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The challenges posed by the rapid deterioration of our environment are becoming increasingly urgent. That is why we want to build a university that is more aware, responsible and involved in caring for nature, as stated in the University of Deusto Environmental Sustainability Statement.

We want to build a new culture that incorporates environmental sustainability criteria in our project, activities and behaviour by providing a university response based on our ignatian tradition and in collaboration with society at large.



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Environment Plan

We are inspired by Pope Francis’ Laudato SI' on Care for Our Common Home and many public policies in which we want to be involved. In particular, we support national and international strategies that promote the university' s role in sustainable development, or emphasise sustainability as a key principle in research and innovation.

Our lines of action are as follows:

  • Raising awareness and educating the university community
  • Curriculum for sustainability
  • Environmentally responsible management
  • Research for sustainability


Atlas Research for a Better World OD12 Award



To promote environmental sustainability through better networking, coordination and visibility.

to contribute to: training professionals aware of the social and environmental responsibility of their activity and capable of putting into practice the related competences in a creative, critical and committed manner; developing work and tools to face the challenges of current relations between people and their environment; and applying sustainability criteria and environmental management systems in the organisation itself.

Contributing to the promotion of a culture of sustainable development, in collaboration with public and private organisations and institutions.



What kind of waste do we generate at the University?

Waste management


What kind of waste do we generate at the University?

Waste management

The University of Deusto is an institution whose daily activities have an impact on the environment. The generation of waste, both hazardous and non-hazardous, is an intrinsic consequence of the teaching, research and ancillary activities that take place on the University's campuses. To this end, the university has a plan to minimise the amount of waste generated, its reuse and recycling, as well as to ensure its proper disposal.

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Arboretum of Deusto

The University has an important botanical heritage on its two campuses.

Awareness-raising actions and campaigns

What do we do?

Throughout the academic year we hold awareness-raising actions aimed at the entire university community: conferences, events and communication campaigns.

  • Season of Creation Prayer (September-October).
  • Euskal Hub of The Economy of Francesco.
  • Caring for personal well-being through care of the common home (DEUSTO Wellness).
  • Environmental volunteering and semester and summer experiences.
  • SDG fair held by social organisations.
  • Cultural exhibition on SDGs.
  • Nature outings as a sporting experience.
  • Responsible consumption - food waste group with students from the Deusto Hall of Residence.
  • Exploring sustainable initiatives in the natural environment provided by the campuses.
  • Initiatives for sustainable mobility.

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