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.
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.