The Finnish universities of applied sciences have approved a joint programme for sustainable development and responsibility, in which Arcada's new curricula and strategy, research and the Green Office activities fit in well.
The joint programme is based on the goals for sustainable development that the UN approved in 2015. The goal is sustainable, responsible and carbon-neutral universities of applied science by 2030. The core of the programme is to strengthen the educational institutions’ ecological handprints. Put into practice, this means that the educational institution, through education and research, actively seeks ways to contribute to sustainable development and to reducing the carbon footprint.