EPFL Magazine N° 30

ÉDITO

Voir plus loin


POINT FORT

Start-ups: les secrets de la croissance

start_sommaire

«Une croissance rapide repose sur des personnalités»


Un écosystème pour soutenir l’entrepreneuriat


Envie de devenir entrepreneur?


50 ANS DE L’EPFL

«A l’EPFL, vous pouvez être vous-même: il y a tellement de diversité et de cultures»


ACTUALITÉS SCIENTIFIQUES

Les étudiants de l’EPFL repoussent les limites du béton


Une peau artificielle pour la réadaptation et la réalité virtuelle


Cinq mille «yeux» vont scruter l’expansion de l’Univers


Avec Giotto l’intelligence artificielle s’exprime en trois dimensions


INTERVIEW

Katie Bouman, the scientist who reveals the invisible

interview_sommaire

VU ET ENTENDU SUR LE CAMPUS

Insolite


CAMPUS

Claudia R. Binder est la nouvelle doyenne de la faculté ENAC


Un bateau solaire pour aller plus vite et plus loin avec moins d’énergie


Dominique Pioletti confronte ses étudiants aux défis du terrain


Les lauréats des sections


A network to support sustainability integration


Un prototype de mur végétal au SKIL


Join the EPFL data champions community


Les mathématiques, une question de logique


La RTS et le CdH animent des émissions de radio sur l’ère numérique


La photographe photographiée

photo_sommaire

Detecting communities in random graphs


Futur ou voiture volante, il faut choisir


A bike trip to teach about solar energy and science


Emplois


LECTURE

La sélection des libraires


CULTURE

«Le cœur ne sait plus»

culture_sommaire

La Grange de Dorigny offre un programme complet


Infinity Room 2: 50 années de l’EPFL en huit installations


Midi musical dans l’esprit de Noël


ÉVÉNEMENTS

Les événements à venir


Noël des enfants du personnel de l'EPFL


POINT FORT

ENVIRONMENT

A network to support sustainability integration

EPFL obtains the presidency of the International Sustainable Campus Network and will host the 14th Annual ISCN 2020 Conference 24-26 June, 2020.

 

On October 1, 2019, EPFL vice president Etienne Marclay was elected president of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN). With the support from co-executive directors, Silvia Hostettler (EPFL) and Victoria Smith (University of British Columbia) , the advisory committee and the board, he is leading this prestigious network that has the mission to support sustainability integration in education, research, innovation and campus operations of its member institutions. At EPFL, ISCN is hosted by the EPFL Sustainability team.

ISCN was founded in 2007 by EPFL and ETHZ and brings together 90 academic institutions from over 30 countries. It provides an international forum to launch joint projects, exchange best practices and meet in person at its annual conference.

 

Signatories of ISCN’s Charter commit to:

  • Embed sustainability in all aspects of the university (governance, operations, learning, research, community).
  • Create an environment that cultivates resilient, empowered, caring and engaged students, staff, and faculty who will contribute to the health of people and places.
  • Engage with external partners, industry, government and civil society to disseminate knowledge, research and best practices to benefit the communities in which we serve.
  • Deepen and broaden the collaboration that happens between members of the network to accelerate collective action.
  • Ensure that the network is significantly inspiring international dialogue and debate to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Call for proposals

EPFL will host the 14th ISCN annual conference ISCN 2020 Sustainability in Education: Institutional and student perspectives at the SwissTech Convention Center from 24-26 of June, 2020. The ISCN 2020 Conference will provide a platform to debate and share experiences on the opportunities and challenges of integrating sustainability into academic curricula at higher education institutions. ISCN 2020 will offer student-led tracks that are aimed at bringing students together from all over the world to share their ideas on how they envision sustainability in education.

The call for proposals for breakout sessions, papers and posters will be launched in mid-November 2019. We encourage all members of the EPFL community to visit isc-network.org to learn more about ISCN, submit their ideas and be an active part of the conference. We hope to see you at the STCC in June 2020.

 

Alfredo Kägi and Silvia Hostettler, EPFL Sustainability

> isc-network.org

 

> FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: silvia.hostettler@epfl.ch