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News from KTH-Sustainability, April 2015

This month: • KTH-Sustainability Education Day, May 12
• Deadline April 28! Funding opportunity: Environment and sustainability without boundaries
• 48 million kronor earmarked for sustainability research at KTH
• Open discussion: KTH’s Environmental Objectives, June 3
• Efter jobbet - Tar datorn över arbetet? April 21
• Events and Dissertations
• Sustainability-related vacancies at KTH
• KTH in the media

KTH-Sustainability Education Day, May 12
How can we integrate environment and sustainable development in education? KTH-Sustainability invites you to share your experiences and ideas for sustainability teaching and learning in higher education on May 12 at 13:00-17:00 (following mingle and poster session). More information and registration here. 

Deadline April 28: Funding opportunity, Environment and sustainability without boundaries!
Apply now for funding from KTH-Sustainability to enhance transdisciplinary collaborations in environment and sustainable development at KTH. Funding of maximum SEK 100 000 per project is available and will be disbursed during 2015. Call information and application template can be found here. 

48 million kronor earmarked for sustainability research at KTH
KTH Royal Institute of Technology is offering 13 international researchers positions as assistant professors spanning a broad area, from mathematics to sustainable urban development. New Associate Professors will receive a four-year startup grant and more permanent base funding if they qualify as Associate Professors. The funding for each position makes it possible for recruits to establish a stable economic- and research-based platform.

Four positions are directly connected to sustainability although other positions may be developed within the field. "It will be up to those who come in to shape the profile that each research area should have," President Peter Gudmundson says.

For more information about this recruitment initiative, see the following web page.

Open Discussion: KTH’s Environmental Objectives, June 3
Save the Date. On June 3, 9:00-11:00 an open discussion about KTH’s environmental objectives will be held. The current objectives were established for the period of 2013-15. The process for establishing new overall environmental objectives for KTH will begin this spring. These objectives will guide our environmental work over a five year period, 2016-2021. Program and location will be posted soon at:

Efter jobbet - Tar datorn över arbetet?
Tisdagen den 21 april kl. 17 till 20 hålls ett seminarium på KTH om ämnet arbete och automatisering. Vad blir då följden: Skapas nya arbeten eller skapas arbetslöshet? Kombinationen av datorer, nät, robotar, 3-d skrivare och sensorer ger fantastiska möjligheter att automatiskt producera varor och tjänster. Det är svårt att finna något mänskligt arbete som inte kan ersättas av maskiner på sikt. Program och länk till anmälan   

Events and Dissertations
21 April: Dissertation, Henrique Pacini, Energy technology The Development of Bioethanol Markets under Sustainability Requirements
21 April: Licentiate, Feng Chen, Transport Science with specialisation in Transport Infrastructure The Future of Smart Road Infrastructure: A case study for the eRoad
27 April: Seminar, ITRL, LABATON What is a car, a truck, a bus in 2025? We will discuss, build and experiment
28 April: Licentiate, Anne Bastian, Transport Science with specialisation in Transport System Peak car in Sweden?
6 May: Licentiate, Janko Katic, Integrated Devices and Circuits, ICT,
6 May: Licentitate, Pouriya Parsanezhad, Real Estate and Construction Management, A life cycle approach towards Building Information Management
7 May: Lecture, Prof. Gabriel Michanek, Department of Law, Uppsala University, Development of a sustainable energy system – tasks and challenges for law and legal research
8 May: Dissertations, Malin Picha Edwardsson, Media Technology, Towards a Sustainable Media System - Explorative Studies of Emerging Media Consumption Trends and Media Processes for Content Production

More events…

Sustainability-related vacancies at KTH

4 PhD students in Environmental Humanities  (Deadline 20 April)

Associate professor in River Engineering   (Deadline 5 May)

Assistant Professor in Sustainable urban development  (Deadline 29 May)

Assistant professor in Process Engineering with focus on recycling of resources from waste  (Deadline 29 May)

Assistant Professor in Resource efficient business models for recycling of materials (Deadline 29 May)

Assistant Professor in Product Design and Manufacturing for Circular Industrial Systems  (Deadline 29 May)

More vacancies…

KTH in the media

DN Debatt: ”Så kan köerna försvinna – utan dyra vägbyggen”

NyTeknik: Cool matkasse från Ifoodbag ersätter kylbil

Miljöaktuellt: Sveriges 101 miljömäktigaste 2015

Veckans Affärer: Tomma gator i framtiden: en självstyrande bil ersätter 14 personbilar


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