Sustainability in Degree Programs

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Many degree programs at RWTH specifically deal with sustainable development in their curriculum, according to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. In order to determine the sustainability aspects dealt with in the courses of study at RWTH, the faculties were asked for a self-assessment of their "sustainable degree programs". Since no hard criteria were used, the result is not representative or comparable.

It became clear that all Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda are addressed in the different degree programs at RWTH, with the following SDGs particularly focused upon: 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy, 13 – Climate Action, and 9 – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.

Below you will find different degree programs categorized according to the SDGs they address. This is not an exhaustive list. Work is currently underway to systematically record how each degree program offered at RWTH addresses sustainability. As soon as this is available, we will provide information here.

 

Courses of study categorized according to Sustainable Development Goals

SDG.1.- End poverty

  • Applied Geography B.Sc.
  • Applied Geography M.Sc.
  • Georesources Management B.Sc.
  • Georesources Management M.Sc.
  • Economic Geography M.Sc.

SDG 2 – End hunger

  • Applied Geography B.Sc.
  • Applied Geography M.Sc.
  • Biology B.Sc.
  • Biology M.Sc.
  • Chemistry M.Sc.
  • Georesources Management M.Sc.
  • Medicine
  • Sustainable Management - Water and Energy M.Sc.

SDG 3 – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being

  • Chemistry B.Sc.
  • Chemistry M.Sc.
  • Chemistry M.Ed.
  • Dentistry
  • Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc.
  • Sustainable Management - Water and Energy M.Sc.
  • Logopedics
  • Teaching and Research Logopedics
  • Medicine
  • Urban Planning M.Sc.
  • Architecture B.Sc.
  • Architecture M.Sc.
  • Transforming City Regions M.Sc.

SDG 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education

  • Chemistry B.Sc., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Chemistry M.Ed.
  • Dentistry
  • Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc.
  • Logopedics
  • Teaching and Research Logopedics
  • Medicine
  • Computer Engineering B.Sc.
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology B.Sc.
  • Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Computer Engineering M.Sc.
  • Business Administration and Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering B.Sc.
  • Business Administration and Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering M.Sc.

SDG 5 – Achieve gender equality

  • Dentistry
  • Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc.
  • Logopedics
  • Teaching and Research Logopedics
  • Medicine

SDG 6 – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation

  • Chemistry M.Sc.
  • Sustainable Management - Water and Energy M.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering B.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering M.Sc.
  • Sustainable Resources and Energy Supply B.Sc.
  • Sustainable Energy Supply M.Sc.
  • Mineral Resources Engineering M.Sc.
  • Applied Geosciences B.Sc.
  • Applied Geosciences M.Sc.
  • Georesources Management B.Sc.
  • Georesources Management M.Sc.
  • Applied Geophysics M.Sc.
  • Engineering Geohazards M.Sc.
  • Ecotoxicology M.Sc.

SDG 7 – Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy

  • Computer Engineering B.Sc.
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology B.Sc.
  • Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Computer Engineering M.Sc.
  • Business Administration and Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering B.Sc.
  • Business Administration and Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering M.Sc.
  • Applied Geography B.Sc.
  • Georesources Management M.Sc.
  • Chemistry B.Sc., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Chemistry M.Ed.
  • Chemistry M.Sc.
  • Chemistry B.Sc.
  • Urban Planning M.Sc.
  • Architecture B.Sc.
  • Architecture M.Sc.
  • Transforming City Regions M.Sc.
  • Sustainable Management - Water and Energy M.Sc.
  • Sustainable Resources and Energy Supply B.Sc.
  • Sustainable Energy Supply M.Sc.
  • Mineral Resources Engineering M.Sc.
  • Materials Science B.Sc.
  • Applied Geosciences B.Sc.
  • Applied Geosciences M.Sc.
  • Georesources Management B.Sc.
  • Georesources Management M.Sc.
  • Applied Geophysics M.Sc.
  • Engineering Geohazards M.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering B.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering M.Sc.
  • Materials Science M.Sc.
  • Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering M.Sc.
  • Business Administration
    Specialist Area "Sustainability & Corporations" in Business Administration & Business Administration and Engineering M.Sc.

SDG 8 – Full and productive employment and decent work for all

  • Applied Geography B.Sc.
  • Business Administration
    Specialty Area "Sustainability & Corporations" in Business Administration & Business Administration and Engineering M.Sc.
  • Economic Geography M.Sc.
  • Georesources Management B.Sc.
  • Georesources Management M.Sc.

SDG 9 – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • Applied Geography B.Sc.
  • Economic Geography M.Sc.
  • Chemistry B.Sc., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Chemistry M.Ed.
  • Chemistry B.Sc.
  • Civil Engineering B.Sc.
  • Sustainable Resources and Energy Supply B.Sc.
  • Sustainable Energy Supply M.Sc.
  • Mineral Resources Engineering M.Sc.
  • Materials Science B.Sc.
  • Applied Geosciences B.Sc.
  • Applied Geosciences M.Sc.
  • Georesources Management B.Sc.
  • Georesources Management M.Sc.
  • Engineering Geohazards M.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering B.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering M.Sc.
  • Materials Science M.Sc.
  • Business Administration
    Specialty Area "Sustainability & Corporations" in Business Administration & Business Administration and Engineering M.Sc.
  • Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc.
  • Construction Robotics (engl.) M.A.
  • Computer Engineering B.Sc.
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology B.Sc.
  • Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Computer Engineering M.Sc.
  • Business Administration and Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering B.Sc.
  • Business Administration and Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering M.Sc.

SDG 10 – Reduce inequality

  • Georesources Management B.Sc.
  • Georesources Management M.Sc.

SDG 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

  • Applied Geography B.Sc.
  • Applied Geography M.Sc.
  • Economic Geography M.Sc.
  • Urban Planning M.Sc.
  • Architecture B.Sc.
  • Architecture M.Sc.
  • Transforming City Regions M.Sc.
  • Sustainable Management - Water and Energy M.Sc.
  • Civil Engineering B.Sc.
  • Sustainable Resources and Energy Supply B.Sc.
  • Sustainable Energy Supply M.Sc.
  • Mineral Resources Engineering M.Sc.
  • Georesources Management B.Sc.
  • Georesources Management M.Sc.
  • Engineering Geohazards M.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering B.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering M.Sc.

SDG 12 – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

  • Applied Geography B.Sc.
  • Economic Geography M.Sc.
  • Chemistry B.Sc., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Chemistry M.Ed.
  • Chemistry B.Sc.
  • Chemistry M.Sc.
  • Sustainable Resources and Energy Supply B.Sc.
  • Sustainable Energy SupplyM.Sc.
  • Mineral Resources Engineering M.Sc.
  • Materials Science B.Sc.
  • Georesources Management B.Sc.
  • Georesources Management M.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering B.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering M.Sc.
  • Materials Science M.Sc.
  • Business Administration Specialty Area "Sustainability & Corporations" in Business Administration & Business Administration and Engineering M.Sc.
  • Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc.

SDG 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change

  • Applied Geography B.Sc.
  • Applied Geography M.Sc.
  • Economic Geography M.Sc.
  • Chemistry B.Sc., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Chemistry M.Ed.
  • Chemistry B.Sc.
  • Urban Planning M.Sc.
  • Architecture B.Sc.
  • Architecture M.Sc.
  • Transforming City Regions M.Sc.
  • Sustainable Resources and Energy Supply B.Sc.
  • Sustainable Energy Supply M.Sc.
  • Mineral Resources Engineering M.Sc.
  • Materials Science B.Sc.
  • Applied Geosciences B.Sc.
  • Applied Geosciences M.Sc.
  • Georesources Management B.Sc.
  • Georesources Management M.Sc.
  • Engineering Geohazards M.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering B.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering M.Sc.
  • Materials Science M.Sc.
  • Sustainable Management - Water and Energy M.Sc.
  • Business Administration Specialty Area "Sustainability & Corporations" in Business Administration & Business Administration and Engineering M.Sc.
  • Medicine
  • Computer Engineering B.Sc.
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology B.Sc.
  • Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Computer Engineering M.Sc.
  • Business Administration and Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering B.Sc.
  • Business Administration and Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering M.Sc.

SDG 14 – Conserve and sustainably use the oceans

  • Sustainable Energy Supply M.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering B.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering M.Sc.
  • Sustainable Resources and Energy Supply B.Sc.
  • Sustainable Energy Supply M.Sc.
  • Mineral Resources Engineering M.Sc.

SDG 15 – Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems

  • Applied Geography B.Sc.
  • Applied Geography M.Sc.
  • Economic Geography M.Sc.
  • Chemistry M.Sc.
  • Molecular and Applied Biotechnology B.Sc.
  • Biology B.Sc.
  • Ecotoxicology M.Sc.
  • Biology M.Sc.
  • Molecular and Applied Biotechnology M.Sc.
  • Sustainable Resources and Energy Supply B.Sc.
  • Sustainable Energy Supply M.Sc.
  • Mineral Resources Engineering  M.Sc.
  • Applied Geosciences B.Sc.
  • Applied Geosciences M.Sc.
  • Georesources Management B.Sc.
  • Georesources Management M.Sc.
  • Engineering Geohazards M.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering  B.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering  M.Sc.

SDG 16 – Promote peaceful and inclusive societies

  • Theology and Global Development M.A.

SDG 17 – Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

  • Sustainable Resources and Energy Supply B.Sc.
  • Sustainable Energy Supply M.Sc.
  • Mineral Resources Engineering M.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering B.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering M.Sc.
  • Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc.