Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Bern SUSTAINS

Bern SUSTAINS is a joint project of the Association for Sustainable Development (BENE) and the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE).
In collaboration with the Higher Education Institutions in Bern (PH Bern, BFH and IVP NMS), the platform Bern SUSTAINS provides support for initiatives of students regarding Sustainable Development.

Apply with your project idea. Further information and a guideline is available here (only in German and French).
In order to apply for the U Change funding, you have to hand in a rough draft of your project idea at the University of Bern - this document can be found here (manly in German).

If you have any questions contact us: sustainability.cde@unibe.ch!

Who is behind Bern SUSTAINS?

The support platform is co-lead by the student association BENE and the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE). In addition, PH Bern, BFH and IVP NMS Bern are also on board to support students from all Bern Universities in their sustainable projects.

Sustainability Association BENE

BENE is the Association for Students for Sustainable Development at the Higher Education Institutions in Bern. Coming from various backgrounds, this interdisciplinary group of students contributes to Sustainable Development at the Higher Education Institutions in Bern as well as in society.

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Bern SUSTAINS is part of the U Change support programm of the Network for Transdisciplinary Research (td-net) of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.