Sustainability at Campus Gotland

Together, we create conditions for a sustainable future. Read the background to this page.

International Virtual Classroom LISTO IVC 2020

Develop innovation and entrepreneurial skills with a special focus on sustainability together with students in an international setting. Apply today!

Study programmes for you who want to contribute to a sustainable world

PROGRAMMES and courses on sustainability at Campus Gotland

Did you know that...

  • 216 students are registered at one of Campus Gotland´s study programmes with a sustainability focus. 
  • 17 waste stations ​around Campus Gotland collect cardboard, glass, plastics, metal and organic waste for recycling.
  • Staff at Campus Gotland have access to an electric bicycle to get around Visby.

BUP Symposium 2020

Baltic University Programme (BUP) together with partners will organize a sustainability symposium for the first time at Uppsala University Campus Gotland.

Research and collaborations within sustainable development

Sustainable Visits - tourism and sustainability

The cultural heritage in Visby is a tourist attraction that draws visitors from around the world. In the summer of 2018, 680 000 people visited Gotland. A new harbour for cruise ships was completed in April of 2018 in order to support the development of tourism. How can these developments grow in a sustainable way?

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Sustainable Heritage Research Forum (SuHRF)

A research forum to initiate and stimulate interdisciplinary research on sustainable heritage. SuHRF provides support to all staff at Campus Gotland to seek research funding and write research proposals.

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Energy Transition Gotland - sustainable energy systems

Sweden has through the Energy Agreement committed to having 100 percent renewable energy production in the year 2040, and has signed the Paris Agreement where a global temperature increase of maximum 2 degrees is the target. A transition of energy production and systems is needed to reach these set goals. 

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Natural Resources and Sustainable Development - society and the environment in the context of strong sustainability

This research programme is based in both Campus Gotland and Uppsala. On Campus Gotland, the research focuses on management, policy and governance of sustainable fisheries, aquaculture and ecosystem services in coastal and freshwater systems in Sweden and tropical countries.

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The aim of this project is to study how key agents of transformation for sustainability address wicked problems on a regional level. The focus issues are energy and climate change, water, sustainable consumption and biodiversity. This is a collaboration between Uppsala University - Campus Gotland and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia.

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Blue Centre Gotland ​- regional collaboration on water issues

Water access is crucial for life. During the last few years there has been an acute ground water deficit on Gotland, leading to restrictions on water use. At the same time, the levels of environmental toxins in the Baltic Sea are problematic. Increased tourism and climate change are factors which affect the water in the Baltic Sea. 

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Save and Conserve - energy efficiency in buildings with historical value  

In Sweden, 75 percent of heated buildings are older than 30 years and buildings constructed in 1941 or earlier stand for 25 percent of the total energy use. A reduced energy use in the oldest buildings can improve the overall national energy performance, which is in line with the Swedish national strategy for energy efficiency in renovations of buildings. 

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