Leuphana University of Lüneburg (ULG), Germany, is represented by the Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Communication (Institut für Umweltkommunikation, INFU) and its affiliated UNESCO Chair in Higher Education for Sustainable Development.
The University of Graz is second largest institution of higher education in Austria. It was founded in 1585. With app. 27,000 students and 3,500 employees, today it makes an essential contribution to the vibrant life of the Styrian capital. Diversity and a wide scope characterise the education and research programmes at the six faculties. Students can choose from more than 100 bachelor, master and diploma programmes.
KHLeuven (Leuven University College) is a university college with campuses in the cities of Leuven and Diest. In the academic year 2012-2013, KHLeuven has around 7,500 students and around 725 members of staff.
Open Universiteit (OUNL, The Netherlands) is an independent government-funded institute for distance learning at university level. Its mission is to develop, provide and promote innovative higher distance education of top quality, in collaboration with networks and alliances. As the prime university for lifelong learning, it addresses the wide-ranging learning needs of people during their course of life, plus the need to achieve a considerable increase of the knowledge level of the community at large.
Created in 1991, the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) is a multidisciplinary and leading institution of higher education and compelling research located west of Paris (France). UVSQ plays a role in the regional development of the Yvelines area, with sites at the heart of seven towns, in Versailles and its surroundings. It includes centers of expertise such as Climate, environment, sustainable development; Culture and Heritage; Genome, environment,cellular responses; Epidemiology and cohorts; Disability and aging; Institutions,organization and public policy; Innovative materials: their genesis to applications; Modeling and simulation of complex systems.
The University of Basel, founded in 1460 and covering a wide range of disciplines in teaching and research. It has full university status and consists of 7 Faculties with 25 Departments as well as 4 transfacultary units. It has 9688 undergraduate and 2653 postgraduate and doctoral students (of whom 23.7% are international students from about 110 countries), 350 professors and 1'896 academic staff. By European standards the University of Basel is comparatively small. The University is involved in over 130 European (FP7) grants, of which 47 are from the Marie Curie scheme (mostly Fellowships and ITNs) and 23 are ERC grants, and takes part in different activities of the lifelong learning programme.
The Centre for Global Change and Sustainability networks between institutes, departments, platforms and initiatives at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna, in their research and teaching in the areas of global change and sustainability (e.g. climate change and climate protection, sustainable concepts for ensuring global food security, transportation, waste management, water supply and use).