University of Zurich joins the ISCN!

We are thrilled to formally welcome the University of Zurich into the ISCN!

With its 26,000 enrolled students, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland's largest university. Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe's first university to be established by a democratic political system; today, UZH is one of the foremost universities in the German-speaking world. Made up of seven faculties covering some 100 different subject areas, the University offers a wide variety of Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programs. In addition, UZH's continuing education programs offer excellent learning opportunities.

The University of Zurich is committed to systematically expanding its contribution to local and global sustainability. This includes strengthening interdisciplinary and cross-faculty collaboration as well as supporting projects with external partners. In addition, the University of Zurich strives to promote sustainable procurements, foster efficient energy consumption, and take other steps toward achieving a sustainable campus in order to reduce the environmental impact of its operations – and contributes to the quality of life in Zurich. The Sustainability Team at the University of Zurich supports existing activities surrounding sustainability in research, teaching, and daily operations. It coordinates implementation of various measures and fosters communication between all members of the UZH community who are working toward sustainability. For more information on Sustainability at UZH, please visit: http://www.sustainability.uzh.ch/en/sustainability-at-uzh.html

“We are delighted to welcome the University of Zurich into the ISCN and look forward to providing a platform for international value exchange and partnership on campus sustainability” says Bernd Kasemir, Secretary of the ISCN Board.

For more information on the ISCN, please visit: https://international-sustainable-campus-network.org/

For inquiries, please email: secretariat@isc-network.org


Smith College joins the ISCN!

We are thrilled to formally welcome Smith College into the ISCN!

Founded in 1871, Smith College opened in 1875 with 14 students. Today, Smith is among the largest women’s colleges in the United States, with students from 48 states and 68 countries. An independent, nondenominational college, Smith remains strongly committed to the education of women at the undergraduate level, but admits both men and women as graduate students.

In 1886, Florence Merriam Bailey, a student concerned about the plight of birds, started the Smith College Audubon Society and began weaving the fabric of sustainability at Smith that can now be found across all aspects of the college—in academics, operations, research and student life. Smith prepares women through active learning and societal engagement to foster and lead sustainable, just communities and to make significant and lasting contributions to address the critical issues of the times. Like Florence, students are frequently at the heart of sustainability issues on campus. For more information on Sustainable Smith, please visit: https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/sustainable-smith

“We are delighted to welcome Smith College into the ISCN and look forward to providing a platform for international value exchange and partnership on campus sustainability” says Bernd Kasemir, Secretary of the ISCN Board.

For more information on the ISCN, please visit: https://international-sustainable-campus-network.org/

For inquiries, please email: secretariat@isc-network.org