Research for a sustainable future

The Platform for a Sustainable Future at Örebro University pools expertise and mobilises the research conducted on sustainable development across disciplines at the university. The knowledge base this creates can be used to study major problem areas – generating new knowledge, innovations, competence and a resource for driving society towards increased sustainability. Our research is organised into to six themes.

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Chemicals and environment

Chemical pollutants is one of the areas in the present societal tripple crises where climate change and loss of biodiversity are the other two areas.

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Health and well-being

By introducing healthy habits from the start for a good, sustainable life, we can buffer against problems that we later in life attempt to curb with medication.

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Planetary economics

The goal is an economy that does not exploit our natural resources and affords everyone the chance at a good life.

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Social transformation

Today, society faces major challenges - environmental, social and economic. Social transformation is about creating a better and more sustainable society.

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Education and learning

Sustainable development is a common learning process that requires new ways of valuing, understanding and relating emotionally to the world we live in.