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News from KTH-Sustainability, March 2015

This month: • Funding opportunity: Environment and sustainability without boundaries!
• 13 New Assistant Professor positions
• Thoughts from the President: Sustainable development initiative continues
• Thinking Ahead with SEI and KTH, April 17
• KTH-Sustainability Education Day, May 12
• Efter jobbet - Tar datorn över arbetet? April 21
• Open workshop “LABATON”: What is a car, a truck, a bus in 2025?
• Nominate: The King’s Professor of Environmental Science 2016/2017
• Events and Dissertations
• Sustainability-related vacancies at KTH
• KTH in the media

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.
New Assistant Professor positions
KTH is strengthening its research on a global scale. A total of 13 Assistant Professors will receive the opportunity to develop both their research and their teaching. Four of these positions have a clear sustainability profile. The new Assistant Professors will receive a four-year starting grant, and permanent base funding if they qualify as Associate Professors.

 For more information about the recruitment initiative,
Thoughts from the President: Sustainable development initiative continues
President Peter Gudmundson discusses the recent evaluation of KTH-Sustainability and the future of sustainability at KTH. “All the source documentation clearly suggests that progress has been made in the last four years and that KTH-Sustainability has played a key role in it. The content of sustainable development in education and research has increased significantly. KTH has also made significant progress in the international subject rankings, which is reflected, among other things, in the QS subject rankings for Environmental Sciences.” writes Gudmundson. Read the blog here
Thinking Ahead, Urban planning and local governance, April 17
KTH-Sustainability and Stockholm Environment Institute welcome you to the latest installment of the Thinking Ahead series. This seminar will focus on urban planning and local governance. In the intersection between technology, sustainability, urban planning and governance we find interesting possibilities for future urban systems that fit the needs of society. Speakers are Berit Balfors, KTH, Anna Kramers, KTH, Åsa Gerger Swartling, SEI and Katarina Axelsson, SEI. More information and registration here.
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 at 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.
Efter jobbet - Tar datorn över arbetet?
Tisdagen den 21 april kl 17 till 20 hålls ett seminarium på KTH om ämnet arbete och automatisering. 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. Vad blir då följden: Skapas nya arbeten eller skapas arbetslöshet? Program och länk till anmälan

Open workshop “LABATON”: What is a car, a truck, a bus in 2025? Apr 27- 30
ITRL – Integrated Transport Research Lab welcomes automotive/mobility professionals, researchers and students to a thinking and working LABATON. There are many future challenges that the automotive industry needs to meet: the transition to electric and autonomous drive-by-wire, longer mileage per vehicle, less of selling vehicle hardware and more service provision, light weight composites and more. Read more here: LABATON april 2015 (pdf 689 kB) (pdf 689 kB)   Registration by mail to Eva Geijer Lilliehöök

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
31 March: Licentiate, Juan Pablo Parra Martinez, Vechicle and Martitime Engineering On the ECO2 multifunctional design paradigm and tools for acoustic tailoring
13 April: Licentiate, Payam Moula, Philospohy, Ethical aspects of crop biotechnology in agriculture
21 April: Dissertation, Henrique Pacini, Energy technology The Development of Bioethanol Markets under Sustainability Requirements
28 April: Licentiate, Anne Bastian, Transport Science with specialisation in Transport System Peak car in Sweden?

Sustainability-related vacancies at KTH

More vacancies…
KTH in the media

SVD: Regeringen måste stoppa Nya Slussen
NyTeknik: ”Prioritera utbildning för nya jobb”  , KTH-forskare vill elektrifiera asfalten
Miljö & Utveckling: Billigare batterier banar väg för elbilen Mosade oliver ska alstra el
Veckans Affärer: Tomma gator i framtiden: en självstyrande bil ersätter 14 personbilar


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