Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Description/achievement of initiative

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.

Metropolia´s Annual report 2011 of corporate social responsibility


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

Action Network
  • Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Riitta Konkola, President, Managing Director,

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Riitta Konkola – President, Managing Director
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