Interdisciplinary School for Sustainability (ISS)
Interdisciplinary School for Sustainability (ISS)
Interdisciplinary School for Sustainability (ISS)
Interdisciplinary School for Sustainability (ISS)
Interdisciplinary School for Sustainability (ISS)
Interdisciplinary School for Sustainability (ISS)
Interdisciplinary School for Sustainability (ISS)
Interdisciplinary School for Sustainability (ISS)
Interdisciplinary School for Sustainability (ISS)
Interdisciplinary School for Sustainability (ISS)
Interdisciplinary School for Sustainability (ISS)
Interdisciplinary School for Sustainability (ISS)

The first edition of the ISS ends today

The first edition of the ‘Interdisciplinary School for Sustainability’, the first international and interdisciplinary school for sustainability, ends today

The second edition is on the agenda in May 2012

Bari, December 16th, 2011. The ‘Interdisciplinary School for Sustainability’ (ISS), the first initiative of ‘Saint Nicholas School for intercultural Dialogue’, founded by the Universities of Bari and Salento with the aim of promoting intercultural dialogue among populations, has ended today.

Authoritative speakers, among whom international keynote experts at their own sectors, have discussed the topic of sustainability from a multidisciplinary point of view, more specifically from a techno-scientific, economic, law, historical, philosophical and medical point of view. Among these, there have participated Elena Zakharova, one of the top scientific representatives of the nephrology sector, Miriam Huitric, the Swedish expert at biodiversity and resilience, and the German Klaus Bosselmann, one of the best international experts of the environmental sustainability protection field.

56 students, of whom 29 coming from Italian universities and 27 from foreign universities (such as Argentina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine) have taken part to the ISS which started on December 7th and has ended today. In the mornings there have taken place a lectio magistralis on sustainability discussed on an interdisciplinary level; whilst, in the afternoons, chosen sherpas (tutors) from the Universities of Bari and Salento have carried out workshops based on role-playing games related to the topics discussed in the mornings.

«Although it is lay - have explained Giovanni Ferri and Paolo Leoci, Saint Nicholas School’s chief representatives - Saint Nicholas School aims to become an international point of reference and a meeting place among foreign cultures under the aegis of the tradition of Saint Nicholas, symbol of the globalized man in his times and emblem of intercultural dialogue. We are very happy to have reached interesting achievements during the first edition of ISS, which is the starting point of a cross path of knowledge integrity in sustainability».

The Italian Government has nominated Saint Nicholas School as the leader project in the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC); the second edition of the ‘Interdisciplinary School for Sustainability’ is on the agenda in May 2012 and it will be about the following topics: new measures of social well-being and sustainability; sustainable tourism environmental risks along the global value chain; food chain sustainability; social firms, and inequality and poverty reduction.