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Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
Description/achievement of initiative

As the first Belgian higher education institution to publish a GRI sustainability report (, the Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB) Faculty of Economics & Management is proud to continue its commitment to Agenda 21 by the signing and embodiment of the RIO+20 Declaration of Higher Education Institutions (HEI).

Implementation methodologies

The integration of sustainability themes into education has been a priority of the Faculty for over a decade, as noted by AISHE (Auditing Instrument for Sustainability Higher Education) certification for selected study programs. The HUB Sustainability Mission Statement (2005) commits the institution to the proposed actions of The Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development of the United Nations. Sustainability has also been selected for the elite status of a strategic option a guiding theme for the entire institution. In coming years, 2013-2015, concrete goals for HUB include: a reduction of CO2 emissions of the entire HUB by 10%; attainment of a certification from the local authority of Brussels for an ecodynamic institution; and support of the international office of SENSD (Students European Network for Sustainable Development). Goals for the Faculty include: the further integration of sustainability themes in the academic programs; contribution to research on measuring sustainability integration in higher education.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
Updates to initiatives
Goal 4
AISHE (Auditing Instrument for Sustainability Higher Education) certification
GRI sustainability report
Support of the international office of SENSD (Students European Network for Sustainable Development)
Staff / Technical expertise
Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development

This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Basic information
Time-frame: 2012 - 2015
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
Contact information
Dirk De Ceulaer, Dean,
United Nations