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New BOLD ideas presented by the Nordic City Challenge for developing Kulbanekvarteret area in Copenhagen

Imagine a meeting point with an outdoor library, green walls, or a lighthouse powered by cycling. Or think about a memory trail showcasing shared history or barefoot pathways that improve the wellbeing of both nature and humans while strengthening the … Continue reading

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Carbon footprint of university operations and the Paris agreement

Text: Christian Solli, Environmental advisor of the NTNU Introduction Avoiding the most extreme temperature increases due to climate change is the biggest environmental challenge the world is facing. In order to live up to our commitment (Paris agreement) of keeping … Continue reading

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NSCN contribution strong in the ISCN 2018 conference in Stockholm

Text and photos: Meri Löyttyniemi The ISCN 2018 conference 11-13 June in Stockholm, Sweden was hosted by KTH vice-president Göran Finnveden and his excellent team. NSCN member institutions brought multiple contributions to the programme. Here´s a few examples – in … Continue reading

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UCPH WINS AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS EXCELLENCE

The International Sustainability Campus Network (ISCN) has awarded The University of Copenhagen, one of the founding institutions of the NSCN, with the Building and Innovative Infrastructure Award on account of Mærsk Tower’s excellence in sustainability performance. The award was announced … Continue reading

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UI GreenMetric visiting Nordics in autumn 2017

Aalborg University organised a GreenMetric seminar at their Copenhagen campus 3 Oct 2017. University of Indonesia established this ranking system 2010 and since then it has been committed in developing it further. Their leading figure, prof. Riri Fitri Sari and expert, Mr Junaidi gathered with Nordic … Continue reading

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Join the global SDG Accord – the University and College Sector’s Collective Response to the Sustainable Development Goals

NSCN network became the endorsing partner of the global SDG Accord in October 2017. We invite NSCN member institutions to join this global accord on UN Sustainable Development Goals. More detailed information and current signatories at http://www.sdgaccord.org    

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Press release 2.11.2017: Nordic City Challenge developing Pasila area in Helsinki

Winners of the multidisciplinary case competition Nordic City Challenge (NCC) 2017 were selected on the first of November at Hanasaari – the Swedish-Finnish cultural centre in Espoo. Jury selected student team “Eco Art 2” as winners of the challenge. The … Continue reading

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