The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN Agenda 2030 show that sustainability is not one-dimensional and is not limited to ecology. Sustainability also concerns the dimensions of economy and society. The University of Lucerne focuses on people in society in its research and teaching and thus has good prerequisites for a more sustainable orientation.

As an academic teaching and research institute, the University of Lucerne is bound by the requirements of the accreditation guidelines (HFKG), in which sustainable development is legally determined. Accordingly, the university's tasks are to be fulfilled in harmony with economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development. In addition, the University of Lucerne has committed itself through the UN Climate Emergency Letter to achieving net zero CO2 emissions by 2030. This is a long-term goal that is unlikely to be achieved in this short period of time without large-scaled measures and contributed minds.

The Working Group Sustainability is dedicated to this multi-farious topic and is led by members of the mid-level from all faculties at the University of Lucerne. Our goal is to revive sustainability in all areas of the university as an elementary basis for decision-making and to promote sustainable awareness at the University of Lucerne - both in the university management structures, in the everyday working lives of staff and in mobile student life. In cooperation with other university bodies, we take on the essential task of elaborating aspects of a comprehensive and sustainable development strategy and strive to shape important milestones, measures and indicators so that the climate neutrality of the University of Lucerne by 2030 is always a step closer. However, to implement these goals in the long term, all members of the University of Lucerne are challenged.

We strive for a multi-layered sustainability at the University of Lucerne. In view of climate change and the life chances of future generations, lecturers, staff and students are all called upon to address this success factor that is relevant to the future. The University of Lucerne with its network and its members should act as role models for other parts of society.

The Working Group Sustainability is happy to address your concerns about sustainability at the University of Lucerne and is open to other interested members of the mid-level. Interested MOL members are asked to contact We look forward to hearing from you!

Currently involved: Viviane Dettling (RF), Katharina Dölp (WF), Tanya Kasper (GMW), Lea Keller (RF), Roxanne Maritz (GMW), Flavia Tinner (WF)