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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/

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Updates to initiatives
Goal 4
2015
Electric RaceAbout (ERA) car and Design for Everyday Mobility project (LAD)
2015
WWF`s Green Office
2015
Metropolia´s Annual Report
Staff / Technical expertise
Expertise of students and staff dedicated to sustainable practices

SMART
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Updates
#SDGAction389
Basic information
Time-frame: 2012 - 2015
Partners
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Countries
Contact information
Riitta Konkola, President, Managing Director, riitta.konkola@metropolia.fi
United Nations