Sustainability in Teaching and Learning

  Students in a lecture hall Copyright: © Mario Irrmischer

Teaching and Learning – Holistic Education for Future Decision-Makers

Our goal is to make our teaching more sustainable, to anchor the topic of sustainability in all courses of study and to focus more strongly on empowering our learners and instructors to use innovative ideas to drive the development of solutions.

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 GreenTeams (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 open to all university members enable participation in the further process and ensure that the different perspectives are taken into account in the discussions.

The GreenTeam Teaching is led by Professor Aaron Praktiknjo, Rector's Delegate for Sustainability. You are welcome to register informally by .

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

  Professor Aaron Praktiknjo Copyright: © Martin Braun

It is very important to me personally that our future generations still have the chance to lead a good life that is based on secure foundations – ecologically, economically, and socially. I am happy that we will now pursue this goal together as we follow the vision laid out in our future sustainability mission statement.

Professor Aaron Praktiknjo
Rector's Delegate for Sustainability With a Focus on Teaching and Learning