Sustainability Mission Statement

Working Together For Sustainability — the University of Bonn Mission Statement

Many worrying changes all over the world, most notably those affecting the climate, biodiversity and the consumption of raw materials, demonstrate the need to set sustainability up as the key principle guiding society’s actions and seize opportunities for technological and societal advancement. We therefore have a particularly strong commitment to sustainability in order to secure a future worth living in!

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Excellence of Responsibility

As an accredited University of Excellence, we have a particular responsibility to empower future generations to make society fit for the future and treat nature and its resources responsibly.

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Governance

We actively embrace the responsibility of dealing with nature and its resources in a right way by systematically embedding sustainability in all areas of our University - in research, teaching and operations.

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Participation & Transparency

Participation and transparency are key guiding principles that we put into action chiefly through our ongoing communications and a wide range of participatory formats.

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Inter- & Transdisciplinary Research

We are supporting inter- and transdisciplinary research and promoting the transfer of research findings into day-to day work and society according to helping  its transformation processes.

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Sustainability in Teaching

We are developing new learning offerings, which are being incorporated into the various subject curricula so that sustainability is becoming visible as an integral part of degree programs and all students are able to address that topic both in an interdisciplinary and practically focused way.

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Climate Neutrality

We want to gradually reduce environmental
pollution and resource consumption with the aim of achieving climate neutrality. This is why we are demanding for political support that will enable our University to become climate-neutral and will support it along this journey.

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Home Benefits

Bonn is a unique advantage of location by being a home to numerous non-governmental organizations as well as being a German city of the United Nations,  on which we as a University build in many
different ways and further expand our partnerships so that our commitment to sustainability can have a direct impact on society.

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Communication & Networking

We are creating the necessary organizational framework and, in particular, are bringing students actively on board and
incorporating them into our structures in order to embed a sustainability culture at our University together with all its members.

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Diversity

We include all University members in our whole-ofinstitution approach, recognizing diversity as an opportunity to shape the process of transforming our University together by harnessing the possibilities and experiences that each one of us brings.

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