Environmental and sustainability issues play a major role in the city and at the University of Oldenburg since many years. To push the transformation towards a sustainable society bottom-up, many initiatives, associations and institutions have been built in Oldenburg where students and citizens engage actively in climate and environmental projects.
The students' initiative NachDenkstatt was founded by SEM-students. Within the initiative students from different subjects organise a three-day conference regarding different socially relevant topics each year. The conference is a platform for the transdisciplinary exchange of practice, science, students and citizens on the issue of sustainability.
In order to prepare SEM Master students for the challenges in future activities, the chair of Prof. Dr. Bernd Siebenhüner offers the Practical Forum on Sustainability which accompanies the study programme. Within the framework of this event series, practitioners and experts report on their own experiences as well as requirements and challenges from the professional field of sustainable development. The series of events is intended to provide insights into various potential occupational fields for graduates of the SEM Master's programme.
Furthermore, there are many more possibilities at the University of Oldenburg to engage in sustainability initiatives. Also, the student administration and the university's students council are active in environmental projects.
Many other institutions and initiatives care about sustainability in the city of Oldenburg and stand for a worthwile future.