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CALL FOR PAPERS! 4th World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research

January 19: 09:00 - January 20: 17:00

Further to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research, held in the UK (2018), Brazil (2019) and online (2021) respectively, the 4th World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research is now being prepared. The event is organized by theEuropean School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR) and the International Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) in cooperation with various organizations. It will be hosted by the University of Murcia and will be held in the city of Murcia, Spain, from 19th-20th January 2023

Under the theme “The Contribution of Universities Towards Education for Sustainable Development: accelerating the implementation of the UN SDGs at universities”,  the 4th World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research  aims to identify, document and disseminate ideas, experiences and visions from educators,  scientists, members of non-governmental organizations, decision-makers and citizens, on how universities may contribute to fostering education for sustainable development, which is important in pursuing sustainable future scenarios.

As an output and long-term documentation of the event, selected papers will be published in the book “The Contribution of Universities  Towards Education for Sustainable Development”, which will follow on the success of the“Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education” which is a “living edition” and the “Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals”, the world´s largest editorial project on sustainable development ever undertaken. The book will be published as part of theWorld Sustainability Series which is the leading peer-reviewed book series on matters related to sustainable development. Over 3.000 authors from across all geographical regions have contributed to the series to date.

Call for Papers
We are now calling for abstracts, which consist of a 200 words outline of the paper, along with the names and full contact details of the authors. Abstracts should be sent to the coordinating team at: iusdrp (@)

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30th September 2022. Full papers are due by 20th January 2023. Further details will be discussed with the authors whose abstracts have been accepted. We look forward to hearing from you, and to welcoming you in the historical city of Murcia in January 2023!


January 19: 09:00
January 20: 17:00


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