Activities at a university should maintain an internationally high quality. The quality and the international competitiveness of first and second cycle programmes, research, third cycle programmes and artistic research and development should continuously be improved. As much as possible, the quality management should expand upon the stated and reviewable targets of the University (extract from the public service agreements for 2008).
The University of Gävle is certified according to ISO 14001, and must work for sustainable development in all its activities.
The activities of the University of Gävle must be carried out in such a manner that the positive effect on the present environment continuously increases, while the negative one decreases.