The 25th anniversary was held under the aspect of sustainability. A topic that will be anchored even more strongly strategically at our university in the future and also occupies an important place in our university development.
It is about the targeted interaction of ecological, social and economic factors. All our actions as a university are aimed at using the knowledge and expertise in these areas to contribute to a more livable and better world and society, and to integrate ethical, moral and environmental aspects into our everyday university life.
In order to ensure that the idea of sustainability reaches all areas of the company, we have created contact points in the form of the Sustainability Officer Eva Stefaner and the Environmental Officer Karl-Heinz Huber in order to push the aspect of a modern and ecological university even further. The colleagues are happy to receive ideas and suggestions on these topics.
In September 2015, all United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
By clicking on the graph, you can find out how Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) contributes to achieving the goals.
One strategic project, among others, is the planned certification of our environmental management system in accordance with EMAS (Eco Management and Audit Scheme), which regulates the handling of direct and indirect environmental aspects at our campuses.
The system is a contribution to the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and will contribute significantly to the continuous improvement of environmental performance. EMAS certification is planned for this early summer.
Global challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss and resource scarcity call for coordinated efforts in all areas of society and for a change in values as a contribution to sustainable development. Together with eleven other universities of applied sciences, the Carinthian University of Applied Sciences has set itself the goal of working together on the topic of sustainability in a holistic manner, taking into account the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and of bundling activities. The founding act of the "Alliance of Sustainable Universities" was sealed on October 7, 2021 with the signing of a charter at the FH Campus Wien. Elisabeth Steiner (FH Campus Wien) was elected chairwoman of the association, her deputy is Regina Rowland (FH Burgenland).