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Fairtrade University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer

The University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer is certified as a Fairtrade university. This means that we offer products with the Fairtrade label in the canteen and at our meetings, and that we also continuously promote fair trade in other educational events and information campaigns.

All activities are coordinated by the Fairtrade Steering Group, consisting of students and staff at the university as well as representatives of the Studentenwerk Oldenburg. All are welcome to participate and if you are interested in helping out, you can contact anna.gerritzen(at)

At least once each quarter, the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer addresses the topic of Fairtrade in lectures, film screenings or at the evening market. The Studentenwerk Oldenburg prepares a fair meal in the canteen for Fairtrade Cooking Day in Fairtrade week in September.


2022 & 2023 & 2024

Chocolate Trips of the Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences

A team of the Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences participated in the Chocolate Trip 2022 & 2023 and set out from Emden to Amsterdam and back equipped with bicycles and saddlebags to bring fairly produced and emission-free transported chocolate to interested buyers in East Frisia! We're going on a chocolate trip again in 2024!

Take a look here: Schokofahrt 2022 - YouTube


Participation in the Fairtrade event about fair fashion supply chains in the fashion industry

Take a look here: "Vom Baumwollfeld bis zum Kleiderbügel" - was wir meinen, wenn wir über faire Lieferketten sprechen - YouTube

2020Chocolate trip at the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer
2019Lecture by Prof. Johannes Keil on the subject “Fairtrade coffee – Why value creation must be shifted to the producing countries to a greater extent.”

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Markus Wissen on the subject “Imperial way of life”.

The University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer is awarded the Fairtrade Award together with the Fairtrade City of Emden for their joint commitment. At a celebratory event in Berlin, hosted by Anke Engelke, we received the prestigious award from laudator Joachim Król

Start of the sustainable evening market with the participation of the Emden world shop

Start of information on fair trade and the university’s commitment via the AStA freshers’ bags

Start of the Fairtrade Cooking Day in the canteen by Studentenwerk Oldenburg as part of fair trade week

2016Ceremonial certification of the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer as one of the first ten Fairtrade universities in Germany

Start of the annual Fairtrade lecture series in cooperation with Stadt Emden with a lecture by Prof. Hans-Heinrich Bass on “Fairtrade impact studies – a comparison”