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The purpose of the Sustainability Science Centre is to catalyse, facilitate and coordinate research and educational initiatives at the University of Copenhagen in order to address issues relevant to the sustainable development of society.

The centre brings together the strong disciplinary traditions of several faculties in order to address the key problems of sustainable development and globalisation in a highly integrative manner. Thereby aiming to make the University of Copenhagen a leading actor in this particular field, both in terms of research and in post-graduate education.

The centre also serves the community at large by providing free, public lectures on sustainability issues and a portal through which the university’s competences in sustainability can be accessed.

Leading by example

As a workplace for more than 40,000 employees and students, the University of Copenhagen also has a strong focus on reducing its own energy consumption and CO2 emissions, and becoming one of the greenest campuses in Europe. These initiatives are coordinated through the Green Campus Project.