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Trilateral Staff Development and Mobility Program

The Trilateral Staff Development and Mobility Program organized by Northwestern University, Stellenbosch University (South Africa), and Universität Hamburg (Germany) focuses on the professional development and continuing education of administrative staff, the learning of new skills, and the gathering of international experience.

Universität Hamburg: Sept. 9-13, 2024

Integrating Sustainability Across Higher Education Institutions 

The program will holistically explore sustainability by looking at environmental, economic and social aspects in the university context, and will include areas such as research, campus life, teaching, curriculum development, internationalization, information transfer to our local communities and the greater society, and more:

  • Day 1 Welcome and Introduction to Topic
  • Day 2 Policies, Strategies and Implementation
  • Day 3 Integrating Sustainability into Teaching and Curricula
  • Day 4 Research, Transfer and Regional Initiatives
  • Day 5 Group Presentation and Farewell

Throughout the week, teams comprised of members from all three institutions will collaborate on a project with the goal of implementing new programs or change at the participating institutions. Project topics will be collectively determined by the groups on Day 1.

The Office of the Vice President for International Relations at Northwestern welcomes applications from full-time Northwestern staff members working in the area of sustainability (whether on campus or further afield).

Before applying, Northwestern staff members must obtain confirmation from their supervisor that

  1. the applicant may participate in this program and be absent from work from September 8-14, 2024, and
  2. the applicant’s department will provide half of the expenses (estimated to be about $1,000) for a roundtrip plane ticket and ground transportation from Chicago to Hamburg.

Apply by Wednesday, May 29 for the 2024 program hosted at Universität Hamburg in Germany.

Apply here

Learn more about the Stellenbosch University 2022 and Northwestern 2023 programs here.

University Trilateral Program Contacts: 

Northwestern University:
Kim Rapp
Stellenbosch University:
Lidia du Plessis
Universität Hamburg:
Eva Leptien