Virtual academy of sustainability

The Virtual Academy is an internet-based learning platform of the University of Bremen that helps universities in Germany to embed the subject of sustainability more firmly into their curricula. Students can access electronic and video-based courses via the internet any time to familiarise themselves with the concept of sustainability and its potential. The universities use the courses offered by the Virtual Academy in their general studies programmes or to supplement their own sustainability-related courses. The Munich Re Foundation has been funding this inno-vative concept since 2012.

"Sustainable Disaster Prevention" video released by Munich Re Foundation

"Sustainable Disaster Prevention" video released by Munich Re Foundation

The number of students attending the "Virtual Academy on Sustainability" is constantly rising. In May 2015, more than 2,950 students were enrolled. The role of foundations in society is now being examined in a new module. >more

Virtual Academy – Studying sustainability online

Virtual Academy – Studying sustainability online

Students should be given the opportunity to acquire competencies in building a sustainable society. This is one of the goals set by the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), 2005 – 2014. The Virtual Academy helps to embed the subject of sustainability more firmly into curricula. >more

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