Sustainability in teaching

The topic of sustainability plays a major role in teaching at the FH Salzburg and is anchored in various areas.

Reusable products in the sense of the circular economy, or sustainable tourism, socio-ecological transformation or the use and research of sustainable materials - many degree programmes at FH Salzburg deal with the topic of sustainability in different facets.

See also: "Studying sustainability":

»Beyond the Plate« - Sustainability in focus

The event series »Beyond the Plate« is an initiative of the Future Fund project »1FHSustain«. The focus is on interdisciplinarity across departments and faculties, looking beyond the plate around the topic of sustainable development and activism, and getting to know the perspectives of different people beyond the university. 

Beyond the Plate also participates in the nationwide campaign "Open your Course for Climate Crisis" (OC4CC). This is a biannual action week organised by Scientists for Future Austria and Students for Future Austria. During this week, interested students are offered the opportunity to devote more time to the topic of sustainability in various courses at different universities.

Symposium Ethics & Sustainability

The "Ethics & Sustainability" format is a symposium at FH Salzburg designed for all first-semester students of the Master's degree programmes. The event, organised by the Rectorate and the degree programmes of the FH Salzburg, has taken place annually since 2009.

The aim is to facilitate an interdisciplinary exchange on social issues and to network students across departments and degree programmes.

Symposium for Bachelor students: Change.Climate.Resilience

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the FH Salzburg, the Rectorate introduced a symposium for all first-semester Bachelor students

The symposium was held for the first time in 2021.

AK supports Bachelor's and Master's theses on the topic of sustainability

Since 2023, the AK Salzburg has been promoting work by FH students that deals with the topic of sustainability in the living and working environment. The aim of the work should be to make a significant contribution to improving people's living and working conditions. Within the framework of the scholarship, selected Bachelor's theses are funded with 2,000 euros, Master's theses with 4,000 euros.