These cooperations and partnerships with local and international institutions support and promote the ideas and values of our school.

UWC RBC was awarded one of nine City of Freiburg Environmental Education prizes (worth €900) for our Climate Crisis Response Strategy which consists of three main components: monitoring, reduction and offsetting.



City of Freiburg Environmental Education prize 2020
Our students are involved in the monitoring process of collecting the data we need to estimate our greenhouse gas emissions and environmental footprint, for example by reporting energy consumption and waste production for their student houses on a weekly basis. One of the main goals of our educational concept is educate and empower our students to become change makers: young adults who are excited about tackling one of the many problems that our world is facing today. As part of their education there, we introduce our students to a problem solving methodology on our Sustainability Special Focus Day challenging them to develop concrete solutions to environmental issues here on our campus, such as plastic or paper waste.

The One World Award was presented by environmental activist Vandana Shiva, German Minister Gert Müller and CEO of Rapunzel Naturkost Joseph Wilhelm.
One World Award

Together with our sister College in Pune, India, UWC Robert Bosch College received an OWA Grand-Prix award in 2017. Given every three years by the organic food producer Rapunzel and the international umbrella organization IOFAM, the One World Award recognizes initiatives that work towards ecological, economic and social improvements for a more just and sustainable world. To support their continued work, the honorees also receive prize money totaling €45,000.

Proud winners: Mohamed and Ravi beam after the award ceremony with the Aurora Dialogues jury members.

Aurora Humanitarian Prize for UWC Schools und Colleges

UWC Robert Bosch College is the 2017 winner of the Aurora Humanitarian Prize for UWC Schools and Colleges. Together with representatives from 15 other UWC schools, students of our College applied for the prize, submitting their project ‘DoGood’, an online platform to support the integration of refugees in Germany as well as the work of social organizations worldwide. Through this prize, they received €4,000 to support their project in cooperation with AKGG and the social welfare organization Der Paritätische in Hesse, Germany.

A joint project: the work in the School Garden is coordinated by gardener and pedagogue Eva-Maria Schüle, who is supported by UWC students and Freiburg volunteers.

School Garden Initiative: “Gardening Makes a School”

In fall 2016, the UWC Robert Bosch College monastery garden was officially recognized by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports as well as the Ministry of Agriculture and Consumer Protection in Baden-Württemberg. Of the 153 schools to apply for the Schulgarteninitiative 2015/16, our garden was one of several to receive the highest possible ranking and has been designated as an exemplary school garden. The school garden received an excellent rating again in the 2019 competition, alongside a special price in form of raised beds for flowers and plants. 

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