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Second Una Europa Talk

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Date & location

From 4:30pm to 5:30pm CET

Freie Universität Berlin

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Dr. Sonja Yeh

Project Manager Una Europa, Freie Universität Berlin


Live event on YouTube; you do not need to register.

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Join us for our second Una Europa Talk on YouTube on 2 November at 16.30 CET, where we will explore the role European universities can and must play in creating the Sustainable University of the Future.

Our Talk is your Talk. Share your thoughts and questions in the YouTube comments or on Twitter and Instagram using #UnaEuropaTalk.

The Talk is an integral part of this year's Berlin Science Week programme, organised in collaboration with the Falling Walls Foundation.

European Universities -

Driving the Sustainable University of the Future?

Sustainable development is one of the biggest global challenges of our time. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the European Union's European Green Deal address the global challenges we face today and provide the framework to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They highlight the need to work across different disciplines and sectors and for closer engagement with citizens. As central actors of the knowledge square, Higher Education Institutions have a crucial role to play as drivers of fresh thinking and innovation and key contributors to the objectives of both the European Green Deal and the UN SDGs.

The focus on sustainability is fundamental to Una Europa, as a strategic building block of our alliance. Una Europa partner universities see it as their institutional responsibility to actively shape global discourse and address the related challenges in all areas of our universities, developing a 'whole-institution approach' to sustainability in linking efforts in teaching, research, service to society as well as governance and campus management.

The Una Talk brings together experts from across Una Europa partner institutions and CHARM-EU European University to discuss the role and responsibility of European Universities in driving the sustainable university of the future and achieving well-being of citizens and society at large. Our panel brings together diverse viewpoints, notably students, teachers, researchers and professional staff from across the European University community; the community that will be so central to transforming into a Sustainable University of the Future.

Confirmed line-up of speakers

Browse our speakers' profiles for more information.

  • Guenter M Ziegler

    © Bernd Wannenmacher

  • Soledad Garcia Ferrari

  • Aleksandra Lis

  • Verena Blechinger-Talcott

    © Bernd Wannenmacher

  • Jan-Martin Wiarda

This event is initiated as part of the 1Europe project co-funded under Erasmus+ and is part of the programme for Berlin Science Week 2021.


  1. 16:30 Welcome by Jan-Martin Wiarda
  2. 16:35 Welcome to FU Berlin and Una Europa by Günter M. Ziegler
  3. 16:45 Una Europa Talk feat. Professor Dr. Soledad Garcia Ferrari, Aleksandra Lis, Doris Alexander and Verena Blechinger-Talcott