Linnaeus Knowledge Environment: Sustainable Health
The societal challenges evolving from global health are complex and require commitment and engagement from multiple perspectives and numerous angles (figure 1). The Linnaeus Knowledge Environment Sustainable Health will take on societal challenges identified from UN's Sustainable Development Goals, which constitute the basis for Linnaeus University’s way of working with sustainability.
The knowledge environment Sustainable Health includes well established and internationally recognized researchers and research groups. Within the widespread competence seen in the research group of Sustainable Health, we aim to integrate competencies and activities in cross-disciplinary collaboration to identify, find and test sustainable solutions for societal challenges. The research performed within Sustainable Health will also include collaboration with stakeholders locally and globally, contributing to both broader and deeper analysis of health throughout a life course.
The multidisciplinary background and existing resources of the principal investigators/teachers of Sustainable Health – within medicine, natural and formal sciences, caring sciences, social sciences and humanities – allow holistic systemic perspectives and applications during research, teaching and interaction with society. Sustainable Health will provide opportunities to create new interdisciplinary educational courses as well as developing current programmes in the health area. This will give our students a distinctive and modern competency that will make them exceptionally attractive for employers. In consequence, this will lead to an increased number of applications to our programmes and greater student satisfaction.
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