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University of Basel

BOOST

BOOST is a program intended to promote student projects relating to the topic of sustainability at the University of Basel. In addition to financial support, supported projects also receive coaching and project management advice on request. Funding is available not only for projects but also for events relating to sustainability.

How can I participate?

Students and doctoral students from any faculty of the University of Basel can apply with a project idea or event relating to sustainability. The financial contribution amounts to CHF 500; for more complex projects, up to CHF 1,000 may be granted.

Applications for funding can be submitted at any time of year.

You will find the guidelines and the application form for BOOST funding in the Links & Downloads box.

Please contact Franziska Kastner directly if you have any questions.

Implemented projects

BOOST has supported the execution of student projects with a focus on sustainability since 2013. The following table gives an overview of the projects already completed:

Titel (Year)
Project description
Titel (Year)
Project description

Website that encourages vegetarian or vegan diets by directly calculating and displaying the achieved CO2 savings.

Project description

The reforestation of a steep slope in the high Atlas of Morocco in cooperation with a local school.

Titel (Year)
Project description

Introduction of a sustainability rating for electronic products.

Titel (Year)
Project description

Blog and podcast on sustainability issues in the Basel region.

Titel (Year)
Project description

A platform where students can buy or sell course books.

Project description

A garden that promotes interaction with nature and intergenerational exchange with participants from a nursing home and children from secondary school and kindergarten.

Project description

Communication workshops intended to promote and broaden dialog between scientists and non-scientists.

Titel (Year)
Project description

A platform where students can buy or sell course books.

Titel (Year)
Project description

Focus on regional, seasonal, vegan and vegetarian dishes in the canteen.

Project description

Integration of children and adolescents with a migration background through tutoring.

Titel (Year)
Project description

Students participate in an aid project for school children in Cameroon.

Titel (Year)
Project description

Online community platform where people arrange to cook or eat together.

Project description

Open access to certain courses for refugees via the guest student program.

Titel (Year)
Project description

Expansion of the university’s waste system to include aluminum collecting boxes and an awareness campaign featuring waste-reducing alternatives.

Titel (Year)
Project description

Raising awareness of the reuse of recyclable materials. Admission to the party only with defective or old electrical appliances.

Titel (Year)
Project description

Campus energy-saving points system (like Cumulus or Supercard).

Titel (Year)
Project description

Raising awareness among university employees by measuring their energy consumption and demonstrating the energy-saving potential.

Contact
  • Franziska Kastner

    MSc

    IMPULS, BOOST program, sustainability reporting

    Franziska Kastner
    University of Basel Sustainability Office Petersplatz 1, Postfach
    4001 Basel
    Switzerland
    Tel. +41 61 207 12 24
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