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  • Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Topic: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Date of completion: 2015
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Dean
Signatory/Dean
Riitta Konkola – President, Managing Director
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Partner(s)

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Description/achievement of initiative

Promises:
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is committed to sustainability in education and all its prosesses
Metropolia aims to be a well - known and responsible partner and a pioneer of sustainable development
68 degree programmes offer a diversified scope for action to sustainability

Implementation methodologies

Targets and goals:
Metropolia highlights sustainability in all degree programmes and courses by 2015
Implementation of new study programmes for example the Sustainable Building Engineering degree programme
WWF`s Green Office environmental programme will be implemented by 2015 to faculty and students in all campuses
Buildings and facilities are centralized into four sustainable campuses in Greater Helsinki area
Partnerships in innovative programmes for example United Nations Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE Espoo) and Baltic University Programme (BUP)
Research programmes in sustainability for example Electric RaceAbout (ERA) car and Design for Everyday Mobility project (LAD)
Raising awareness of our equal opportunities programme and declaring Metropolia to be a discrimination-free zone.

Reporting
Metropolia´s Annual report 2011 of corporate social responsibility
http://www.metropolia.fi/en/annual-report/corporate-social-resposibility/

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Electric RaceAbout (ERA) car and Design for Everyday Mobility project (LAD) 2015
WWF`s Green Office 2015
Metropolia´s Annual Report 2015
Resources
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff dedicated to sustainable practices
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