The role of digital services in society is significant. At the same time, their impact on the environment in terms of resource and energy consumption has grown significantly. In the courses offered by the Department of Computing at the University of Turku, you can acquire the skills needed in the workforce to implement systems with a focus on sustainability.
Keyword: sustainable development
Like many others, the library is actively contributing to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals to ensure a sustainable future for current and upcoming generations. Furthermore, major research databases offered by the library are now aligning with the objectives of sustainable development.
The University contributes to the climate work of the City of Turku by reducing our carbon footprint, conducting significant climate research, and by training experts with competence in sustainable development.
First joint sustainability event brought together experts from higher education institutions in Turku
The higher education institutions in Turku area, i.e. University of Turku, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Åbo Akademi University and Novia University of Applied Sciences, organised a joint sustainability event on 19 September 2023. Students, researchers and staff from all universities were invited to participate, discuss and learn about sustainability.
What everyone needs to know about climate change? Climate.now is a course on the basics of climate system, its change and effects of the change, how to mitigate and adapt to changing climate.
The University of Turku’s seed-funded projects support long-term research, education and innovation collaborations between Finnish and African partners on issues connected to sustainable development.
The University of Oxford and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced a new global initiative during the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal on 8 December 2022. The University of Turku is one of the founding universities of the Alliance.
University of Turku Partnered with the University College Cork in a Benchlearning Exercise on Sustainable Development
The aim of the benchlearning exercise between the University of Turku and the University College Cork was to share experiences and knowledge of how sustainability can be successfully incorporated into university operations.
The six strategic research and education profiles of the University of Turku together with the Steering Group for Sustainable Development are hosting a new "Thematics Talk Together - Sustainability" -seminar series. The series addresses topical and interesting questions related to sustainability and sustainable development.
The University of Turku, together with the Universities of Eastern Finland, Oulu, Helsinki and Jyväskylä and Åbo Akademi University are collaborating in biodiversity education, and the course catalogue for this academic year has been published. Through the Biodiversity education network, students at the University of Turku have a possibility to take biodiversity-related courses from other universities.