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Sustainability Challenge kicks off into its 11th season

30/10/2020

Eighty students, five universities, and nine project partners took part in the official opening ceremony for this cross-disciplinary & cross-institutional course. . .

Eighty students, five universities, and nine project partners took part in the official opening ceremony for this cross-disciplinary & cross-institutional course. . .

How can Vienna successfully manage its green mobility transition? What keeps us from hosting climate neutral sports’ events? And in what other ways can we reshape our city toward a more sustainable future? Sustainability Challenge is a unique, innovative, cross-disciplinary course, co-taught at five different universities. Its service learning track pairs student groups with external partners such as companies, ministries and NGOs, to work on specific projects, whereas the start-up track provides students with the support needed for developing their own sustainable business ideas. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present the underlying framework for all service learning projects as well as start-ups.

Lecturers from five universities in Vienna share their professional expertise and guide the students during this two-semester course: Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), University of Vienna, Vienna Technical University (TU), the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. This year’s service learning projects will be carried out in cooperation with klimaaktiv, PORR Umwelttechnik, Austria Glas Recycling, planetYES, Siemens, Klima- und Energiefonds, ÖBAG, Bestzeit Event & Sports, and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology.

Find some impressions of the kick-off event, visit the Sustainability Challenge website for more information or follow the projects’ progress on Facebook or Instagram.

(Content contribution by Anna-Maria Krulis and Gordana Maric)

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