By Gabrielle Bunton on October 2, 2021 at 14:23 for Copenhagen Assignment
As Copenhagen becomes a more sustainable city, their eco-friendly strategies are also available at one of the top universities in Nordic countries, the University of Copenhagen.
According to their website, in 2020 the University of Copenhagen has developed and approved six main themes for the sustainability work pointing towards 2030, building on contributions from employees and students. Since 2008, the university has been working with sustainability to reduce the institution’s carbon footprint.
Katherine Richardson, Professor and Leader of Sustainability Science Centre, says the university has been using university-wide sustainable initiatives. “The attention has faded until recently. The board had insisted that they were going to make a larger profile in terms of sustainability.”
They offer 78 courses in sustainability that go across multiple platforms such as food, animals, archaeology, sports and more. The reasoning for the options is because they want to show everyone that this can be applied to everyday life.
The university took it a step further with sustainability by offering classes to teach students across all majors to prepare themselves. “We want all of our students to be prepared. To be able to help society and the challenges that sustainability presents,” said Richardson.