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Education for Sustainability IGEE ( is one of the distinctive conferences that brought educationists and other stakeholders from around the world in Germany to discuss translating education for sustainability into actions. It was planned within the framework of the “European Year of Creativity and Innovation”. This multi-stakeholder event was an opportunity to discuss how the fast changing technological, environmental, social and economic factors are influencing the entire education sector and to deliberate on strategies needed to make education and training more responsive to the 21st century challenges. The delegates shared their inspirations and experiences about making sustainability an integral part of teaching and learning.


This year’s conference addressed the COP21 agreement in Paris and the roles, responsibilities and opportunities for academic community in translating Paris Climate Pact into actionable initiatives. One of the key benefits of this event was networking in addition to latest innovations in education and getting insights of various programs and best practices from across the globe, the participating delegates interacted to get the pulse of what is happening in respect to education for sustainability, share new ideas and explore possibilities of cooperation.


The Environment Agency, Governmental Agency, Abu Dhabi delegated Ms. Bhakti More, Associate Professor, School of Design & Architecture to present on ‘Sustainable Campus Initiative of Manipal University, Dubai at the ‘Education for Sustainability’ – International Greening Education Event, Innovating Education for the 21st century, October 2016 at Karlsruhe, Germany. This was part of the SCI project. The presentation was titled ‘Sustainable campus initiative of the United Arab Emirates’. Manipal University, Dubai and American University of Sharjah represented SCI out of 13 participating universities in the initiative registered with Environment Agency.


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  • Lord Mayor of Karlsruhe, Dr Frank Mentrup
  • Dr Peter Prokosch, Managing Director, UNEP, former CEO of World Wide Fund for Nature, Germany
  • Dr Michael Kunz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Prof Roland Akeselsson, Lund University, Sweden
  • Dr Antonio Calo, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Ministry of Education & Employment, Malta
  • Prof James Longhurst, Assistant Vice Chancellor, University of West England, UK
  • Mr Arshad Rab, CEO, EOSD
  • Prof. Dr Bengt Persson, University of Boras, Sweden
  • Dr Georgina Gough, University of West of England, UK
  • Prof Lyn Parker, Associate Dean, University of Western Australia
  • Dr Coyan Tromp, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Dr Ingolf Gruen, University of Missouri, USA
  • Ms.Lisa Wouters, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel, Beglium
  • Dr Jacques Reis, Environmental Medicine, France
  • Dr Janet Hale, Texas State University, USA
  • Ms.Bhakti More, Manipal University, Dubai, UAE
  • Ms.Sandra Knuteson, American University of Sharjah, UAE




  • Prof. Bhakti More, Associate Professor, School of Design & Architecture (SCI Co-ordinator)
  • Prof. Sumathy Ayyulusamy, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering & IT (SCI Co-cordinator) 
  • Ms. Joyeeta Bhattacharya, Students Services Officer
  • Mr. Santosh Kamath, Deputy Manager – Projects (MIS) 
  • Mr. Narayanasamy Ayyulusamy, Maintenance Technician (MIS)
  • Mr. Mahdi Al Zadeh, Student, School of Life Sciences (President, Conservation & Environment Club)
  • Ms. Sundara Vadhana, Student, School of Design & Architecture (Vice-President, Conservation & Environment Club)
  • Students from all schools representing the Conservation & Environment Club.



  • Sundara Vadhana, School of Design & Architecture (President, Conservation & Environment Club)
  • Sameel Ur Rehman, School of Engineering & IT (Vice President, Conservation & Environment Club)
  • Kishwerniha Nagoor Meeran, School of Design & Architecture
  • John Surya, School of Business
  • Vidhula Petkar, School of Design & Architecture 
  • Viraj Asher, School of Media & Communication




  • Awarded “Best Green Campus Audit 2015” award.
  • Runner up position in "Sustainability Action Project 2015”, organized by the Sustainable Campus Initiative (SCI)