As a leading HEI, it is UL’s duty to become a steward of higher education’s sustainability transition. Ultimately, this role requires the adoption of new approaches to leadership and governance. By embracing transformative innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration, we can re-imagine the structures, policies, rules and metrics that will guide the action necessary for UL to become a Sustainable University.
By 2030, UL’s Mission Lab will have orchestrated and led its extended community to achieve the UL Mission Portfolio.
Successfully completing missions requires a hub that can shape and manage such a grand set of challenges. This mission sees UL establish a Mission Lab that will be responsible for leading the orchestration and progression of the mission portfolio. In doing so, collaborators and partners will have a central lab that supports their mission projects through research and education, design, funding and collaboration processes.
By 2030, UL will have piloted a sustainability-led governance model and have shaped HE policy within Ireland.
Transitioning to a sustainable society requires new postures and mindsets to leadership. This mission sees UL explore and adopt new approaches to governance and organisational structure, all
in service of the realisation of the sustainable university vision. In doing so, the university will act as a working model that can support the transformation of HEI’s globally.
By 2030, UL’s Mission Lab will have fostered active citizenship through robust civic engagement and participatory innovation processes.
Active citizens ensure a community’s unique perspectives are included in our understanding of today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. This mission sees UL pioneer new ways of engaging citizens through transparent, open and participatory innovation processes. In doing so, UL will ensure that the diverse needs and opinions to be found within our community play a key role in all decision making.
By 2030, UL will have transparently reported on and shared its sustainability journey through a university digital twin.
The complexity of achieving sustainability-led missions requires new forms of data-capture and insight generation. This mission sees UL adopt a data-driven approach to baselining, monitoring and reporting on the university’s sustainability status. In doing so, mission progress will become more accurately measured and decisions supported by real-time intelligence.