09.10.2017: Thematic University Network

As already announced in the Preview for ANUGA based on the preparations for the 200 years Anniversary of the University of Bonn the two international networks EQA (Education Qualification Alliance) and ERA (European Retail Academy) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to institutionalize a Thematic University Network (TUN) to promote holistic Research about food/health/sustainability and the Penetration of knowledge and standards along the Total Supply Chain from farm to fork.

Vision and Mission of TUN were explained jointly by Prof.Dr.Petersen/EQA and University of Bonn and Prof.Dr.Hallier/ERA (Download Presentation). The MOU was signed by the Chairman of the Board of EQA (Christian Gruetters) and Prof.Hallier for ERA; in additional bi-lateral contracts the University of Debrecen/Hungary and University of Chapingo/Mexico signed already during the ANUGA presentation. Pre-contracts are already in preparation for universities from Poland, Romania and Russia. All those professors represent together the ACADEMIC BOARD which will supervise the following strategic, tactical and operational steps.

15.09.2017: Prof.Dr. Raewong Chung

Travelling by train from Yekaterinburg to Astana Prof.Fedorov/USUE, Prof.Hallier/ERA and their students had created the idea of a Green University and had drafted a memorandum to establish such a platform. This Memorandum was introduced at the Astana Economic Forum.

The first to sign beside the two authors was the Peace Nobel Laureate (2007) Prof. Dr. Raewong Chung from Korea who is at the moment director for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific - and who delivered in Astana a speech about the transition to a green civilization. Other universities from East and West followed with their signatures!

15.08.2017: Globalgap

After starting in 1994/96 tracing/tracking for beef and cows as an anti-crisis tool against the mad cow-desease/BSE the EHI Retail Institute started in 1997 to create Eurepgap/Globalgap as a proactive Food Safety Concept for fruit and vegetables. Now 20 years later Prof.Dr.B.Hallier and the Globalgap-CEO Dr.Kristian Moeller remember proudly the GlobalG.A.P. Milestones 1997-2017 being edited as a book for distribution at universities.

In 2017 GlobalG.A.P. is the internationally recognized standard for farm production and food safety/sustainability. It is integrating the Total Supply Chain as its membership split shows: 12 percent coming from retail, 42 percent being associate members and 46 percent suppliers.

10.07.2017: Teaching Material I

FAO is currently developing educational materials on the issue of food waste. A Basic Module and five Add-on Modules are available for four different age-groups; additionally a teaching guide offers instructions and suggestions for a wide range of learning exercises and project activities.

The campaign is currently implemented at pilot scale in schools in Italy, UK and France. The European Retail Academy is supporting FAO and Save Food as well as the World Food Preservation Center.

10.06.2017: EXPO Astana

The Global Green University welcomes the opening of the Expo Astana with the topic of Future Energy! By this contribution of Kazakhstan devoting its focus to CO2-emissions and the Global Climate Change it demonstrates its leadership for a better Global House of Harmony.

The European Retail Academy (Link) started its Global Green University-Site after a student trip from Yekaterinburg/Russia to Kazakhstan's Astana Economic Forum in 2013. The students of the World Economic Youth Forum demanded in an official declaration - drafted together with Prof.Dr.M.Fedorov and Prof.Dr.B.Hallier - from politics more attention to green issues. In 2013 the first Peace Nobel Laureate to sign also that declaration was Prof.Dr. Rae Kwon Chung from Korea. Prof.Hallier will promote in 2017 those ideas by a speech at the Astana Economic Forum about a necessary new equilibrium for economics - connected with ecology and ethics: even giving the ECOLOGY the dominant role in that triangle (Presentation).

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