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University name Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld der Hochschule Trier

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Number of employees 250 - 499

Reporting year 2019

Indicator set GRI SRS    

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Hochschule Trier Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld
Campusallee 55768 Hoppst├Ądten-Weiersbach

Dekan Fachbereich Umweltwirtschaft /Umweltrecht Nachhaltigkeitsbeauftragter
Prof. Dr. Klaus Helling


+49 6782 17-1224
+49 6782 17-1225

The declaration of conformity is based on the Sustainability Code for Higher Education Institutions.

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The Environmental Campus Birkenfeld is considered the "greenest university" in Germany, as it took first place in the national comparison of the Green Metric Ranking 2019. Worldwide, the Environmental Campus ranked sixth out of more than 780 participating Hoschschulen from 75 countries. Moreover, in terms of current issues related to climate and environmental protection,
the Environment Campus stands out as the first "zero-emission campus" in Europe for many years. Through its climate-neutral concept, the Campus is considered a role model for numerous universities worldwide.

With this first english declaration of conformity to the University German Sustainability Codex, the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld presents itself for the first time in english and ties in with the previous german declaration from 2018 to show how the fields of action of sustainable development are innovatively implemented at this location of Trier University of Applied Sciences.
The Environmental Campus Birkenfeld is characterized by its diverse range of courses around sustainable transformation. This concept is also transferred to the two existing departments of environmental economics/environmental law and environmental planning/environmental technology, which are structured in the sense of sustainable development within the framework of the material cycle.
The interlinking of ecological, economic, technical, and social concerns should enable students to analyze and sustainably optimize complex systems in their later work. In this context, the idea of the environment and sustainability forms the thematic link and is considered the "green thread" that connects all courses offered at the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld since its founding in 1996 and integrates corresponding aspects into all Bachelor's and Master's degree programs. In addition to a sound, technical education in the chosen courses of study, which include mechanical engineering, process engineering, computer science, industrial engineering, business administration, and business and environmental law, environmental and sustainability-related content is always taught and learned. In addition, great importance is attached to an interdisciplinary, practice-oriented design of the courses of study, which is ensured by a project and research-based approach.

Detailed information on the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld can be found in the current german Sustainability Report in the chapter "Environmental Campus Birkenfeld - Germany's Greenest University".