|Hof University becomes “Fairtrade University”
Hof University is the 13th German university to be awarded the title "Fairtrade University". Fairtrade aims to protect natural resources, children's rights and labor rights, improve gender equality and empower smallholder farmers in developing countries.
The student initiative "Fairtrade Group University Hof" applied for the title, which is awarded by TransFair, the German branch of the non-governmental organization Fairtrade International. Criteria for the title include at least two fair trade events on the campus per semester, as well as offering fair trade products in official meetings and during university events.
The coordinating student group, Prof. Dr. Martin Wachovius and President Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Lehmann received the official certificate at Hof University. The student initiative will continue to offer regular events to promote fair trade at Hof University, such as the fairtrade cocktail at student parties or selling fair trade products during Christmas time.