University of Gothenburg


University of Gothenburg

Göteborgs universitet
Universitetsplatsen 1
405 30 Gothenburg
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Sustainability @ University of Gothenburg


The University  committed itself to sustainable development in research, education as well as environmental management, purchase, waste disposal and chemicals etc.


”Sustainable development is important to us; we always consider the long-term social, economic and ecological consequences and allow them to guide our operations.”
University of Gothenburg, Vision 2020


  • 1993 - 1st university signatory to the COPERNICUS Charter for Sustainable Development
  • 1996 - 1st in Integrating environmental issues in Governmental Organizations
  • 1997 - 1st in Ecological sustainability
  • 1998-1998  - Implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS) according to the recommendations given by the Swedish government
  • 2000-2006 - process to receive an ISO14001 certification and an EMAS registration$

Since 2016, University of Gothenburg has become a member of Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES), a network organised by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

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Environment and Sustainable Development at University of Gothenburg

Latest update: 11/03/2016

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