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Our sustainability strategy

Climate protection is perhaps the greatest global challenge of our time, and sustainability is the order of the day. Universities as research and educational institutions have a central role to play in the sustainable development of our society. The University of Bayreuth is taking on this major task and facing up to the associated challenges.

To this end, in 2021, the University of Bayreuth was one of the first Bavarian universities to adopt a binding sustainability strategy. In this way, we have committed ourselves to clear, verifiable goals such as resource conservation and greater energy efficiency. In our strategy, we not only focus on the goal of climate neutrality by 2030, which is binding for all Bavarian universities, but understand sustainability much more broadly and have defined our path to becoming a "Green Campus". In doing so, we are creating the structures that will enable us to actually achieve the goals we have set.

The University of Bayreuth's Sustainability Strategy - Our Path to a Green Campus was developed over months of work by a wide range of working groups. Students, researchers, and lecturers, as well as the University Governing Board were involved in the process. The result is a 30-page paper that covers fields of action in governance, infrastructure, research, teaching, and third mission, and describes in concrete terms how the University intends to do more justice to environmental issues.

The most important goals are:                                                                                                                                                     

  • to integrate sustainable development issues centrally into teaching and research
  • to increase the sustainability knowledge and awareness of University staff
  • to shape sustainable development in the sense of the Third Mission together with the community, and
  • to implement and maintain an environmental management system.

Download (English): Sustainability Strategy University of Bayreuth

Above all, this includes the plan to become climate-neutral to the greatest extent possible, and as fast as possible.

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