Study programmes

In line with the University’s mandate to promote sustainable development, CDE offers a bachelor’s-level minor and a master's-level minor in sustainable development. In addition, it advises all faculty members on how to integrate the topic of sustainable development into their courses.

In collaboration with the Institute of Geography, CDE offers courses in the field of global change and sustainable development, particularly in developing and transition countries.

Studies in Sustainable Development

Economic growth, critiques of growth, and (post-)growth society from the 19th century to the present

Interdisciplinary lecture series

Fifty years of “Limits to Growth” and 30 years of “Sustainable Development”: What has changed – and what hasn’t? Historians, economists, sociologists, and CDE researchers provided an overview of the central issues of economic growth and related critiques in this University of Bern lecture series.