As it has spread around the globe, the term "sustainability" has become less precise and is used differently depending upon context. At the Center for a Sustainable University, our use of the term is based primarily on the definition set forth in the Brundtland Report of 1987. Read more about our understanding of sustainability in our PDF position paper, available in German.
We have identified 4 dimensions for sustainability questions in an academic context. Each dimension circumscribes fields of action towards creating a university for a sustainable future. Find out what we have achieved at our sustainability reporting subsite.