Question session with Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Movement, will be online after the Transition presentation on Thursday morning since 11:30 am and during 30 minutes in a Skype session to answer your questions. Rob Hopkins is author of ‘The Transition Handbook: from oil dependence to local resilience’.

WSES will visit UN Palace in Geneva

As the second day of the WSES will be held under the theme of "International Change" and due to Lausanne's proximity to Geneva, the WSES delegates and organizing team are going to visit the United Nations Geneva Headquarters. The afternoon will start with a guided tour of the Palais des Nations.

How to reach Lausanne?

If you're delegates, you're maybe asking you how to come in Lausanne. The page Travel informations shows all routes from swiss airports: Zurich, Geneva and Basel. After landing, you'll have to take the train. The swiss train company is called "CFF" in french. You can find all usefull informations about timetables and tickets on the website

Previous WSES reports are available

The World Student Environmental Summit which runs from 5 to 8 September 2012 will be the fifth edition. The reports of the four previous editions are now available for download on the page The WSEN. They present the results of discussions at Doshisha (2008), Victoria (2009), Tübingen (2010) and in Sweden (2011).

First article about the 5th WSES

A new section of our website called Press review shows since today all press articles published all over the world. The first article about the 5th WSES was published in the Uniscope, Lausanne's University magazine. You can read it and download it clicking the link above.

Congratulations to the selected Delegates

The 2012 WSES committee sent today official invitations to selected delegates. We can assure you that the selection process was very tight! For those who did not get a response today, we still have some incomplete files to be sent by your respective universities!

About 70 delegates have registered

The summit is close and the organizing committee is working hard to allow the meetings. All invitations were sent to universities early this year. To date, 35 universities worldwide have confirmed they will participate at the summit: 11 in Europe, 11 in Asia, four in South America, three in Africa, three in North America and Oceania 3, for a total of 68 delegates from around the world.

The programme of the 2012 WSES

In September 2012, the University of Lausanne is hosting the 5th World Student Environmental Summit (WSES). Student delegates from the five continents will once more gather to discuss pressing environmental issues, sharing their experiences and backgrounds to build up momentum for change towards more sustainability on campuses worldwide and in their local communities, and, if possible, on a larger scale.

2012 WSES new logo

The 2012 WSES logoThe organizing committee is proud to present the logo of the fifth edition of the WSES, which will take place in Lausanne in Switzerland. The image represents the process of knowledge exchange will be at work from 5 to 8 September 2012 to address the theme of change. The summit will be an opportunity to share opinions on this topic between delegates from around the world.

Change! in 2012 - the WSES visits Lausanne

The fifth annual World Student Environmental Summit is to be held at Lausanne University in Switzerland. The summit will take take place from the 5th of September to the 9th at the Lausanne campus. The organizing committee at Lausanne consists of Stephanie Audi, Pietro Bugnon, Pauline François, Sarah Koller, Cynthia Magnin, Julie Perrenoud, Lucie Rosset, Luciano Villalba and Wladyslaw Senn.

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