The CCSD is assisted by an advisory board. Members are appointed for a term of four years and currently consists of four professors from each of the NGU’s four faculties as well as the managing director of the IAF. The CCSD convenes the advisory board twice a year.
Apply now for the NGU's Sustainability Award till 31st May 2022!
In order to enable sustainable development, it is not enough to gather knowledge. Rather, it is to apply this knowledge in relation to values and norms. An objective of the CCSD is to enable NGU students to make judgments based on the values of sustainable development and to put them into practice. The Coordination Centre for Sustainable Development annually offers the Sustainability Award to outstanding theses (diploma, bachelor or master theses) that take up this challenge and make a practical contribution to sustainable development. The award is valued at 1,000 EUR and is funded by the Winfried Böhler Environmental Foundation.
Along with our commitment to academic teaching, we also conduct occasional events both within the university and for the general public.
Our events in german:
- Neu im Veranstaltungsarchiv: Dokumentation unseres letzten Herbstworkshops Anfang November zum Thema Flächenverbauch
- »Strategien zur Umsetzung von Nachhaltigkeit« Vorlesung im Masterstudiengang Umweltschutz (H. Seyfang)
- »Regionale Innovationen und globale Nachhaltige Entwicklung« Forschendes Lernen 2016 (Constanze Störk-Biber)
- »Innovationen, Nachhaltige Entwicklung und Wirtschaftskrise« Forschendes Lernen 2015 (Prof. Dr. C. Arndt)
- Wir bieten Sommerschulen für verschiedene Zielgruppen an, die wir selbst durchführen bzw. an deren Durchführung wir beteiligt sind.
In 2016 we offered three summer courses:
Our interdisciplinary and intercultural »Innovation for Sustainability Tour« will offer insights into current developments in sustainability to students from Mexico, the United States and of the NGU during visits at various companies in southern Germany. They also get to try out innovation development themselves. Do you study at NGU? Then join us!
This coming summer, we are planning to conduct a summer academy for nature conservation and sustainable development in cooperation with the BUNDjugend Baden-Württemberg – right here in the Swabian Alb biosphere reserve. We will offer this summer school to young adults aged 16 till 27.
The Coordination Center for Sustainable Development is a cross-faculty, academic institution of NGU for faculty, staff, students, and anyone else interested in sustainable development. Our goal is to raise awareness of and promote responsibility for sustainable development within the areas of economics, ecology and sociology, both inside and outside of the university. Our interdisciplinary team allows us to take part in the current discourse surrounding these three disciplines of sustainability as well as to identify the relevant themes that cut across each subject.
We conduct research and transfer projects, and we develop educational projects on issues of sustainable development. We are currently planning various new projects.