The University of Bern distinguishes itself by concentrating on five major aspects. These are of particular importance with regard to the University’s image at home and abroad. These aspects constitute areas where the University of Bern possesses particular strengths and which are also of major societal and academic importance.
The University of Bern includes sustainability among its focuses. It conducts excellent disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and teaching with an international focus on topics such as the climate, responding to global change (north-south relations), and the regulation of world trade. The issue of biodiversity and research into resources, particularly water and energy supplies, are also focal points.