Funding: Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research within the framework of the call "MINT-Massenfächer" (funding programm for the improvement of the situaiton relating to teaching and studies as well as strengthening of the MINT (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology) disciplines as part of the budget offensive of 2011/12 for higher education)
Amount of Funding: € 1.076.000,00
Duration: 01/2012 - 06/2013
Project Partners: Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Technische Universität Graz
MitarbeiterInnen: Lead: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich M. Zimmermann for the University of Graz; Staff: Ricarda Rindlisbacher MSc BSc, Sonja Bloder BSc, Mag. Mario Diethart, Mag. Thomas Drage, DI (FH) Stefanie Egger, Magdalena Gschaider BSc, Mag. Thomas Höflehner, Mag. Irene Jammernegg, Martin Kubanek MSc BSc, Mag. Marlene Mader, Jonas Meyer MSc BSc, Mag. Dr. Filippina Risopoulos-Pichler
The project aims to advance topics in university teaching that are relevant to sustainability from the perspective of diverse disciplines. For this purpose a platform was developed where a variety of the different types of resources can be collected and displayed. These resources (building blocks, teaching methods, lecture notes and teaching modules) should support teachers both in terms of content and through the practical application of innovative teaching methods, as well as promoting systemic and holistic thinking. Teachers can submit their own resources on a rolling basis in order to make them available to other colleagues.
The objective of the SUSTAINICUM project is the advancement of sustainability-relevant topics in university teaching from the perspective of different disciplines.
A focus on ecologic and natural scientific aspects should also stimulate interest, particularly among female students, for the MINT disciplines of mathematics, informatics, natural sciences and technology.