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B-huset, Centrumhuset, Regnbågsallén, campus

Environmental work at the university

Luleå University of Technology provides education, research, and mission operations in cooperation with the surrounding community. LTU has as university a responsibility to lead the way in efforts to promote sustainable development. Education and research at the university should therefore have a clear environmental profile. The work shall be in accordance with the national environmental goals and with legislation as the minimum level.

In the spring of 2019, Chalmers and KTH initiated a climate framework for universities and colleges and at the end of May, Vice-Chancellor Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn decided to sign the Climate Framework for Luleå University of Technology. During the autumn, work will begin on adjusting and supplementing existing decisions and governing documents for the university's environmental work, with the climate framework as the basis. The work will initially focus on issues in the areas:

  • Training
  • Research
  • Cooperation
  • Missions
  • Energy use, and
  • Student Collaboration

More information about the climate framework and the university's work can be found here.

The university works with environmental issues at many levels in the organization, from overall central measures and guidelines to the individual employees and students work in everyday life. Here you will find more information about the university's environmental work and support in the everyday work.

Karta källsortering

Reycling at university

The University, in partnership with Akademiska Hus, ordered in the autumn of 2015 a pick analysis of the combustible waste generated during a week in the B and Beta house. This picking analysis showde that 62% of combustible waste was wrongly sorted. In a review of the premises it was found that this result was partly due to the fact that there were very many bins deployed, which meant that everything was thrown in these as they were closest. Only in the library there was 104 pieces bins.

To make it easier for students, staff and visitors to do the right thing these bins have gradually been replaced with sorting stations with the four most common fractions on the campus which are; paper, compost, plastic, and combustible. Other fractions can be thrown in any of all the garbage room located around the campus.

The map on this site will help you find the closest sorting station or garbage room.


For more information about how to sort can be found on the respective municipality website. See the links below.

If you have any questions about the university's environmental work or have suggestions for improvements that we can make at the university, you are welcome to contact us.

Contact person

Elin Bergström

Elin Bergström, Environmental coordinator

Phone: +46 (0)920 491857
Organisation: VSS-MOS, Professional Support