Uppsala University Programme for Sustainable Development


Uppsala University has made a decision on how to proceed with its work on sustainable development. The strategic programme for this area which was produced last autumn has now been supplemented with a more concrete plan of action for the next few years.

In autumn 2015, the Uppsala University Board of Governors adopted a programme for sustainable development (pdf) setting out how the university is to proceed in this area. The purpose of the programme is to stimulate commitment, initiative and new ways of thinking when it comes to sustainability. It sprung from the university’s Mission and Core Valuesstatement and will serve as the guiding principle for the internal work done by the university.

‘Combining our very considerable specialist and general knowledge with our aim of carrying out world class research and education gives the university an excellent opportunity to be a driving force in this area,’ says Eva Åkesson.

Now a plan of action (pdf) for the coming years has been added to the programme.  It specifies strategic priorities in the Programme for Sustainable Development by setting out what is to be done in the period 2016-2018. Among the priorities are to include sustainability perspective in appropriate programme and course syllabuses, and to make it possible to integrate sustainable development courses into degree programmes.

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