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The FHNW is committed to sustainability in its teaching, research and organisation.

The FHNW is explicitly committed to sustainability and undertakes to act sustainably in the areas of energy, consumption, resource use, health, inclusion and equal opportunities. As a centre of education, research and development, the FHNW aims to provide the knowledge and skills needed to tackle global problems and to act as a think tank and experimental space for social innovations. It trains future decision makers, leaders and multipliers who can influence social discourses in their thoughts and work and who can develop, offer and contribute solutions to a wide range of problems. To ensure the FHNW’s credibility, the FHNW requires a voluntary commitment that considers sustainability both as a concept for the organisation’s actions and as an issue in the implementation of its mandate.


Swiss Sustainability Challenge 2024

Logo Swiss Sustainability ChallengePitch your idea for more sustainability! The Swiss Sustainability Challenge is the innovation booster by FHNW and Pax Insurance. It supports projects that have a positive impact on ecological and social sustainability. Participants enjoy an individual coaching by experts, free workshops and networking opportunities. 

More information on the website of the Swiss Sustainability Challenge.


FHNW Sustainability Week 2024

The FHNW took part in the Sustainability Week Switzerland. From 4 to 8 March 2024, the campuses in Muttenz, Olten, Brugg-Windisch, Solothurn and Dreispitz offered a broad range of activities, events and workshops that cover sustainability in all its dimensions.

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Together we engage and in collaboration we actively act to move in lively, multifunctional and inspiring FHNW landscapes in the near future. This is the vision of FHNW ImFreien.

Contact point for persons from Ukraine / Контактна особа для тих, хто прибув з України

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The FHNW will do everything it can to support students, teachers and researchers at Ukrainian universities.

Information for refugee students and researchers from Ukraine / Інформація для студентів та дослідників, які є біженцями з Україн

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The FHNW's membership in ‘Focus Sustainability’ promotes student commitment to sustainability, related networking throughout Switzerland, and the expansion of competencies. The national center for sustainability engagement was founded by students for students and organizes events where experts in ecological, social and economic sustainability share their knowledge and students can exchange their experiences with each other. Joining the community is free and open to all Swiss university students.

Further information and events of ‘Focus Sustainability’

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