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The 16 commitments of the UPVD

16 commitments to make the UPVD a major player in the DD&RS approach

Commitments 2025 Training

Commitment 1- The training offer will be structured around dedicated DDRS training centres.
Commitment 2 - Increase to 80% the proportion of training courses with a significant DDRS component.
Commitment 3 - Increase to 80% the number of students preparing a degree with a significant DDRS issue.
Commitment 4 - Develop specific DDRS training for UPVD personnel and fully recognize and value these skills.

Commitments 2025 Research

Commitment 5 - Maintain a very high level of DDRS of all UPVD research priorities.
Commitment 6 - Participate in the co-organization and co-construction of forums, international platforms between experts and authors from the socio-economic world for analysis, sharing and dissemination of knowledge.

Commitments 2025 Environment

Commitment 7 - Clear objectives for reducing energy consumption per building or group of buildings are developed through monitoring and raising awareness among all stakeholders.
Commitment 8 - Water reduction targets are developed for all UPVD campuses.
Commitment 9 - the UPVD implements carbon neutrality for all business travel.
Commitment 10 - 50% of journeys to and from the campus are made by soft transport.
Commitment 11 - The UPVD Campuses reach 80% of the objective of a "Zero Waste Campus".

Commitments 2025: Territorial anchoring and social policy

Commitment 12 - Formalization of a social policy aimed at parity.
Commitment 13 - Development of institutional satisfaction and quality of life self-assessment surveys.
Commitment 14 - The institution will be involved in the DDRS policy and innovative policies within the territory.
Commitment 15 - Development of institutional satisfaction and quality of life self-assessment surveys.
Commitment 16 - The institution will be involved in the DDRS policy and innovative policies within the territory.


Quality Charter

As part of the quality approach, the University of Perpignan has committed itself to a global policy aimed at working towards continuous improvement and the dissemination of a quality culture. To do this, it relies on objectives that are clearly presented in the Quality Charter, largely co-constructed and unanimously adopted by the councils in 2017.

  • Quality Charter of the University of Perpignan Via Domitia
The University of Perpignan is committed to a global policy aimed at creating a dynamic of continuous improvement and the diffusion of the Quality culture within the university community.

Within the framework of the public service of higher education and research, it carries out the following missions:
  • Research and its dissemination
  • Lifelong learning
  • Guidance and professional integration of students
  • The service and mission of support to the territories
  • International cooperation and the construction of a European area of higher education and research.
To fulfil its missions, the University of Perpignan relies on the following essential values:
  • Basic and applied research for the common good
  • Training based on knowledge that is closely linked to research, on the disciplinary foundations necessary for society and adapted to the expectations of public and private actors.
  • Sustainable development and social responsibility
  • Humanism, secularism and neutrality
On the strength of its values and in order to enter into a process of permanent improvement and dissemination of the quality culture, the university community is committed to:
  • Respect the National Charter of Ethics for Research Professions, which sets out the criteria for a rigorous and honest scientific approach.
  • Make the communication of research results accessible through resource accessibility, in particular via open access
  • To act in favour of the permanent and measurable improvement of teaching and study conditions
  • Developing critical thinking, ensuring the autonomy of stakeholders, promoting collective and collaborative action, fostering social cohesion and the inclusion of people with disabilities
  • Ensuring transparency and clarity in the decision-making, assessment and expertise processes
  • To work for the well-being and quality of work life of members of the university community
  • Take resolute action to simplify processes and procedures
  • Make available to the community reliable indicators that are known to everyone
  • Encourage participation and interaction(s), sharing of experience, evaluation, communication, and cross-functionality in all the steps taken
  • To be a player in sustainable development on its campuses and in society as a whole.
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Date of update May 25, 2020