BayZeN aims to improve the framework conditions for sustainability at and with Bavarian higher education institutions (HEI's).
From this overall objective, the following partial goals are deduced:
We organise two large network events per year involving stakeholders from all HEI's in Bavaria
and the relevant ministries and initiate and lead working groups in the following fields with regards to sustainability: research, teaching, operations, governance and student initiatives.
The 16th event on 22. January 2021 with over 200 participants focussed on the impact of climate change policies for the operations of higher education institutions in Bavaria.
The Presidents of 33 higher education institutions in Bavaria have signed a memorandum of understanding in support of a whole-institution-approach to sustainability at higher education institutions. On the basis of a common understanding and vision for 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 33 signatory institutions are:
The Bavarian Universities:
The Bavarian Univeristies of Applied Sceinces:
Two Universities of Music and Performing Arts:
The memorandum of understanding can be downloaded here:
Sprecher*innen der Steuerungsgruppe des BayZeN:
Dr. Eric Veulliet, HSWT
Prof. Dr. Werner Gamerith, Universität Passau
Prof. Dr. Christiane Hellbach, OTH Amberg-Weiden
Handlungsfeld Forschung: Dr. Carolin Lano
Handlungsfeld Betrieb: Florian Stelzer
Handlungsfeld Governance: Lara Lütke-Spatz
Handlungsfeld Transfer: Laura Völkl
Handlungsfeld Studierendeninitiativen: Lola Zschiedrich
Handlungsfeld Innovation und Entrepreneurship: Katharina Owen