The Doctoral Students Symposium is one of the University for Sustainability's initiatives. At the Symposium, participants present their research projects and engage on a range of topics grouped under an annual theme. Using a multidisciplinary approach, participants gain fresh perspectives and innovative ideas from peers from related or different fields of studies. These often give them new ways of addressing some of the most important issues or research questions in their respective fields of studies.
The Symposium aims to provide doctoral students with a platform to discuss their career aspirations and pathways within and outside academia and enhance their international experience by providing them with networking opportunities and a supportive venue for constructive peer critique of ongoing research efforts.
The University for Sustainability Prize for Excellence in Sustainable Development Research shall be established to honour those whose work has advanced knowledge by crossing disciplinary boundaries and recombining different specialised subject fields in their research or writing.
To honour his contribution to the University for Sustainability the Board of Directors are delighted to announce the Federico Mayor Zaragoza Chair for Peace and Sustainability as well as the Federico Mayor Zaragoza Prize for a Ph.D. Thesis on Peace & Sustainability. Read more...
Non-Discrimination Policy* “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." These simple but powerful words are the first line of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1949. The declaration’s power has always depended on our collective will to uphold its noble aspirations. The University for Sustainability does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability in any of its policies, procedures, or practices, in compliance with Title VI of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This non-discrimination policy covers admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, the University's programs and activities. The University recognizes its obligation to provide overall program accessibility for disabled persons. Nothing in this policy shall abridge academic freedom or the University's mission. Prohibitions against discrimination and discriminatory harassment do not extend to actions, statements or written materials that are relevant and appropriately related to course subject matter or academic debate. This policy governs the conduct of all University for Sustainability students, faculty, staff and visitors that occurs on the University’s facilities or in connection with University-sponsored programs. This policy also governs conduct by University students, faculty, staff and visitors that creates, contributes to, or continues a hostile work, educational, or living environment for a member or members of the University community. _______________________________________________ * Approved by the Board of Directors on 10 November 2019.