Certificate of Engagement in Sustainability
With the "Certificate of Engagement in Sustainability ", students have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and interdisciplinary skills in the field of sustainable development and to display these for example, to future employers.
What is the “Certificate of Engagement in Sustainability”?
The “Certificate of Engagement in Sustainability” offers you the opportunity to acquire additional skills in the field of sustainable development as part of your regular studies and to have these and your individual social commitment recognised.
Who can obtain the “Certificate of Engagement in Sustainability”?
You can acquire the certificate as a Bachelor or Master student, provided you include it in your curriculum early enough.
How does the “Certificate of Engagement in Sustainability” work?
The “Certificate of Engagement in Sustainability” consists of a curricular (knowledge & skills) and an extracurricular section (engagement). In the Knowledge & Skills section, you will acquire knowledge and problem-solving skills in the field of sustainable development. In the Engagement section, you have the opportunity to implement projects for innovative solutions together with students from other degree disciplines.
Knowledge and skills
In the Knowledge & Skills section, the relevant basics are taught and your awareness of sustainable development is promoted. You acquire problem-solving skills and gain insight into various fields of action in sustainable development. To do so, you must have passed three modules at the end of your studies. All three modules can either be part of your regular studies or part of a semester abroad:
- Fundamentals (at least 3 ECTS credits):
A module that teaches you the fundamentals.
- Specialisation (at least 2 ECTS credits each):
Two freely selectable modules in which you can deepen your knowledge (e.g. climate change, permaculture, diversity) or learn methods (e.g. design thinking, climate accounting, systems thinking).
In the Engagement section, you have the opportunity to implement projects for innovative solutions together with students from other degree disciplines. Among other things, you can acquire skills in interdisciplinarity cooperation that are more in demand today than ever when it comes to solving complex problems. A coach will support you in this.
You can develop and implement your own project ideas or apply for projects advertised on BFH SUSTAINS.
The following conditions must be met in order to have your project credited for the sustainability certificate:
- The project should deal with an interdisciplinary problem.
- You carry out this project with at least one / another student from another degree discipline.
- The project must not also be your Bachelor / Master thesis or a semester thesis. However, it may develop from it or form the basis for it.
- Your individual effort for the project should be about 100 hours.
- The certificate project is listed and documented on the BFH SUSTAINS platform.
The “Certificate of Engagement in Sustainability” is part of the BFH SUSTAINS sustainability platform. The aim of the BFH SUSTAINS platform is to promote the commitment and interest of BFH students for sustainable development (NE).
- The platform offers opportunities for networking students across study program boundaries.
- It initiates projects and activities in the area of NE and promotes the development of skills (e.g. interdisciplinarity).
- It makes offers and activities in NE and education for NE more visible at the BFH.
- It supports value-based, sustainable entrepreneurship and promotes social innovation.
- It offers students the opportunity to show their commitment to NE through the BFH additional certificate “Certificate of Engagement in Sustainability”.
Would you like to get involved in working towards a sustainable future and are you looking for like-minded people? Do you have ideas for sustainable projects that you would like to implement with fellow students? Then get in touch with us or visit the sustainability platform BFH SUSTAINS.