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Experiences from a study visit in Bangladesh

In June 2016 15 students from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg had the chance to visit the world’s eighth most populated country, Bangladesh. They aimed at getting a better understanding and knowledge of Bangladesh’s textile … Continue reading

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Christmas greetings and wrapping up the year 2016

Dear friend of sustainability, member of Nordic Sustainable Campus Network, The year 2016 is coming to an end. We are proud of the achievements of NSCN member universities, like the UN initiated Sustainability Literacy Test being launched to Nordic countries, … Continue reading

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Experiences on judging university and college´ sustainability leaders

Greetings from UK & Ireland Green Gown Awards 2016 at King´s College London Text and pictures: Meri Löyttyniemi Green Gown – What it is all about? The Green Gown Awards recognize the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and … Continue reading

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Green efforts save DKK 35 million a year at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Text: Theresa Schaltz Over the last ten years, the effort to save energy at the University of Copenhagen has paid off, producing both green results and large economic gains. Recent data shows that the university has reduced its CO2 emissions … Continue reading

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Press release 14.10 2016: Nordic City Challenge developing Lindholmen area in Gothenburg

Pictures: Janne Wikström Winners of the multidisciplinary Nordic City Challenge (NCC) -competition 2016 were selected on October the 12th at Jonsered manor, 15 km outside Gothenburg city centre. Jury selected student team” The Urban Huggers” as winners of the challenge. … Continue reading

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Share your experiences on sustainability in NSCN blog!

There are many readers interested in case examples and peer experiences on sustainability in higher education! We invite You to contribute to the NSCN Blog! Who is able to contribute and what? You are able to contribute if you have something to do … Continue reading

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Nordic Sustainable Universities Conference 2016

Nordic Sustainable Universities Conference “From campus planning to learning outcomes” was held in 27.-28.10.2016 at the University of the Faroe Islands. The report from the conference HERE! Detaled plans on the renovation of Linberg’s hus by Evan Alexander HERE!   … Continue reading

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Student excursion to Banglandesh

Text: Students from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg In less than two weeks, 15 students from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg are traveling to the world’s … Continue reading

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Strengthening sustainability in Finnish Universities

Text: Saana Raatikainen, University of Tampere The higher education institutions in Tampere have started a process that aims merging the universities into one university in the beginning of 2018. Promoting sustainability is an important value in these universities and cooperation … Continue reading

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Minimising laboratory energy use and environmental impact in practise

Text: Tomas R. Poulsen, University of Copenhagen Laboratories are extremely energy-consuming and responsible for most of the university’s climate and environmental footprint, specifically in institutions concentrating on laboratory-based research. 42 engaged lab coordinators, researchers, sustainability professionals and health and safety … Continue reading

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