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Sustainability strategy

At the ZHAW, sustainable development is more than just a strategy: it represents a participatory principle of action to be lived and a responsibility existing towards all stakeholders. The sustainability strategy is anchored at the highest level and applies to all performance areas.

Sustainable development at the ZHAW requires cultural, organisational, infrastructural, curricular and didactic developments as well as skills development and, not least, behavioural adjustments among staff and students. The sustainability strategy contains motivating goals and measures for teaching and continuing education, research, knowledge transfer, services, operations and governance. The sustainability strategy is long-term and participatory, combining top-down and bottom-up initiatives. In its efforts, the ZHAW is guided by the DFA's Agenda 2030 with its seventeen Sustainable Development Goals.

"With the ZHAW’s sustainability strategy, we are raising awareness of sustainable lifestyles among staff and students, translating research findings into action and thus contributing to the necessary systemic change."

Regina Betz, Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics, ZHAW School of Management and Law

The full sustainability strategy can be read here: