Environmental Lecture Series – Garching


Motivation of the Environment Garching lecture series

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With over 15,000 students, Garching represents the second largest campus of TUM. Bringing researchers, students and staff together and providing them with a platform for exchange with the goal of developing a more sustainable campus is one of our concerns with the new lecture series Environment Garching starting in the summer semester 2018. With speakers from the fields of technical environmental protection, health, consumer and climate protection, students, teachers of the TU Munich as well as the general public will have the opportunity to learn about ecological topics and research results. We, the student representation of the TU Munich in the environmental department, would like to strengthen the social consciousness for our environment by this offer.

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Module Description Lecture Series Environment Garching (3 ECTS)

The systematic integration of education for sustainable development in the university is an extremely complex challenge that can only be addressed through a plural and multi-perspective approach. As part of the UNESCO World Programme of Action “Education for Sustainable Development” (ESD), the interdisciplinary Ring Lecture Environment Garching (module identifier: CVL0001009) takes place at the TUM Campus Garching, which deals with topics in the field of environmental sustainability that change every semester. The module can be credited once in the degree program.
It is organized by the newly founded branch of the Environmental Department of the Student Representative Office TUM at the Garching campus to promote sustainability awareness at TUM and to offer interested students the opportunity to deal with the topic in more detail.

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There will be a total of ten lecture dates (including an organizational meeting). The lecture dates consist of a 60-minute lecture followed by either a Q&A or a discussion session, which is realized in cooperation with the Center for Key Competencies of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Below is an overview that schematically summarizes the module.
The lectures and presentation slides are uploaded to the online learning platform. As homework, students will prepare a short report of the lectures and the discussion session. In addition, introductory and further reading will be addressed to encourage more in-depth discussion of the presentations.