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KTH-Sustainability newsletter, June 2014

•Almedalen 2014
•Communicating your Research
•f3 Research Proposals Call – renewable fuels
•Science & SciLifeLab prize for young scientists
•Design for Recycling
•Beyond recycling in the lunchroom
•KTH-Sustainability Research Day
•Stockholm PhD Student Dialogue
•Sustainability-related vacancies at KTH
•Dissertations, seminars and events
•KTH in the media

Almedalen 2014 - one of Sweden’s largest political arenas for debate

This year several experts from KTH are involved in interesting events focusing on sustainability issues. June 29 –July 6, Visby.

Communicating your Research

Are you interested in reaching out to a broader public with your research? Are you trying to communicate with journalists, other researchers or other universities? By choosing the appropriate channel, you will reach the right target group and thereby reinforce your message. KTH:s department of communication has now compiled helpful tips for how you can effectively communicate your research. Follow this link for more information!

f3 Research Call – renewable fuels

You can apply for funding through the program, “Förnybara drivmedel och system” (collaboration between Swedish Energy Agency and the Swedish Knowledge Center for Renewable transportation fuels - f3). The call for proposals occurs twice a year and totals 11 million SEK/year. Apply here: deadline, September 24  (swe).

Science & SciLifeLab prize for young scientists

Apply for the Science & SciLifeLab prize for young scientists . The US $25,000 grand prize is awarded annually to four young scientists for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous year. The topic of the entrant’s thesis research must be in one of the following categories: Cell and Developmental Biology; Genomics and Proteomics; Environment; Translational Medicine. For more information and application details click here.

Webinar: “Design for Recycling”, August 27

KTH Life Cycle Network invites participants to a webinar August 2th. Taina Flink, Design for Recycling Specialist at Stena Recycling, will present how industrial recycling works in Sweden. The seminar will also address how conscious design choices in early stages of product development affect the recycling rate of products, contributing to more sustainable end of use. Video link available via KTH if noted at registration. Register by August 25th here . More information here. (pdf 272 kB)

Seminar: Beyond recycling in the lunchroom, August 28th

What does it mean to be a Sustainable Practitioner? And how do we educate for that? KTH-Sustainability welcomes Prof. Samuel Mann from Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand to KTH to discuss these questions and more. In 2007, Otago Polytechnic committed to a goal of “every graduate may think and act as a sustainable practitioner”. On August 28th Prof Mann will talk about their progress with their goal and tell us about the range of disciplinary based, cross-discipline, top-down and bottom-up initiatives they have taken to meet this objective. More information and registration here .

KTH-Sustainability Research Day, October 16th 

This year’s event will offer you an opportunity to learn more about sustainability research at KTH and how we are addressing a number of our societal challenges. Program and invited speakers will be announced soon at:

For early registration click here .

Stockholm PhD Student Dialogue, October 24th

Save the Date! This year’s Stockholm PhD Student dialogue will be hosted by Karolinska Institute the 24th of October. More details will be announced soon at:

Sustainability-related vacancies at KTH

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Dissertations, seminars and events

KTH in the media

SVD Opinion: "Framtidens gruva är hållbar” , Maria Håkansson, Hans Lööf and Jonathan Metzger.

Debatt NyTeknik: ”Ställ krav även på fossila bränslen” , Elisabeth Ekener Petersen and Göran Finnveden


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