saguf participates actively in research policy processes in Switzerland, prepares thematic proposals and reports and submits comments. Here you will find a selection of saguf's contributions.
The multiple crises of unsustainability are provoking increasing stress and unpleasant emotions among students. If higher education is to fulfill its mission to support transformation processes toward sustainable development, it must adapt its pedagogical approaches to help students deepen their critical thinking and empower them to engage in these transformation processes. The manuscript explores how learners and educators can cultivate engaged critique by acknowledging their own embeddedness in neoliberal dynamics and opening up so-called transformative spaces for institutional change. Finally, recommendations for educational practices in higher education for sustainable development are offered.Image: saguf
To contribute to sustainability transformations, learning and teaching at higher education institutions must become trans-formative. A group of experts met for a one-day workshop organized by the Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology (saguf). This paper presents key findings from the discussion.Image: saguf
Intercultural, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary research interfaces confront researchers with considerable challenges. The book portrays how scholars from different disciplinary and geographical origins and at various academic career stages strive for a more inclusive and better understanding of knowledge about African environments.Image: saguf
Die heutige Art und Weise der Produktion und des Konsums von Nahrungsmitteln trägt wesentlich zu Umweltbelastungen bei. Das vorliegende Diskussionspapier erläutert Handlungsfelder und Lösungsansätze, welche eine nachhaltige Gestaltung der städtischen Ernährungssysteme in der Schweiz vorantreiben. Der Fokus liegt auf dem Dialog zwischen Stadt und Landwirtschaft und dessen Potenzial, die Nachhaltigkeit in unserer Ernährung zu fördern.Image: saguf
There is a growing perception in society and among decision makers that addressing environmental problems requires fundamentally new approaches. This report is based upon a survey of practitioners who work in the field of Environmental Humanities and summarizes ten steps for action and implementation.
Guidelines with special foci for the University of Bern