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a future-oriented additional qualification for your degree, for more interdisciplinarity, profiling and practical relevance?

Sustainability is the future topic of our time. Economy and society are looking for people who can shape challenging ecological transformation processes with creativity and competence.

With the certificate, you will gain transdisciplinary insights, key competencies and a scientifically reflected attitude towards selected fields of action of sustainable development already during your studies.

The quick overview

Basic module


Introduction to the scientific and socio-political foundations (interdisciplinary lecture series with supplementary seminar or project work).

Advanced module


Room for in-depth study from different subject perspectives (optional area, free elective Master or recognition of subject offerings).

Practice module


Space for application and skills training (Optionalbereich, free elective Master’s program or recognition of specialized internships).

The people behind

Think tank, task force, mission statement – the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is on the way to more sustainability in all areas of campus life. The certificate is an important step towards making the topic of sustainability visible and anchoring it in the teaching of all faculties. To ensure that the plan succeeds, an interfaculty project group is working on its implementation.

Team Members

Henning Feldmann (Professional School of Education), Martina Flörke (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Birgit Frey (Optionalbereich), Dorothee Meer (Philology), Stephanie Heimgartner (Philology), Skadi Heinzelmann (Biology), Wilhelm Hofmann (Psychology), Ute Lange (Educational Science), Astrid Seckelmann (Geography), Fabian Schäfer (Management and Economics)

Organizationally, the certificate is currently supervised by the Optionalbereich of the RUB.

Coordination Office

Birgit Frey

GAFO 04 / 914
(+49) 234 / 32 – 29223
zertifikat-n (at)