Universidade da Coruña
The University of A Coruña is among the three universities in the Spanish autonomous region of Galicia. Founded in 1989, it represents a young institution, which in the course of its 20 years of existence has experimented a considerable increase, both in quantity and quality, with regard to research and teaching excellence. Our university is particularly renowned in the areas of Sustainable Urbanization, Healthy Living and Sustainable lifestyles. The Sustainability Specialization Campus, led by Dr. Adina Dumitru, has been established in July 2018 at the University of A Coruña, as part of a strategy to strengthen research and innovation in sustainability transformations. It gathers together more than 30 research groups, in a forum of international excellence and is a hub for transdisciplinary collaborations in sustainable transitions. The University has also been awarded the recognition of a Green Campus Award, occupying a leading position globally in the ranking of sustainable universities. The UDC will contribute expert knowledge to the project "EU 1.5. Lifestyles" through the following research platforms:
- Researchers in the Department of Psychology, as well as the Research Group on the Psychology of Learning and Development (GIPDAE) have extensive experience in the analysis of determinants of sustainable and healthy lifestyle choices, the psychological and social factors influencing lifestyle choices, empowerment, as well as acceptability and behavioral adoption of different lifestyle, urban and energy-related interventions.
- The Interuniversity Research Center in Economics and Business Administration for Society (ECOBAS) is composed by researchers from the three Galician universities (A Coruña, Santiago and Vigo) who investigate the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainability.
- The Inditex Sustainability Chair at the UDC is a space for community reflection, academic training, and applied research on the different dimensions of the sustainability and social innovation.