Call for Expressions of Interest: World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day 2020


The 1st World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day, a concept pioneered by the Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management" of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, was held on 3rd December 2010 and was attended by over 500 universities and nearly 20.000 students. It was repeated again in 2013 and a summary can be seen here.

Now, 10 years after the first event was organised, the "World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day 2020" will be held on  Friday, 4th December 2020. It will be regularly repeated over the period 2020-2030, and will accompany the implementation of the SDGs.

The World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day 2020 (WSD-TD 2020) is a major online event, which provides lecturers & learners with th latest information, the latest trends and insights on sustainable development and, in particular, the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and will showcase strategies and practical examples of projects from all over the world. It is organised by the European School of  Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR) and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and led by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK).

The open access action nature of the event aims to facilitate networking and knowledge transfer within a truly international, digital  learning environment. Academic staff from universities all over the world, are encouraged to hold a Teach-In-Day lecture on 4th December  2020, becoming a part of a global sustainability movement. They will provide a vast amount of tailored presentations including helpful teaching notes, which can be used by lecturers worldwide. This will make the WSD-TD 2020 not only instructive, but also very interesting to learners.

Colleagues who may wish to become involved and prepare a presentation to be used as part of WSD-TD 2020 can obtain further details here: This is a unique opportunity to make your work known to a world audience.

How to Register:

Further information and the details on online registrations will follow soon. If you wish to pre-register to be part of this major and inclusive initiative, and wish to consider submitting a presentation for the World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day 2020, please contact our team at:

with the following details:

  • Your name:
  • Your organisation:
  • Your country:
  • Your e-mail address:
  • Theme of your presentation:

Further details will then be shared, and selected authors will receive an official powerpoint template, which they can use for their presentations.

Again, please send the details to: iusdrp(@)

Be part of this global initiative and opportunity to promote your work and support teaching on matters related to the Sustainable Development Goals, among a world audience.

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