Committed to sustainability

Ruhr University contributes to the transition to a sustainable future. We are committed to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aim to work together as a university community towards a sustainable RUB 2030.

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Ruhr University is committed to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. A task force is currently developing a sustainability strategy. Here you will find answers to your questions about the development of this strategy.

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A lot is already happening at Ruhr University at student and employee level. Here we report on measures that we have implemented on campus, in various institutions and areas, for example in research or teaching.

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You are looking for a project, an event, an initiative? Would you like to exchange ideas, contribute your own or join a group of like-minded people? You can find more information here.

Welcome to the Ruhr University's online sustainability portal!

Sustainability is to take on a new significance at Ruhr University Bochum.

We want to get into action. We want to create accountability and work with concrete figures. And: we want to create opportunities to get on board. Because sustainability can only be successful if everyone is involved.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Löschel, Sustainability Officer Ruhr University Bochum

This portal makes a start. Here you will find answers to the questions:

What is our aim?

What do we have achieved by now?

What can I do?

Up to date on sustainability at Ruhr University

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Starting in the summer semester of 2023, students at Ruhr University will be able to acquire a sustainability certificate. The interdisciplinary programme is for all regularly enrolled students. A fixed component is the lecture series "Climate Change and Sustainability".

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The first Sustainability Week took place at Ruhr University from 16 to 20 October.

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We regularly inform and report on current research results, projects and activities in the field of sustainability in our dossier "Sustainable till 2030" in our online news portal and in our research magazine Rubin.

Main fields of action

For me as rector of Ruhr University Bochum, sustainability is a basic component of a modern university strategy. This includes sustainability in administration, operations and construction, as well as in research, transfer and teaching.

Prof. Dr. Martin Paul, Rector of Ruhr University Bochum

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