Intensive module Studium Oecologicum

The student initiative Greening the University e. V. initiated the Studium Oecologicum in the Summer Semester 2009. Today, the Studium Ooecologicum is an established programme of the University of Tübingen that is run in cooperation with the student initiative, the Career Serivce (Dezernat II – Teaching and Learning) and the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW) of the University of Tübingen. Furthermore, it receives financial support under the BMBF-Project ESIT.


What is behind the name Studium Oecologicum?

The intensive module “Studium Oecologicum” is a study programme on the subject of Sustainable Development for students of all fields. The aim of the Studium Oecologicum is the training of reflected and responsible actions, based on analysis, and thus the fostering of competence to shape the future. In focus are today’s challenges, like for example social injustice, climate change, increasing scarcity of resources and an economic system in crisis.

The block seminars of the Studium Oecologicum require no special knowledge. They are conducted by lecturers from the University of Tübingen as well as from external lecturers.


Our teaching of knowledge in the field of Sustainable Development is characterized by methodical diversity as well as by internal and external transdisciplinarity. Accordingly, the courses constitute a shared learning process for both students and teachers.


What kind of courses are offered?


The Studium Oecologicum offers basic courses and specific, theme-based, courses. Basic courses give an introduction into the subject matter of Sustainable Development. The theme-based courses develop practice-oriented approaches and analyse individual aspects of the field, in more depth. There will be repetitive courses, as well varying ones, on offer.

Here, you will find an overview of the courses offered and the entire current programme of the Summer Semester 2017 (mainly in german).


How can I register?

To register for a course, register via the course catalogue on the Campus System. You will find the course programme and the registration on Campus by following the path: Außerfakultäre Veranstaltungen->Career Service->Fachübergreifende Inhalte: Nachhaltigkeit.


How do I get a certificate in the Studium Oecologicum?

Students, who have attended multiple courses of the Studium Oecologicum have the opportunity to receive the certificate “Studium Oecologicum”. The following prerequisites are required/have to be met:


  • no less than one basic course: Recognized are the so called Grundkurse – basic courses – (marked by the abbreviation 1SOG… in the Studium Professionale).
  • no less than two theme-based courses: Theme-based courses are identified by the abbreviation 1SOT… . In addition, selected “diziplinäre Kurse” (disciplinary courses) of the regular pool of courses at the University of Tübingen  be used as well, where appropriate.
  • no less than 12 ECTS-Points: For the majority of courses of the Studium Oecologicum 2 to 4 ETCS-Points can be obtained. In order to receive the certificate 12 ECTS-Points are needed.


The certificate attests the acquisition of consolidated basic knowledge and interdisciplinary key competences within the field of sustainable development, and will be issued by the University of Tübingen. The required credits can be acquired over the course of several semesters.
As soon as all necessary credits can be produced, they should be submitted to the Career Service during the opening hours. Students will then be noticed, as soon as the certificate is ready to be collected.


Any more questions?

Should you have questions about the courses or the certificate, please contact the coordinatior of the Studium Oecologicum.


Coordinator of the Studium Oecologicum

Carla Herth
Internationales Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften
Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 19
D-72074 Tübingen
Telefon: +49 7071 29-77511
E-Mail: carla.herth[at]


Administration of the Studium Oecologicum

Career Service

Universität Tübingen

Wilhelmstraße 9

D-72074 Tübingen

E-Mail: studium-oecologicum[at]


You will find further information about activities for sustainable development at the University of Tübingen here:


Coordinator of the Studium Oecologicum


Carla Herth

International Centre for Ethics in the Science and Humanities

Wilhelmstraße 19

Phone +49 / 7071 / 29 77511





Administration Studium Oecologicum

Career Service

Studium Professionale

Wilhelmstraße 9, Room 21

72074 Tübingen

Phone +49 7071 29-77071

Openning hours

Administration for course registration / certificates:

Mo:  10 - 13 Uhr

Tu: 16 - 18 Uhr

We: 13 - 16 Uhr

Th: 13 - 15 Uhr