The actions and goals of Karelia’s sustain­able devel­op­ment and respon­si­bil­ity have been compiled into a programme for the higher educa­tion community 

The sustain­able devel­op­ment and respon­si­bil­ity programme of the Karelia UAS commu­nity has been published. Respon­si­bil­ity is one of our three values. The will to act as an employer and as a higher educa­tion commu­nity respon­si­bly and promot­ing sustain­able devel­op­ment is based on our values ​​and strat­egy. We have also defined the UN’s Sustain­able Devel­op­ment Goals, which we promote through our strate­gic choices. 

– The program fits tightly into our strat­egy. Karelia builds a more sustain­able society through educa­tion and research, devel­op­ment and inno­va­tion (RDI). We can achieve this together with our compe­tent and sustain­able values-based higher educa­tion commu­nity, says Rector Petri Raivo. 

In Karelia’s program, we take into account the ecolog­i­cal, social & cultural and economic dimen­sions from the perspec­tive of our higher educa­tion commu­nity, educa­tional activ­i­ties as well as research, devel­op­ment and inno­va­tion activ­i­ties. The programme has been built since spring 2022 with a pilot group of manage­ment and person­nel, and at the end of 2022 all person­nel and students had the oppor­tu­nity to partic­i­pate in the devel­op­ment of the programme. 

The programme is a tabular work­book, the imple­men­ta­tion of which we constantly eval­u­ate. We update the programme annu­ally, taking into account the measures taken and devel­op­ment targets. Karelia’s sustain­able devel­op­ment and respon­si­bil­ity group will update the programme and coor­di­nate its implementation. 

The programme can be found here on our website