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  • Travel blog: Interrail & Post-Growth-inspired Research Trips

    By Anne Sophie Daffertshofer (PhD Candidate, School of Art History, University of St Andrews). Published on: 14 September 2023. More than 50 years ago, the Club of Rome called for a limit to economic growth. The vision of limitless growth, they argued, ignored the reality of living on a planet with finite resources. Since then, our…


  • UKRI Environmental Sustainability Concordat discussion session

    8 September, 9:30 – 10:30. STACEES and Prof Tom Brown (Vice-Principal Research, Collections and Innovation) will host a 1-hour discussion session about the UKRI’s draft Concordat for Environmental Sustainability of Research and Innovation Practice. Your valuable feedback will help to shape the University’s institutional response to this important draft document. The concordat “aims to gain agreement from all organisations…


  • Summary of STACEES Travel Event Series

    From March to May 2023, STACEES hosted an event series ‘Net Zero and the Direction of Travel in Scottish HE’. This four-part event series explored three key strands of travel through hybrid delivery talks delivered by a range of invited speakers, plus a chaired open discussion. The events were open to all staff, students and…


  • Sustainability Events Bulletin – 30 May 2023

    Welcome to the third and last May edition of the Sustainability Events Bulletin. This will be the last bulletin of the semester and we hope you have found them useful. We hope to resume the fortnightly bulletins at the start of the next academic year.  The STACEES team would like to thank Lauren Sykes (Communications…


  • The role of heritage and education in promoting sustainable development in climate-change sensitive settings tales from Peru

    24 May 13:30-14:30. Bilingual Spanish-English seminar delivered by a team from the Peruvian NGO PRISMA. SpeakersMaria Carmen Palacios, Oliver Calle, Amanda Valdez (all PRISMA, Peru). Chaired byAlejandra Pizarro Choy, PhD student, School of Geography and Sustainable Development. AbstractThis seminar is part of an international exchange visit that seeks to exchange understanding of climate risks and community adaptation…