In this section, you can find information about sustainability at Goethe University. Sustainability topics, such as environmental protection, conservation of resources and energy efficiency as well as health, migration and poverty, are found in a wide variety of projects, measures and naturally also in research and teaching. The term “sustainability" is very broad and can be interpreted in many ways. To create transparency here and due to the need for a global perspective, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations are used as a starting point. Against this background, we are currently compiling a collection of the various forms of commitment to sustainability topics at Goethe University. We stake no claim to completeness, and your additions are very welcome!
This page is the result of collaboration between two projects at Goethe University: The QSL (Quality of Study Conditions and Teaching) project “Education for Sustainable Development by and at Goethe University" and the project “User Sensitisation" in university administration.
“Sustainability" is a broad term that is defined in many different ways. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations offer a possible definition and guidelines. The SDGs are a blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all, while protecting the planet at the same time. They address the global challenges facing us as a society. These are concerned with poverty, inequality, climate change, destruction of the environment, peace and justice. The 17 goals are interconnected and to be achieved by 2030, leaving no-one behind. Since these goals play a role at different levels and must be pursued by the whole of society, universities are also important in this context.
Click on the respective goals to find out more about their main contents and significance in relation to Goethe University. Corresponding activities at the university (“Where?" and “How?") are listed and assigned to the individual goals. The list and its contents stake no claim to completeness.