1937 more than 1250000 students have graduated. All the STU faculties and institutes provide a study in accredited study programs within the complex system of bachelor, master and PhD study in accordance with the Bologna declaration and ICTS system.
The Department of Economics as an organizational part of the Faculty of Economics, at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. The Department is looking at ways to integrate sustainable economics in the curriculum.
Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE is a public university founded in 1949. It is the biggest, oldest and the best institution for high education in the R. of Macedonia. Ss. Cyril and Methodius University is an autonomous, scientific and higher educational university which provides teaching, scholar and applied activities in technical, natural sciences and mathematics, bio-technical, artistic, medical and social sciences. Ss. Cyril and Methodius University includes 23 faculties, 5 research institutes, 4 public scientific institutions, and 7 other institutions and organizations. At the moment almost 50000 students are enrolled at the University, and 2700 teaching, research and associate academic staff work here.
The University of Architecture, Civil Engineering & Geodesy (UACEG) was founded in 1942 as a Higher Technical School and is up to nowadays the largest educational body in the field in Bulgaria. It is known for its teaching for the environment and sustainable development.
University of Bihać offers academic degrees in all three cycles at seven departments, and studies in at least five different subject groups in at least three scientific areas, including: natural sciences, technical sciences, biotechnical sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The University is committed to curricula renewal and modernization aligned with sustainability.
University of Forestry has more than 85 years of tradition. It has an institutional accreditation to provide education in 3 degrees – Bachelor, Master and Doctor. At present the UF is an educational and research centre for applied life sciences with six faculties:
The University of Ljubljana is today the central and the largest research and educational institution in Slovenia with:
• 30 % of all research activities
• 64 % of all student population in the country.
University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is a public institution which offers academic education programmes at the three bologna levels, and a higher professional education programme. Faculty is organized in 9 different laboratories, one of the strongest being the Laboratory for Process Systems Engineering and Sustainable Development (PSE & SD).
University of Niš is second largest public educational and research institution in Serbia. It is established in 1965 and currently comprises 13 faculties with 28660 students in all study levels. University of Nis participated in numerous international project activities as a grant holder or project partner (the list of projects can be found at http://www.ni.ac.rs/en).
The University of Rijeka is situated in the city of Rijeka. It is a state-funded university under the direct authority of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport. The University of Rijeka was founded in 1973 and it has undergone a series of transformations which were for the most part the result of changes brought on by the national higher education policies. The University is actively engaged in international networking in the area of Education for Sustainability.
Today the University mission is dedicated to making strategic and development-oriented decisions on numerous issues regarding the functioning of the academic community and continued facilitation of international competitiveness in all areas of scientific, artistic and professional activities. Through active collaboration with the economic and business sector along with partnerships for community development the University endeavours to contribute toward the socio-cultural transition into a knowledge-based society.
Comenius University in Bratislava (UKB) is the oldest (founded in 1919) and biggest university in the Slovak Republic with a full range of science and humanities disciplines taught at 13 faculties. UKB has around 28,000 students at all three levels of study of which 21,000 are full time students and 1,900 students are foreign students from almost 80 countries. UKB has outstanding scientific institutions and is active in various areas through Centres of Excellence and national and international science projects.
The University Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development (UCES)is an inter-disciplinary unit, established in 1989 as the part of the University of Warsaw. The University Centre is a unique scientific and implementation institution in the field of education and policy for environment and sustainable development. It is the only one unit of the University of Warsaw with commitment to the issues of sustainable development expressed in the recently change name.