Humboldt-School, Kiel

In 2011 and 2013 our school took part in the „GES“ programme as one of the first two pioneer schools. We are happy about working together with the Institute of World Economics in Kiel and the German Central Library for Economics again this year and we are looking forward to joining the “YES! Young Economic Summit”.


Our school is a vivid place of learning and teaching full of tradition in the middle of Kiel. Humboldt School is considered as an institution maintaining many relationships to the world, nearby and far away. The basic idea of our pedagogical work is a holistic education of the spirit, the body and the soul.


Wilhelm von Humboldt expresses it like that:




This means: The highest goal of human kind is the formation of his strengths and forces to become whole.


Modernly speaking: Our aim is that the pupils become mature, well-balanced, and positive personalities. To reach that it is necessary to gain knowledge, skills and the right attitudes.


Our school imparts solid knowledge and the ability of thinking serving as a firm basis for their studies or a similar vocational training.


Together with the parents the teachers at Humboldt School strive to educate young people who are optimistic and confident, think critically and constructively and take over responsibility. They also are supposed to be cosmopolitan and respectful towards human beings and nature. Furthermore they must be team-minded being able to deal with conflicts and being ready for changes to stand a constantly altering world.


To reach this we focus on four educational principles:


We encourage an attentive attitude towards our environment.

We teach pupils to deal responsively with modern technologies.

We educate our pupils extensively by offering experience-orientated culture contact.

We strengthen the social skills of our pupils.


Knooper Weg 63
D-24116 Kiel


Tel: +49 431 260 403 70
Fax: +49 431 260 403 99


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YES! 2016 Topic

Your Environment

Implementing the SDGs – Measuring the Sustainable Ocean


In continuation and expansion of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), the United Nations agreed on 17 „Sustainable Development Goals“. During the next 15 years, countries are supposed to put in a lot of effort to end all forms of poverty, overcome inequalities and tackle climate change.

Goal #14 reads: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The oceans are essential for life on earth as we know it. They oceans driven global eco-systems and were always important for trade and commerce. The problem of competing utilization, a public use on the one hand (security of life) and a commercial use on the other hand (as a pollutant sink, source of resources and transport), is concentrated here. A long term balance must be established between those competing utilizations. Therefore, a prudent management of oceans and marine resources is key to a sustainable future.

How to ensure a sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources? How to quantify and measure a sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources? Which measures must be taken to achieve the goals formulated by the UN and what can each and every one of us do to play his/her part?


The topic “Implementing the SDGs – Measuring the Sustainable Ocean” stems from the Global Economic Symposium (GES), which is organized by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in cooperation with the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics.

Pictures (from top to bottom): (c) Humboldt-Schule Kiel, / Chinnapong.