Der Nachhaltigkeitsprozess der Universität Graz - analysiert durch das Grazer Modell für Integrative Entwicklung

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In the course of the past 20 years, the University of Graz has run an intensive
programme on initiating activities towards implementing sustainable development across the university. Maybe unconsciously as contribution to sustainability but essentially affecting its performance, in 1991 university students have launched the study programme on Environmental System Sciences to integrate more social and environmental oriented contents into their traditional studies. In the years after, actions followed by the university management, faculty, and student organisations, all to contribute to the common aim of improving the university’s sustainability performance. A sustainability library was established, Austrian first university sustainability report was published, a sustainability task force was initiated and actors across the university initiated manifold more actions that will be partly discussed in this paper. Today the University of Graz is well known in Austria and across Europe for its performance in crossuniversity sustainability integration. Still the question remains how all those activities interrelate and the progress remains active. This question is being discussed in this paper and analysed by the Graz Model for Integrative Development (MADER 2009)
Translated title of the contributionThe Sustainability Process of the University of Graz – Ana- lyzed by the Graz Model for Integrative Developmen
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationNachhaltigkeit - Regionalentwicklung - Tourismus : Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag von Friedrich M. Zimmermann
EditorsFriedrich Zimmermann
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationGraz
PublisherInstitut für Geographie und Raumforschung
Publication date2011
Pages63 - 69
ISBN (Print)9783950227666
Publication statusPublished - 2011