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Sustainability Working Group

Sustainable action is one of TU Dortmund University's operational and strategic goals. In order to promote a joint university-wide dialog on the topic of sustainability, the Sustainability Working Group ("Arbeitskreis Nachhaltigkeit", AKN) was founded in 2012 on the initiative of the Rectorate. The AKN is open to all members of TU Dortmund University and is deliberately diverse: students, employees from research and teaching as well as administration contribute their perspectives and expertise together. Representatives of the Rectorate and important bodies such as the staff councils are also involved in the working group.

The Sustainability Office reports on its activities at the twice-yearly AKN meetings. Current topics are discussed and new project ideas are generated for TU Dortmund University in short workshops. The range of topics covered by the AKN includes strategies and projects relating to both social and ecological sustainability: resource conservation, personnel development, sustainable construction, biodiversity and environmental protection on campus, implementation of ESD in teaching and much more. In addition to the expertise of its members, the working group also draws on the potential of successful projects and (external) initiatives.

In 2021, the work of the AKN resulted in the formulation of a sustainability strategy for TU Dortmund University and the establishment of the Sustainability Office.

You are cordially invited to get involved and make a contribution to sustainability at TU Dortmund University.