The University of Erfurt is aware of its responsibility to anchor sustainability beyond its own campus. It therefore participates in various networks whose aim is to establish sustainable thinking and action in different areas of life in today's and future society.
In 2014, the University of Erfurt was again awarded the "Ökoprofit" environmental seal of approval. It is thus one of more than 110 institutions that have received this award in Erfurt since 2000. In Germany, more than 2000 companies in over 90 cities have so far received the coveted municipal award. They are all committed to the sustainable use of resources and to making an active contribution to reducing the burden on the environment and lowering energy costs. A commission has now once again visited the university as part of an audit to assess the university's projects and measures relating to sustainability, resource conservation and occupational safety.
Whether it is our "Puzzle Box" rummage shop, or the commitment of our students in university groups such as the Sustainability Working Group or our "Campus Bees" project - sustainability is a topic that is also reflected in the teaching at the University of Erfurt and in various projects as well as in the commitment of numerous groups. We present a few of these in the following.