Press Release 055/2012

Sustainable – But How?

The Colloquium Fundamentale Discusses Scientific Innovations for More Sustainability at KIT
Häufig bemüht, aber meistens unscharf: der Begriff „Nachhaltigkeit“ (Foto: Mpower,
Frequently used, but still unclear: The term “sustainability”. (Photo: Mpower,

What does the often unclear term “sustainability” mean? How can life and economy be sustainable? This will be the subject of the Colloquium Fundamentale entitled “Nachhaltig – aber wie? Vom Schlagwort zu nachhaltigen Entwicklungen" (Sustainable – but how? From the catchword to sustainable developments) organized by ZAK | Center for Applied Cultural Science and Studium Generale at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the next two semesters. The series of events in the Science Year “Project Earth: Our Future” will start on Thursday, April 26, 2012, 18.30 hrs, with a presentation by the expert on international law Professor Eibe Riedel on sustainability and human rights.


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 10,000 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,800 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

jm, 18.04.2012

Margarete Lehné
Chief Press Officer (acting)
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Contact for this press release:

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