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Newsletter August 2012

KTH-Sustainability Newsletter

August 2012


  • Reminder: Apply for funding: “Environment and sustainability on the cross!”
  • English version of website now available
  • New adjunct professor in Applied Environmental Economics and Environmental Statistics
  • Upcoming conferences and seminars

Reminder: Environment and sustainability on the cross!

Now you can apply for funds to increase the cross-disciplinary linkages within environment and sustainable development at KTH. Examples of activities that you can apply for funding for are:

  • Bring an assistant supervisor with complementary skills for a doctoral student.
  • Develop a new course with the expertise of several departments.
  • Arrange a conference or seminar series with an interdisciplinary theme.
  • Start a school-wide network or conduct activities in an existing network.

No later than August 31, 2012, we want your application sent to written in a specific template.

English version of website now available

New adjunct professor in Applied Environmental Economics and Environmental Statistics

Viveka Palm, Head of Unit Environmental Accounts and Natural Resources på Statistics Sweden (SCB), is now appointed adjunct professor in Applied Environmental Economics and Environmental Statistics at Department of Urban Planning and Environment.

Upcoming conferences and seminars

August 19-22, Nordic Ergonomic Society Conference on Ergonomics for Sustainability and Growth
Areas that will be discussed during these days are for example “Sustainable working life and sustainable life style” and “Management and development for sustainability”. KTH is co-organizer together with Ergonomics & Human Factors Society Sweden. NES2012

August 23, Seminar on Energy Landscapes – Integrating multiple criteria for decision making
Welcome to a seminar on renewable energy and landscapes - towards integrated energy-environment sustainability assessment.
09.00-12.00 at Salongen, KTH Library.
Energy landscapes - integrating multiple criteria for decision making

August 23, Licentiate Seminar: Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to the Climate Strategies of Cities
Subject area: Planning and decision analysis with spec environmental strategic analysis.
Doctoral student: Anna Kramers
Supervisor: Professor Mattias Höjer
15.00 at E2, Lindstedtsvägen 3, KTH.
More info

September 3-5, Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings
KTH welcomes to the Fourth International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings. SEB’12 is a partnership between the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (with representatives from the Centre for Sustainable Communications and the School of Information and Communication Technology as co-organisers) and KES International.

September 11, Disputation: Information in support of water management action. Cases from Uganda and Sweden.
Subject area: Land and water technology
Doctoral Student: Andrew Quin
Supervisor: Professor Berit Balfors
10.00 at KTH
More info

September 20, Algae-based biofuels hold great promise to replace fossil fuels
The 19 to 20 of September 2012 one of the world’s leading researchers on biorefinery of microalgae will visit KTH. Professor Rene H. Wijffels from Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands, will meet colleagues at KTH interested in algae research for biofuel production and he will also give an open talk about the research field and the great possibilities that large scale algae production may have in the future.  The open talk will be on the 20 of September at 10.15, the lecture hall will be announced later. Contact Fredrik Gröndahl at Department of Industrial Ecology for more information,

September 24, Licentiate seminar: Promotion of sustainable renovation in the built environment - an early stage techno-economic approach.
Doctoral student: Navid Gohardani
Supervisor: Professor Folke Björk
12.30 at M108 (Stora konferensrummet), Brinellvägen 23, KTH.
More info

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