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MDPI is a platform for peer-reviewed, scientific open-access journals. MDPI is based in Basel, Switzerland.
MDPI publishes over 130 open access electronic journals across all academic disciplines.
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University of Basel

The university opened with a mass held at Basel Minster on 4 April 1460. It has undergone dynamic development ever since its inception. During the first year following its founding, the University Register in Basel listed 226 students and lecturers. Today, the seven faculties at the University of Basel have around 13,000 students and over 350 professors.

Platinum sponsor



Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability of human beings. Sustainability provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development, and is published monthly online by MDPI.  Impact Factor 2013: 1.077




Climate (ISSN 2225-1154) is a scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal of climate science published online quarterly by MDPI.



Environments (ISSN 2076-3298) is an international scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal of environmental sciences published quarterly online by MDPI.



Resources (ISSN 2079-9276) is an international, peer-reviewed journal of scientific studies related to resources, published quarterly online by MDPI.  



Energies (ISSN 1996-1073) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal of related scientific research, technology development, engineering, and the studies in policy and management and is published monthly online by MDPI.



Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on building science, building engineering and architecture published quarterly online by MDPI.


Education Sciences

Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal published quarterly online by MDPI.


Zurich Insurance Group

Founded in Switzerland in 1872, Zurich is one of the world’s most experienced insurers. Zurich operates a global network of subsidiaries and branch offices.

Media partner




The research of Agroscope is aimed at providing safe and flavoursome food, a healthy environment and an innovative and competitive agriculture! Research into agriculture, nutrition and the environment is an investment in the foundations of our future.


Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences

The SAHS – a Network to the Humanities and Social Sciences


Kanton Basel-Stadt



REPIC is the interdepartmental platform for the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency in international cooperation. It is a joint initiative of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) as well as the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE).



Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS)

The Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS) is an associated institute at the University of Zurich. Its aim is to explore the role of the private sector in sustainable development on the local and global level.


forma futura

Forma Futura Invest AG is an independent asset management company. We invest responsibly in listed companies. All of our client funds are invested in a manner that ensures that they increase the sustainable quality of life and, at the same time, achieve a fair market return.


ETH Sustainability

Sustainability at ETH Zurich is integrated into research, teaching, and operations and is a substantial element of university life.


Basel Convention Bureau

Basel lies in the heart of Europe, on both banks of the Rhine. The city is the centre of the idyllic border triangle of France, Germany and Switzerland – lying between the Swiss Jura, Germany’s Black Forest and the Vosges in Alsace.