Sustainable development has three dimensions: social sustainability, environmental sustainability and economic sustainability. At the Faculty level, work on sustainable development involves governance, support and follow-up of the departments’ work with equal treatment, gender equality, and the environment.
Governance takes the form of University-level and Faculty-level governing documents such as the University’s equal treatment policy (social sustainability), the Faculty’s premises policy (environmental sustainability) and the Policy for co-financing research projects and research infrastructures (economic sustainability).
Support takes the form of supporting documents, such as Guidance for gender mainstreaming in the content of courses and study programmes, and in the form of the Faculty providing a number of forums and networks for sharing experience and information across departmental boundaries. These include the Equal Treatment Network, the Environment Council and the Finance Network.
Follow-up is systematic throughout the year in the form of dialogues in local Health and Safety Committees, environmental audits, operations dialogues, and in the University-wide annual follow-up coordinated by the Faculty Office.