Sustainability in Research

  Birdseye view of a leaf, pipette, and hand holding a pipette Copyright: © Martin Braun

Research – Science and Technology for Society

Our goal is to make our research more sustainable, establishing sustainability as a core topic in all faculties, Profile Areas, and research projects, and providing solutions for a sustainable transformation of our society.

From the Sustainability Mission Statement


Sustainability is understood as a central cross-cutting task and is therefore considered in all spheres of action and areas of work at RWTH. Three SustainTeams (teaching and learning, research, and operations) have been established in order to implement the commitment to a more sustainable RWTH in everyday university life, as stipulated in the Sustainability Mission Statement.

Regular meetings, which are open to all university members, enable participation in the further process and ensure that different perspectives are taken into account in the discussions.

The Research SustainTeam is headed by Professor Kathrin Greiff, Rector's Delegate for Sustainability. You are welcome to register informally by .

More information about the SustainTeams and other participation formats can be found under Participation in the Sustainability Process on the Help Build a Sustainable RWTH page.

  Professorin Kathrin Greiff Copyright: © Martin Braun

Let's create the world of tomorrow – with cycles for sustainable living!

Professor Kathrin Greiff
Rector's Delegate for Sustainability With a Focus on Research