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Sustainable Montanuniversität

One activity at the RIC Leoben is to support and guide the university on its way to a sustainable university management. For this aim RIC Leoben has initiated and co-created a number of activities and events:


2020 marks the start of C02-accounting at MUL. Assessing the status quo of CO2-emissions allows to set strategic goals to reduce emissions as well as monitoring the development of this reduction in the coming years. The benefit of this activity is to create a clear picture of the produced emissions of the university and to be able to communicate reached reduction goals. The accounting is conducted with ClimCalc, a tool developed in an Alliance Working Group.

Sustainable Development Panel

In 2019 Montanuniversität Leoben has founded an institutional Sustainable Development Panel, which is concerned with the implementation of sustainable development in research, teaching and organization. The Panel is a consortium of professors dedicated to sustainability and works in close cooperation with RIC Leoben to centrally plan and initiate activities that foster sustainability.

Sustainable Development Goals at Montanuniversität Leoben

Montanuniversität Leoben has 355 projects with impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each Project can have impact on multible SDGs, therefor the total impact on SDGs is 814:

The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 societal goals of our times, which were ratified by the UN in 2015. The goals are multi-layered and need to be tackled together to balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental. Together with 192 other states Austria declared to support the SDGs. Raw materials and their processing have a considerable impact on development, economy and modern society. Therefore, RIC Leoben is occupied with the sustainable handling of resources in the light of the SDGs. Montanuniversitaet has vast expertise on the value-life-cycle of raw materials which is mirrored in the responsible use of these resources.

Find our current projects in the area of sustainability here