Research and collaboration on sustainability

Sustainable Visits

The cultural heritage in Visby is a tourist attraction that draws visitors from around the world. In the summer of 2018, 680 000 people visited Gotland. A new harbour for cruise ships was completed in April of 2018 in order to support the development of tourism. How can these developments grow in a sustainable way?

Sustainable Heritage Research Forum (SuHRF)

A research forum to initiate and stimulate interdisciplinary research on sustainable heritage. SuHRF provides support to all staff at Campus Gotland to seek research funding and write research proposals.

Energy Transition Gotland - sustainable energy systems

Sweden has through the Energy Agreement committed to having 100 percent renewable energy production in the year 2040. This collaborative project with a special focus on education and research aims at making Gotland’s energy system fossil free.

Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRHU)

This research programme is based in both Campus Gotland and Uppsala. On Campus Gotland, the research focuses on management, policy and governance of sustainable fisheries, aquaculture and ecosystem services in coastal and freshwater systems in Sweden and tropical countries.

Blue Centre Gotland ​(BCG)

Water access is crucial for life. During the last few years there has been an acute ground water deficit on Gotland, leading to restrictions on water use. At the same time, the levels of environmental toxins in the Baltic Sea are problematic. Increased tourism and climate change are factors which affect the water in the Baltic Sea. Blue Centre Gotland ​(BCG) is a collaboration between Uppsala University, the County Administrative Board of Gotland and Region Gotland to tackle water issues.

Save and Conserve - energy efficiency in buildings with historical value

In Sweden, 75 percent of heated buildings are older than 30 years and buildings constructed in 1941 or earlier stand for 25 percent of the total energy use. A reduced energy use in the oldest buildings can improve the overall national energy performance, which is in line with the Swedish national strategy for energy efficiency in renovations of buildings, and the aim of this project.

Uppsala University Graduate School in Sustainability Studies (GRASS)

12 doctoral students at 8 institutions are collaborating in 5 unique research projects to explore sustainability challenges in a local context.

Uppsala University Graduate School in Sustainability Studies (GRASS)