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Lecturers and students collaborate on composing ideas as to how sustainability aspects could be integrated in management-related education.

There are two ways to go about it:

  • Adapt an existing course of your choice
  • Develop a new course of your choice

The competition is based on all courses and course descriptions (actual course descriptions, list of literature, course plan, forms of teaching). When integrating sustainability aspects into a course, focus should be on the 6 principles for Responsible Management Education and the themes of the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development.

The end product (written and video entries) should be a proposition for updated or new course and curricula, which clearly indicates ways and ideas on integrating aspects of sustainable development.



  1. The entries will first and foremost be assessed by their originality and creativity in order to integrate sustainability approaches, e.g. by interdisciplinary cooperation in courses and curricula at business schools and management-related university faculties.
  2. Ability to present the teams ideas
  3. Relevance to the Rio+20 Conference themes: (a) a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and (b) the institutional framework for sustainable development (
  4. Relevance to the six PRME principles: Purpose, Values, Method, Research, Partnership, and Dialogue (


  1. Ability to spread the word of the team’s entries and gain support which is measured by the number of Facebook “Likes”



  • Consist of a lecturer and students engaged in management-related education at business schools and management-related university faculties
  • Submit entries - Deadline 1 April 2012

The presentation of team entries should focus on new elements based on a sustainability approach in a existing course or a new supplementary course as part of existing education programmes at business schools or management-related education at universities.


  • Written entry of max. 3 pages PDF
  • Video entry of max. 3 minutes (clarification of the new approach might be ensured by attaching the original course description)


The written entry should include a presentation of:

  • information about the course in question (content),
  • educational level at which the course is taught (BA or MA level),
  • information about the students involved,
  • information about the lecturers involved,
  • teaching methods connected to the course, and
  • form of examination employed in the course.


The video entry should include a presentation of:

  • how sustainability aspects will be a part of the course
  • the general ideas as to how the presented (adapted/new) course contributes to the creation of future sustainable leaders
  • team collaboration between students and the lecturer
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Revised 12.03.2012