JUNE 29TH and 30TH, 2017


Many universities in México perform high quality research on matters related to sustainable development. Yet, there are relatively few events where a multidisciplinary overview of research efforts and projects has taken place; and where researchers from across the spectrum of the natural and social sciences have had the opportunity to come together to discuss research methods, the results of empirical research or exchange ideas about on-going and future research initiatives focusing on sustainable development.
It is against this background that the “Symposium on Sustainable Development Research in Mexico” is being organized by the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, México, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and HAW Hamburg, Germany, under the auspices of the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and a number of institutions of higher education active in this field, from across the region. The Symposium will involve researchers in the field of sustainable development in the widest sense, from business and economics, to arts, administration, environment, languages and media studies, will focus on “Sustainable Development Research in México” and will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field.


  1. Provide researchers at universities in Mexico –or from abroad working in México– performing research on issues pertaining sustainable development with an opportunity to display and present their work (i.e. curriculum innovation, empirical work, activities, case studies, practical projects);
  2. Foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research projects, successful initiatives and good practice;
  3. Discuss methodological approaches and projects which aim to offer a better
  4. Network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for further cooperation.

A further aim of the event will be to document and dissemina-te the wealth of experiences on sustainable development research in México today. To this purpose, a peer-reviewed book titled “Sustainable Development Research at Universities in Mexico” will be published, with all accepted papers. This will be part of the award-winning “World Sustainability Series”, published by Springer, one of the world’s top five scientific publishers.

Dates and deadlines

Submission of abstracts December 1st, 2016
Confirmation of acceptance January 15th, 2017
Deadline for early registration (reduced fee) February 3rd, 2017
Submission of full papers February 28th, 2017
Confirmation of acceptance of full papers Starting May 5th, 2017
Delegate registration deadline May 27th, 2017
Deadline for general public registration Jun 30th, 2017

Since the book will be launched soon after the Symposium, the deadlines need to be followed.