eco-versities

From Main-Stream to Many-Streaming
Africa

The Green Business College

The Green Business College is a college dedicated to building ‘green’ entrepreneurs by uniting green skills with business know-how. The Green Business College was established in 2017 as a social enterprise by SEED Community (www.seedcom.org). Inspired by the BOOKBRIDGE model (www.bookbridge.org),…

Reimagined Learning Community

We are deeply rooted in Ubuntu, I am because You are and they were. Values of community and regenerative ways of life, acknowledging nature, the skies, and the spiritual. We believe that through a community working together for one purpose to…

Kufunda Village

Kufunda began almost fifteen years ago when Maaianne Knuth, founder of Kufunda, was drawn by her experience of her Zimbabwean home as being rich and alive, and yet also seeing that many people there saw first and foremost that which…

Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences  (CILAS)

CILAS hosts a dynamic, discussion-based learning environment conducive to creative inquiry, self-reflection, and civic engagement. Co-creation of knowledge at CILAS is fostered through classroom discussion and debate, workshops, musical performances, guest lectures, field visits, cooking, laughing, and listening. Students enroll…

Social Innovation Academy – Uganda

Youths are in charge of themselves and organize themselves in self-organized and freesponsible community hubs. Skills and experiences are gained through taking over responsibilities, leading the community through self-management. The organizational structure fosters the growth of every individual and offers…
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Asia

Life Mosaic

CURRENT PROGRAMMES Next Generation Leadership: We create unique trainings for indigenous youth, focused on awakening their calling to defend their territories and providing them with the skills to facilitate participatory processes grounded in their own cultures. Toolkits for Critical Education: We produce…

Vigyan Ashram

The Origin Of Rural Technology System :If we go 1500 years back in history, India was not an underdeveloped country. India was at the forefront of civilization, and having a fully developed exchange with the other advanced countries of that time. What happened in…

Swaraj Jail University

The Swaraj Jail University project began in October 2018 with the purpose of prototyping a self-designed learning program in the Udaipur Central Jail. The purpose is to help inmates explore their passions, gain practical skills, and re-ignite self-esteem, leadership and…

The Dharavi Dream Project

The Dharavi Dream Project aims to help create and sustain an environment in which the under-resourced emerging Hip-Hop talent be encouraged to follow their passion for music. AFTER SCHOOL of hip hop हमारे बारे में A hip-hop movement started in 2014…

Shure University

Personal Courses and Group Projects There are many unique courses available at Shure including: Alternative Education, Academic History, School Truancy, Family Discourse, Life Discourse, Cultural History, Politics and Economics, World History, Research Seminar, Creating Your Own Way of Life, Literary…

King’s College

We promote entrepreneurial spirit through progressive education. We love shaking things up, trying new ideas and challenging stereotypical norms. We believe real learning happens when you get your hands dirty. It’s not only about classrooms, books, or examinations, but it’s…

Kanthari

Kanthari fosters participants from all over the world. Some have university degrees while others have little to no formal education. Some are blind or physically disabled, others have no disabilities at all. What is important is a sense of ownership,…

Biosphere Foundation

Biosphere Foundation is a non-profit US organisation with operations in Indonesia managed by PT Biosphere Stewardship Center, and a partnership with Yayasan Biosfir Indonesia to work in Bali Barat National Park. In 1991 we embarked on a 30-year mission around…

The Soil Project

The Soil Project is an experiment alternative education project which has been created and enhanced over last 3 year from 2017 under the supports of VCIL Community. VCIL community is a network and community of people supporting paradigm shift in…

NavGurukul

At Nav Gurukul, students are equipped with skills to pursue aspirational jobs like software engineering. To keep up with the industry and modern skills, Nav Gurukul uses online courses available and augmenting the same with contextual examples relevant for our…

Deer Park Institute

Deer Park Institute creates an atmosphere for contemplation, compassion and courage to be nurtured through the encounters with the Himalayas, the sublime energies… With a variety of programs, workshops ranging from Zen meditation, to Kashmir Shaivism, study and debate of…

Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh (Hial)

HIAL aims to break the rigid boxes of conventional thinking, be relevant to people’s lives, and encourage learning via practical application of knowledge.
The scarcity of some resources and abundance of others inspire crafty solutions to everyday problems. The innovative approach…

Habib University

Habib was conceived as a preeminent institute for higher education, guided by Yoshin philosophy. Yohsin encompasses five major paradigms: striving for Excellence; appreciating Aesthetics (beauty); nurturing Passion; Respecting others; and Serving the communities in which we reside. A multidimensional concept,…

Swadharma

The Swadharma programme has been developed by Auroville’s Purnam Centre for Integrality. Purnam is a unit of Auroville Foundation with the purpose of building transformative action learning courses & communities, founded in the paradigm of “soul-led integral education” developed by…

The Mulka Project

The name ‘Mulka’ means a sacred but public ceremony, and, to hold or protect. The mission is to sustain and protect Yolŋu cultural knowledge in Northeast Arnhem Land under the leadership of community members. The Mulka Project employs and trains…

Institute for Development Studies & Practices (IDSP)

Through its Open Learning Spaces, IDSP provides engaging courses in critical thinking and leadership, as well as professional development to shape a meaningful career path for youth. Learners acquire knowledge and skills necessary to promote human rights, political participation, gender…

Chto Delat (The School of Engaged Art)

In 2013, Chto Delat initiated an educational platform, the School of Engaged Art in Petersburg and also runs a space called Rosa’s House of Culture. From its inception, the collective has been publishing an English-Russian newspaper focused on the urgent…

Eco-village Transition Asia

The Eco-village Transition Asia brings together relentless eco-social activism and first-rate business management in the face of the ecological, social and spiritual crisis that people are facing today. Asia has come to the world’s attention in many senses. For the…

Anandwan Smart Village

Anandwan is a world-renowned award winning co-operative village carved out of barren land . People, once rejected by the healthy society, are now socially independent and are setting global standards for rehabilitation, socio-economic and environmental sustainability. Through its multiple projects…

Sadhana Forest

Sadhana Forest was founded in 2013 in Auroville, Tamil Nadu. People of all ages from all over India and the world are participating. This very diverse community is dedicated to the healing of the earth and its people. It is…

Bhoomi College

Bhoomi College is committed to co-creating meaningful and empowering learning environments to address challenges in both education and sustainable living. Bhoomi supports learning for different kinds of people including hands-on, interactive and collaborative, intellectually rigorous, project based, self-initiated methods of…

Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

Lemon School of Entrepreneurship (LSE) is a unique, new age Gurukul (ancient name for learning space in India). The pedagogy being Self- Awareness, Learning by Doing (LBD), Learn through reflections (LTR) and real life experimentation. LSE is neither affiliated to…

Swaraj University

At Swaraj, the self-directed learning process invites learners to identify their hearts’ visions and engages them in developing the skills, relationships and practices they need to manifest those visions. The programme is as much about developing the capacities and confidence…
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Central and South America

UniDiversidade das Kebradas

Modern education is far from training people capable of solving complex societal issues. This industrial education sustains the global economy, creates even more hierarchies than social justice, and more dissatisfied people than full. Our Purpose To put education at the…

CIET México

En el CIET trabajamos con la metodología del Campo Punto Cero. Si quieres saber más al respecto, te invitamos a ver este video, donde los desarrolladores de esta metodología hablan al respecto. https://youtu.be/q1ZeqdizZbc

Quito Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences (QILAS)

QILAS offers three main methods of instruction: Our core method during our core curriculum is discussion based learning (DBL). DBL allows students to develop a wide appreciation of perspectives as they co-construct and re-claim knowledge. Students are invited to think…

Sinal do Vale

The Institute Sinal do Vale is a center for the regeneration of ecosystems, communities, and individuals stewarding 173 hectares of land in the Valley of the River of Santo Antonio. We are located 50 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro…

Instituto Elos/Guerreiros Sem Armas

Everything that we do has the Elos Philosophy as its foundation, a philosophy which seeks to create a scenario of abundance and recognize the talents and resources available for turning collective dreams into reality. We have a methodology that brings…

Gaia U Latina/ ERES

Gaia U Latina is a living university without walls, an ecoversity that crosses borders, like a un-institution, which seeks to encourage a global intentional community of apprentices and enthusiastic and thoughtful apprentices, focused on ecological regeneration and social justice. Our…

Universidad Campesina Indigena en Red (UCI-RED)

La UCI-Red, Universidad Campesina Indígena en Red es una organización de la sociedad civil fundada en 1998 y registrada como Asociación Civil. Recoge la experiencia de 30 años del Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Rural en procesos acompañamiento a comunidades y colectivos en…

Instituto Superior Intercultural Ayuuk (ISIA)

En ISIA, buscamos formar profesionales interculturales que, situados desde el contexto y experiencia de las comunidades, impulsen el desarrollo integral-sustentable y fortalezcan la libre determinación de los pueblos indígenas. Estos son algunos principios que guían nuestro trabajo: Aamukëj jikyäjtën o…

UMA (Universidad del Medio Ambiente)

Universidad del Medio Ambiente offers Master’s Degree programs, workshops, diplomas and consulting services focusing on the sustainability and regeneration of social and environmental issues. The main value of the university is the creation of a point of union to accelerate…

CACAO

At CACAO, chocolate is synonymous with rebelliousness, and the production of chocolate is a form of rebellion. The cooperative began in November of 2013 and aims to construct a horizontal structure and foster mutual aid and reciprocity. CACAO emphasizes learning…

Unitierra-Oaxaca

Universidad de la Tierra, or Unitierra, was thus born amongst the context of radical reactions against schooling observed in many Indigenous communities. Unitierra is deeply immersed in social change processes and dedicates itself centrally to the exploration of new options…
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Europe

Tamera Peace Research & Education Center

We are empowering a planetary community of change makers to take an active role in the transition to a more peaceful and thriving world. Our trainings are transformative learning experiences, in and through community, based on the Healing Biotopes Plan. We…

Complexity University

We are not a conventional university*. At the heart of everything we do is practice. Signing up to one of our courses is a little like joining a gym. You’re going to have to actually exercise your muscles, not simply watch…

Hedge School

We are living in unprecedented times. Our global situation reveals the fragility of our world and it also reveals the power of our interconnectedness, interdependence and interbeing as a human species. As the systems and structures we live and operate…

INLAND

INLAND is a platform that links territory, culture and social change. It develops different lines of action on a local and international scale including hosting programming Study Groups, coordinating artistic interventions in more than 22 villages, or impulsing the “Nuevo…
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Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires (CRI)

CRI is a unique and internationally recognized space of freedom and creativity based on: Empowerment and engagement; Collective intelligence; Interdisciplinarity; Open science; Learning through research, play and practice. Building together a learning society where everyone is invited to take care…

Universitatea Alternativa

The Alternative University was founded in 2008 by five students from Politehnica University of Bucharest who, frustrated with the education system, decided to create a university centred around an autonomous learning experience for students who wanted to make an impact…

UnaVersity

UnaVersity is creating a lively Transformative Learning community of emergent and resilient unaVillages, where people are Learning, Working and Living together for a sustainable, good and peaceful livelihood within the global, solidary UnaVision community. UnaVersity offers a unique learning environment…

Findhorn College

Findhorn College delivers high-quality education and research opportunities and partners with other leading training institutes to deliver inspirational courses for positive change. Based in the world-renowned Findhorn Ecovillage, Findhorn College adopts an ecological and holistic worldview to all of its…

YIP (The International Youth Initiative Program)

YIP was created to provide a platform for young people to develop their fullest potential, to expand their understanding, find their authentic task in society and take initiative towards a better world.To accomplish this, the program does not demand uniform set…

The Social Science Centre, Lincoln

The SSC, Lincoln was born in 2010, out of a desire to preserve public space for social science education and research, and to address the concern for a system of higher education that is increasingly oriented towards satisfying the perceived…

Knowmads Business School

Knowmads is a platform for people who want to transform themselves and their world. We believe it is our job to enable, facilitate, empower and inspire our participants to become changemakers. The goal of Knowmads lies in educating changemakers. Students…

Schumacher College

Schumacher College, founded in 1991, attracts students from almost 90 countries round the world who come to study on short courses or join immersive postgraduate programmes. Students learn in small class-sizes and live and work together in community. There is…

Free Home University

FHU is an open–ended, research-based, artist-led experiment in radical education. It is an intensive collective experience, operating with coalitional and self-directed methods, encouraging different ways of learning, responding to the local-global issues of our times. FHU is an experiment focused…

Bioregional Learning Centre

Bioregional Learning Centre is a community-facing learning lab for resilience. Working across sectors—water, energy, food, health, the environment, well-being, culture and livelihoods being some of them- BLC initiates collaborations between organisations and individuals. BLC is building a team that is…
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North America

Sterling College

Sterling College is a private college focused on the human relationship with the natural world. Because we know that the most critical issues of our time involve our climate, soil, water, food, energy, wilderness, and estrangement from nature, Sterling offers ecologically focused bachelor’s degrees in…

YES!

YES! connects, inspires and collaborates with change-makers to build thriving, just and regenerative ways of life for all. We primarily work with people ages 20-40, though many of our programs are multigenerational as well. How We WorkWe incubate exploratory and…
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The Rowe Center

Founded in 1924 as a Unitarian summer camp, we still offer summer camps for youth and adults. Since 1974, the Rowe Conference Center has been offering weekend workshops for adults on human development, spirituality, nature, writing, art, music, and politics…

Open Master’s

Open Master’s inspires, connects, and tells the stories of self-directed learners and community builders creating their own learning experiences in new and imaginative ways. In addition to providing a framework, process and network for the Open Master’s, the course also…

The Convivial Research and Insurgent Learning (CRIL)

The Convivial Research and Insurgent Learning (CRIL) tool is a web infrastructure made possible through the collaboration of the Universidad de la Tierra’s Center for Appropriated Technologies and the Center for Convivial Research and Autonomy. As a system of information, CRIL emphasizes…

Goddard College

  Students at Goddard work with faculty to direct their studies according to their personal and professional interests, goals, gifts, and desires. Students develop the capacity to understand their lives in an ever-changing social context, and thereby to take meaningful…

Black Daddies Club // Verandah International University (VIU)

At VIU we believe strongly that education for marginalized and racialized community members should include the following: Self directed learning  Learning through traveling (domestically and internationally) Experiential learning Co- creating the learning environment Intergenerational learning (education that engaged elders to…

Gaia University

The approach emphasizes balanced flow of action and theory, learning by doing merged with learning by thinking (praxis). Required courses are offered online in a vibrant eLearning environment for exchange of ideas and resources and showcasing project work. Student associates…
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Pacific Region

EA Ecoversity

EA Ecoversity is a culturally-driven higher education and career training program for Native Hawaiian youth and young adults. EA stands for Education with Aloha, an ancient yet modern way of teaching developed by Dr. Kū Kahakalau over the past 30…
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Education should consist of a series of enchantments, each raising the individual to a higher level of awareness, understanding and kinship with all living things