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KTH-Sustainability Newsletter- January 2014

- Save-the-date! KTH-Sustainability Education Day, March 20
- Available part-time project: Social sustainability in education
- Horizon 2020 and support for research applications
- OpenLab project exhibition: January 16
- Stockholm Arctic Seminar and book launch: January 21
- IVL at KTH: Seminar and workshops, March 13
- Dissertations and licentiate seminars

Save-the-date! KTH-Sustainability Education Day, March 20

Following the success of previous KTH-Sustainability Research Days’ we are now arranging KTH-Sustainability Education Day, an afternoon focusing specifically on integrating environment and sustainable development in education. Watch for more info at !

Available part-time project: Social sustainability in education

KTH-Sustainability is looking for person(s) interested in working with the social aspect of sustainable development in KTH’s education. A part-time project over a couple of months for one or several persons is available. The project can aim at either undergraduate, master’s or post-graduate education. Please send your letter of interest including CV to at the no later than January 31. For questions, please contact Göran Finnveden: goranfi@

Horizon 2020 and support for research applications

Some of the KTH Research Platforms offer the possibility of applying for seed funding for researchers coordinating large Horizon 2020 applications. Contact the platforms directly for further information:

The KTH Research Office provides support for researchers in applying for external funding; all the way through the process from idea to a completed research project. Examples of support are: information on funding possibilities, support during the application process, with specific support to researchers aiming at coordinating large applications and consortia such as Horizon 2020, financial issues and other formalities. Read more about who we are and the support we can offer on: .

OpenLab project exhibition: January 16

Welcome to OpenLab January 16, 9:00-11.30 for a showing of OpenLab’s student projects. The students will present their project concepts and results for future city transport solutions, improved geriatric care and developments in healthcare. Plats: OpenLab, KTH, Lindstedtsvägen 24 (BV), Stockholm. For more information (in Swedish) please visit:

Stockholm Arctic Seminar and book launch: January 21

Welcome to a seminar on January 21, 12:00-14:00 about media and the politics of Arctic climate change. The seminar, arranged by Assessing Arctic Futures: Voices, Resources and Governance is in conjunction to the book launch for “Media and the Politics of Arctic Climate Change: When the Ice Breaks” (co-author Nina Cyrén Wormbs, KTH). Place: Stockholm Environment Institute, Linnégatan 87D, Stockholm. Registration: or contact Annika E Nilsson:

IVL at KTH: Seminar and workshops, March 13

KTH and IVL signed a memorandum of understanding  December 17, 2013 with the aim to strengthen and expand cooperation between the two partners, amongst others within the field of renewable energy, transportation, environmental engineering and ergonomics.
A seminar and mingle will be held on March 13, 13:00 - 19:00 at KTH, Brinellvägen 8. The aim of the seminar is to learn more about each other's activities and to discuss new and fruitful collaborations. Plenary sessions in combination with workshops on different themes will be held in order to offer participants an arena to discuss new partnerships. Please spread to colleagues that may have interest in the meeting! For more info  or contact: Helene Limén,

Dissertations and licentiate seminars

January 17, 13.00 – Defense of dissertation: Elisabeth Ekener-Petersen Tracking down Social Impacts of Products with Social Life Cycle Assessment

January 20, 13.00 – Licentiate seminar: Salome Kweyunga Tradition and Modernity in the Domestic Urban Kitchen Design in Uganda - A case of Kampala

January 27, 10.00 – Defense of dissertation: Jorge Zapico Hacking for Sustainability

January 29, 10.00 – Licentiate seminar: Yevgeniya Arushayan LCA of ICT solutions: environmental impacts and challenges of assessment

February 4, 10.00 – Defense of dissertation: Marianne Salomón Popa On the optimal use of industrial-generated biomass residues for polygeneration

February 12, 13.00 – Defense of dissertation: Navid Gohardani An Approach Towards Sustainable Building

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