Curriculum Change for Responsible Management Education

Growing concerns about the impact of human activities on our planet and the consequences for future generations have led many to argue that higher education has a key role to play to ensure a more sustainable future. Corresponding interest appears to be increasing among students, whilst employers are in need of graduates who will be able to meet complex sustainability challenges in all professional and business contexts. Many universities have begun to introduce curriculum innovation and change to facilitate the curricular integration of generic skills underlying sustainable development. The imperative seems clear, but the complexity of sustainability raises many challenges.

This session is designed to present, discuss, and reflect successful approaches and to provide help in adapting such change models.

Session chair: Ivan Nikitin


Klaus Helling
Dean, Director IfaS, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany

Claudia Hegglin
Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Sara  Petchey
Public Outreach Coordinator, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Contact the session chair: Ivan Nikitin.

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