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Student Hub

This is your guide to explore sustainability at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.

Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development coordinates and supports different student initiatives related to sustainability. Welcome to contact us for help and subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated!



Student sustainability organisations

There is a number of different sustainability related student organisations at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers. Most of them are associated to the different student unions in the city.

The organisations arrange different activities, such as lectures, workshops, movie screenings, debates, bike days, study visits and much more. They also work to improve the universities sustainability efforts in different ways by being part of campus development and working for integrating sustainability into all education programs.

You find upcoming events arranged by the student groups at their own Facebook pages or gathered on the Facebook page Gothenburg Student Sustainability Hub.


Join a group or start an own initiative
The student organisations are happy to welcome new students to join the organisations! By joining a sustainability organisation, you can make a change for a better world, acquire project management skills, communications skills and group dynamics, have lots of fun and of course make new friends! If there is no student organisation on your faculty we are happy to help you start one. You are also welcome to start your own project or other type of initiative. Further down you can read more about the support Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development offers to student sustainability organisations and initiatives.

Collaboration networks for students

Gothenburg Centre for Sustainability coordinates and/or supports collaboration networks for Student sustainability engagement at a local, national, regional and international level.

Gothenburg Students for Sustainability Alliance – GSSA

Gothenburg Students for Sustainability Alliance (GSSA) is a collaboration network for the student sustainability organisations at Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg.

Within the GSSA network students from different organisations have the opportunity to collaborate and exchange knowledge and experiences. The network hosts meetings on a monthly basis. Gothenburg Centre for Sustainabile Development collaborates with GSSA and have a convening role in the network. Upcoming GSSA meetings are announced as events on Gothenburg Student Sustainability Hub Facebook page.

The meeting is also open for new students who wants to get involved in sustainability related projects during their study time.

Contact person: Karin Bylund, karin.bylund@gu.se

Students for Sustainability Sweden – StuSS
Students for Sustainability Sweden is a national network which aims to connect the sustainability groups at universities throughout Sweden. The network is a platform where students can exchange ideas, learn from each other and acts a foundation for national collaboration. Read more Students for Sustainability Facebook Group

SDSN Youth Network – Northern Europe
Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development is the host of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Youth in Northern Europe. SDSN Youth is a global network of youth driven non-profit organisations working for the achievement of the SDGs. The network. The network educates young people about the challenges of sustainable development and creates opportunities for them to use their creativity and knowledge to pioneer innovative solutions for the SDGs. SDSN Northern Europe and its youth division collaborate with actors and organisations from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. Read more: www.unsdsn-ne.org/our-actions/sdsn-youth/

Green Office Movement
A Green Office is a student-led sustainability office at university campus where student and staff collaborates for a more sustainable university. The first Green Office was established in the Netherlands in 2010, and since then the concept has spread to more universities in several countries. Inspired by this, the University of Gothenburg has hired students to work as Student Sustainability Coordinators together with the rest of the environmental management team. The Green Office movement is a network to connect the student working at the different Green Offices around the world. www.greenofficemovement.org

Meeting venue

GSSA meetings are held at Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development at Aschebergsgatan 44, 3rd floor.

Support to student groups and initiatives

Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development has the task to support student initiatives within sustainability. We do this in several ways:

  • Give advice and supports the start of new student sustainability initatives or groups.
  • Provide access to our conference rooms to have meetings and events
  • Print posters and other marketing material for your events
  • Lend out different kind of event material
  • Store materials in our office
  • Help with financing ideas
  • Share events and news through our Student Sustainability Newsletter and other channels
  • Help to get in contact with sustainability coordinators at the university, researcher with interest for sustainability and collaboration partners outside the university
  • Meet and collaborate with other student sustainability groups through GSSA network.

Do you need help with something we have not listed? Maybe we can help you anyway, welcome to contact us and we will see what we can do for you and your group! Contact person: Moa Persson moa.persson@gu.se

Contact us

Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development has the task to support student initiatives within sustainability. Welcome to contact us and we will do our best to help you!

Karin Bylund
Project coordinator Student Participation and Act Sustainable

0766-18 46 73

Hugo Gustafsson
Communications officer

0733-87 32 23

Ella Ekborg
Communications officer

0733-88 09 23

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