More than 40 years after the publication of the report "The Limits to Growth" sponsored by the Club of Rome, the need to reconcile our lifestyles with the finiteness of earth' life-sustaining capacity is more urgent than ever. Scientific work on these limits is still poorly linked to the expectations of society. Respective knowledge ist thus hardly integrated into societal decision making.
Against this background, the Sustainable University Day 2016 addresses the contribution of the academic world to identifying and becoming aware of those limits. It discusses - in this context - how universities can support our transition to more sustainable lifestyles.