Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Teaching grants

Promoting Sustainable Development in Teaching

The university is awarding personnel points (PPs) to participating institutions, in the framework of the Promoting SD in Teaching project. This gives teaching staff or project managers time to work on conception, implementation, and evaluation of a course relevant to promoting sustainability.

Possibilities include:

  • content-related links between discipline-specific topics and core elements of the concept of Sustainable Development;
  • the targeted promotion of sustainability-relevant skills;
  • a reflection of potential areas of tension between the value orientation of your discipline and the normative demands of the sustainability concept; or
  • the testing of a teaching–learning method that you regard as particularly suitable in the context of Sustainable Development (didactic and methodological level).

Click on Project application for a guide containing detailed information on the Promoting SD in Teaching project, as well as the Project application form.

For your project application please use the application form (see Project application). Please submit your project application by email (PDF) to: sustainability.cde@unibe.ch. We will confirm receipt by return email.

The submission deadline for projects starting in the Autumn semester 2023 or Spring semester 2024 is 28. February 2023.

The Vice Rectorate Quality will announce the awarding of the projects at the end of March 2023. If the number of applications is high, disciplines with less experience of Sustainable Development to date will be given priority. 

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