U Change

Studierendeninitiativen für nachhaltige Entwicklung und Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung Mehr

Empower students to become sustainability changemakers

Project No. 518


About the project

Rootlinks is a student organisation founded in November 2020 that empowers students from the five higher- education institutions in Zurich to become sustainability changemakers. In the pilot project, up to 25 students will go through an experiential Learning Journey during the spring semester 2021. They solve real-world sustainability challenges in interdisciplinary teams while being accompanied by a range of workshops, team building events, and mentoring. The students acquire competences in systemic design, learn to collaborate in diverse teams, and reflect on their personal growth and resilience. Moreover, the project lays the foundation to improving and scaling the rootlinks concept to higher-education institutions across Switzerland.


Project leader:

Johannes Wüllenweber



A: Student projects


Project duration:

01.04.2021 - 31.08.2021


Universities and highter educations institutions involved:

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich


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