Sustainability is an urgent social development task that is increasingly becoming the focus of attention. Universities are also called upon to deal with the associated challenges. For many years, the Universität Hamburg has been committed to sustainable development in various dimensions of action: In research, operations, governance, as well as in knowledge exchange and teaching.
In doing so, the Universität Hamburg is building on the preliminary work of the Centre for a Sustainable University, as well as the joint project Nachhaltigkeit an Hochschulen: entwickeln – vernetzen – berichten (HOCHN), funded by the BMBF from 2016 to 2021..
Sustainable Development Goals
The Universität Hamburg follows the mission statement "Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future". As part of the 2030 Agenda, it is systematically committed to achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs as part of the 2030 Agenda were adopted by all member states at a United Nations summit in 2015. They express the conviction of the international community that global challenges can only be solved together. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with their 169 sub-goals take into account all three dimensions of sustainability - social, environmental and economic. The University of Hamburg offers networking and cooperation on SDG topics and thus contributes as a social actor to the achievement and further development of the goals.