EAUC Scotland Celebrate International RCE Award
9th November 2023
We are delighted to share the QAA Collaborative Enhancement Project on Monitoring and Evaluation of ESD in Higher Education
has won an ‘Outstanding Flagship Project’ Award at the 2023 International Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) Awards
for Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
This project was led by the University of St Andrews
, with EAUC Scotland
as key partner in the development of the framework and handbook. The handbook
features a series of practical tools, recommendations from interviews with practitioners, and a guiding framework to improve the monitoring, evaluation, and quality of ESD.
The project was supported by Learning for Sustainability Scotland
, the Scottish RCE in Edinburgh, as well as the University of Edinburgh
, Students Organising for Sustainability UK
, and sparqs
Established in 2012 by the United Nations University’s Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
, the RCE Award celebrates projects and programmes on ESD within the Global RCE Network; honouring RCEs from across the world who have made outstanding contributions to address local sustainable development challenges in their regions or countries.
A presentation featuring the project and its resources was also shared at the recent 13th Global RCE Conference in Kuala Lumpur.
The conference was held to address the ESD for 2030 five priority action areas, as well as a series of sub-themes.
This project was funded alongside three other projects by QAA as part of their Collaborative Enhancement Projects on Education for Sustainable Development
programme. This programme aims to support QAA member institutions to work together on projects of shared interest which enhance the quality of their own students' learning experiences and develop outputs to support the wider higher education sector.
View the results of the RCE Awards on their website.