The Corvinus University ERS (Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability) Hub platform was established under the supervision of the Vice Rector for Academic Development to coordinate projects and initiatives related to ethics, responsibility and sustainability at the university level, as well as to provide an open platform for their extensive dissemination and the involvement of volunteers and supporters.
Corvinus University of Budapest is committed to ensuring that the principles of sustainability are fully integrated into its activities and operations as a priority.
The following framework, inspired by the involvement of a wide range of the university community, aims to focus our activities around specific areas, guide our collective thinking for the future and support the effective demonstration of our achievements and the accurate measurement of their impact.
The University aims to fulfil the potential of its educational activities by integrating and prioritising issues related to sustainability/ERS (ethics, responsibility, sustainability). In addition to curricula, programme design, teaching methods and stakeholder involvement, particular attention should be paid to the knowledge and skills of teachers in sustainability/ERS.
Percentage of programmes that include at least one sustainability-related course in the programme curriculum; at all levels and in all programmes (BA and MA: compulsory courses; PhD and MBA: optional courses).
The University aims to ensure that all students take at least one course related to sustainability/ERS during their studies at Corvinus University of Budapest. The principles and indicators of sustainability/ERS should be integrated into the educational outcomes and output competences of the courses.
The University aims to progressively increase the number of lecturers who are committed to sustainability/ERS through its educational development programmes.
The University aims to increase the number of learning activities outside sustainability/ERS courses and the number of students participating in them.
The University aims to support the experiential and transformative learning methodological innovations of its lecturers and to encourage students to initiate sustainability/ERS projects.
The University aims to involve the alumni community in the educational programme, as students, supporters and external partners.
The University aims to increase publication activity and research capacity on sustainability/ERS-related topics by providing an organisational framework and encouraging internal and external collaboration to achieve research with a meaningful impact and research excellence.
Number of citations to the University’s scientific publications on sustainability/ERS.
Number of external stakeholder organisations linked to scientific publications on sustainability/ERS.
The University encourages teaching/research colleagues and students to engage in research and publication activities in the field of sustainability/ERS, with the aim of generating sustainability/ERS knowledge, scientific output and research capacity.
In the spirit of the sustainability/ERS field, the University engages and encourages its communities, students and faculty/researchers to actively participate in collaborations across organisational boundaries through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.
The University aims to become a centre of excellence in research in the field of sustainability/ERS, both nationally and internationally, through research collaborations that bring together communities of different stakeholders and networks.
The University aims to establish an appropriate support framework for its sustainability/ERS research objectives, providing the necessary administrative support, funding, training and incentive schemes to achieve research excellence.
The University will give priority to research with a high impact, supporting projects that create real value beyond scientific impact for stakeholders, including those within and outside the field of sustainability/ERS.
The University aims to demonstrate responsibility and sustainability in all its activities to external and internal stakeholders, setting an example to others. The University develops and maintains close and extensive partnerships and collaborations with a wide range of stakeholders, including businesses, community partners, government actors, as well as staff, current and graduate students, to promote sustainability/ERS and achieve real social impact. The University actively seeks to influence stakeholders who have not yet adopted responsible and sustainable strategies. The University aims to learn from and deepen its relationships with universities and schools more advanced in their sustainability/ERS efforts. The University will use sustainability and responsibility issues in its communication activities in an ethical and credible manner.
Number of university citizens involved in joint projects with external stakeholders.
Number of external projects for value co-creation with external stakeholders.
The University takes advantage of its partnerships with other universities, actively promoting the exchange of knowledge and best practices in the field of sustainability/ERS.
The University will set clear standards for managing relationships with external stakeholders, including corporate partners.
The University takes a conscious approach to sustainability/ERS activities in order to effectively promote community involvement.
The University focuses its communication on positive role models and inspiring personal stories in the field of sustainability/ERS.
The University will develop incentive schemes that reward the sustainability/ERS efforts of University citizens.
The University aims to promote sustainability/ERS in cooperation with networks that prioritise or have positions in this field.
The University aims to engage with its various external and internal stakeholders along its strategic interests and grassroots initiatives, in a meaningful impactful way that takes into account the sustainability/ERS goals and the transformative impact of community-led initiatives.
The University aims to become a space that enables the promotion of sustainability/ERS activities to different stakeholders. It will provide platforms for sharing ideas and practices on the topic, making a valuable impact on the future society of Hungary, focusing on reaching as wide as possible and having a concrete impact.
The University integrates sustainability/ERS principles into its operations, organisation and community.
The University will develop solutions to reduce its ecological footprint, in order to increase efficiency and reduce resource use. It will focus on the use of green energy, energy efficient buildings and the optimisation of waste management systems. The University uses the UI Green Metrics framework comprehensively to assess impact, focusing in particular on the following indicators
The University provides equal opportunities for all its citizens. Particular attention is paid to the inclusion of students and staff from abroad, the development of an infrastructure suitable for students and staff with disabilities and young children, and the support of students with disadvantages and issues related to equal opportunities. Specific measures and initiatives are included in the University’s Equal Opportunities Plan and the Family Friendly University Programme.
Sustainable procurement aims to develop procurement practices that take into account environmental, social and economic considerations. To this end, preference is given to environmentally friendly products and services, local producers and socially responsible suppliers.
The University encourages students and staff to live sustainably by promoting environmental awareness and healthy lifestyles and providing related services.
The University will take into account the funding of sustainability/ERS initiatives and measures in its financial planning, thereby supporting the implementation of sustainability/ERS objectives within the strategic period along the identified priority areas.
It has seven permanent members and three permanent invited members, plus a non-voting colleague to support its operation. Its work is coordinated by a President elected by the members. The members and the Chair are appointed by the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Development, who also provides professional oversight of the ERS Hub. IT decides whether to accept the initiatives received as actions or projects. The ERS calls in experts for actions and project managers and experts for projects, and provides professional support and monitoring of the implementation of actions and projects. The IT meets once a month.
Vice Rector for Academic Development and ERS Hub Supervisor
Associate Professor, Chair
Dean of CIAS
Member of the HÖK
Head of Communication
Coordination and administrative support
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The ERS Hub plans to launch further actions and will keep University Citizens informed about them.
In the spirit of deeper engagement and shared value creation, we encourage everyone to register their ideas and initiatives on E-R-S, ethics, responsibility and sustainability issues, or to join the actions by using the form below or by emailing us at email@example.com.