As one of Germany’s Universities of Excellence, RWTH is very aware of its responsibility towards society and the environment. In close coordination with the Rectorate, the Staff Unit of Sustainability and University Governance is seeking to collect and pool the already existing activities in all three dimensions of sustainability - ecology, economy, and social affairs - at RWTH in a structured manner. In a participatory process, the staff unit has furthermore formulated a sustainability mission statement to help define how sustainability is understood at RWTH and to encourage all of its members to commit to sustainable practices on campus:
On July 22, 2021, the Senate approved RWTH’s sustainability mission statement and adopted it as the basis for future action. Further information can be found on the Sustainability Mission Statement page.