Global Challenges University Alliance (GCUA) Workshop


University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in co-operation with Global Challenges University Alliance (GCUA) are pleased to invite you to Workshop on "Life Science Universities and the UN Sustainable Development Goals" taking place in Vienna, Austria from 16-18 April 2018.


The workshop offers opportunities for sharing best practice examples in addressing the SDGs in political and societal action, in teaching and in research, for discussing the specific role of life science Universities for contributing to reaching the SDGs by their integration of socio-economic, ecological and technical aspects of land use and food chains and for sketching a way forward in fulfilling the claims of society.

With the workshop, we aim at (1) adopting a position paper of GCUA towards fulfilling the SDGs, (2) developing an agenda for research, teaching and management.


Workshop topics

  • SDGs as societal and political mission for Universities
  • SDGs as mission for Universities in education for sustainable development in the future
  • SDGs as mission in research – address contradictions, identify knowledge gaps and pathways to sustainability



Online registration will be open from Mid January to March 1st, 2018 at - in case of problems, please send an e-mail to

More information at

Looking forward to future communications and hopefully meeting your representatives in Vienna!

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