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New cycling concepts - project study "Teaching for a sustainable university"

Campus news from 02.04.2019: The Department of Architecture, Urban and Landscape Planning at the University of Kassel is offering the new project course "Teaching for a sustainable university" with a new course: "FahrRadHäuser - Die Rückeroberung des Campus und der Stadt Kassel". The project takes up the current topic of sustainable (bicycle) mobility and will be offered for the first time in the summer semester of 2019 by five departments at the Faculty of Architecture, Urban and Landscape Planning. The aim is to develop innovative strategies for bicycle traffic in order to demonstrate the potential of climate-neutral bicycle mobility for the university and the city, especially for the University of Kassel. The offer is designed as an interdisciplinary project at FB 06, but is also aimed at students of all disciplines, especially engineering.

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In the 2019 summer semester, a total of five interdisciplinary projects will be offered as part of "Teaching for a sustainable university":

  1. "FahrRadHäuser - Die Rückeroberung des Campus und der Stadt Kassel", Department of Experimental Design and Construction and other departments, Prof. Dr. Stepper and Dr. Timo Carl
  2. "Fridays For Future - and what about the rest of the week? Possibilities of knowledge transfer and empowerment in school contexts through universities using the example of the climate protection movement". Center for Environmental Systems Research, Institute of Psychology, Dr. Marit List, Daria Mundt and Rosalio Ochoa Saavedra and Ulrich Neumann.
  3. "Living and experiencing sustainability. Confronting one's own lifestyle", Institute for Protestant Theology, Dr. Gudrun Spahn-Skrotzki and Prof. Dr. Shelley Sacks, (Oxford)
  4. "The university as organizer - ecological, economical and fair", Department of Sustainable Management, Miriam Cartheret and Kristina Gruber
  5. "Solarcampus - Project studies on energy efficiency", Department of Solar and Systems Engineering, Department of Economics with a focus on decentralized energy management, Prof. Dr. Klaus Vajen and Prof. Dr. Heike Wetzel

Students can take the study projects for one or more semesters. In addition, the projects are credited for the area of additive key competencies, the Environmental Knowledge certificate program and the Environmental Law certificate. Further information on registration, registration deadlines and project descriptions:

by Nadine Chrubasik.



Nadine Chrubasik
University of Kassel
Office for Environmental Profile Development
Graduate Center for Environmental Research and Teaching
umwelt[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, gradZ[at]uni-kassel[dot]deTel: +49 561 804-2249/6138