Sustainable development at Uppsala University
Uppsala University aspires to a leading role in the transition to a more sustainable society. The education and research we conduct translate into new knowledge, better technology, improvements in the organisation of society and changed patterns of behaviour. The University will also contribute to sustainable development in its own activities. This requires us to set an example in the management of finite resources and to actively address the climate impact of our own activities.
The above paragraph is from the foreword of Uppsala University’s Mission & Core Values.
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Units at the University working specifically with sustainability issues
- UUSI – Uppsala University Sustainability Initiative
- The Baltic University Programme
- Climate Change Leadership
- CEMUS – Centre for Environment and Development Studies
- SWEDESD – Sustainability Learning and Research Centre
- UGHRIS – Uppsala Global Health Research on Implementation and Sustainability
- Buildings Division
Graduate School in Sustainable Development
Uppsala University Multidisciplinary Graduate School in Sustainable Development is based at Campus Gotland. Eight departments from the University are collaborating on five research projects. Twelve PhDs are working in the projects that started in January 2021.
- Sustainable destination development.
- Gotland’s sustainable energy system transition: resources, demand and planning.
- Fisheries and coastal development in a small island context – the past, present and future.
- Getting the balance right - Applying legislation when seeking a balance between energy transition and the conservation of cultural values.
- Digital innovation for sustainable consumption.
Four researchers in sustainable development
Ulrika Persson-Fischier works at the Department of Engineering Sciences and conducts research into sustainability, tourism and visitor trade, entrepreneurship and culture. She is part of ‘Sustainable Visits’ at Uppsala University’s campus on the island of Gotland where she researches visitor trade and sustainability in the Case Gotland project.
Mats Målqvist is Professor of Global Health at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health and focuses his research on health systems, implementation research and health equity.
Marika Edoff is Professor of Solid State Electronics at the Department of Engineering Sciences, where she heads a research group working with thin film solar cells.
Terry Hartig is Professor of Environmental Psychology at the Department of Psychology and at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research.