Participation is key to sustainable development. This is why many of the university’s sustainability goals can only be achieved with your help – through your engagement during your studies, during your work and through your behavior in everyday life.
Opportunities for student involvement
Are you studying at the University of Basel or working on your PhD thesis? Would you like to play an active role and become involved in sustainable development? There are various ways to do this:
If you already have an idea and want to put it into practice, the BOOST Student Projects Support Program is the perfect solution for you.
If you would like to get involved in an association with like-minded people, take a look at this selection of associations and initiatives related to sustainability.
If you would like to help organize the Sustainability Week with exciting lectures, workshops and film evenings, please contact the student organization SDUBS.
In December 2019, a group of engaged students and the University of Basel Student Union (skuba) founded the AG Nachhaltigkeit. The Sustainability Office is helping the group with organization and strategy. The working group aims to actively promote sustainability-related projects at our university and to support their implementation. Members of all groups are invited to participate.
You can find more information in the handy brochure “Sustainability Tips for Everyday Life” and a series of factsheets that provide information and practical tips on how you can contribute to sustainable development through your behavior in everyday life, at work or during your studies – thus reducing your footprint and that of the university.
Sustainable event guidelines
Are you organizing a workshop, a conference, a conference or any other event at the University of Basel and would like to make it as sustainable as possible? This means conserving resources, avoiding waste, ensuring barrier-free access where possible or involving regional companies as service providers. This guide offers you practical advice both for smaller events (short guide) and for larger conferences lasting several days.
Sustainability Week at the University of Basel is organized by a team of dedicated students from the student organization SDUBS. Through exciting lectures, workshops and film evenings, the subject of sustainability is discussed from various perspectives and members of the university are encouraged to take action.