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News from KTH Sustainability Office June 2020

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News from KTH Sustainability Office

June 2020 

  • THE Impact Ranking: a catalyzer towards more sustainability in Universities? 24 June
  • Sustainability Day at KTH, 19 Aug
  • Swaccs Junior Academy Workshop (JAWS), 25-26 August 2020
  • Matchmaking-träff för lärare och kursansvariga- träffa företag kring samverkan för hållbar utveckling i kurser och exjobb, 16 sept
  • Workshop: KTH's New Sustainability Objectives, 3 Sept
  • Surveys
  • Available positions at KTH
  • Don't miss this!

THE Impact Ranking: a catalyzer towards more sustainability in Universities? 24 June

The ISCN working group “Times Higher Education Impact Ranking: a catalyzer towards more sustainability in Universities?” welcomes you to discuss the benefits and possible drawbacks of THE Impact rankings.Times Higher Education Impact Rankings is the latest system to be added to a growing list of competing rankings. It is the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provides a comparison across the areas of research, outreach and stewardship. Can this ranking be used to catalyse change in the Higher Education sector?

Keynote debate between - Prof. Janet Hering, Director of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) and Professor of Biogeochemistry at ETHZ and EPFL. and Prof. Göran Finnveden Environmental Strategic Analysis and Vice-president for Sustainable Development at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Tid: On 2020-06-24 kl 15.00 - 17.00 Plats: ISCN Virtual Event More information and registration

Sustainability Day at KTH, 19 Aug

KTH Sustainabilty Office welcomes new and old students back to KTH. During this day you can participate in webinars about sustainability at KTH, learn how to get involved in student sustainability organizations and projects as well as meet new people to discuss climate issues in the Climate Collage workshops. Stockholm Vatten and Avfall's Pop-up Recycling Container will be at KTH Campus and there will be DIY bike service webinars. The program will be announced soon here.

Swaccs Junior Academy Workshop (JAWS), 25-26 August 2020

PhD students / early-career and senior researchers working in all fields related to chemicals, health and environment are welcome to the 2nd annual Swaccs Junior Academy Workshop (JAWS). The JAWS workshop offering scientific seminars, extensive networking opportunities, and an opportunity to learn more about visualizing and communicating your science. Learn more and register here 

Matchmaking-träff för lärare och kursansvariga på KTH - träffa företag kring samverkan för hållbar utveckling i kurser och exjobb, 16 sept

Här får du som lärare möjlighet att träffa externa aktörer som vill bidra till KTH:s utbildningar genom exempelvis gästföreläsningar, projektuppdrag och exjobb. Temat är samverkan för hållbar utveckling i kurser och exjobb. I år kommer vi ett extra fokus vara på klimat och digitalisering men andra ämnen inom hållbar utveckling kommer också diskuteras.

Tid: On 2020-09-16 kl 14.30 - 16.30 Plats: Meddelas senare till de som anmält sig, Digitalt via Zoom eller på campus Valhallavägen. Anmälan senast den 9 september: Mer info och anmälningslänk hittar du här

Workshop: KTH's New Sustainability Objectives, 3 Sept

KTH's present Sustainablity Objectives end December 2020 and KTH Sustainability Office is now in the process of developing new objectives for 2021-2025. KTH's employees, students and other stakeholders are encouraged to participate in an open workshop as part of the work to develop new sustainability goals for the period 2021-2025.

Time: Thu 2020-09-03 10.00 - 12.00 Lecturer: Göran Finnveden, Kristina von Oelreich, Sofia Ritzén, Sven Ove Hansson Location: Zoom More information and registration: Please register here


ITRL survey on effects of COVID-19

  At the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, ITRL began to think about how to create positive outcomes from the outbreak. ITRL's researchers focus on transport, working with innovation and solution testbeds, and today’s situation provides a new perspective in replacing activity-travel engagement with virtual movements and activities, and in which circumstances this happens. For this reason they have designed a questionnaire to explore the roles of digitalisation and technologies in sustaining people's lives and well-being, in particular in fulfilling their daily activities and needs, before and after the COVID-19 period. Read more and participate in the survey
Test yourself - could your research create impact?
Take this semi-scientific self-test from KTH Innovation and find out right now!


 Available positions at KTH 

Here is a list of open positions at KTH related to sustainability:

  Postdoc in Philosophy
Doctoral students in Nuclear Engineering, Thermo-hydraulics & Risk Analysis
Doctoral student in wood-based biocatalysis with a polymer focus
Doctoral student in methods for fuel cell performance prediction

More positions 

Don't miss this!

22 June: Viable Cities Matchmaking ahead of Viable Cities Call #5: Energy-Positive Neighborhoods

21-25 June: ICT4S 2020 (digital)
25 J une : Vattenprov ska förvarna om pandemins andra våg
19-24 July :MobiTAS: 2nd Interantional Conference on HCI in Mobility, Transport and Automotive Systems
5 Aug: STREAMS:Transformative Environmental Humanities
Sept 10: Digitalisitation for urban sustainability. KTH/IVL Digital Conference 

More events

KTH COVID-19 relief efforts

This is a collection page for KTH's relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here
Information from KTH regarding the corona virus - How to stay updated


Ny rapport: Så kan matkonsumtionen bli mer hållbar (
"Kärnkraft inte nödvändigt för ett fossilfritt Sverige" (
"Nödvändigt med internationellt perspektivt i energiomställning (
Snart lyfta flygen igen (
"Masstestning av antikroppar mot covid-19" (


Naturen i staden, Sara Borgström i(
Corona i avloppet? (Nordegren & Epstein, P1)
Framtiden som forskningsfält (Filosofiska rummet, P1)


Presentationer om målkonflikten mellan cirkulär ekonomi och giftfri miljö (
ISCN event on Student Engagement for Sustainability on Campus (
AGFO Talk: Lokalproducerat – hype eller framtiden? (AGFO 
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