Centre for Development and Environment - University of Bern
CDE is Switzerland’s centre of excellence for sustainable development.
One of the University of Bern’s strategic research centres, we are tasked with mainstreaming sustainability throughout the university’s research and teaching. We conduct research and teaching on behalf of a more sustainable world. Our aim is to chart pathways to sustainable development and to initiate transformations in line with the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)
How we work
CDE engages in social learning and co-production of knowledge in several world regions, invests in long-term partnerships, and connects local realities to global debates. CDE is internationally respected for its work with diverse partners on sustainable development, for beneficially shaping multi-stakeholder dialogues, for harnessing knowledge on behalf of transformative solutions, and for fostering commitments and action among decision-makers in politics, business, and civil society.
... and why
We are committed to implementing the 2030 Agenda through our theory of change. We combine sound research with inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to analysis and transformation. Our research agenda is created within long-standing partnerships spanning the global North and South.
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CDE employs around 100 people from 25 disciplines, has activities in four regions of the global South as well as in Switzerland and Europe, and is currently implementing over 80 projects with an annual turnover of CHF 13 million.
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