Uppsala University Sustainability Initiatives – UUSI
Uppsala University Sustainability Initiatives (UUSI) is a platform to strengthen the university’s research on sustainability issues. UUSI gathers the University’s researchers from various fields in interdisciplinary cooperation. UUSI works together with other universities, companies and organisations outside the university. The background of UUSI is Agenda 2030 with its 17 sustainable development goals.
UUSI works with five specially selected initiatives. This leads to a greater collaboration between the three disciplinary research domains and allows us to jointly find new solutions for a more sustainable future. Within the respective initiatives, there are several different focus areas.
UUSI’S MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
UUSI was created to strengthen the University’s research in sustainable development. We therefore work based on the areas where the university already has a strong presence and then utilise the full university’s extensive breadth of expertise and knowledge. Cooperating and giving each other new perspectives and knowledge makes it easier to find new and functioning solutions for a more sustainable future. In this way, we can achieve UUSI’s objective of contributing new knowledge to discussions on sustainable development. This takes place by:
- Illustrating and communicating the research initiatives’ operations and results within Uppsala University and to the surrounding society.
- Initiating and developing multi- and interdisciplinary research initiatives with a focus on sustainable development.
- Supporting cooperation between disciplinary research domains and external actors within the initiatives.
Podcast: Sustainable development from a medical and global health perspective
Mats Målqvist, professor of global health at Uppsala University and the coordinator of UUSI's initiative Social Justice is interviewed in the podcast "Sanatorium. A podcast on medical humanities and social sciences from Uppsala University". The episode is a conversation about how the sustainability challenges of the future can be seen from the perspective of health and medicine.