Both BOKU and VUEB, CA members in Austria, have a strong public commitment to sustainability in the fields of education, research and operations. Both universities have now started individual processes to develop sustainability strategies which engage all relevant university stakeholders (e.g. teachers and researchers, students, management staff) and have a strong support from the universities’ senior management teams. Close cooperation between the two universities support synergies and mutual learning.
VUEB held four initial workshops in spring 2013. The sustainability process will continue in fall. The process is coordinated by the newly installed Competence Center for Sustainability. BOKU held a kick-off in June and starts with thematic workshops in October 2013. The Centre for Global Change and Sustainability is coordinating the process.