Department for Sustainability

The goal and task of the department is to create a greater awareness of sustainability at the University of Stuttgart and within the student body. As part of the student representation, we are the first point of contact for all questions and suggestions regarding sustainability at the university.

Our projects aim to make the university more sustainable and to encourage students to think and act sustainably. To this end, we often work together with other actors at the university: departments, university groups, departmental groups, and bodies of the university administration. Current projects include the establishment of a Green Office within the university administration, the exchange with the Studierendenwerk about more sustainable food and beverage offerings, and the organization and hosting of sustainability days.

Furthermore, the department is committed to improving the networking of existing initiatives and projects in the field of sustainability, because only together can we make the university more sustainable.


Since our establishment at the beginning of 2019, we have already been able to implement a number of projects.
The completed projects as well as the projects we are currently working on are listed below:

  • Sustainability Weeks @ Universities BaWü
  • Establishment of a Green Office at the University of Stuttgart
  • Participation in projects on climate neutrality at the University of Stuttgart
  • Sustainability within stuvus → Revision of guidelines
  • Sustainability in teaching (foundation of working group)
  • Sustainability in the canteens and cafeterias → AK Green Canteen

Working Groups

The following stuvus working groups belong to the sustainability department:

Furthermore, the following working groups also have a strong reference to sustainability:

  • AK Fahrradwerkstatt (bicycle repair shop)
  • AK International Green Group (e.g. waste separation in the dormitories)

Mailing list »Nachhaltig am Campus«

There is an e-mail distribution list " Sustainable on Campus" (only in German). Here you can subscribe to the e-mail distribution list to receive information about sustainability topics from the various initiatives and people at the University of Stuttgart.

Knowledge Management (German only)

Naturally, there are often personal changes in the student community. Knowledge management is therefore very important, but not exactly easy. In a public wiki, in which everyone has read and write access, we would like to try to collect as much information as possible to make it easier to get started with the engagement for sustainability at the University of Stuttgart (currently German only):

Nachhaltigkeitsengagement an der Uni Stuttgart


David Kopp

Head of Department for Sustainability

Vivien Langhans

Deputy Head of Department for Sustainability

Jan Stein

Deputy Head of Department for Sustainability

Paul Joseph
Jule Heitkämper
Nadim Maraqten