The Network aims to improve the framework conditions for sustainability at and with Bavarian higher education institutions.
From this overall objective, the following partial goals are deduced:
In 2019/2020 24 higher education institutions signed the Bavarian Network for Sustainability in Higher Education's memorandum of understanding in support of a whole-institution-approach to sustainability at higher education institutions in Bavaria. On the basis of a common understanding and vision of sustainability, the universities and universities of applied sciences pool their resources and cooperate with eachother in order to implement sustainability in the fields of research, teaching, operations, governance, knowledge transfer and student initiatives. The signatory institutions and the Network thereby support the recommendations of the German Rectors' Conference (Hochschulrektorenkonferenz HRK) of 2018 'Für eine Kultur der Nachhaltigkeit an Hochschulen', designed to foster a culture of sustainability at higher education institutions.
The 24 signatory institutions are:
The memorandum of understanding can be downloaded here:
Netzwerk Hochschule und Nachhaltigkeit Bayern
c/o Hochschule München