Conference: integrating sustainability into higher education

Conference: integrating sustainability into higher education

Cancelled due to the corona pandemic. Registered participants have been informed via e-mail. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you.

 

Teachers, researchers, students and support staff are invited to BTH’s satellite of the conference Rethinking Higher Education 2020: Inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals!

There will be informative keynotes and plenum sessions followed by an action-orientated workshop. BTH will connect to the main conference via Zoom, giving the possibility to ask questions to the keynote and plenum speakers, and then we will hold our own workshop under the conference’s first workshop theme: concrete measures for integrating the sustainable development concepts into the curriculum.

The keynote will be from Arjen Wals. Arjen Wals is a Professor of Transformative Learning for Socio-Ecological Sustainability at Wageningen University. He also holds the UNESCO Chair of Social Learning and Sustainable Development.

Date and registration

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

Time: 09:00 – 16:30

Place: Campus Gräsvik, Karlskrona

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Please do not register on the main conference’s website – that is only for those who are attending in Gothenburg.

Program

​​​08:45-09:00  Registration

9:00 – 9:20  Welcome and conference introduction (via videolink)
Opening by Eva Wiberg, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg and Stefan Bengtsson, President and CEO of Chalmers University of Technology.

9:20 – 9:55  Keynote Speaker (via videolink)
Arjen Wals is a Professor of Transformative Learning for Socio-Ecological Sustainability at Wageningen University. “Higher education on the threshold of transition – 10 years left (?!) for deep learning and transformation to avoid ecological collapse”

09:55 – 10:15  Plenum (via videolink)
Björn Brorström, former rector at University of Borås
Birgitta Påhlsson, strategist for sustainable development, University of Borås.

10:15 – 10:45  Coffee break and mingle

10:45 – 11:45  Workshop Part 1

11:45 – 13:00  Lunch break 

13:00 – 13:30  Plenum (via videolink)
Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for Higher Education and Research. Swedish Government.

13:45 – 15:15  Workshops part 2

15:15 – 15:30  Swedish fika/coffee break

15:30 – 16:30  End of Conference/summary/Conclusions (via videolink)   ​

 

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The conference GoSDG2020 is the second in the series Rethinking Higher Education from a collaboration between the University of Gothenburg, Karolinska Institutet, Chalmers and KVA. Other satellite conferences will be held at Dalarna and Umeå universities and at KTH.​