Founded at the University of Bern’s Institute of Geography, the Centre for Development and  Environment (CDE) became one of the university’s strategic interdisciplinary research centres in 2009. In line with the university’s overall Strategy 2021 and guided by CDE’s own first six-year strategy, the centre has continuously  developed its portfolio of activities in fulfilment of its mandate. Today, CDE promotes research, teaching, and implementation in the fields of sustainable development and global change, working together with the University of Bern’s Executive Board, selected research groups, as well as national and international partners.