Global University Leaders Council Hamburg
Group picture at GUC Hamburg 2019 (c) Claudia Höhne
The Global University Leaders Council Hamburg brings together presidents of leading universities from all over the world in Hamburg with the goal of consciously and collectively shaping the process of global university development. The Council is a joint initiative of the German Rectors' Conference, Körber-Stiftung and the University of Hamburg.
GUC Hamburg 2021: Universities facing Climate Change and Sustainability
The theme of GUC 2021, which was held virtually, was the contribution of universities to tackling climate change and making society more sustainable. In the final declaration, the university leaders committed their institutions to taking a holistic approach to climate protection and sustainability. They stressed the importance of global solidarity and of strengthening opportunities for joint action by the institutions. Furthermore, all students should be educated about the challenges of climate change and sustainability issues in their studies. These goals were agreed upon by 45 university leaders from 27 countries.
“Owing to their central position in the public discourse, universities are essential to successfully addressing global climate change and are key to finding solutions.”
Member of the Executive Board, Körber-Stiftung