Sustainable development at BFH
Sustainability is one of the most pressing and complex developmental tasks facing society. Global ecological, social, economic and cultural problems are posing major challenges to humankind. Because of the ethical and socio-political role they play, universities are expected to encourage reflection on the issue and stimulate social change that will bring about greater sustainability.
The focus on sustainable development highlights how and what BFH can contribute to sustainable development through its teaching, research, consulting services and participation in social dialogue as well as in concrete terms. The university has adopted a ‘whole institution approach’ to the issue of sustainability, setting out the basis for a shared, lived understanding of sustainability, a reflective and critical sustainability dialogue and the targeted evolution of sustainable development within BFH as an organisation.