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KTH-Sustainability newsletter, October 2014

•KTH-Sustainability Research Day • Öppen diskussion om förslaget till KTH:s hållbarhetspolicy • China Sweden Sustainable Design Symposium • KTH-SEI Collaboration Day • Sustainable Energy Systems seminar series • KTH Energy Dialogue • National Geographic Grants Workshop
• Seminarium om Formas utlysning Hållbart samhällsbyggande • Dissertations, seminars and events • Sustainability-related vacancies at KTH
•KTH in the media

KTH-Sustainability Research Day
Thank you to everyone that contributed to the success of KTH-Sustainability Research Day on October 16th! Nearly 300 people participated in the event which showcased current research and projects at KTH including sustainable production, nanomaterials, smart sustainable cities and more. The day also provided insight into research council priorities, environmental policy and challenges in transdisciplinary research.

Öppen diskussion om förslaget till KTH:s hållbarhetspolicy
KTH har sedan 2012 en miljöpolicy. Nu finns ett förslag om att ersätta denna med en hållbarhetspolicy som täcker in flera aspekter. Ett utkast har tagits fram och ni är nu inbjudna att diskutera och tycka till om detta. On 2014-11-05 kl. 12.00 - 13.00. Mer information och anmälan här .

China Sweden Sustainable Design Symposium
Welcome November 7th to the China Sweden Sustainable Design Symposium organized by Sweden-Sino Sustainable Design Association (SSSDA) in collaboration with Green Leap. .

SEI and KTH Collaboration Day, November 11th 
KTH and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) invite researchers, PhD students and masters students to participate in plenary sessions and workshops to discuss future collaborations. .
Sustainable Energy Systems – The Role of Interdisciplinary Research seminar series
“Development of a sustainable energy system – Tasks and challenges for law and legal research” is the second installment of this seminar series and will be held on November 11th. Guest speaker for this seminar is Professor Gabriel Michanek, Faculty of Law, and Uppsala University.
KTH Energy Dialogue 2014
Welcome to The KTH Energy Dialogue - Funding Strategies for Energy Research and Innovation in Sweden and Europe on 20 November 2014. The Energy Dialogue is a forum to discuss challenges, possibilities and new research in the energy sector. This year awards will be given for best PhD pitch, ABB is sponsoring the best Poster Award and Vattenfalls Energy Award will go to the best MSc thesis projects in the energy field. .

Seminarium om Formas utlysning Hållbart samhällsbyggande
Den 5 november bjuder Formas och IQ Samhällsbyggnad tillsammans med Bygginnovationen in till seminarium om forskning och utveckling inom samhällsbyggande. Under seminariet presenteras Formas nya utlysning om hållbart samhällsbyggande och forskningsbehovet inom samhällsbyggandsområdet diskuteras. Mer information här .

National Geographic Grants Workshop
National Geographic invites KTH’s sustainability students between the ages of 18 and 25 to the Stockholm University Young Explorers Grants Workshop on November, 17th. A panel will offer advice on the elements of a good grant application and why many applications miss the mark. More information here .

Dissertations, seminars and events

October 30, Dissertation, Abdullahi Elmi Mohamed, Land and water resources engineering Sharing Water in Africa: Comparative Analysis of the Limpopo and Organge-Senqu River Basins in SADC, and the Juba and Shabelle River Basins in the Horn of Africa

November 10, Dissertation, Chunguang Zhou, Materials Science and Engineering, Study of Behaviors and Heat Transfer Phenomena of Municipal Solid Waste Thermal Conversion

November 10, Licentiate Seminar, Åsa Nyblom, Environmental Strategies Research (fms) Making travel sustainable with ICT? The social practice of travel planning and travel information use in everyday life

November 13, Dissertation, Afshin Samadi, Electric Power Systems

November 14, Dissertation, Manoj Ashokrao Kale, Land and water resources engineering, Bird diversity patterns along an urbanization gradient and crop damage caused by birds on the Deccan Plateau, India

November 25, Dissertation, Francis Xavier Johnson, Energy technology, Exploiting cross-level linkages to steer the bioenergy transition

December 10, Swedish Life Cycle Center Seminarium: Att förstå och förändra produkters miljöpåverkan

Sustainability-related vacancies at KTH

KTH in the news

Dagens Nyheter- ”Inrätta ett miljöpolitiskt råd direkt under statsministern” , Sverker Sörlin och Göran Finnveden Seaweed: Fuel and Food of the Future , Fredrik Gröndahl Methods will reverse arsenic danger in Bangladesh water supply , Prosun Bhattacharya

Ekot - Sveriges Radio: Svensk sopimport skjuter i höjden , Göran Finnveden

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