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News from KTH Sustainability Office May 2020

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News from KTH Sustainability Office

May 2020 

  • Call for education projects 2020 in gender equality and sustainable development
  • "Storträff" meet-up webinar for KTH teachers, May 12
  • Support for integrating sustainability in courses
  • ISCN Awards Ceremony, May 14
  • Stockholm City's Pop-up Recycle Container at KTH Campus, May 23-24
  • Digital seminar on circular economy, May 27
  • Vinnova: High demand for funding for innovations to mitigate the crisis
  • Available positions at KTH
  • Don't miss this!
Call for education projects 2020 in gender equality and sustainable development
We now welcome suggestions from schools for such educational initiatives. We believe that the program analyses and school reports that are linked to the quality system identify many development needs. Through these investments, there is now an opportunity to finance relevant projects to some extent. Learn more about the call here.

"Storträff" meet-up webinar for KTH teachers, May 12

  Open for employees and students. The "Storträff" will take place via Zoom on 12 May. One of the themes is likely to be the adaptation of KTH’s education programmes in response to the pandemic. More information about the "Storträff" here.

Support for integrating sustainability in courses

  How can you integrate sustainable development in course programs? "Learning for Sustainable Development" is a course designed to give teachers tools to integrate ideas and issues related to sustainable development based on their own subject area. “You don't have to invent the wheel, there is support!” Says course coordinator Monika Olsson. Learn more here (Swedish)

ISCN Awards Ceremony, May 14

  KTH and Chalmers will be accepting the ISCN award for Whole Systems approach to climate action on behalf of all 37 signatories of The Climate Framework. Please join us for the awards ceremony here.

Stockholm City's Pop-up Recycle Container comes to KTH

Spring cleaning? Are you giving the KonMari method a go? Take the opportunity to recycle what no longer gives you joy when Stockholm City's Pop-up Recycling Container at KTH Campus Valhallavägen 79.

What can you recycle at the Pop-up? The Pop-up accepts: environmentally hazardous waste, portable waste, things that can be recycled, things you don't know how to recycle - they'll help you!
Learn more about Pop-up Recycling here

Digital seminar on circular economy, May 27

How do we put research in circular economy into practice? Welcome to a seminar about research within circular economy and opportunities for collaboration with KTH´s strategic partners.

The Global Sustainability Goal #12 Sustainable consumption and production is a challenge for Sweden. It requires us to save our resources and reuse them efficiently in a circular economy. At KTH, research is underway in many parts of the area of circular economy, for example in materials recycling, business models and behavioral changes. In companies and organizations, the transition to a more circular economy is highly prioritized. How do we work most effectively together to tackle and solve the challenges we face?

This invitation is distributed within KTH's 13 strategic partnerships - Scania, Saab, Sandvik, Skanska, Ericsson, ABB, Bombardier, Vattenfall, Stora Enso, Stockholm city, Stockholm region, SEI and IVL.

Date: May 27, 2020 Time: 08:45-11.30 Location: Via Zoom, link will be sent to registered participants well in advance of the meeting Last day to register: May 25

More information and registration here

Vinnova: High demand for funding for innovations to mitigate the crisis

  Health, education and food are the most common areas among the applications that came to the call for proposal for Innovations to mitigate the crisis. There are an unusually large number of small businesses among the applicants, which reflects the urgent need for support that exists among small businesses and start-ups. To the Vinnova article

 Available positions at KTH 

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

  Doktorand i Historiska studier av teknik, vetenskap och miljö
Doctoral student in wood-based biocatalysis with a polymer focus
Doctoral student in functional modelling for vehicle conceptualisation

More positions 

Don't miss this!

Events subject to change. Please note that updates will be announced by the organizers.

May 14 : A research effort that enable the healthcare systems to rapidly expand beyond their normal capability
May 28 : Vår Stad: Hur förändrar en kris våra vanor i staden?
June 11 : Effekter av Covid-19 på kollektivtrafikresandet i Stockholm
June 25: Vattenprov ska förvarna om pandemins andra våg
Sept 10: Digitalisitation for urban sustainability. KTH/IVL Conference:At Kårhuset Nymble, 

More events

KTH COVID-19 relief efforts

This is a collection page for KTH's relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here you will find, among other things, instructions for KTH logistics regarding protective visors, transparency film and ingredients for production of hand sanitizer. Learn more here

Information from KTH regarding the corona virus - How to stay updated


Encouraging Organic Food Consumption through Visualization of Personal Shopping Data. Sustainability (Journal Sustainability)
"Envisioning carbon-free land use futures for Sweden : a scenario study on conflicts and synergies between environmental policy goals" (Regional Environmental Change)

”Räddningspaketen måste göras gröna” (

Waste becomes building material (YouTube SIM2 KU Leuven)

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