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Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern

The Wyss Academy for Nature is a place of innovation, where research, business, policymakers and communities come together to co-design solutions for sustainable futures.

How can we advance human wellbeing by protecting the environment? How can we turn the vicious cycles between nature and people into virtuous cycles? The mission of the Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern is to turn scientific knowledge into action and demonstrate concrete solutions harmonizing biodiversity conservation, human well-being and the sustainable use of natural resources.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Zero Hunger
Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Clean Energy
Reduced Inequalities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action
Life Below Water
Life on Land

How we work

We co-design and implement concrete projects across a swathe of regions and countries. This global structure facilitates the replication of successes and learning. The Wyss Academy for Nature currently operates Hubs in four continents, with its main offices located in Central Europe (Bern, Switzerland), Southeast Asia, East Africa and South America.

... and why

The Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Berne was founded to provide a new approach to the environmental crisis and its interconnected problems. Combining ambitious, innovative goals with a transformative approach, The Wyss Academy for Nature was founded to develop innovative long-term pathways that strengthen and reconcile biodiversity conservation, human well-being and the sustainable use of natural resources in a variety of landscapes throughout the world.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Agriculture and Forestry
Economics
Environment and Disaster Risk Management

We offer:
• The chance to be part of an agile organization that develops, tests, and scales up innovative solutions to the most urgent problems of our times, exploring new modes of collaboration between science, policy, and practice
• A stimulating intercultural, international, multidisciplinary working environment with a modern culture of collaboration across four world regions
• Flexible working hours and space for innovative approaches and creative thinking

Opportunities offered

Internships for students no
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates yes
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions yes
Consultancy opportunities no
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Type of organisation

Private sector company / foundation

Field(s) of activity

Development Cooperation

Headquarters

Bern

Region(s) of operation

Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Between 20 and 50

Outside Switzerland:
Between 20 and 50

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