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
- The Climate Change Leadership Node
- CEMUS – Centre for Environment and Development Studies
- SWEDESD – Sustainability Learning and Research Centre
- UGHRIS – Uppsala Global Health Research on Implementation and Sustainability
- Advisory Board for Sustainable Development
- Buildings Division
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.
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 the University’s work with sustainable development or UUSI, contact Anna Rutgersson, Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for sustainability issues.
Advisory Board for Sustainable Development
Anna Rutgersson, Chair
Eva Pålsgård, Office for Science and Technology
Mikael Jonsson, Department of Engineering Sciences
Mattias Dahlberg, Department of Law
Anneli Ekblom, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
Christina Wedén, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Karl Michaëlsson, Department of Surgical Sciences
Karolina Kjellberg, Unit for environment and physical work environment
Måns Östring, Administrative director at Office for Science and Technology
Olivia Andersson, student representative