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Freie Universität Berlin is delighted to host the fifth networking event of the University Alliance for Sustainability’s (UAS). The UAS Conference - Workshop Series 2020 will be held digitally in October and November. Our annual event is open to sustainability experts from all five UAS partner universities, as well as interested external stakeholders working in the field.

This website provides general information about the UAS Conference - Workshop Series 2020, as well as the Freie Universität Berlin. We wil include information to help you prepare your virtual participation.

If you have any further questions, suggestions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the UAS team.

Project and Vision

As an international network university with about 36.500 students, more than 200 buildings and 5.200 staff members, all aspects of sustainability are relevant to Freie Universität Berlin - be it in research, education or campus management. This whole institution approach builds also the basis for the conference program and organization.

A platform to share experiences

The UAS Conference shall serve as a platform to share experiences. The program offers insights into state-of-the-art research bringing together senior and junior researchers from across the globe. Additionally, we invite senior management staff to discuss best practice examples of sustainable campus management in a specially designed workshop. Networking opportunities will be facilitated within the UAS network and beyond.

The University Alliance of Sustainability

The UAS comprises the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Peking University, St. Petersburg State University, the University of British Columbia and the Freie Universität Berlin. The partners focus on sustainability as a holistic approach for collaborating in research, teaching, campus management and outreach activities. The Alliance combines the strengths of five strategic partner universities to develop joint research and teaching projects on the topic of sustainability. We offer exchange options for students, faculty members and administrative staff from across faculties and the universities to promote sustainability discourse throughout whole institutions. The project receives funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) from 2015 until 2020. Learn more about the Alliance on the UAS website.


This is far from our first UAS Conference! The UAS has been hosting conferences at Freie Universität Berlin since 2016. Take a look at some presentations, photos, and information from past events here.