Project: ‘A Stakeholder-Based Formation of Sustainability Indicators and Indices for Universities’

From April 18-20, 2014, project members met in Hamburg for a Easter retreat in order to contemplate on how in a stakeholder-based process sustainability indicators and indices for universities could be formed. Project members are Moritz A. Drupp, Elisabeth Gebhardt, Johannes Geibel, Nikolas Hagemann, and Simon Meisch.

Universities adopting the course for sustainable development (SD) face the challenge of concretising SD and making it action-guiding within their specific institutional context. SD indicators and indices can be seen as multifunctional tools that help to address this challenge: In the process of formulating an indicator set, universities have to discuss in