Target audience

Nordic universities´ staff members interested in sustainability issues, education and research. Sustainability / environmental / CSR directors, managers and coordinators.

Focus areas

Research and education for sustainable development (ESD) and greening the campus. The group aims at enhancing the integration of sustainability into Nordic higher education institutions and promotes sustainable practices in all campus operations. Wider societal impact by outreach activities and positive global visibility by active communications.

NSCN webpages:

Activity goals for 2019‒2020

  • Attending NUAS events + chairs´ & executive board meetings


  • Exploring possibilities for continued external financing on Nordic, but also national, European or international level. Erasmus+ funding for Sustainability Literacy Test / Nordic City Challenge is open.
    Other project ideas:
  • contributing to NCM Agenda 2030 work
  • Continuing with Sustainable Development Goals / SDG Accord
  • Continuing with SuLiTest
  • Launching Nordic Green Gown Awards,
  • Collaboration, even merging with SDSN-NE (?)


  • NUAS Sustainability group seminar, held 30.1.-1.2.2019 at NTNU, Trondheim (Detailed
  • NUAS Forum 2019 conference, 14-16 August 2019, Univ. i Tromsø (Contributing to the
    program + NUAS Sustainability responsible for 2 sessions: Reducing carbon emissions from flying – Challenges and possibilities)
  • Continuing the international and Nordic collaboration with relevant stakeholders, enhancing Nordic visibility
  • Attending ISCN conferences, June 2019 in Sau Paulo, June 2020 open




  • Organizing the Nordic City Challenge in October-November 2017 and 2018
    • 29.10.-1.11.2017 in Hanaholmen, Espoo, Finland
    • 2018 in Denmark
  • Continuing the international collaboration by participating and presenting in relevant events
    • 26-28 June 2017 in UBC, Vancouver
    • June 2018 will be hosted by KTH in Stockholm; a NUAS sustainability member university
    • Unica Green Workshop in April 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia: presentation on our projects and activities
    • ISCN conferences, Intl Sustainable Campus Network:
  • Developing the collaboration with other NUAS groups
    • providing sustainability contents to NUAS Communications conference in Bergen 18.-20.6.2017
    • attending NUAS chairs & executive board meetings
    • contributing to NUAS direktörmöte May 2018 and NUAS Congress in August 2019


  • Regular videoconferences every 1–3 months and face-to-face meeting once a year
  • Regular updates to the mailing list (, about 150 subscribers)
  • Regular blogposts to webpages with current news, best practices and interesting case examples from the Nordic universities
  • Contributing to Green Gown Awards competition by EAUC
  • Possibly launching NUAS Sustainability´s own FB and/or twitter pages