The University of Turku participated in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021 which ranks universities according to their success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The University of Turku emphasises sustainable development as a cross-cutting theme in all its activities. Sustainable development is one of the key themes of the University’s Strategy for 2021–2030. In promoting the actions towards sustainable development, active collaboration with stakeholders and partners is highlighted.
Carbon Footprint of the University of Turku Halved – Coronavirus Situation Reduced Commute Carbon Footprint
The University of Turku has estimated its carbon footprint already for the third time. The carbon footprint of 2020 was 10,500 tCO2 which was about half of the total of the previous year. The reduced emissions were due to the decrease in work commuting as well as the University Properties of Finland Ltd compensating the carbon footprint of their properties.
The Strategy of the University of Turku for 2021–2030 is a joint effort of our entire University community and it was created in an open planning process during 2019. With the goals defined together, we dynamically and responsibly build social well-being and a sustainable future in the new decade.
The Strategy of the University of Turku is based on the University’s basic missions in research, education, and societal interaction as well as on how we wish to impact our changing world.
The strategic planning process of the University of Turku 2021–2030 has now reached the third phase in which the University community is requested to give suggestions for concrete actions under the strategic goals.
The University of Turku has started preparing a new strategy for 2021–2030. Interaction and community involvement are core principles in the strategic planning process. The new strategy and its policy programmes are prepared during 2019.
The next strategy period of the University of Turku is 2021–2030. The new strategy and its policy programmes are prepared during 2019.