Sustainability Management School (SUMAS)

Gland, Switzerland
SUMAS’ strong focus on excellence delivers high academic standards for students, offering both theoretical knowledge and best sustainable management practices. The Sustainability Management School continuously strives to provide the most advanced and intellectually challenging undergraduate and graduate programs to produce highly qualified leaders for the future.


Student services

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.

Housing services

The headquarters of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Gland, Switzerland 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, as well as incorporating a series of innovative green building techniques while operating within tight cost constraints.

Library services

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 Electronnic Journals

Student Life

Campus life

Innovative features of the building include the use of rainwater for toilets and irrigation; heat recuperation from refrigerators to produce hot water; a 1 million CHF solar parc from Romande Energie Renouvelable that also provides energy back to the Swiss electricity grid; energy efficient lighting; local and recycled building materials; geothermal heating and a decentralized carbon dioxide controlled air supply system.


SUMAS is an approved member of the American Accreditation institute ACBSP (Accreditation council for Business Schools and Programs) as well as the European Accreditation Institute EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development).

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