COFER SAS4SD: Science Action in Schools for Sustainable Development

About the project

The COFER “Science Action in Schools for Sustainable Development (SAS4SD)” brings together expertise from PHLuzern, ETH Zurich, University of Zurich, and BFH-HAFL Zollikofen, and in partnership with education institutions from the South, to collectively develop and implement teaching programs for science curricula that will, through interactive engagement, enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of scientific theory, data and applications, and at the same time raise awareness about sustainable development goals and ways to achieve these goals. The COFER’s main objective is to develop educational material that is based on on-site observed climatic data in Africa, creating a link between measurements and actions, i.e. scientific and practical questions related to climate change, natural hazards, deforestation, and sustainable agriculture. The four pillars of the SAS4SD are data collection, development of teaching materials, research activities, and community initiatives.

Head of COFER

Prof Dr Peter Molnar
Institute of Environmental Engineering
ETH Zurich
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zurich


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