Sustainable University Day 2017: Melden Sie sich jetzt an!

7. April 2017 | Universität Basel
Diskutieren Sie am 07. April 2017 mit uns über die Rolle der Hochschulen bei der Umsetzung der Agenda 2030. Wir möchten gemeinsam über neue Projekte nachdenken und mit Ihnen den Abschluss des sd-universites Förderprogramms sowie den Auftakt des neuen Förderprogramms «U Change - Initiativen für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung» feiern.

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Das neue Förderprogramm «U Change» (2017 - 2020) ist in den Startlöchern!

Das neue Förderprogramm finanziert Studierendenprojekte sowie Strukturen zur Unterstützung studentischer Projektarbeit.

Das Programm ermöglicht unabhängige Projektarbeiten an den Schweizer Universitäten, Fachhochschulen und Pädagogischen Hochschulen. Es unterstützt die Entwicklung und Umsetzung studentischer Ideen, Geschäftsmodelle sowie weitere Aktivitäten für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung und ergänzt damit die Ausbildung an den Hochschulen. Zentral ist bei den geförderten Projekten die Zusammenarbeit mit anderen Studierenden, mit Unternehmen, mit der öffentlichen Hand oder mit NGOs. 

Die erste Ausschreibung wird im März 2017 veröffentlicht.
Einreichefrist: 31. Juli 2017

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Sustainability-oriented methods of knowledge co-production in research and teaching

February 2, 2017 | University of Bern
The concept of sustainability can be framed and interpreted in several ways, especially within different actor groups. During this Synergies Event, participants were given the opportunity to confront and discuss their own understanding, before some of them presented their experiences with methods and processes to co-produce knowledge and foster sustainability within teaching and research.
These very diverse examples and the sharing of challenges, successes and learnings permitted very enriching exchanges within the group and helped to think together about strategies to anchor sustainable development in teaching, learning and research in a longer term perspective.

Read more and check out the programme


Nachhaltigkeit in der Lehre stärken

Interview zu Dozierendenweiterbildung
Clemens Mader und Sara Petchey haben im Rahmen des sd-universities Programms zwei Formate zur Weiterbildung von Dozierenden entwickelt. Dadurch wird das Thema Nachhaltigkeit in der Lehre gestärkt. Die Campus-Zeitung der Universität Zürich hat die beiden zu ihren Erfahrungen interviewt.

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BOOST your imp!act

Abschlussfeier & Prämierung
Bei "BOOST your imp!act" geht ein ideen- und erlebnisreiches Jahr zu Ende. Bei dieser Gelegenheit wurden am 7. Dezember die 2016 geförderten Studierendenprojekte gefeiert und sechs neu prämierte Nachhaltigkeitsprojekte angekündigt. Das BOOST-Programm unterstützt seit drei Jahren Studierende und Doktorierende der Universität Basel, die Projekte rund um das Thema Nachhaltigkeit umsetzen wollen und bietet damit eine Austauschplattform für innovative, inspirierende und engagierte Ideen.

Zur BOOST-Website


Ensuring long-term existence of student projects

December 2, 2016 | University of Basel
Photo: Université de Lausanne
This event was dedicated to the question of how student initiatives for sustainable development can be sustained over a longer period of time. It addressed questions like
  • what are successful models of sustainability oriented student project support structures or activities?
  • how can students be motivated to develop their own project?
  • how to design student initiatives with long term ambitions?
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Sustainable University Day 2017

April 7, 2017 | University of Basel
Sustainable University Day
Focusing on how and what universities can contribute to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Sustainable University Day 2017 will bring the sd-universities programme to a close. At the same time, it will kick off the new funding programme on student projects. The event is organised in partnership with the University of Basel.

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Integrating sustainable development into teaching at the University of Bern

Guidelines now available
To strengthen integration of sustainable development in teaching at the University of Bern, the Centre for Development and Environment developed a set of guidelines and tools designed specifically for faculty staff in all disciplines who wish to incorporate and integrate the crosscutting theme of sustainable development in their university teaching.

The material is now available on and encompasses:
  • conceptual basics on educational content, skills, and teaching arrangements for ESD
  • case studies at the University of Bern
  • a selection of literature, coaching services, and links to web-based tools
  • teaching material (PPT slides and explanatory videos on SD and ESD)
Go to the website
Read more about this project


Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2016 featured sd-universities projects

November 7, 2016 | University of Luzern
This years’ conference of td-net focused on how to develop a successful inter- and transdisciplinary research proposal. It brought together researchers’ and funders’ perspectives and was organised in cooperation with the University of Lucerne.
Examples of inter- and transdisciplinary project framing and proposal development were presented from projects funded by the sd-universities programme, amongst others.

More information on this conference

Sustainable University Day 2016

April 21, 2016 | University of Lausanne
Photo: Université de Lausanne
Photo: Université de Lausanne

In the context of the universities’ contributions to sustainable development, this year's Sustainable University Day discussed how scientific work on the finiteness of earth' life-sustaining capacity can more effectively be linked to individual and collective decision-making.

The event featured
This event was hosted and co-organised by the University of Lausanne.

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Swiss education is plotting its course to sustainability

New article in Green Economy Dialogue
Many actors are promoting the themes of sustainable development and resource conservation in university and vocational education. Priority is often given to a concentrated approach. Critics feel things are not moving fast enough – sustainability competencies lack more than ever in practice.

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PSC Summer School 2016 | Agriculture in Transformation

Sep 11-16 & Sep 19, 2016
Future demand in agricultural output is supposed to match the needs of 9-billion people with less input of resources. The Plant Science Centre (PSC) wants to address the question, if and how we can transform current agricultural practices and move behind existing paradigms to develop innovative and sustainable agriculture production systems.

More information on the summer school
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BOOST your impact

Im Rahmen des BOOST-Wettbewerbs wurden 2015 drei studentische Projektideen ausgezeichnet, die zu einer nachhaltigeren Universität Basel beitragen sollen. Die prämierten Gruppen „Social Meal meets unibas“, „Offener Hörsaal“ und „Make a Change“ erhalten für die Umsetzung ihrer Projekte im Frühjahrssemester 2016 je 5‘000 Franken und persönliches Coaching.

Project update (pdf)
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Event on innovative teaching and learning methods for sustainable development: downloads now available

A succesfull first event on "innovative teaching and learning methods for sustainable development" took place in December at the University of Zurich. Presentations are now available for download.

Check out the presentations

List of international institutions and platforms published

We now provide a first list of international institutions and platforms that are active in the context of sustainabilty at universities. It may serve as starting point for further inquiry.

Have a look at institutions and networks on sustainability at universities


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