Ecocampus, a programme of the Flemish government, makes a considerable effort in supporting sustainable tertiary education. Sustainable tertiary education embeds the ecological, economical and social principles and practices of sustainable development into it's core mandates.
Sustainable development is a story of opportunities. Of creativity and innovation. Of different ways of organizing and having the courage to think out of the box. New ways of understanding and exchanging with the world and are essential. Students today need to fully experience this. They will shape our future. Educators and researchers need a stimulating environment.
Ecocampus focuses on educators, researchers and students. They need to be able to use sustainable development as a compas in their day-to-day activities. Now and in the future. What is sustainable today, might not be sustainable tomorrow. In this context of uncertainty, teachers, researchers and students have to work and learn. That's why Ecocampus believes that sustainability isn't about transmitting uncontroversial knowledge or indoctrination with perfect, sustainable actions. It is about creating space in which teachers, researchers and students can study and experiment with sustainability challenges.
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