Sustainability at the University of Mannheim

As a place of learning and research, the University of Mannheim assumes special responsibility to work towards sustainable development. In addition to conducting research on sustainability and conveying new findings to students and the public, it’s important that the university implements practical sustainability measures in order to fulfill its function as a role model.

At the University of Mannheim we are all pulling together to make the university more sustainable: researchers, teachers, administrative staff members, and students. We address the topic in courses, research activities and projects, and use sustainable approaches for the operation of the university buildings and during events. It’s important to us that all members of the university assume responsibility and seize the available opportunities to contribute to our common goal.

Dr. Katrin Schoppa-Bauer, Executive Vice President, and Prof. Moritz Fleischmann, Vice President for Sustainability and Information Provision / Photo credit: Anna Logue

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Girls' day! 👱‍♀️👱 For female students (f/d) of the 5th to 13th grade, the University of Mannheim offers an introduction to the subjects math and computer science on 27 April 2023. 👀 Here you can experience how exciting these fields can be.
You have probably already noticed the blue bicycles around the campus. These are the VRN next bikes. 🚲 Did you know that as a student you can use the bikes free of charge for the first 30 minutes? ✅
Do you already know about the book exchange shelf? 📚 Whether novels, thrillers, non-fiction or cookbooks – here you can easily trade your read books with new ones. ♻️
Enjoying food to go without packaging waste? 🍃 Since the beginning of January you can take away your food from the Mensaria am Schloss (cantine) or the MensaWagon deposit-free in the reusable bowls from Vytal. 🍱
Do you want to find out whether the washing machine's eco-program or waste separation really have a positive effect on the environment? 🏡💚 Then go on the tour of “The Sustainable Model Apartment” in the HAYS Forum at the University of Mannheim!
At present, our #alumnusofthemonth Joscha Friedrich is pedaling every day: as part of the “Pedal for Paws” project, he and his girlfriend Xenia are cycling around 15,000 km from Berlin to Thailand. 🚵🏻‍♂️🚵🏻‍♀️⁠