RESEARCH and COLLABORATION on sustainability challenges

Sustainable Visits

The cultural heritage in Visby is a tourist attraction that draws visitors from around the world. In the summer of 2018, 680 000 people visited Gotland. A new harbour for cruise ships was completed in April of 2018 in order to support the development of tourism. How can these developments grow in a sustainable way?

Sustainable Heritage Research Forum (SuHRF)

A research forum to initiate and stimulate interdisciplinary research on sustainable heritage. SuHRF provides support to all staff at Campus Gotland to seek research funding and write research proposals.

Energy Transition Gotland - sustainable energy systems

Sweden has through the Energy Agreement committed to having 100 percent renewable energy production in the year 2040. This collaborative project with a special focus on education and research aims at making Gotland’s energy system fossil free .

Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRHU)

This research programme is based in both Campus Gotland and Uppsala. On Campus Gotland, the research focuses on management, policy and governance of sustainable fisheries, aquaculture and ecosystem services in coastal and freshwater systems in Sweden and tropical countries.


The aim of this project is to study how key agents of transformation for sustainability address wicked problems on a regional level. The focus issues are energy and climate change, water, sustainable consumption and biodiversity. This is a collaboration between Uppsala University - Campus Gotland and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia

BUP Symposium 2020 ONLINE

Research and Innovation for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region

On 25-26 August 2020, the Baltic University Programme (BUP) and Uppsala University Campus Gotland co-organized a sustainability symposium online. A physical symposium is planned in Visby for 2021.

Blue Centre Gotland ​(BCG)

Water access is crucial for life. During the last few years there has been an acute ground water deficit on Gotland, leading to restrictions on water use. At the same time, the levels of environmental toxins in the Baltic Sea are problematic. Increased tourism and climate change are factors which affect the water in the Baltic Sea. Find out more about this project (in Swedish)

Save and Conserve - energy efficiency in buildings with historical value  

In Sweden, 75 percent of heated buildings are older than 30 years and buildings constructed in 1941 or earlier stand for 25 percent of the total energy use. A reduced energy use in the oldest buildings can improve the overall national energy performance, which is in line with the Swedish national strategy for energy efficiency in renovations of buildings, and the aim of this project (in Swedish)

Mapping Sustainability Initiatives on Gotland and Campus Gotland Outreach

What kind of sustainability related initiatives exist on Gotland? What does the collaboration between Uppsala University Campus Gotland study programs and local organizations look like? A research project supported by the foundation Sällskapet De Badande Wännerna and hosted by SWEDESD from July to December 2020.