Sustainability and Teaching

UZH offers a broad range of courses addressing aspects of sustainable development. This page points to further information resources for students and lecturers.

Sustainability Report

The Sustainability Report contains an overview of the efforts taken at UZH to embed topics of sustainability in teaching. The following link will take you directly to the chapter «Teaching and Continuing Education» in the web version of the sustainability report (in German).

Sustainability Report 2019/20: Teaching and Continuing Education

Green VVZ: teaching modules addressing sustainability

Each semester, UZH offers well over 70 teaching modules covering aspects of sustainable development. The «Green VVZ» is a search filter that dynamically generates a list of these modules.

Green VVZ

Tips for integrating aspects of sustainability into teaching

On the following website you can find information about ways of incorporating the concept of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in your teaching. 

Integrating sustainability in teaching

School for Transdisciplinary Studies

The School for Transdisciplinary Studies acts as a hub between the faculties and transdisciplinary initiatives and is responsible for the placement and administration of cross-thematic and cross-faculty courses. Currently, two courses have a direct link to sustainable development: the lecture series "Sustainability Now!" and the course "The 3R's and the ethics of animal research".

School for Transdisciplinary Studies 
Sustainability Now! 
The 3R's and the ethics of animal research

Continuing education programs

UZH offers the following Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) programs that are related to sustainability: 

CAS Applied Ethics 
CAS Sustainable Finance

If you are planning or already offering a continuing education program with a focus on sustainability which is not yet included in this list, please send us an e-mail.