School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University
Description/achievement of initiative

Aarhus University is situated in the Danish city of Aarhus. It is among the top 100 universities in the world.

Global challenges in areas such as climate, energy, security, health and economy have causes effects that span subject areas. They require interdisciplinary solutions created on a platform of excellent core competences. Aarhus University is therefore undergoing the most significant organisational change in its history.

As a broad business school, Business and Social Sciences’s mission is to add value to society by creating knowledge within and across the disciplines of business and social sciences and by educating our graduates to become innovative and responsible individuals with a comprehensive understanding of the complexity of a global world.

A step towards a greener and more sustainable business school regarding organisation and administration will be taken in 2012 and forward as part of the project Sustainable Campus. The aim of this project is to change the service and administration of the institution into more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

Implementation methodologies

Business and Social Sciences is a member of PRME a global UN-sponsored network consisting of business schools and universities, all committed to integrate a number of principles of sustainability and social responsibility into their research and education. The membership aims at assuring the quality of our work with sustainability and to provide transparency and constant development.

Business and Social Sciences has also subscribed to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, which is the world's largest network for companies and organisations with focus on corporate social responsibility. The crux of the Global Compact are ten principles based on UN and ILO's international conventions on human and labour rights, the Rio declaration on environmental protection and development and the UN convention on anti-corruption.


School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University
Deliverable Date
Sustainable Campus Project 2012
PRME Sharing Information on Progress 2015
Resources devoted to implementation
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff committed to sustainability

Action Network
  • Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Svend Hylleberg, Dean of School of Business and Social sciences, Aarhus University,

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Svend Hylleberg – Dean of School of Business and S
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