KTH-Sustainability newsletter, August 2014
Stormvarning: Climate Concert • Beyond recycling in the lunchroom • KTH-Sustainability Research Day • Upcoming KTH- SEI events • Stockholm PhD Student Dialogue • Sustainability-related vacancies at KTH • Dissertations, seminars and events • KTH in the media
Stormvarning: Climate Concert August 25th
Stormvarning in collaboration with KTH-Sustainability and KTH Energy Platform welcome you to Vitabergsparken the 25th of August for a concert uniting climate research with art. Headlining the event are several of Sweden’s most exciting musicians and respected experts on climate change. Admission is free. More information here .
Seminar: Beyond recycling in the lunchroom, August 28th
What does it mean to be a Sustainable Practitioner? And how do we educate for that? KTH-Sustainability welcomes Prof. Samuel Mann from Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand to KTH to discuss these questions and more. In 2007, Otago Polytechnic committed to a goal of “every graduate may think and act as a sustainable practitioner”. On August 28th Prof Mann will talk about their progress with their goal and tell us about the range of disciplinary based, cross-discipline, top-down and bottom-up initiatives they have taken to meet this objective. More information and registration here.
KTH-Sustainability Research Day, October 16th
This year’s event will offer you an opportunity to learn more about sustainability research at KTH and how we are addressing a number of our societal challenges. Program and invited speakers will be announced soon at: www.kth.se/om/miljo-hallbar-utveckling. Register here.
Upcoming SEI-KTH events –Save the dates
October 9: Part three of the seminar series “Thinking ahead with SEI and KTH”. Speakers will be discussing the CLEWS nexus and tools.
November 11: SEI-KTH collaboration Day. As part of strengthening and extending our relationship with SEI a joint event will be organized. Plenary sessions and workshops on different themes will be held. Details will be announced soon.
Stockholm PhD Student Dialogue, October 24th
Save the Date! This year’s Stockholm PhD Student dialogue will be hosted by Karolinska Institute the 24th of October. The dialogue gathers PhD-students from the Stockholm region to discuss sustainable development as a means to increase and strengthen research collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries. More details will be announced soon here.
Sustainability-related vacancies at KTH
- PhD Student Position in Operation, Control and Planning of Smart Grids (Deadline Aug 25)
- Post-doc to KTH, Division of history of science, technology and environment (Deadline Nov 1)
- More vacancies here ...
Dissertations, seminars and events
- August 24 - 27: 2nd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability - ICT4S 2014
- September 1: Föreläsning och seminar, Åke Walldius, MID, UsersAward-projektet – hur kritiska användare kan bidra till effektiva och hållbara it-system på jobbet
- September 3: Dissertation, Loove Broms, Maskinkonstruktion, Storyforming - Experiments in creating discursive engagements between people, things, and environments
- September 5: Dissertation, Jörgen Wallin, Energiteknik, Investigating Different Opportunities to Increase Energy Efficiency in Buildings by Retrofitting Heat Pump Coupled Heat Recovery Systems
- September 10: Swedish Life Cycle Center Network Day
- September 12: Dissertation, Joakim Riml, Solute transport across scales: Time series analyses of water quality responses to quantify retention and attenuation mechanisms in watersheds
KTH in the media and recent publications
The Guardian: Sweden reveals world's first garment made entirely from recycled cotton
Extrakt: Koldioxid som råvara istället för hot
Anna Kramers, Mattias Höjer Josefin Wangel, Planning for smart sustainable cities - Decisions in the planning process and actor networks , Proceedings of the 2014 conference ICT for Sustainability, ICT for Sustainability .
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