The first choice for all who want to make a difference
The University's mission statement and vision make it clear that we want to actively contribute to a sustainable world through education, research and collaboration.
Read more about the mission statement, vision, core values and strategies of the University
Agenda 2030 at the University of Gävle
The 2030 Agenda includes 17 global goals for economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable development. To achieve the goals by 2030, everyone must take responsibility - states, institutions, private companies, the international community, and civil society. The University of Gävle does this by educating, researching, and collaborating for a sustainable future and by systematically reducing the environmental impact of our own operations.
Read more about Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals on the UN website.
The vast majority of the University's programs and courses incorporate sustainable development to some extent, as reflected in the curricula. We are working to clarify which SDGs each program is linked to, so that as a student you can choose a program that gives you the tools to promote the Sustainable Development Goals you are most passionate about.
Examples of programs linked to the Global Goals
Research that solves societal challenges
The University's research and collaborations contribute to solving the societal challenges facing the world in the short and long term, with a strategic focus on the four areas of Sustainable Urban Development, Health Promoting Work, Innovative Learning and Smart Industry.
See how the research areas are linked to the Global Goals
Our work for sustainable development
The University of Gävle works for sustainable development in two ways:
- Directly by reducing the negative environmental impact and resource use of the University. The direct environmental impact is managed in the University's environmental management system. This is where the University's environmental impact is targeted, measured, and monitored.
- Indirectly, through education and research that contributes to increased sustainability. The indirect environmental impact of the university is managed through the University's quality assurance system. It targets and measures how the University's education and research addresses environmental and sustainability issues.
The University of Gävle has been certified according to ISO 14001 since 2004.