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Who can acquire the Sustainability Certificate?

The certificate can be acquired by all regularly enrolled RUB students (Bachelor, Master, PhD). There are no admission requirements.

What distinguishes bachelor’s students with from bachelor’s students without an Optionalbereich?

For bachelor students with Optionalbereich, this is an integral elective of their curriculum. These are students in the two-subject bachelor as well as students in the single-subject bachelor programs Archaeology, Biology, Social Science and Sports Science.
For Bachelor students without an Optionalbereich, this is not a compulsory part of their studies. They cannot take the courses offered in the Optionalbereich.

How is the sustainability certificate structured?

The certificate comprises three modules of 5 ECTS each. It can be completed with designated modules from the Optionalbereich and the free elective Master’s area as well as via the recognition of (already completed) study guides from the subject.

Where can I find the basic module?

Bachelor students can find the basic module “Sustainability and Future – Interdisciplinary Aspects” on a semester-by-semester basis via the module search of the Optionalbereich by activating the filter “Certificate Sustainability” on the left side. Master students can find the “Basic Module Certificate Sustainability” in the special course catalog (SVVZ) of the free elective Master’s area.

Where can I find the modules and events for the advanced and/or practical module?

Bachelor students can find the offers for the certificate via the module search of the Optionalbereich. By activating the filter “Certificate Sustainability” on the left side, all current semester offers for the certificate can be retrieved. The description shows the assignment of the offers to the advanced and/or practical module.
Master students can find interdisciplinary offers for the certificate via the special course catalog (SVVZ) free elective Master’s area. In the description the allocation of the offers to the advanced and/or practical module is shown.

Are there any restrictions on participation in the offerings?

The courses designated for the certificate in the Optionalbereich and in the free elective Master’s can be taken depending on the available places.

Can achievements (already made) from the subject be recognized?

Yes, provided that the courses are related to sustainability in the sense of the certificate. The content check and confirmation is carried out by the module coordinator of your faculty. A list of contact persons will be available soon.

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