University news and events related to sustainable development are detailed below. If you know of any other news or events which should be listed on this page, please send details to Siobhan Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: CERTIFICATE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
The new UCD Urban Institute PhD Programme in Sustainable Development offers PhD students with an interest in Sustainability and currently registered in recognised Irish universities a Certificate in Sustainable Development consisting of training opportunities and funding, starting September 2008.
Applications are now open and are being considered as they are received. Deadline for consideration of applications is 1st September 2008
QUEEN'S AWARDED A FIRST CLASS HONOURS DEGREE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Queen's graduated with First Class Honours in People and Planet’s Green League 2007 for its environmental management and performance. The University was ranked 11th out of a total of a total of 121 institutions in the table, which is sponsored by the global environmental organisation, WWF.
The league table, topped this year by the University of Gloucestershire, has been developed to drive environmental improvements across the higher education sector. In only its second year, the 2008 survey is a clear indicator of tangible changes within the sector. The survey, which last year won best campaign in the British Environment and Media Awards, is the only league table showing the environmental performance of the UK's universities. It ranks all universities - awarding them a First, 2:1, 2:2, Third, or Fail - based on nine environmental criteria, both policy and performance related. People and Planet calls upon universities across the UK to improve their accuracy, transparency and reliability of monitoring and build upon this initial shift to drive up environmental standards.