Uppsala University Graduate School in Sustainability Studies (GRASS)
Our mission is to conduct research on key social challenges including changed energy systems, sustainable consumption and destinations development.
Tourism as a tool for sustainable local development
Marije Poort, a PhD student at Uppsala University’s Campus Gotland, is focusing on sustainable destination development.
The sheep - Gotland’s symbol of sustainability
Gurbet Peker researches the day-to-day lives of lamb farmers in the Gotland countryside.
New collaboration in art and sustainability studies at Campus Gotland
The Graduate School and Baltic Art Center (BAC) have jointly launched a visiting fellow programme in an academic setting.
Sustainable destination development
Here we focus on the intersection between UN’s Global Goal 17 on Partnership for Sustainable Development, and the need for collaboration and cooperation in destination development. We investigate the challenges within the tourism industry and the possibilities of tackling sustainability challenges by implementing sustainability labelling and eco-tourism. We also explore how the interplay between sustainability, cultural heritage, islandness and tourism is designed, negotiated and practiced, and its implication for sustainable development and destination development.
Department of Earth Sciences • Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering • Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
Gotland’s sustainable energy system transition: resources, demand and planning
How can a 100% renewable energy system for Gotland be achieved with respect to resource availability, energy demand and social sustainability in different future scenarios? The project is divided into three separate, but closely interconnected, PhD projects that focus on resources, demand or planning issues.
Department of Earth Sciences • Department of Earth Sciences • Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering
Fisheries and coastal development in a small island context: the past, present and future
The overall purpose of this transdisciplinary project is to combine coastal and fisheries development in a small island context in the past with the present to help develop sustainable ways forward.
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History • Department of Earth Sciences
Getting the balance right? Applying legislation when seeking a balance between energy transition and conservation of cultural value
The aim of this project is to explore how existing legislation manages to balance the goals of sustainable energy consumption on the one hand and conservation of cultural heritage values on the other hand. Specifically, this concerns insulation, window replacement and isolar panels on historic buildings.
Department of Law • Department of Art History
Digital innovation for sustainable consumption
The aim of this project is to investigate the potential of digital systems to support customers to make sustainable consumption decisions. This includes, for example, deepening our understanding of how consumers consider different kinds of information, and the development of store environments, both physical and online.
Department of Business Studies • Department of Informatics and Media