Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.00
Liaison Sandra Caeiro
Submission Date April 5, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Universidade Aberta
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Open University belongs to the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Program (IUSDRP), coordinated by Manchester Metropolitan University .

  Open University belongs to the European Virtual Campus for Sustainable Europe (VCSE - www.vcse.com), coordinated by the University of Macedonia, Greece.


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
No

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
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Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Sousa, N., A.E. Gonçalves, J. Coutinho-Rodrigues. “Pedelec on a hilly city: a case study in Coimbra”, Proc. Energy for Sustainability International Conference 2017 - Designing Cities & Communities for the Future, Funchal, Portugal, 2017.

Dolores, P., Caetano, F., Oliveira, C."Sustainability literacy in older age groups: on the way to sustainable development". 23rd Annual International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, Bogotá, Colombia, 14th -16th of June, 2017

Sousa, N., Moreira, F., Rodrigues, J. C.."An energy-based pedestrian accessibility indicator", Energy for Sustainability Multidisciplinary Conference EfS 2017, Coimbra.

Almeida, Octávio; Jacquinet, Marc; Martinho, Ana Paula - A regulação no espaço europeu : comparações e a opinião dos municípios do distrito de Setúbal. In SILUSBA. Simpósio de Hidráulica e Recursos Hídricos dos Países de Expressão Portuguesa, 12, Brasília, 2015 - "Gestão da água e do território [Em linha] : perspectivando sinergias". [S.l.] : SILUSBA, 2015. ISBN 978-989-8509-14-7. 14 p.

Pinto, A. M., Cunha, L. M. "Portuguese consumers’ Interest in seafood production and consumption : insights considering benefits, risks and their environmental Impact", PERL International Conference Paris, March 10-11, 2015

Cunha, L., Moura, A., Lima, R, Souza, M. , Souza-Filho, T., Silvia, T., Pedrozo, E. "Consumer preferences for Brazil nuts using conjoint analysis: exploring study of the importance of place of origin, production method, nutritional benefit and food safety" ICCAS 2017. 10ª International Conference held in Copenhagen, 5-7 july, 2017

Sousa, N., Tralhao, L., Ribeiro, N., Rodrigues, J. C.."Metodologia em ambiente SIG para localizar dispositivos de auxílio ao ciclista em cidades declivosas",Conference: I Jornadas Lusófonas CTIG 2014


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

The ISOLearn project was recognized as a good practice by the National Erasmus + Agency, and on October 16th it received the 2017 Good Practices Award at an event held at the Bissaya Barreto Foundation in Coimbra.

The ISOLearn project is a Strategic Partnerships project developed under the ERASMUS + Program coordinated nationally by Professor José António Porfírio, pro-rector of the Open University.

In the evaluation received, the evaluators considered that the project exceeded the proposed objectives and was an important contribution to valorize the current knowledge about the inclusion of people with disabilities in Higher Education in Europe, being innovative and assuming a character that allows their replication in other countries and institutions. The evaluators also emphasized the importance of the project in praising the importance and capacity to work with the target populations of the project, listening and involving the main stakeholders in the results obtained.


Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

2017 Track co-Chair session 1c Role of academia (advocacy and education in sustainable development science). International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) 23 conference. Inclusive sustainability for development: How to engage academy, government, communities and businesse. Bogota, Colombia. 14 - 16 June 2017. http://isdrs2017.sites.exordo.com.

2017 Scientific Committee: 2nd ARTME Organizational Creativity and Sustainability International Conference. Co-organizing the sub-theme “Organisational theory and change dynamics for sustainability”. September 14 – 16, Nancy, France. https://artemocc2017.sciencesconf.org.

2017 Scientific Committee: World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research: Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Organized by Manchester Metropolitan University, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” RCE Hamburg and Region Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP). Manchester, United Kingdom, 5th -7th April 2017. https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/sustainability-science.html.

2017 Scientific Committee: “2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation (WSCCA- 2017)”, Organized by University of Coimbra, Portugal, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences”, RCE Hamburg and Region, Germany, International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP). Coimbra, Portugal, 6 – 8 September. https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/portugal-wscca-2017.html.

2017 Scientific Committee: “Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses” (SSUC-2017), Organized by University of São Paulo in Brazil, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), the Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP). Sao Paulo, Brazil, 17th-19th September 2017. https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/campus2017.html.

2017 Scientific Advisory Board 12th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES Conference, Sponsored conference by UNESCO. 4 to 8 Oct. Dubrovnik, Croatia. http://www.dubrovnik2017.sdewes.org.

2016 International Advisory Committee of the Collaborative Conference on Resource and Environmental Science (2016) (CCRES 2016), Orlando, USA taking place from December 5-9. Organized by University of Electronic Science and Technology of China http://2conf.org/resource-and-environmental-science/.

2016 Scientific Committee of World Symposium on Sustainability Science: Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Hamburg, Germany, 7-9 December 2016. Hamburg University University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-als/events.html.

2016 Scientific Committee of 3rdWorld Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2016). "Designing Tomorrow’s Campus: Resiliency, Vulnerability, and Adaptation" 14-16 September. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA. Organizers Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Hamburg University University of Applied Sciences. https://sustainability.mit.edu/wssd2016?qt-symposium_2016=2#qt-symposium_2016.

2016 Organising Committee of the PhD Workshop. Pre-event of International Sustainable Development Research Society ISDRC 22 conference: Rethinking sustainability: Models and Practices of New and Old Word, 12 July. Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL). Locatio: NOVA IMS. http://www.isdrsconference.org/.

2016 Co-chair of Organising Committee, Scientific Committee, co-chair of track role of academia of International Sustainable Development Research Society ISDRS 22 conference: Rethinking sustainability: Models and Practices of New and Old Word, 13 - 15 July. Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL). http://www.isdrsconference.org/.

2016 Comissão Organizadora do 1º Simpósio Luso-Brasileiro sobre modelos e práticas de sustentabilidade focado nas realidades portuguesa e brasileira. 11 – 12 Julho. Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL) e Instituto de Energia e Ambiente (IEE) da Universidade de São Paulo (USP). http://www.isdrsconference.org/page/68/o-simpsio/.

2016 Organization committe of Post-graduation course “The heat is up!” – cross-disciplinary perspectives on climate change negotiations”. Universidade Aberta and Interdisciplinary Distance- Study Program of Environmental Science(Infernum), University of Hagen, Hamburg, Gemany, 18 -22 May. Within the German-Portuguese cooperation project of the program “Dialogue with universities in Southern Europe”.

2015 Co-organizer of the Workshop Education for Sustainable Development, Special Session Organised by the Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities (EMSU) Network and the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) in Global Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference: Accelerating the Transition to Equitable Post Fossil-Carbon Societies. 1-4 November 2015 | Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. http://www.cleanerproductionconference.com.

2015 Exhibition Advisory Committee of the Global Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference: Accelerating the Transition to Equitable Post Fossil-Carbon Societies. 1-4 November 2015 | Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. http://www.cleanerproductionconference.com.

2015 Scientific Committee. World Symposium on Climate Change Adaption (WSCCA-2015). 2-4 September 2015, Manchester, United Kingdom. Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), the Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and the Baltic University Programme in Uppsala (Sweden). https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/wscca-2015.html.

2015 Advisory Committee International Conference (SIIB-ICON2015) on “Emerging Challenges in Business for Global Sustainability” on 20-21 February. Symbiosis Institure of International Business. Maharashtra, India. http://siib.ac.in/siibicon2015.aspx.

2015 - Scientific Advisory Board 10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES Conference, Sponsored conference by UNESCO. 27 Sept. to 3 Oct. Dubrovnik, Croatia. September. http://www.dubrovnik2015.sdewes.org/.


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

The Open University has a ongoing partnership with the "Universidad Autonoma de Madrid" for studing the implementation process of higher education sustainable tools within the two universities.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The sustainability conferences that the Open University has atend to was seen on the open acess repository.

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