A clear vision
Sustainable development has been a core value of VUB for over 10 years. We assume our social role as a university.
Our climate plan
With our new climate strategy, we strive to reduce theCO2 emissions of our university year after year.
We are taking energy-saving measures and generating our own renewable energy. This is how we are making our energy consumption sustainable.
With a targeted adaptation plan, we are preparing our campuses for extreme weather conditions and increasing their ecological value.
We are working on traffic-safe and accessible campuses, less travel, sustainable alternatives to the car, and electric mobility. We are also reducing the impact of international travel.
Our ambition is to make all VUB campuses and their buildings integrally sustainable. By closing material streams, we avoid waste and require less new raw materials.
All VUB student restaurants serve responsible and healthy meals. We create enthusiasm in all campus users and their partners about sustainable food.
We support the transition to a low-carbon society by managing our investment portfolios sustainably.
We encourage all students to sharpen their competences in sustainable development and to actively contribute to the transition.
Sustainability for educators
To accelerate the transition to socially involved, sustainable education, we are strongly committed to instructor professionalisation.
From an open and learning approach and with plenty of room for experimentation and dialogue, we contribute to the debate about and for the future.
VUB top scientists search for social and technical answers to ecological challenges, both locally and internationally.
Partnerships and engagement
We bring students, staff, and other stakeholders together in various projects and encourage and inspire internal and external collaboration.
Sustainability is a story of the entire VUB community. Students, academics and administrative staff get behind the actions. The academic coordinator, the sustainability core group and the GreenTeam support and connect that community. Together and with great enthusiasm, we will achieve our ambitions.