With its research activities, student initiatives and numerous climate protection projects, BOKU is providing important impulses for a sustainable future.
BOKU arguably lives up to its original nickname as the "green university in the green" or "alma mater viridis". People associate it more than any other university in Austria with the concept of sustainability. That doesn't surprise me; after all, the term has its origins in forestry.Today, the logic behind the idea of not cutting down more trees than can grow back seems irrefutable to us. But in order to really implement this idea in all areas of life, extensive knowledge, intensive research and a lot of work are required. The road to implementation is often rocky. Nevertheless, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences has been on this path for 150 years - and with success, if one may say so! With its research activities, student initiatives and numerous climate protection projects, BOKU is providing important impulses for a sustainable future. And if you take a look at the new energy-efficient Tüwi building, for example, it is not only sweeping the proverbial house, but actually sweeping its own doorstep.
Alexander Van der Bellen
President of Austria
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