As public institutions at the centre of our academic system, universities of applied sciences have a special responsibility to contribute to the sustainable future development of society. Furtwangen University has always been aware of its regional, social, economic and ecological responsibility. It has developed sustainably over a period of more than 160 years. Today sustainability is an important aspect of our guiding principles.
The establishment of the Office for Sustainable Development means that the subject is now anchored in the institution of Furtwangen University. The university's various sustainability activities are coordinated by the Office for Sustainable Development. With the introduction of an EMAS environmental management system, a clear focus has been put on "university operations" activities in the last few years. Currently the Office is working on the further development of EMAS. The establishment and implementation of the guiding principles of sustainable development in "learning and teaching" activities is an area that will be expanded in the future.
In the following pages you can find out more about the activities of the Office for Sustainable Development, and encourage you to contact us if you have questions, ideas or suggestions.