Sustainability at BOKU

BOKU's understanding of sustainability

BOKU is committed to the general principles of sustainability and divides its efforts into five areas: Research, Teaching and Studies, Operations, Organizational Culture and Exchange with Society.

The principle of sustainable development means managing, producing and living in such a way that the limits of our planet's ecological carrying capacity are not further exceeded. To achieve this, our social and economic system must be designed to be fair and resilient.

Here you can find the long version of the BOKU Understanding of Sustainability.

Sustainability Report

The annual sustainability report, audited according to GRI standards, provides an overview of the diverse sustainability activities at BOKU and highlights successes as well as potentials for improvement.

CO2 compensation and accounting

BOKU offers independent information, specific advice and tested tools on the way to climate neutrality.

Centre for Global Change and Sustainability

With more than 25 employees, the centre provides innovative impulses for more sustainability at BOKU and beyond.


At UniNEtZ, scientists from various disciplines make a joint contribution to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustainability Strategy

The participatory BOKU Sustainability Strategy 2019-2024 summarizes twelve strategic and numerous operational goals of BOKU.

Climate protection at BOKU

BOKU has set itself the goal of reducing 2/3 of its emissions by 2030. The BOKU climate neutrality path shows how this can be achieved and where the reduction potentials lie.

Alliance of sustainable universities

In the Alliance of Sustainable Universities in Austria, universities join forces to anchor sustainability more firmly at universities and contribute to a sustainable society.


Under the umbrella of BOKU:BASE, BOKU promotes entrepreneurial thinking and action and is the contact point for innovation and entrepreneurship.