Antoni Luna Garcia (UPF) ( Learning Unit lead

Toni Luna is professor of Geography and Global Studies at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. His main areas of research are cultural and urban geography as well as geography education. He has participated in several international projects in Europe and the US. He has also worked on landscape theory and landscape studies. He likes teaching in an international environment and he loves traveling.

Matthieu Kervyn  (VUB) (

Matthieu Kervyn is Associate Professor in the department of geography of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. He develops research on geological hazard and risk management. He teaches courses of geomorphology and risk management at graduate and undergraduate level.

Cathy Macharis (VUB) (

Cathy Macharis is Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She teaches courses in supply chain management and sustainable mobility and logistics. She is specialised in the assessment of policy measures and innovative concepts in the field of sustainable logistics and urban mobility. She is head of the research group MOBI (Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology) and the department BUTO (Business Technology and Operations). She is the chairwoman of the Brussels Mobility Commission.

Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla (UoW) (

Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla is the Head of the School for Cross-Faculty Studies at the University of Warwick. Her research focuses on Caribbean Studies from an interdisciplinary point of view, bridging the areas of Cultural Studies, International Relations, and Oral History. Her most recent research focuses on the Cuban internationalist healthcare solidarity programmes and she teaches on the Global Sustainable Development Degree with a module on Human Rights and Social Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Philippe Lebeau (VUB) (

Prof. dr. Philippe Lebeau is teaching and research assistant at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel where he lectures Supply Chain Management. He is also member of the research group MOBI (Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology). He defended successfully his PhD in 2016 thanks to a Prospective Research for Brussels and the supervision of Prof. Dr. Cathy Macharis and Prof. Dr. Joeri Van Mierlo. He investigated the potential of introducing battery electric vehicles in city logistics. His research expertise are among others in sustainable logistics, electric vehicles, urban freight transport in Brussels, Total Cost of Ownership, Conjoint Based Choice and Multi-Criteria Multi-Actor analysis.

Katja Vintar Mally (UoL) (

Katja Vintar Mally is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. She holds the Chair for Environmental Protection and teaches courses on environmental protection, sustainable development and regional geography.

Masa Kovic Dine (UoL) (

Dr. Maša Kovič Dine (PhD) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of International Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana. She teaches an array of courses at both undergraduate and graduate level and is a mentor of the International Environmental Law Clinic.

Mikael Ring (UoG) (

Mikael Ring is an Associate Professor and head of the unit for Human Geography at the Department of Economy and Society, Gothenburg University in Sweden. He teaches in geography and human geography involving social- and environmental sustainability.



This course focuses on several complex and often interrelated environmental issues, beginning with a discussion of global climate change and the role of greenhouse gases in other environmental problems, including deforestation, ozone depletion, and the health of the world’s oceans. It reviews key concepts in geography and analyzes its meaning, through history and its evolution.




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Contact the EUTOPIA curriculum team: Jo Angouri and Linde Moriau.