Sustainable Development is not determined from the top down. We can envisage it as an individual and societal search and learning process by all members of society – aimed at shaping alternative pathways. A participatory process such as this requires all actors to possess the relevant knowledge and skills. Education for Sustainable Development is thus a key component of the educational mandate set by the canton of Bern – also for the university. The ESD-UniBe Team offers workshops, advice, materials, and networking to help teaching staff implement this important task.
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
NEWS, INFORMATION, AND EVENTS
Test online Tutorial on Sustainability
What is Sustainability and where is the link to my discipline? Test yourself and at the same time the new learning tool for all students at the university of Bern. The tutorial is available in ILIAS explains Sustainability in an understandable and exciting way. The self-learning tool can easily be integrated into the university teaching.
Student Projects for Sustainable Development
The funding programme "U Change – Student Projects for Sustainable Development (2017 - 2020)" funds innovative student projects for sustainable development. The fourth Call for Proposals has been launched. Application Deadlines: 6 January 2019 for Declarations of Intent and 28 February 2019 for Project Applications
Promoting Sustainable Development in Teaching
The University of Bern promotes the integration of Sustainable Development into teaching. It supports projects that introduce a new concept of teaching sustainability issues into new or existing courses.
Think global, teach local: integrating Sustainable Development into your teaching
The University of Bern aims to increasingly integrate the topic of Sustainable Development into its teaching, to better prepare students for global problems. In this course, teaching staff will address the interface between their own discipline and Sustainable Development, based on which they will develop innovative teaching and learning scenarios. This professional development course is part of the CAS Higher Education Teaching.