Sustainable development at Uppsala University

Uppsala University aspires to a leading role in the transition to a more sustainable society. The education and research we conduct translate into new knowledge, better technology, improvements in the organisation of society and changed patterns of behaviour. The University will also contribute to sustainable development in its own activities. This requires us to set an example in the management of finite resources and to actively address the climate impact of our own activities. 

The above paragraph is from the foreword of Uppsala University’s Mission & Core Values

Four researchers in sustainable development

Ulrika Persson-FischierUlrika Persson-Fischier

Ulrika Persson-Fischier works at the Department of Engineering Sciences and conducts research into sustainability, tourism and visitor trade, entrepreneurship and culture. She is part of ‘Sustainable Visits’ at Uppsala University’s campus on the island of Gotland where she researches visitor trade and sustainability in the Case Gotland project.

Read the full interview with Ulrika Persson-Fischier

Mats MålqvistMats Målqvist

Mats Målqvist is Professor of Global Health at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health and focuses his research on health systems, implementation research and health equity.

Read the full interview with Mats Målqvist

Marika EdoffMarika Edoff

Marika Edoff is Professor of Solid State Electronics at the Department of Engineering Sciences, where she heads a research group working with thin film solar cells.

Read the full interview with Marika Edoff

Terry Hartig.Terry Hartig

Terry Hartig is Professor of Environmental Psychology at the Department of Psychology and at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research.

Read the full interview with Terry Hartig


Uppsala University’s Action Plan for Sustainable Development has been approved by the Vice-Chancellor and specifies the strategic priorities in the Programme for Sustainable Development through a number of initiatives to be implemented in 2016–2018. Just like Programme for Sustainable Development, it is divided into sections for research, education and collaboration with the surrounding society.

Download the Action Plan for Sustainable Development, 2016–2018


Anna Rutgersson

If you have questions regarding the University’s work with sustainable development or UUSI, contact Anna Rutgersson, Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for sustainability issues.

Advisory Board for Sustainable Development

Anna Rutgersson, Chair
Eva Pålsgård, Office for Science and Technology
Mikael Jonsson, Department of Engineering Sciences
Mattias Dahlberg, Department of Law
Anneli Ekblom, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
Christina Wedén, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Karl Michaëlsson, Department of Surgical Sciences
Karolina Kjellberg, Unit for environment and physical work environment
Måns Östring, Administrative director at Office for Science and Technology
Olivia Andersson, student representative

Last modified: 2021-05-03