The headquarters of SUMAS lies within the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Gland, Switzerland and provides the perfect environment to study sustainability. The state-of-the-art complex sets a benchmark in sustainable construction is certified MINERGIE ECO-P and aims at the highest level of US LEED certification. The IUCN building includes a cafeteria, outdoor atrium, an outdoor terrace, as well as a beautiful natural garden where students can experience the natural beauty of local flora and fauna just outside their classroom door.
SUMAS Learning & Accommodation Campus (SLC)
SUMAS new learning campus, located directly across SUMAS Green Research Centre & Offices, includes brand new on-campus accommodation for students, state of the art new lecture and seminar classrooms, gym facilities and a nifty sandwicherie where students can enjoy a quick bite before or after lectures. Students and lecturers also have access to a reception, café area as well as various common areas where they are able to socialize and exchange ideas over a cup of coffee or tea.
It is SUMAS ’s policy to encourage the use of bicycles for short trips. A Velopass bike station for 7 bikes is installed in front of SUMAS building. Velopass is an interconnected system of bike stations available 24/7. Students can rent a bike from a particular station and return it either to the station where they rented it or to another one.
For more information, please consult the PubliBike website.
SUMAS students, faculty, and alumni can access different resources for studying and research purposes.
Some of the few resources include:
- IUCN LIBRARY
- SUMAS RESOURCE CENTER
- DATABASES AND ELECTRONIC JOURNALS
For more information, please consult the Library Section.