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News from KTH-Sustainability, February 2015 No.2

•Developing Costal Resilience February 27 • Seminar: How to write a successful application for Formas, March 5 • Thinking Ahead with SEI and KTH, April 17 • KTH-Sustainability Education Day, May 12 • Sökes: Utvecklare av kemikalieutbildning för anställda • Apply now: Communicating research beyond the Academy • Nominate: The King’s Professor of Environmental Science 2016/2017 • Events and Dissertations • Sustainability-related vacancies at KTH • KTH in the media

Developing Costal Resilience, February 27
Professor Guy Nordenson, part of the New York costal resilience team working post storm Sandy, joins colleagues from KTH and the City of Stockholm to discuss the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to the development of cities in costal locations. Time: 14:00-17:30 Location: Open Lab. Register here .

Save the Date: Thinking Ahead, Urban planning and local governance, April 17
KTH-Sustainability and SEI welcome you to the latest installment of the Thinking Ahead series. This seminar will focus on urban planning and local governance with speakers, Berit Balfors, KTH, Anna Kramers, KTH, Åsa Gerger Swartling, SEI and Katarina Axelsson, SEI. More information and registration will be announced shortly:

KTH-Sustainability Education Day, May 12
KTH-Sustainability will host an afternoon focusing on the integration of environment and sustainable development in education, May 12 13:00-17:00 (following mingle and poster session). KTH-Sustainability welcomes you to share your experiences and ideas for sustainability teaching and learning in higher education. More information and registration here.

Seminar: How to write a successful application for Formas, March 5
KTH-Sustainability and Research Office welcomes you to a seminar on how to fine tune your skills in writing funding applications to Formas! Sigbritt Karlsson, Professor at KTH and former Formas evaluator, and Karin Edvardsson Björnberg, Assistant Professor at KTH who received funding last year will give you their best tips for writing a successful application. Also, a representative from Formas will present their annual open call. More information and registration here .

Sökes: Utvecklare av kemikalieutbildning för anställda
Hållbart Campus söker personer som kan utveckla en grundläggande utbildning inom kemikalielagstiftning samt praktisk tillämpning av denna på labb. Utbildningen är tänkt att vara ca 2 tim och hållas på svenska och engelska minst 1 gång per termin. Möjlighet finns att utveckla utbildningsmaterialet i samarbete med KTH:s miljökonsulter. Vid intresse kontakta

Apply now: PhD course, Communicating Research outside the Academy
Communication skills are critical to gaining support from decision-makers in government and industry. Innovative research solutions created to address contemporary challenges must be effectively disseminated in order to contribute to a sustainable society. This multidisciplinary PhD course teaches the skills required to reach out successfully with your research.  

Nominate: The King’s Professor of Environmental Science 2016/2017
The King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor of Environmental Science is a visiting professorship of environmental science. Every year KTH is welcome to nominate one outstanding foreign scientist for the professorship 2016/17. The foundation grants a one-time grant of 1.2 million SEK that can be used to cover the salary, travel or accommodation for a guest professor. Please send nominations including the CV of the nominated and a motivation to by May 1st, 2015

Events and Dissertations
February 27: Solar Lab Inauguration, .

27 February: Dissertation, Mikael Ankerfors, Fiber and polymer technology,

3 March: KTH Energy Platforms seminar series, with speaker Marja Lundgren, ABE, KTH Design that spring from minimal use of energy – a study in tectonics and morphology for nearly zero energy architecture.

4 March: Seminarium Energiforskning och Samhällsnytta, Seminariet handlar om Energimyndighetens forskningsprogram inom energisystem. Se programmet och anmäl dig här.
4 March: ICT for Transport workshop. The intention is that this workshop will lead to common research projects and research grant proposals to e.g. Vinnova for large scale “ICT for transport” projects during 2015.

5 March: Dissertation, Angélica Viviana González Arcos, Chemical technology,
17 March: Licentiate, Diego Fernando Peñaloza Corredor, Exploring environmental impacts of timber buildings

More events…

Sustainability-related vacancies at KTH

Associate Professor in Fibre and Polymer Technology  (Deadline 2 March)

Doktorand Elbilar och innovativa användarmodeller  (Deadline 12 March)

PhD Student Position in system modelling for a reliable power system with large share of wind power  (Deadline 12 March)

PhD Student Position in system modelling for a 100% renewable power system  (Deadline 12 March)

More vacancies…

KTH in the media

New Book: Waste Management and Sustainable Consumption: Reflections on consumer waste , edited by Karin M. Ekström

Extrakt: ”Varför når inte vetenskapen fram till politiken?”  med bl. a Karin Edvardsson Björnberg

DN: Fördubbling av sopimporten till Sverige

SVD Näringsliv: Löfven: Det gör Sverige konkurrenskraftigt

Nyteknik: Norra Djurgårdsstaden kritiseras för greenwashing
Miljö & Utveckling: Ikea och Botkyrka testar elbilspool på jobbet
SVT Forum: Den gröna ekonomin Miljövänlig it ny inriktning på KTH


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