The new International Charter is an outcome of the 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges / VII International Congress (co-hosted by Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses).  It was designed by people from 45 countries to confront increasingly complex issues about health, wellbeing, and sustainability of people and the planet.  

Click here for the official press release.

Purpose of the Charter

  1. Guide and inspire action by providing a framework that reflects the latest concepts, processes and principles relevant to the Health Promoting Universities and Colleges movement, building upon advances since the 2005 Edmonton Charter.
  2. Generate dialogue and research that expands local, regional, national and international networks and accelerates action on, off and between campuses.
  3. Mobilize international, cross-sector action for the integration of health in all policies and practices, thus advancing the continued development of health promoting universities and colleges.

The Charter outlines the unique role of higher education, an action framework and key principles for action.

Download the Charter by clicking the ‘resource link’ button above. 

Shared Aspirations

“Health promoting universities and colleges infuse health into everyday operations, business practices and academic mandates. By doing so, health promoting universities and colleges enhance the success of our institutions; create campus cultures of compassion, well-being, equity and social justice; improve the health of the people who live, learn, work, play and love on our campuses; and strengthen the ecological, social and economic sustainability of our communities and wider society.” (p. 2)

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