Sustainability Spring Days at KIT

Sustainability is one of the top topics of our time, everybody talks about it, everybody wants to be involved. But what does “sustainable development” or “sustainability research” actually mean?

The Sustainability Spring Days at KIT offer the opportunity to students and everyone interested, to explore how science can contribute to understanding and fostering the sustainability of technical, social, and ecological systems and how sustainability research itself can become an active driver of sustainable development.

The Sustainability Spring Days are organised in cooperation between ZAK l Centre for Cultural and General Studies, the Karlsruhe School of Sustainability (KSN), and the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS).

Sustainability Spring Days at KIT 2021

The Sustainability Spring Days at KIT 2021 will take place from 22nd - 25th of March 2021. 

You can find more information about the programme and the registration here: www.zak.kit.edu/fruehlingstage2021/english.

Sustainability Spring Days archive

4th Sustainability Spring Days at KIT 2020

Project days on sustainability in science, work and private life, 23rd – 26th of March, 2020

Unfortunately, the 4th Sustainability Spring Days at KIT 2020 had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

Information on the detailed programme of the 4th Sustainability Spring Days 2020 can be found on www.zak.kit.edu/fruehlingstage2020.

3rd Sustainability Spring Days at KIT 2019

Project days on sustainability in science, work and private life, 25th – 28th of March, 2019

The programme of the project days were opened by a public keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind and a “Fair of Opportunities” – where initiatives, groups, and companies from KIT and the Karlsruhe region presented their activities for a sustainable development, offering exchange, information, and networking.

In workshops, different methods of sustainability research were applied to various fields of sustainable developments. With methods like scenario analyses, Life Cycle Assessment, or serious gaming, the sustainability of every day cases were analysed. Up to 60 participants had the chance to engage in additional "sustainability self-experiments" for their own life, which were evaluated on a scientific basis.

Field trips to local companies and institutions allowed an insight into professional work life and the different settings and disciplines relevant for sustainable development.

The Sustainability Spring Days are open to all students interested in sustainable development. Participation does not require any pre-knowledge.

More information about the 3rd Sustainability Spring Days at KIT 2019:

2nd Sustainability Spring Days at KIT 2018

  • Programme of the event
  • The event in pictures
  • Watch the Keynote Speech by Prof. Dr. André Reichel on YouTube (in German)

1st Sustainability Spring Days at KIT 2017