For educational developers: Sustainability Integration, Current Experiences – Future Perspectives

Universities are striving to find ways to integrate sustainability into degrees and courses. In this seminar we share current practices and insightful learnings from different universities regarding sustainability integration, followed by opportunity for questions and joint discussion.
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Unite! Teaching and Learning offers 14 pedagogical trainings taking place online in the spring 2022 for Aalto University teachers including PhDs and post-docs with teaching responsibility. 

Unite! Teaching and Learning is a series of training activities aimed at teaching staff, lecturers and faculty in all Unite! partner institutions, who are interested in sharing and developing teaching and learning practices. We invite you to meet Unite! colleagues while learning how teaching and learning is promoted at different partner universities.

Sustainability Integration, Current Experiences – Future Perspectives

March 30, 2022, at 10-13 (9-12 CET)

We start the programme with an inspirational part with presentations from three universities and their case examples/ways of integrating sustainability. The second part is dedicated to facilitated small group discussion on selected themes on the future of sustainability integration, e.g. identifying bottlenecks and challenges in sustainability integration, existing knowledge gaps and organizational support needs.  


9:00–9:10 Welcome and opening by Paula Schönach (Aalto University)

9:10–9:25 Integrating sustainability in educational programs at KTH by Héléne Hermansson-Järvenpää (Project manager at KTH Sustainability office)

9:30–9:45 Sustainability integration at UPC Barcelona Tech: 20 years challenging the system by Jordi Segalàs (Director Research Institute for sustainability Science and Technology, UPC Barcelona Tech) 

9:50–10:05 Sustainability in Teaching – pedagogical training course at Aalto University by Noora Jaakkola (Specialist, Programme management services, Aalto University) and Meeri Karvinen (University teacher, Aalto University)

10:05–10:25 Questions & discussion


10:35–11:20 Small group discussion (breakout rooms)

11:20–11:55 Joint discussion and main findings

12:00 End of event

Learning outcomes

  • Familiarisation with a variety of practices for sustainability integration
  • Reflection on topical challenges and support needs in sustainability integration in HEIs
  • Charting possible directions of future development work for enhanced sustainability integration


  • Introductions to currently used practices of sustainability integration in different universities of the Unite! network, followed by joint discussion.
  • Small group work on selected themes for exploring future directions for developing enhanced sustainability integration.

Target Group: Higher education developers and everyone interested in integration of sustainability into curricula, courses and organizational setting in HEIs.

Trainers: Sustainability education team from Aalto University

Contact person: Paula Schönach


Pre-registration is required and is done on the Unite! Metacampus platform. On the last page of the booklet below you can find a step-by-step guide for the registration. Registration deadline is March 18, 2022. 

More information

The booklet has information on all the trainings offered during spring 2022 and on the last page you will find a step-by-step guide for the registration. 

The activities – webinars, courses and training events – are run by pedagogical experts from the partner universities and are free of charge for the Unite! community. All “Unite! Teaching and Learning” activities are in English and take place online. Some of the activities will award credits.

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