Sustainable development at the Department of Earth Sciences

Research and education in sustainable development at the Department of Earth Sciences rests on an interdisciplinary approach to UN´s 17 sustainability goals regarding Earth science, natural resources and society.

The Department of Earth Sciences is responsible for sustainable development as a field of study. Large parts of our education and research relates to sustainable development and since the subject is broad and interdisciplinary we are involved in different networks and collaborations both within Uppsala University, in Sweden and internationally. 

Education and sustainable development
We have several free standing courses in sustainable development and we offer a master education in sustainable development.

On Campus Gotland we have developed an interdisciplinary course package; “A sustainable future” which will give you both theoretical and practical knowledge. On Campus Gotland also we offer the Bachelor's Programme in Energy Transition - Sustainability and Leadership.

The Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS), is a student-initiated, interdisciplinary centre that offer a variety of courses.

Research programmes and sustainable development
We have a specific research programme dedicated to sustainable development; Natural Resources and Sustainable, and our other research areas cover different aspects sustainability as well, for example Geophysics, Air, Water and Landscape Science, Mineralogy, Petrology and Tectonics, Palaeobiology and Wind Energy.

Climate Change Leadership
In our research programme Natural Resources and Sustainable one focus area is leadership and climate; what is called Climate Change Leadership, an interdisciplinary field that take into account both national and international goals. Here transdisciplinary researchers study and elevate fair, science based approaches to climate governance, democracy and societal transitions.

Climate Change Leadership hosts the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership.

Go to the Climate Change Leadership blog.

Read more about Climate Change Leadership.

Uppsala University Sustainable Initiative (UUSI)
Uppsala University Sustainable Initiatives, (UUSI), is a five-year effort approved by the Vice-Chancellor to create good conditions for the university’s researchers to conduct research that contributes to a sustainable future. UUSI currently works with three thematic initiatives. They are climate change leadership, urban sustainability and water. Within these thematic initiatives, research issues and interdisciplinary research groups are being developed. Processes are also under way to seek external grants to drive research forward. UUSI is a part of the Departmetn of Earth Sciences. 

The Baltic University Programme
The Baltic University Programme (BUP) is a lively network of almost 90 universities located in 10 countries of the Baltic Sea Drainage Area. The BUP supports cooperation among researchers, teachers, and students from the Participating Universities, but extends as well to international offices and other university bodies.

Blått centrum
Blått centrum is a collaboration between Uppsala University, the County Administrative Board of Gotland and Region Gotland working on development issues related to water – on land, along coasts and at sea – with our focus on the island of Gotland.

Uppsala universitet
Read more about Uppsala University and sustainability. 

Last modified: 2023-11-21