Sustainable development represents a global challenge. As hotspots for knowledge generation and transfer, universities are expected to make a contribution. The University of Bern takes this responsibility seriously and is committed to integrating sustainability as a cross-cutting issue across all areas of the university (teaching, research, continuing education, public relations and business operations) and promoting the respectful use of ecological, economic and social resources.
The University of Bern is working to promote sustainable development in research, teaching and business operations:
- It conducts disciplinary, inter- and transdisciplinary research that makes a significant contribution to shaping sustainable development.
- The University of Bern imparts knowledge and skills through its teaching activities that enable students to respond appropriately to the challenges of sustainable development.
- In its business operations, the University of Bern promotes the careful use of ecological, economic and social resources.
The University of Bern has cemented its sustainability policy on a strategic level. The University of Bern has an Office and a Commission for Sustainable Development.