News from KTH Sustainability Office April 2020 (#2)
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News from KTH Sustainability Office
- External environmental audit 20-21 April
- Matchmaking - digitalization and sustainable development 29 april
- KTH among the world's hundred leading sustainable development
- Higher ed institutions' climate initiative awarded
- Call for education projects 2020 in gender equality and sustainable development
- Available positions at KTH
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|External Environmental Audit - great results
Thank you to everyone who participated in the external environmental audit and contributed to the good result we had. The auditors have assessed the maintenance and development of KTH's environmental management system and progress on achieving our sustainability objectives. The audit was conducted digitally this year and went very well. The audit showed no deviations and resulted in suggestions for improvements. We can also report that the auditors were impressed with the quality of our work with KTH's environmental management system. They also noted that “The challenge for management is to maintain focus on the environmental area during and after this worried time. There are structural changes in our behaviour that follow after Covid.19.”
Once again thank you to all of you who work to develop KTH’s work with sustainability.
Welcome to a match-making for projects within digitalization and sustainable development! The call Research Pairs collaboration projects within KTH Digital Futures is in in the area Technologies for a digital transformation. It is intended to foster collaboration between two young researchers that have obtained their doctoral degrees not more than 10 years ago and that complement each other and conduct interdisciplinary research. The researchers in the pair should belong to either i) two different KTH schools, ii) KTH school and RISE/SU, or iii) RISE and SU.
The match-making aims to find research pairs who complement each other regarding expertise in digitalization and sustainability. You have recieved this invitation since we believe that you have expertise in one of this fields. If you are a senior researcher we hope that you can forward this invitation to younger fellows in your research area (but you are welcome to attend the seminar anyway to discuss research topics). Time: April 29 15.00-16.00 Place: Zoom https://kth-se.zoom.us/j/67026562669 Register here: https://forms.gle/oTeMsN2yxhm1D5z6A
KTH among the world's hundred leading sustainable development KTH is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in terms of impact with connection to the global sustainability goals.
Down from 7th place last year to 77th place this year, but still among the top 100 universities in the world, according to the ranking institute THE's (Times Higher Education) Impact Rankings 2020.
Read the article here (swedish)
Higher ed institutions’ climate initiative awarded
The 37 Swedish universities and colleges that have signed the Climate Framework have been awarded for their systematic work driving the climate change adaptation while also reducing their own emissions. The organization behind the award is the International Sustainable Campus Network, ISCN. Read the article
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.
Available positions at KTH
Here is a list of open positions at KTH related to sustainability: Postdoc in Architecture: Applied Urban Design
Assistant professor in sustainable production logistics
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Events subject to change. Please note that updates will be announced by the organizers.
4 May: Impact of climate change on integrated resource systems- Insights from selected East African case studies
5 May: Transition Technologies for Electrification and Optimisation of Bus Transport Systems
6 May: Symposium om målkonflikten mellan cirkulär ekonomi och giftfri miljö
8 May: Improving energy-efficiency of electric vehicles by over-actuation
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