18. Common Good

The higher education institution explains how it contributes towards the common good as defined in the UN SDG in its key operating regions (regional, national, international).

The environmental campus is actively involved in its regional environment and promotes regional development with the help of numerous research projects and public welfare-oriented activities. The scientific cooperations, among others in the field of national park research or the optimization of regional material flows, can be mentioned as examples. In addition, the Environmental Campus cooperates with the Stefan-Morsch-Foundation, which is Germany's first bone marrow and stem cell donor registry leads. An important aspect of promoting the common good is supporting pre-university teaching. For this reason, numerous activities are undertaken at the environmental campus to raise awareness of sustainable development among relevant student groups and, where appropriate, to motivate them to pursue higher education. However, the educational offers are not exclusively limited to the school sector, such as the MINT-Coach-App, the "KinderUni", the school holiday courses or the project "Schools for Sustainability (S.U.N.)",but also address other groups. An example of this is the "Upcycling Center Neunkirchen" project, in which the university cooperates with companies and disadvantaged social groups. Detailed information about the projects already mentioned as well as about the pre-university educational offerings of the university can be read in the current german sustainability report in the chapter "Social Responsibility".