The (German-speaking) University Network on Social Responsibility (HBdV) is a network of 46 universities established in 2009. The members of the University Network see encouragement and empowerment as an essential educational mandate in order to assume personal and social responsibility. The University Network seeks to further the social engagement of students and universities and serves as a platform for communication, exchange, and sharing of competencies and knowledge. In a political role, the network also takes a position on the current developments of education policies. The network works to develop cooperation among universities promoting social responsibility by systematically promoting civic engagement of students and staff and embedding it in their educational mandate. This can lead to a direct impact on society and is able to contribute to a mutual transfer of knowledge. Service Learning is one of the many forms of engagement that supports the above-mentioned goals and makes social responsibility part of the educational mission/mandate. At events, and in thematic working groups, experts work on quality assurance in Service Learning as well as various forms of knowledge transfer and social engagement. Furthermore, the network enables the exchange of expertise and knowledge, joint research and development, further education, and presents a physical representation of common interests at conferences as well as online.