The University of Gdansk is launching the first special edition of the Academic Citizens’ Budget called Green University of Gdansk (Green UG). Projects that will contribute to the green transformation of our university can be submitted to the competition. Students, doctoral students, academics and administration staff are invited to submit their own projects starting from Monday, 18 March 2024. The Green UG competition is implemented as part of the SEA-EU 2.0 project funded by Erasmus+.

The purpose of holding the Green UG competition is to increase our commitment to the ecological and social transformation of the University of Gdansk. Therefore, the invitation to participate in the competition is addressed to the entire academic community: students and doctoral students, academic teachers and administration staff.

A gross amount of PLN 80,000.00 is earmarked for the implementation of projects in the 2024 edition. The cost estimate for a single project cannot exceed PLN 20,000 gross.

How can you submit your project?

We invite you to form mixed teams and propose projects that will contribute to the green transformation of the UG campus. It is important that each team involves at least one person from two different groups of our community.

The call for entries starts on Monday, 18 March 2024 and will run until 8 April 2024.

Projects submitted to the Green University of Gdansk competition should include materials or equipment with exemplary activities:

  • initiatives to reduce the use of paper and other office supplies;
  • management of rainwater, green waste, composting;
  • effective waste separation;
  • reducing consumption of electricity, water and other resources;
  • launching community gardens that will be cared for by staff and students;
  • purchase of charging stations for electronic devices powered by solar energy or other sources, e.g. stationary bicycles that generate electricity;
  • repair points;
  • information boards to raise awareness of sustainability among the university community, e.g. showing electricity, water consumption in real time;
  • other initiatives to support UG’s green transformation.

Submissions for the Green UG competition are made electronically, on the Employee Portal and the Student Portal. Links to the submission forms will be made available on Monday, 18 March on the Green UG website.

Get help in preparing your application

Not sure how to estimate project costs or have other questions? Contact the Green UG competition coordinator at the Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Gdansk before submitting your application:

When preparing a project appraisal, you can also use the publicly available project cost price lists published, among others, on the civic budget websites of the city of Gdańsk and the city of Gdynia.

Once the list of qualified projects has been announced, electronic voting will be launched. Employees will be able to vote for projects by logging in to the Employee Portal, students with student status by logging in to the Student Portal. Each eligible employee or student can vote for a maximum of 3 projects from the list.

Detailed information about the competition can be found in the Rules of Procedure of the Green University of Gdansk Project available on the Green UG website.

Zielony UG – zgłoś swój projekt i bądź częścią zielonej transformacji kampusu!