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Events 2021



Panel discussion on inclusion at COP26

24 November, 18.00-20.00, AF-Borgen, Lilla Salen, Lund

"Smoke screen politics" or an inclusive meeting for all? Our PhD student of Ethnology, Billy Jones, joins panel on inclusion and representation at the climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, and shares his impressions as an observer at the meeting.

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Global Green Growth Week 2021

25 October, 11.00 AM Seoul, online

PhD student of Law, Soo-hyun Lee, presents his research under the title "The role of Green Investments & Innovative financing mechanisms" at the Global Green Growth Week 2021.

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From Robots to Rust: Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Development

19 October, 17.00-18.00, online

As part of Lund University's Future Week, COMPUTE research school, AI Lund and the Agenda 2030 Graduate school will host a public seminar at which we will discuss the relation between sustainability and artificial intelligence.

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Researchers' Grand Prix 2021

14 October, 14.30-16.00, Helsingborgs stadsteater

Juan Ocampo, PhD student of Entrepreneurship, presents his research on complementary currencies at this year's Researchers' Grand Prix. During the event the researcher who can make the most understandable, inspiring and interesting presentation of his research - in just four minutes, is awarded.

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PhD Conference on Sustainable Development

30 September - 1 October, online and on campus

The Lund University PhD Conference on Sustainable Development is an opportunity to encourage interdisciplinary cooperation in order to further academic research on all aspects of sustainability. The Agenda 2030 Graduate School hosts the conference which will showcase ongoing research on sustainable development and offer a networking opportunity for PhD students, from the whole of Lund University, with similar interests in sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The deadline for submissions of proposals is 24 June and the registration deadline for participation is 15 September.

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Taking stock of Colombia’s peace agreement after 5 years

23 September, 16.00-18.00, online and on campus

PhD student of Environmental Science, Jesica López, co-arranges event which focuses on land use changes and its dynamics in Colombia almost five years after the signing of the peace agreement.

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The Graduate School at the Almedalen Week

7 July, online

The Agenda 2030 Graduate School participates with two events during Lund University's event at the Almedalen Week.

  • 14.00-15.30, "Who’s in charge? – Accountability and the Sustainable Development Goals"
  • 14.00-15.30, "Learning to save the world? Educating beyond textbooks for sustainability"

Lund University's complete programme during the Almedalen Week -
About the Almedalen Week in English -
The recorded seminars are also available via YouTube -

PhD workshop on healthy diets and sustainable food systems

14-16 June, online

The Agenda 2030 Graduate School together with Lund University Bioeconomy Graduate Research School arrange an online workshop on healthy diets, food systems and sustainability in cooperation with EUGLOH - European University Alliance for GLObal Health. EUGLOH is a collaboration project between Lund University, Université Paris-Saclay (France), University of Szeged (Hungary), University of Porto (Portugal) and LMU – Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany). PhD students enrolled at any of the EUGLOH universities are welcome to register.

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Future of work – challenges and opportunities for AI

7 June, 16.00-17.30, online

Juan Ocampo, PhD student of business administration of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School, moderates a panel discussion on AI and its relation with human work. The panel will discuss how AI influences people working in organisations and the skills and competences relevant to the adoption of AI in the workplace.

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About the research of Juan Ocampo

Debate on Water, sustainability & localizing the SDG’s

31 May, 13.15-15.00, online

The participants of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School PhD course Water & Sustainability arrange an open debate on Water & Sustainability from the perspective of localizing the SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals). The debate will highlight some of the knowledge needed to solve global water challenges and engage in discussions on how researchers can make that knowledge meaningful to the stakeholders and people who need it. 

Three panelists from The Faculties of Engineering and Science at Lund University will share insights from their water-related research: Åsa Davidsson (Senior lecturer & Deputy head of department - Dept of Chemical Engineering), Andreas Persson (Senior lecturer - Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystems Science) and Gustaf Olsson (Professor emeritus - Dept of Biomedical Engineering).

The event is open to anyone interested in the debate topic.

Join via this Zoom link -  (no pre-registration needed)
Zoom meeting ID: 620 5231 3776
Passcode: 275115

The UN International Investment - Sustainable Development Nexus during the Rise of ESG Finance

25 May, 12 PM in Korea/5 AM in Sweden, online 

Our PhD student of international law, Soo-hyun Lee, holds a session presenting a chapter of his dissertation at Seoul National University, as part of his visiting scholar fellowship. The presentation examines the rapid growth of environment, social, governance (ESG) investment from within a framework constructed through the instruments and initiatives of the United Nations.  
The presentation will be recorded.

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More about the research of Soo-hyun Lee

Learning to save the world? Educating beyond textbooks for sustainability

7 May, 10.00-11.30

Education is regarded as one of the main solutions to raise public awareness and align our lifestyles with sustainability - but it requires significant changes in how we learn and teach.

This event invites you to a conversation with students, artists and professionals from northern Europe who bring examples and ideas of transformations in education for sustainability. The seminar is arranged by three of the PhD students of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School.

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The soil we live on – sustainable use of arable land

5 May, 08.30-16.30

Ensuring that there is sufficient arable land for future food and biomass production is a challenge more relevant than ever. But how much land is really needed to secure the future food production? And how can we ensure that the land is sufficient for all our needs, even for future generations?

During the Sustainability Week in Lund 2021, the thematic collaboration initiative LU Land - Land Use for a Sustainable Future and the Agenda 2030 Graduate School jointly invite to two seminars on the subject.

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Research Conference on Knowledge for Sustainable Development

4 May

Lund University invites to its first official research conference on sustainable development. Our coordinator and several of the PhD students join as pitch chair or panelists.

Lund University Research Conference on Knowledge for Sustainable Development 

Vem betalar för omställningen till hållbarhet? Seminarium på Mänskliga Rättighetsdagarna

20 april, 13.00 - 13.30

De globala hållbarhetsmålen i Agenda 2030 kräver att såväl stater som lokalsamhällen över hela världen gör stora och genomgripande förändringar. Under seminariet diskuteras rättviseaspekter relaterat till omställningen till fossilfria bränslen och en kontantlös ekonomi med forskare och en av doktoranderna vid Lunds universitets Avdelning för mänskliga rättigheter och Forskarskolan Agenda 2030. Seminariet hålls på svenska.

Om seminariet på hemsidan för Mänskliga Rättighetsdagarna.
Om registrering till seminarierna, på hemsidan för Mänskliga Rättighetsdagarna.

Workshop on "Investing in Futures: Speculative Cosmologies" 

15 April, 14.00-18.00

Malmö Theatre Academy and our PhD student of theatre, Steinunn Knúts-Önnudóttir, invite to a workshop where the participants will be encouraged to engage in imagining, brainstorming, and specifying new worlds in response to a series of prompts and constraints. Investing in Futures: Speculative Cosmologies” is one version of a world-building game created by Marina Zurkow and Sarah Rothberg; the guest collaborator for this version is Una Chaudhuri, with a focus on the environment and the impact of reconfiguring our highly interpersonal relation with it.  

More information on how to register on the webpage of Malmö Theatre Academy -

Social Simulation Festival 2021 - Using games in the field 

17 March, 9.30 - 11:00, online

PhD student Juan Ocampo moderates a session at the Social Simulation Festival 2021 focused on the use of storytelling games and agent-based models for simulating how market behaviors perform under different monetary designs. The objective of the session is to test the fitness of a research design based on the interplay between a storytelling game and an agent-based model for exploring the use of community currencies in a struggling group of merchants in conditions of vulnerability.

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Event page - The Social Simulation Festival 2021 -
Details about the seminar -
About the research of Juan Ocampo.

COVID-19 Response Measures and the Protection of Foreign Direct Investments - Protecting Legitimate Expectations or Cashing In On the Pandemic?

28 January, 15.00 - 18.00, online 

The Global Pandemic Network, and its partner institutions University of Hasselt and University of Copenhagen – Centre for International Law and Governance, invite you to a webinar on the emerging frictions between the defense of competing national and supranational interests and the promotion of foreign investments in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Our PhD student of Law, Soo-Hyun Lee, joins as one of the speakers.

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