SustainabilityStudying & Teaching

Courses and seminars on subjects relating to sustainability, the climate and the environment are offered every semester for all study phases. Most of these events are interdisciplinary. In the winter term, the university offers an annual tutorial that includes an excursion to the United Nations Climate Change Conference and is intended for advanced Bachelor students and for Master students of all disciplines and faculties. A number of degree programmes award additional credit for this tutorial if it is listed in the ‘General skills’ (ÜK) section.


Additional and cross-sectoral qualification in “Sustainability” at the HSE

The Heidelberg School of Education has designed an additional, cross-sectoral qualification (ZQQ) in order to equip education students and teachers with classroom skills and expertise in the field of sustainability. The “Sustainability” ZQQ, which is worth a total of 15 credits and can be flexibly integrated into the study programme, combines basic knowledge on sustainability-related issues with individual practice and in-depth modules. The course is open to all students doing teacher training at Heidelberg University and the Heidelberg University of Education, as well as to teachers of all subjects and at all school types.

heiSKILLS: Learning to teach sustainability

heiSKILLS, Heidelberg University’s new competence and language centre, is offering a number of advanced training courses on questions relating to sustainable development; the courses are intended for members of the university’s teaching staff. Participants will learn how to teach their own students specific skills that are required to address environmental, climate and sustainability issues and the associated societal challenges. The aim is to enable the participants to develop their own teaching concepts based on the methods discussed. The courses also highlight interactive teaching and study formats that permit a continuous exchange between participants across subject boundaries.

Courses & seminars on sustainability in the summer semester 2024


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