Target audience

Nordic universities´ staff members interested in sustainability issues, education and research. Sustainability / environmental / CSR directors, managers and coordinators.

Focus areas

The group aims at enhancing the integration of sustainability into Nordic higher education institutions and promotes sustainable practices in all campus operations. This includes advising the goals in UN 2030 Agenda in research and education for sustainable development and campus management. Wider societal impact by outreach activities and positive global visibility by active communications.

Activities in the past year

  • Webinar Circle economy- furniture flows 
  • Webinar Sustianable labs 
  • Particpate in the ISCN-conference in June 24-28- having a session about climate footprint

Activity goals for 2024-2025

  • Webinar: Reducing carbon emissions from travelling
  • Webinar: Gender and equality

Circular public procurement (CPP) is one way to increase sustainability and circularity in public spending. As previous research focuses primarily on procurement, more insight is needed on the latter stages CPP. Real-life examples of CPP implementation are also required to promote the concept to practitioners, improve governance, and add depth to the literature.

The study Implementation and management of a circular public procurement contract for furniture, therefore, provides in-depth knowledge of CPP implementation and management by analyzing a case of circular furniture flows and its implications for the procuring organization.

The essay Interior architecture in the circular economy: Quality and sustainability aspects of interior design in public environments investigates composite design qualities in interior design and how these can be made more sustainable in the circular economy. Greater demands are placed on a reuse of products. Climate change requires us to slow down our consumption. Working life is moving towards a more flexible physical environment where people must constantly make choices.




Group leader

Kristina von Oelreich

Group leader, Sustainability Office
KTH Royal Institute of Technology