Students walking in a green park.

A sustainable university

As a university, we have an important role to play in the common work for a sustainable future. Through our research and our programmes, and by practicing what we preach, we create a sustainable university – ecologically, economically, and socially.

Meet some of our committed students, researchers, and members of staff who are motivated by making a difference!

Apply for student project in sustainability

Linnaeus University announces funds for students who wish to carry out a project within sustainability. Linnaeus University wants to make the most of our students’ commitment, interest and knowledge in sustainability, but also enable learning for sustainable development, beyond regular studies. These student projects are part of the university’s overall sustainability work, and therefore, a contribution to a sustainable societal development.

Many different project ideas are possible, in both content and form. It can be a book circle, an information campaign, a clothing swap day, a farming project, an exhibition, a film screening, an open lecture, or something that somehow relates to sustainability.

“Sustainability is about making sure that our planet can heal and continue to support humanity”

Maria von Zweigbergk
After having worked 17 years as a midwife, Maria chose to study health science to continue her professional career working with women’s health from a global perspective.

More about the master’s programme in health science

Learn more about the master’s programme that takes both the individual’s and the planet’s health seriously!
Health science, master’s programme 

Elin conducts research for a sustainable sea

Elin Lindehoff
Elin is one of the researchers who studies how microalgae can reduce eutrophication in the Baltic Sea.

More about the research project Algoland

Learn more about the project Algoland that focuses on biological solutions for cleaning air and water.
The research project Algoland 

More about the research within water environments in the Baltic Sea

Learn more about the research environment in which Elin and her colleagues conduct research for a healthier sea.
Linnaeus University Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial model Systems 

Knowledge environments

blackboard with white arrows pointing upwards and a yellow arrow bending in a new direction
At Linnaeus University we have gather prominent research, education, and collaboration. Our knowledge environments are interdisciplinary in order to put knowledge in motion across subjects and get a broad take on the challenges. To knowledge environments

Least possible environmental impact

This is how we work

In addition to the work we carry out for a sustainable future within education and research, we also want to practice what we preach!

Did you know that….?

  • All energy that is used in our facilities comes from renewable sources.

  • Many of our offices are LGBTQ certified.

  • We have our own solar energy production on the roof of the university.

  • We take part in Växjö Pride and Kalmarsund Pride every year.

  • We have green roofs on university buildings in Kalmar to promote biodiversity.

  • We have environmental stations for differentiated collection of waste in our buildings.

  • Our toilets are gender neutral.

  • All food waste becomes biogas.

  • We have gender neutral shower rooms.

  • We offer our teachers to take the course “Learning for sustainable development” to increase integration of sustainable development on our courses and programmes.