Online-Lecture-Series Oct, 19th - Nov, 30th 2022

Two hands holding soil, growing plants and colombian and german flag.
Photo: Universidad Pontifcia Bolivariana

Research Meets Practice. Scientific and Civil Society Approaches to the Sustainable Development Goals in Two World Regions - a Colombian-German Dialogue

Program

Over 10 high-ranking speakers from Colombia and Germany will present research, practice and transfer related to the SDGs and invite you to a discussion.

Participation

Participate in different ways: Simply via live stream or register for the course to get into a deeper exchange. Receive Studimplus-credits (for Potsdam students) with extended activities.

Framework + Partnership

About the DAAD-project “Higher Education Partnership Colombia - Potsdam” (HEPCoPa)

Aim and scope of the lecture series

The 17 United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a global framework for actions toward a sustainable future. Many local and international initiatives and programs have already referenced these goals. At the same time, we are witnessing global developments addressing that increased collective efforts are needed to turn the ambitious goals into reality. These developments strongly point to the need for a realistic stocktaking of where we are today, where the next steps should be taken and what hurdles need to be overcome.

Higher education institutions play a prominent role in this process: It is here where knowledge is created, we are enlighted about the state of our world, options for action are developed, and where political and social practices are analyzed. However, universities also provide important impetus for civil society initiatives and vice versa: Practical, often locally oriented, initiatives pave the way for broader social activities. With our lecture series, we would like to bring actors from these areas of social development into exchange, which is embedded in two countries that are already intertwined in many visible and less visible ways. The goal of the lecture series is to bring perspectives from different research disciplines and fields of action towards the SDGs in two regions into dialogue. In particular, topics should be addressed in which professional, methodological or disciplinary intersections exist between Colombia and Germany. In one to two lecture(s) per meeting, the speakers will present Colombian and German perspectives and offer their relevance to the SDGs for discussion. The overarching interest of the lecture series is to provide insight into complex development challenges from an intercultural perspective.

Program

October 19th - "Opening: Aim & scope of the Lecture Series, an overview" - Jörg Hafer, Rafael Jesús Calles Moreno & "Connection of the use of goods and services with forest restoration" - Ana María Aguirre Cañas

October 26th - "Research cooperation for peace" - Dr. Carlos Nupia & "Why do People Think Price Fixing is Unfair?" Dr. Carlos Andres Delvasto

November 2nd - "The education for sustainable development as key drive to achieve the SDGs" - Velasco Alejandro & "How can education be future-proof designed for our sustainable development in the digital age?" - Fonseca, Giovanni

November 9th - "The path to the zero CO2 emissions in the energy sector. How can science help?" Prof. Dr. Johan Lilliestam & "Transfer research: What could be learned from the SDG for the transfer?" Prof. Dr. Hans Hennig von Grünberg

November 16th - "Migration regimes, violence and mobility" - Dr. Max Oliver Schmidt & "How do sustainability projects and NGOs benefit from scientific knowledge?" - Dr. Joachim Borner

November 23rd - "Woman as peace builders" - Lina González & "Inequality and poverty" - Prof. Dr. Roland Verwiebe

November 30th - "Policy packages for complete decarbonization in the global north and the global south" - Dr Germán Bersalli

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Participation

You can participate in the lecture series in various ways

  • The easiest way is to participate in the lectures via the streaming channel of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. The links to the livestreams will be announced in time on this website.
  • If you are interested in obtaining a certificate (Colombia) and in regular exchange with other participants from Colombia and Germany, then register for our the online-course "Lecture Series: Approaches to SDGs" (Here is a small guide on how to enroll in the course).
  • Students of the University of Potsdam can attend the lecture series as part of a Studiumplus module, more information and enrolment via PULS.
  • Follow us on Twitter and other platforms using the hashtag #GeCoDialogue

Students of the University of Potsdam can attend the lecture series as part of a Studiumplus module, more information and enrolment via PULS.

Livestreams and recordings: The access-links will be announced in the program section on this website

Online-Course: Register for participation and certification in the online Course "Lecture Series: Approaches to SDGs" on the platform Open.UP

Guide on how to enroll in the course (PDF) for participant who don't have an University of Potsdam account.

Follow us on Twitter under the hashtag #GeCoDialogue

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Framework: HEPCoPa partnership project

Supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the DIES Partnership “Higher Education Partnership Colombia - Potsdam” (HEPCoPa) aims to optimize the institutional management and strengthen the future-oriented aspects digitalisation and quality management in the context of teaching and learning. The University of Potsdam, the Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (Colombian Association of Universities), the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana section Cali, the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana section Bucaramanga and the Universidad de Caldas thus joined the DAAD partnership program to expand their internationalization profile as well as increase of international competitiveness. After a successful lecture series "Societal Transformation Processes" (Youtube-Link) from November 2021 to March 2022 within this partnership, we would like to continue this intercultural collaborative format with a serie of lectures focused on the SDGs.Funded by the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD), the DIES Partnership “Higher Education Partnership Colombia - Potsdam” (HEPCoPa) aims to optimize the institutional management and strengthen the future-oriented aspects digitalisation and quality management in the context of teaching and learning. The University of Potsdam, the Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (Colombian Association of Universities), the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana section Cali, the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana section Bucaramanga and the Universidad de Caldas thus joined the DAAD partnership program to expand their internationalization profile as well as increase of international competitiveness. After a successful lecture series "Societal Transformation Processes"  from November 2021 to March 2022 within this partnership, we would like to continue this intercultural collaborative format with a serie of lectures focused on the SDGs.

Auf dem Bild sind die Logos von Universität Potsdam, Universität Caldas, Päpstliche Universität Xaveriana, Päpstliche Universität Bolivariana, Assoziation der kolumbianischen Universitäten (ASCUN) zu sehen. Unten auf dem Bild befindet sich die Logos von den Geldgebern: BMZ & DAAD
Photo: HEPCoPa

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Contact

Contact Germany

University of Potsdam

Contact Colombia

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana

Rafael Jesús Calles Moreno