Webinar: Greening and environmental sustainability: How universities can lead this major transformation Mon, May 16, 2022 · 2:00 PM | Brussels (GMT 2:00)
Universities are key actors in the transition towards carbon neutrality and sustainable societies. They address environmental sustainability in their research and education missions, transform their campuses into more sustainable places and reflect on institutional activities (including mobility) and procedures to become greener and more efficient. In 2021, EUA conducted a survey to map institutions’ various greening activities and approaches.
This webinar taking place on 16 May, 14:00-15:00 CEST will highlight selected key findings from this survey and discuss how institutions can overcome obstacles to embedding greening in their missions and campuses. Join us and be inspired by our speakers who will also share insights from EUA’s recent projects and initiatives on the topic. The webinar will include short presentations and a facilitated discussion with the aim of encouraging participants to adopt and implement good practices within their institutions and systems.
Moderator: Thomas Estermann, Director, Governance, Funding and Public Policy Development, EUA
Henriette Stoeber Policy Analyst, Higher Education Policy Unit, EUA
Luisa Bunescu, Policy Analyst, Governance, Funding and Public Policy Development, EUA
When? Monday, May 16, 2022 · 2:00 PM Brussels
Duration: 1 hour
Who can attend: Anyone with the event link can attend
Dial-in available? (listen only)
Director of Governance, Funding and Public Policy Development, EUA Policy Development with responsibilities for EUA’s work aimed at strengthening universities’ autonomy, governance, management and financial sustainability.
Before joining EUA in 2007, Thomas was Deputy Head of Strategic Development and Deputy University Director at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, a member of the universities’ senate and involved in the last two reforms in higher education in Austria. Before entering the university sector in 1997, he pursued a career as a lawyer. Thomas is member of several European and national committees, expert groups, editorial boards, advisory groups and contributes on a regular basis to higher education management programmes and national higher education reform processes. He has published on the topic of university funding,
governance and management.
He holds a Master’s degree in law from the University of Vienna.
Luisa Bunescu Policy Analyst, Governance, Funding and Public Policy Development, EUA
Luisa Bunescu is Policy Analyst in the EUA Governance, Funding and Public Policy Development Unit. She joined the Association in 2016, initially as Policy and Project Officer in the Higher Education Policy Unit.
Previously, she worked as a Research Assistant in Macroeconomics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and as Assistant to the Director at the Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE) in Nice, France. She was also a trainee at the European Commission in Brussels where she dealt with internationalcapacity building projects in higher education.
She holds an M.A.in Political Economy from the Berlin School of Economics and Law, as well as one in European Studies and International Relations from CIFE in
Henriette Stoeber Policy Analyst, Higher Education Policy, EUA
Henriette Stoeber is a Policy Analyst in the Higher Education Policy Unit. Prior to joining EUA, she worked as a research assistant at the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference and spent several years at the German Academic Exchange Service’s (DAAD) National Agency for Higher Education Cooperation, initially as intern/research assistant and later as programme manager for the projects “Development of the European Higher Education Area” and “Promoting Bologna in Germany”. Henriette has also
worked in the private sector in the United Kingdom.
Henriette holds a Joint Master degree in European Public Policy with distinction from the University of York (UK) and Central European University (Hungary), where she specialised in the field of higher education policy.