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Sustainability labelling of courses and programs

The University of Gothenburg uses sustainability labelling of courses and programs. The criteria for sustainability labelling was revised and adopted by the university's Board of Education in March 2014.

One purpose of the labelling is to follow up the university-wide goal in the Action Plan for Environment and Sustainable Development 2011-2016 to increase the integration of sustainable development in the education. Labelled courses and programs are recognized in the University's annual sustainability report. Another purpose of the label is to visualize for students which courses and programs at the various faculties and departments that deal with sustainable development.

The background to the sustainability labelling, the selection of sustainability concepts, starting points for the criteria and the criteria to be used are described in the full document in the right column.

The label appears on GU's education website and in the printed course catalog.

If you have questions concerning the sustainability labelling, please contact Barbro Robertsson, GMV.

Sustainability labelling for courses

 

 Sustainability focused
 

Courses that are sustainability-focused, where at least one of  the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. In accordance with the criteria, the content with a focus on sustainability must also constitute the main focus of the course.

 

  Sustainability related
 

Courses that are sustainability-related, where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

Sustainability labelling for study programmes

 

  Sustainability focused
 

Study programmes that are sustainability-focused, where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the study programme content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. In accordance with the criteria, the content with a focus on sustainability must also constitute the main focus of the study programme.

  Sustainability related
 

Study programmes that are sustainability-related, where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the study programme content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

Sustainability criteria

The criteria shall be considered based on their respective educational objectives and content.

1. Sustainability as a concept:
The history in a global context of the concept of sustainability and sustainable development and the current study field related to global challenges.

2. Analysis from a globalisation perspective
How products, services, or activities in their own lives or in the future professional profession affect the natural environment, social conditions and the economy in a global perspective, both today and in the future.

3. Natural limits
Demographic trends and lifestyle in relation to the exploitation of natural resources, or the finite capacity of natural ecosystems to provide for human needs.

4. Maintaining ecosystems
Conservation of natural resources and practices to protect and maintain the integrity of viable ecosystems in the face of rising human demands.

5. Human rights and social equity
Distribution, discrimination, health and poverty issues and the mutual interaction between social inequality, poor health, the natural environment and people's opportunities for good living conditions.

6. Values, culture and ethics
How norms, culture, religion, ethics and social conditions can shape human behaviour toward the natural world.

7. Consumer and customer power
How demands for environmental consideration and social responsibility from private and public clients and consumers affects individuals, policies and corporate strategies and business opportunities.

8. Governance and management
How regulations, policies, economic policy instruments and voluntary agreements, and leadership shape human behaviour and the actions of nations and companies in respect of the natural world and social issues.

9. Planning and design
How community planning and product and service design can influence human well-being and human impact on the natural environment.

10. Actors' work and responsibility
The efforts of various global and local actors, and their monitoring of environmental performance and social and economic responsibility.
 

 

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