From August 12-14 EARTH University Guacimo campus hosts the annual meeting for the Consortium for Sustainability, a collaboration between EARTH and 10 premier U.S. universities to offer summer study-abroad courses in sustainable agriculture, rural tourism, carbon neutrality and community development in Costa Rica.
The members in attendance this year represent Michigan State University, Chatham University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Florida, Penn State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Colorado State University.
This year’s meeting will focus on developing a strategy for the coming years and exploring possibilities to expand and deepen academic and research collaboration among the Consortium universities.
The representatives will participate in a session on Wednesday with the entire EARTH faculty to discuss global trends and opportunities in higher education and how to respond to these developments in terms of curriculum, methodology and faculty. This session will serve as an important input for EARTH’s curricular revision, which could lead to changes in the curriculum starting in the 2014 academic year at EARTH.
Director of International Academic Relations Nico Evers commented that, ´´These kinds of partnerships are an excellent way to combine strengths and to exchange knowledge. During our meetings we are consolidating and developing relations with prestigious universities, which will strengthen both our education and research. Thanks to this consortium, EARTH University also enhances its international reputation and recognition.”
Read more about the Consortium for Sustainability featured in NAFSA: Association of International Educators here at: http://www.nafsa.org/Explore_International_Education/In_the_News/Partnering_for_Sustainability/
Visit the Consortium for Sustainability website at: http://www.consortiumearth.org/
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