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News from KTH Sustainability Office September 2019

News from KTH Sustainability Office

September 2019

  • The Climate Framework
  • Update your profile. Please!
  • Communicating your research
  • Sustainable meetings and business travel at KTH
  • Call for submissions: Mapping SDGs in Research at KTH
  • Pub nights in September: Researchers and PhD students
  • Matchmaking mellan lärare och externa aktörer, 18 september
  • KTH Sustainability Research Day 28 november
  • PopUp ReUse in numbers
  • Available positions at KTH
The Climate framework
36 Swedish universities and colleges have created a combined climate framework to serve as the basis for individual climate strategies, with the goal of coming into line with the Paris agreement’s 1.5C warming limit by the year 2030. This ambitious plan aims to both reduce direct emissions and increase involvement in societal climate questions.

> Swedish universities have developed a comprehensive framework for their climate work.
> Klimatramverket (Swedish)

Update your profile. Please!
Dear sustainability researchers and colleagues. Your profile page at is important - please make sure it is up to date. Why? Because it makes it easier for us to show you off. When someone from the press or a potential partner asks us if we know of any experts we proudly say yes and send them the link to your profile page to learn more. Your profile page is also likely to be the first hit that comes up when someone googles your name. Make that hit count!

Basic information on your profile page should include: A photo of yourself, contact details, a short biography and a description of your work in the field. We strongly recommend using keywords as they will improve search engine results.

Update your profile page today, click on your profile page here

Communicating your research
There is one simple, very important but tricky rule when it comes to communicating your research: Focus on the actual news and/or story. To figure this out you can ask yourself a few questions: What do you want to share, and why? The answers to these questions are good basis for an effective communication with the world outside. Follow the links for tips and useful contacts that can help support your research communication.

> Tips on communicating your research
> Contact communications officer at your school
> We like to brag: Let KTH Sustainability Office know what you are up to!

Sustainable meetings and business travel at KTH
Through business travel and commuting to work KTH employees together travel about 79 million km a year. That is the equivalent of 1,971 laps around the world! KTH is working on an action plan to improve and simplify business travel. One step is increasing the number of sustainable meetings. Below are some tools to help you plan sustainable meetings and business travel this fall:

  • Checklist for a more sustainable meeting
  • Guidelines for meetings and travel
 Call for submissions: Mapping SDGs in Research at KTH
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are part of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development defined by the UN member countries in September 2015. Researchers are invited to submit information on how their research projects contribute to the SDGs. This is an opportunity to communicate how your research contributes to society and a sustainable development. Submissions are being received, reviewed and published on our website continually.
Submission guidelines:
  • Submissions should relate to research with the potential to contribute in at least one of the SDGs.
  • All submissions should complete the short form ( link below) which explains the nature of the research, the problem it addresses and how the solution works including possible conflicts and resolutions.
  • The name of the submitting research group including school as well as contact details for further information should be included when completing the form
 Does your research address one or several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Submit your research for publication by filling in this form

September Sustainability Pub nights
This month there is a pub night for PhD students and another for researchers. Say hello, grab a drink and a bite while you mingle with colleagues interested in and or working within sustainability research. These get togethers are an opportunity for all who are interested in sustainability to meet in a relaxed form.
  • After work for researchers, Sept 6 kl. 16:00-18:00 at THS Kårhuset. RSVP here by September 4
  •  Sustainability Pub for PhD students, Sept19, 17:00 -19:00 Guest speaker: Sverker Sörlin, historian of ideas and professor of Environmental History, KTH. Register here

Matchmaking mellan lärare och externa aktörer, 18 september
Välkommen till en träff på temat samverkan för hållbar utveckling i kurser och exjobb där du som lärare får möjlighet att träffa externa aktörer som vill bidra till KTH:s utbildningar genom exempelvis gästföreläsningar, projektuppdrag och exjobb. Inbjudna aktörer är små och medelstora företag samt till KTH:s strategiska partners (ABB, Vattenfall, Scania, Bombardier, Saab, Skanska, Sandvik, Ericsson, Stora Enso, Stockholms stad och Stockholms Läns Landsting) samt de tre organisationer KTH har samarbete med inom hållbarhetsområdet: Akademiska Hus, IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet och Stockholm Environment Institute.

Datum: Onsdag 18 sept, 2019 Tid: 14.30-16.30 Plats: Brinellvägen 8, Matsalen, plan 4
Anmäl dig senast den 11 september: ANMÄLAN

Save the Date: KTH Sustainability Research Day , 28 nov
KTH:s årliga konferens om hållbar utveckling inom forskning. Årets tema är partnerskap och samverkan för en hållbar framtid.

> Program publiceras här senare

 Available positions at KTH Here is a list of open positions at KTH related to sustainability:
  • Associate Professor in Mobility and Urban Planning
  • Postdoc in Earth Observation Big Data Analytics and Deep Learning
  • Postdoc in Urban and regional studies
  • Post doctor in Polymer Technology
  • Associate Professor in Sustainable Urban Development

> More positions


PopUp ReUse and Recycling in numbers

August 21st Stockholm Vatten och Avfall visited KTH Campus with their PopUp container for ReUse and ReCycling.
  • 3810 visitors over four days
  • 6832 items found new homes
  • circa 2 tonnes of material exchanged*
 SVT spoke to students visiting the PopUp: Watch the newsclip here
* ton exchanged material if every item weighed 0.3kg
Don't miss this!

10 sept: Accelerating the Implementation of Sustainable Development in the Curriculum
12 sept: Teknisk balans – tjejers och kvinnors roller i teknikvärlden
16-19 sept: Swaccs Junior academy workshop:Career development within chemicals, health and the environment, the workshop
17 sept: Dissertation, Aram Mäkivierikko, Industrial Ecology, A Need-Based Approach towards Fostering Long-term Engagement with Energy Feedback among Local Residents
18 sept: Populärvetenskaplig lunchföreläsning, Pernilla Hagbert, Skolan för Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad, Ett hållbart hem?
20 sept: Dissertation, Rajabu Hamisi Mohamed, Land and Water Resources Engineering, Filtration System for On-site Wastewater Treatment: Experience from Modelling and Experimental Investigations
Oct 21-25: Internal Environmental Audit
Nov 4- 8: Internal Environmental Audit

SvD: Märklig motivering för kärnkraft och Forskare och rektorer vägleder regeringen
DN: Undersökning: Hälften vill dela verktyg med grannen – men tv-rummet vill man ha själv
DI: Stadsplanerarna: Låt företagare ta ansvar för torgen
NyTeknik: Alger kan bli storindustri i svenska hav
Syre: Kommunen får miljonstöd för att bli klimatneutral 2030



SVT: Startup från KTH vill göra kött och mjölk mer klimatvänligt
SVT:Gratis prylar ska få studenter att återbruka mer

P4: Bytesmarknad för studenter på KTH

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