Sustainable development at Uppsala University
A world in which future generations can be assured a good environment, sustainable energy supply, economic prosperity, a safe, secure society, and peace and justice, requires new knowledge. The universities have great expectations to fulfil.
Uppsala University is well equipped to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Our research provides new perspectives on the basic questions that science seeks to answer, as well as knowledge that can help enhance the sustainability of our environment, improve human health and secure societal development. Through our education, people can acquire the skills and tools needed to help create a better world.
The above paragraphs are from the foreword of Uppsala University’s Mission & Core Values. The University’s work for sustainable development is further detailed in the documents Programme for Sustainable Development and Action Plan for Sustainable Development 2016–2018 which can be found below.
Programme for Sustainable Development
In Uppsala University’s Programme for Sustainable Development, the University Board has outlined how Uppsala University is to further sustainable development in both research, education and collaboration with the surrounding society.
The Programme for Sustainable Development aims to encourage engagement, initiatives and innovation in the field of sustainability within the University as well as in external partnerships. The Programme for Sustainable Development will also help increase knowledge and awareness of the challenges in the field of sustainability and encourage accountability at all levels within the University.
Action plan for Sustainable Development, 2016–2018
Uppsala University’s Action Plan for Sustainable Development has been approved by the Vice-Chancellor and specifies the strategic priorities in the Programme for Sustainable Development through a number of initiatives to be implemented in 2016–2018. Just like Programme for Sustainable Development, it is divided into sections for research, education and collaboration with the surrounding society.
If you have questions regarding Uppsala University’s overall work with sustainable development, contact Anna Rutgersson, Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for sustainability issues.
Units at the University working specifically with sustainability issues: