Globally, there is a steadily growing focus on sustainable development. Naturally, this also applies to the community of universities. The University of Copenhagen works actively towards gathering experience and learning from other institutions’ successes in sustainable development. Correspondingly, the University of Copenhagen has made it a priority to communicate and share its own experiences with the sustainability effort, thereby contributing to a general strengthening of the sustainability effort in the university community.
The University of Copenhagen actively works with nine other top international research universities in the IARU-collaboration, which has decided to focus on sustainable development.
Green Guide for Universities – IARU pathways towards sustainability
The University of Copenhagen has, along with the other universities in the IARU collaboration, developed a green guide for universities that want to be responsible and address own environmental impact.
The guide targets key issues to address, recommendations, and lessons learned when making universities more sustainable. It includes 23 inspiring cases that have made a difference.
Making Universities Sustainable Conference in Copenhagen
Parallel to the Scientific Congress, UCPH together with the IARU universities hosted the Making Universities Sustainable Conference in Copenhagen. At the conference University sustainability professionals from all over the world met and discussed hands-on experiences on how to transform universities.
The University of Copenhagen also participates in other international university networks working to strengthen the efforts in sustainable development. Among these is International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN).
New IARU Sustainability Report on the SDGs
The IARU Sustainability Initiative has produced a new report on the program hosted by IARU during the Annual Conference of the International Sustainable Campus Network, in which UCPH took part. Highlighted is the role of academia in advancing the SDG's.