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Chemnitz University of Technology was awarded the adh Sustainability Award

The Allgemeiner Deutscher Hochschulsportverband (adh) honored the university's sustainable commitment to university sports and its wide range of health management activities.

The German University Sports Federation (adh) has awarded Chemnitz University of Technology with the adh Sustainability Award 2022 for its sustainable commitment to university sports. The award was presented on October 16, 2022 during the adh General Assembly in Berlin. "Eleven adh member universities applied for the award with their projects," said adh board member Julia Berschick. The project "Vitality and Sustainable Diversity at Chemnitz University of Technology", which was awarded first prize, a treadmill with an integrated desk provided by Walkolution, combines the topics of health, sports and sustainability to form a joint concept of economic, ecological and social sustainability in and through university sports. Prof. Dr. Maximilian Eibl, Vice President for Academic and International Affairs at Chemnitz University of Technology, was pleased that the diverse initiatives of Chemnitz University of Technology in this area are also appreciated beyond the boundaries of the university and thanked in particular Dr. Kristin Röhr, Head of the Center for Sport and Health Promotion at Chemnitz University of Technology, and Prof. Dr. Marlen Gabriele Arnold, Rectorate Representative for Sustainable Campus Development, for their commitment.

Dr. Röhr says, "We are very pleased with the recognition of our “Vitality and Sustainable Diversity at Chemnitz University of Technology” project, which focuses on a wide range of health management and sustainability activities from the present to the future in five core areas." This includes, among other things, the procurement of table tennis tables and games as part of the "Sustainable Campus Design" initiative, the health promotion of students in the project "Bewegt studieren - Studieren bewegt!", the establishment of flower meadows and a teaching and learning garden of the "NATUC" student initiative on the Reichenhainer Straße campus. "In addition, issues of social sustainability, fair trade and sustainable procurement are key components of “Vitality and Sustainable Diversity at Chemnitz University of Technology” and are currently being embedded organizationally," says Röhr. Prof. Arnold adds, "This award is a great distinction of the previous activities at Chemnitz University of Technology. At the same time, it recognizes the diversity of our sustainability commitments and motivates us greatly to continue to strengthen sustainability at our university with vigor and a great deal of sportsmanship."

"The noiseless and motorless ergonomic treadmill with integrated desk provided as a prize by adh partner Walkolution GmbH Germany is to be made available on a rotating basis to all interested areas of our university for a period of time, thus contributing to sustainable health promotion at Chemnitz University of Technology," says Röhr.

Keyword: adh Sustainability Award

The adh Sustainability Award honors innovations, measures and activities as well as the implementation of projects and ideas that promote, further develop and significantly change the sustainable design and action of university sports in Germany. All adh member universities can apply for the award. The prize has been awarded annually since 2021.

For more information, contact Dr. Kristin Röhr, tel. 0371 531-38434, e-mail kristin.roehr@zfsg.tu-chemnitz.de.

Matthias Fejes

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