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source: Caroline Bittermann

News and events on the topic of climate

On this page, you can read the latest climate news and find out about climate-related events.

  • On 21 October from 1 pm, the UdK Berlin's climate protection manager Sebastian Plaga will present the current status of the work on the climate protection concept for the UdK Berlin together with the university management. The event will take place online and is open to the public. Further information and the dial-in link.

  • Since the end of December 2021, the UdK Berlin has been a member of the German Association for Sustainability at Universities (DG HochN). The DG HochN provides a platform for higher education institutions that are committed to the sustainable development of their institution in research, teaching and operations, and contributes to the exchange between and networking with stakeholders.  All interested and committed members of the UdK Berlin can join the society as an individual free of charge and network as well as participate in further education and training measures.
  • Action Day on Climate Justice and Sustainability on April 29th
    On April 29, 2022, a day of action on climate justice and sustainability took place at the Berlin University of the Arts and the Technical University Berlin with the participation of other actors. The central questions of the Climate Day were: What can university members do in their everyday university life to act in a climate-neutral way? What can universities do to enable this action and how can common answers to the climate crisis be found? The Climate Day presented a diverse program around the extended Hertzallee area with booths and a stage between 12 and 8 pm. Components of the program included workshops, information sessions, actions, concerts and artistic interventions. In this way, members of both universities could enter into an exchange to benefit from each other's know-how and develop new approaches for joint, climate-neutral activities. 

  • Important step for climate research: Einstein Foundation Berlin funds preparatory module for Einstein Center Climate Change. With the approval of the preparatory module, the 
    Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg - a joint project of Technische Universität Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin University of the Arts, the University of Potsdam and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research - to initiate the full application process for an Einstein Center. The funding, totaling 600,000 euros for two years, will be used to develop pilot projects at the levels of climate governance, transformation pathways, and tools in the fields of construction and transportation in the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region. More information in the press release.

  • Climate Class
    Hacking Politics for Climate Justice

    What possibilities of action does artistic freedom offer to achieve radical transformations in European politics?
    Analogous seminar/workshop, mainly in German, partly/optional in English, 3 SWS, 2 ECTS (+2 ECTS optional)

  • For current lectures & seminars see also our page Climate Knowledge

  • Talks about innovation and sustainability in the Master's programme Leadership in Digital Innovation: Climate change, inequalities, loss of biodiversity – in the elective module Sustainable Innovation, the programme takes a look at challenges for which there are no simple solutions. Listen in now

  • Information on the programme and participation is available at

  • The Berlin University of the Arts has a self-imposed ban on flights over distances of less than 1,000 km.

  • HofGrün (Green Courtyard) is an initiative of teachers and students at the College of Design. Together, they are creating a small oasis of urban nature in the courtyard of the University of the Arts building at Strasse des 17. Juni 118, and are exploring ways of growing and using local food. The project also aims to create a place for relaxing and slowing down. “HofGrün” is a small piece of nature in the middle of the city, and also provides a habitat for a variety of birds and insects.
    Do you want to get involved? – HofGrün