The work on sustainable development at the university now to be evaluated
The government informed via a press release that the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) has been commissioned to make an evaluation of the work done by universities and institutes of higher education on sustainable development.
Supporting a sustainable development
This year it is ten years since in the Higher Education Act stated that universities and institutes of higher education should support a sustainable development so that both current and future generations would be guaranteed a healthy positive environment, economical and social wellbeing as well as justice.
To get a complete picture of how the university works with these issues and the results that have been reached, the Swedish Higher Education Authority has been commissioned by the government to evaluate the work done by universities and institutes of higher education with sustainable development
Some examples of areas that deal with sustainable development
- Reduction of poverty
- Sustainable urbanisation
The university stands out
“One year ago the auditors observed that our focus on sustainability in education and research had given the university a good reputation within the institution and in the surrounding community, as well as among students applying for courses,” says Kaisu Sammalisto, deputy vice-chancellor for sustainable development.
“Think how valuable for the university having a reputation as an institute of higher education that invests in one of our most important current issues. ?? I am very much looking forward to the evaluation.”
The evaluation will be presented on the 1st of September 2017.
For further information, please contact:
Kaisu Sammalisto, Deputy Vice-chancellor for sustainable development at the University of Gävle
Tel: 026-64 87 94, 070-608 13 33
Text: Douglas Öhrbom