University of Konstanz: Successful in the Excellence Initiative and the Excellence Strategy of the Federal and State Governments. Since 2007. On the path to sustainability, one of the University of Konstanz's goals for sustainable development is reducing the climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions from air travel by our members. This commitment is laid out in our Air Travel Policy (ATP), which was developed by the Senate's Sustainable Development Working Group and adopted by the Senate and the Rectorate last year.
The University of Potsdam - founded in 1991 - is the largest university in the federal state of Brandenburg with around 22,000 students and about 3,100 employees. In 2010, the Senate's Environmental Commission was established and in 2019 the climate protection concept was released with 82 measures to reduce the university's greenhouse gas emissions. This also includes several measures regarding business travel. In 2019, emissions from business travel amounted to more than 5,000t, or about 15% of the University of Potsdam's total greenhouse gas emissions.
EMBL is Europe’s only intergovernmental organisation for life science research, undertaking pioneering research and providing cutting-edge biological services and infrastructures.
The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy’s mission is to reveal – through world-class observational and theoretical research – the nature of our universe, from planets and stars to galaxies and black holes; develop and implement leading instrumentation enabling this research; train researchers, and foster their careers in astronomical research and beyond; communicate our results to the scientific community and general public.