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Funders bemoan piecemeal approach to sustainability

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Stifterverband report highlights room for improvement in German universities’ strategies to become environmentally friendly

Germany is seeing a lack of overarching initiative and too much heterogeneity in universities’ approach to sustainability, according to a progress report.

The report, issued by the Stifterverband, an association of science funders, said that just 25 per cent of German universities had a sustainability strategy in place. Another 64 per cent are planning one, it found.

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