Research, teaching, and business operations
For sustainable and fair water use
The University of Bern has declared sustainability a priority, enshrining it in its "Strategy 2021": It wants to contribute to sustainable development, both through its teaching and research and in its business operations.
The University of Bern is involved in a number of national and international projects, underpinned by its many years of research into water and water management. Meanwhile, it conducts research into and teaching on the topic of human rights, helping to cement the fundamental right to water.
The university is also striving to use water responsibly in its day-to-day operations, reducing its consumption by more than half between 1995 and 2012. It also ensures that students and employees can simply and easily fill their bottles with tap water, providing its own carafes and recyclable bottles for filling.