The Bavarian Network for Sustainability in Higher Education

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:

  •   The Network raises awareness and motivates, by encouraging academic debate about the grand challenges of society and sharpening the understanding of sustainability in the context of higher education and across all faculties.
  •   The Network connects people and organisations by offering a platform for exchange of knowledge, methods and good practice examples as well as by initiating and supporting subject-specific working groups.
  •   The Network creates transparency by informing about current developments and activities connected to sustainability at Bavarian higher education institutions.
  •   The Network advises by providing higher education institutions and policy makers with recommendations for action and supporting them with the implementation of sustainability.  

 

Memorandum of Understanding: Towards Sustainability at Bavarian Higher Education Institutions

In 2019 23 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 23 signatory institutions are:

  • Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt,
  • University of Bamberg,
  • University of Bayreuth,
  • University of Passau,
  • University of Regensburg,
  • University of Würzburg,
  • Munich School of Philosophy,
  • Technical University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden,
  • Ansbach University of Applied Sciences,
  • Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences,
  • Deggendorf Institute of Technology,
  • Hof University of Applied Sciences,
  • Kempten University of Applied Sciences,
  • Landshut University of Applied Sciences,
  • Munich University of Applied Sciences,
  • Catholic University of Applied Sciences Munich,
  • Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences,
  • Lutheran University of Applied Sciences Nürnberg,
  • Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg,
  • Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences,
  • Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences ,
  • University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt,
  • University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.

 

 The memorandum of understanding can be downloaded here:

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