Nachhaltigkeitsbüro OvGU Magdeburg
Nachhaltigkeits-büro OvGU Magdeburg
The Sustainability Office aims to connect different initiatives, departments and organisations active for sustainability to strengthen these and foster cooperation between them.
There was no person or entity officially responsible for sustainability at the university. Students organised an event to put the issue of sustainability on the agenda of the university. The event led to the formation of a group of students and staff who developed the idea of the sustainability office. At its founding in 2015/2016, the office was run by two students who wrote the first sustainability report. In 2016/2017, one of these students took over the position as sustainability coordinator.
As the graph below shows, the team consits of 1 staff coordinator (30 hours per week) and 1 student employee (paid 10 hours per week). The Sustainability Office works with volunteers ad-hoc. It also closely works with a Sustainability Round table which provides legitimacy and the strategic direction as well as a scientific council providing operational support and advice.
Activities & achievements
Developed first offical sustainability report
Co-creating sustainability strategy with long-term ambitions and short-term action plan
Co-organises a sustainability week every year
About the university
Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
Hosts 14,200 students and employs 2,800 staff
Located in Magdeburg, Germany
Integration of the Green Office
Annual Budget of €59,500
Approved by the Executive Board
Reporting to the Executive Board