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Higher education institutions and implemenation of Agenda 2030

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Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration February 2019 - June 2019
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The report aims ultimately to support the higher education institutions in there continuing work on integrating sustainable development in education and research and in collaboration with business and public sector.

Expected effects and result

The study´s result is a description of good examples on how sustainable development can be implemented. The study provide a basis for a problematization of the work towards becoming a sustainable university. A number of dilemmas that are common to most educational institutions are addressed. Awareness of these dilemmas are crucial. The personal interviews have provided the basis for conclusions about important efforts for higher education institutions and for other actors to support higher education institutions in the process towards becoming a sustainable university.

Planned approach and implementation

The choice of study object fell on studying the twelve higher education institutions that were approved in an national evaluation 2017. It is a positive selection where the twelve who performed best on the basis of the evaluation criteria were studied. The approach and selection also opens to identify and describe what opportunities and obstacles these successful educational institutions believe exist for continued good development of sustainability work.

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Last updated 22 March 2019

Reference number 2019-01366

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