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University of Basel

Student & employee engagement

conaction - a student project for sustainability at the University of Basel
conaction - a student project for sustainability at the University of Basel. Image: University of Basel, Sustainability Office

In fall 2018, the Sustainability Office received CHF 70,000 in external funding to support student sustainability projects, resulting in the founding of IMPULS – Facilitating Service Learning for Sustainability. In March 2018, student clubs played an active part in organizing the exciting program for “Tatort Mobilität” Sustainability Week.

Goals
Actions
Responsible
Goals

Funding student projects and students’ commitment to sustainability

Actions

Funding of up to CHF 1,000 per project along with coaching for student projects through the BOOST fund

Responsible

Sustainability Office

Angela Hinel, a master’s student at the University of Basel

Neither books nor lecture notes nor IPCC reports contain a recipe for success to creating a sustainable world. WE are the key to success – our shared insights, discussion, ideas and their implementation. Here and now.

Angela Hinel, a master’s student at the University of Basel

Student clubs for sustainable development

Amnesty Students Basel

beraber

Calcutta Project Basel

Foraus

Offener Hörsaal

SDUBS

UniGärten

In 2018, these seven clubs at the University of Basel committed themselves to sustainability or sustainable development[1]. Specifically, this means that they have made a social and ecological commitment in their activities. In 2018, several had their own program elements, which contributed to the success of the Sustainability Week «Tatort Mobilität». This also included Students for Sustainability at the University of Basel (SDUBS). SDUBS is specifically involved in events and activities aimed at making the University of Basel more sustainable. Several clubs also received start-up grants from BOOST or support to implement projects.

There are over 40 student organizations at the University of Basel. Students at the University of Basel are represented by the University of Basel Student Union, skuba.

Highlights

Getting involved pays off!

In 2018, one student initiative started a petition to reduce air travel, which was advocated by the University of Basel Senate in December 2018. Together with the relevant stakeholders, the Sustainability Office is working on an implementation concept for reducing air travel, which will be submitted in the fall semester 2019.

Footnotes
Footnotes

[1] This list of student clubs may be incomplete.

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