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Networks and opportunities

Are you a researcher and want to engage in network activities related to sustainability? Or are you keen on spreading your knowledge? Here we gather information on different networks and activities both within and outside of the university.

Share your research

The Sustainability Forum receive a lot of requests for public engagements (talks, discussions, panels) from interesting actors throughout society. Are you a researcher who is keen on spreading your knowledge? Send an email to Jenny Hansson with a few sentences on your research and we will add you to our library of speakers! 

jenny [dot] hansson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

Networks

KIC Knowledge and Innovation Communities

Lund University is partner of EIT Climate-KIC, the main climate innovation initiative of EU and a core partner in EIT Food, Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted. Working with EIT networks can give you new perspectives and opportunities. 

KIC Knowledge and Innovation Communities

Global Academy Working on Global Goals

The Global Academy are the researchers and academics working internationally to make the world a better place. Together they are helping us achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Get your own researcher page at theglobalacademy.ac

Future Earth

Future Earth is a global network of scientists, researchers, and innovators collaborating for a more sustainable planet. Together, this global community facilitates research, mobilises networks, sparks innovation, and turns knowledge into action.

Join Future Earth at futureearth.org

Researchers Desk

A Swedish plattform for dialog between climate researchers/experts and companies, schools, and the broader society. 

More information about the plattform at researchersdesk.se

Our Energy

Our Energy is an online platform for education, awareness raising and networking with a focus on new clean energy societies, energy transition and related topics. The platform offers short, interactive multimedia presentations to educate, advise and inspire its users on energy and energy-related topics.

More information about Our Energy at our-energy.eu

WINGS

WINGS is a network of researchers within the Science Faculty, Medical Faculty and LTH at Lund Univeristy promoting gender balance in academia. To find out more about WINGS, sign up for their email list, attend events or join the facebook group. 

Mor information about WINGS at wings.lu.se 

Capacity development

Sustainable development - an introduction (online)

The course is an introduction to the area of ​​sustainable development. The course describes how the concept is defined and explains what sustainable development means. Furthermore, societal aspects of sustainable development are addressed and examples are given of how Lund University works with sustainable development.

You find the course in Kompetensportalen at luvit.education.lu.se (login with your Lucat-ID, in Swedish)

Career development for academic staff

Lund University offers a broad range of activities that contribute in one way or another to career development for academic staff, either within academia or outside it. The activities are offered in English and the vast majority are free of charge, both for individuals and departments. Some activities are suitable for doctoral students, some for postdocs and others for research team leaders.

The activities can be found at staff.lu.se

Workshop for scientists: Communication and presentation techniques for scientists

Date: 7 May 2021 (recurring workshop, new date is posted continuously)
Vattenhallen Science Center and Elevate Scientific cordially invite to a workshop that will provide you with presentation technique insights on how to effectively communicate your research to broad audiences. In this workshop you will learn essential strategies and tools to plan, develop, and deliver short, yet impactful presentations that make a lasting impact on target audiences.

Read more and register at vattenhallen.lth.se

Events and activities

EUGLOH Talks 2021 - Exploring the World With Today´s Constraints

Deadline: 16 May

All students and staff of EUGLOH are invited to participate in the very first EUGLOH Talks contest. The competition is inspired by TED Talks and you participate by preparing a short video of yourself addressing your own chosen topic within the context of “Exploring the World with Today’s Constraints”.

Three winners will receive tickets to TEDxSaclay 2021 (to be held 24 June 2021). Winner of 1st place will have a chance to speak at TEDxSaclay 2022 in France, as the winner’s name will be put on the prospective list of panelists from which the final speakers will be chosen. The competition is open between 15 April – 16 May 2021.

Read more and register on the EUGLOH website

Questions? Please contact Isabelle Nilsson (isabelle [dot] nilsson [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se).

Forskarfredag - part of European Researchers´ Night: Borrow a researcher

Welcome to participate in the European Researchers’ Nights’ new national digital platform, Borrow a researcher. To enable schools all over Sweden to borrow a researcher, a national digital booking platform is being developed in 2021. Borrow a researcher is a new booking platform to reach people who usually don´t come in contact with research, such as schools located far from research institutes and higher education institutions. By borrowing a researcher, participants will find out more about what researchers
do on the job, what science is and how research is conducted.

Time table: 

  • 25 May: Start of platform marketing to teaching staff
  • 23 Aug: Platform opens for bookings
  • 16 Sept: Review of bookings
  • 20-25 Sept: Research visits

Register your interest in Borrow a researcher for the European Researchers’ Night week by completing your profile and details in the form at forskarfredag.se (in Swedish)

Read the full invitation (.pdf, 123 kb)

Forskar Grand Prix 2021

Do you want to be become better at summarizing what is important about your research and receive help and support to present your results? If so, perhaps you would like to take part in this year’s Forskar Grand Prix. It is a competition where you present your research in a way that is as easily accessible and engaging as possible – in only four minutes.

The competition will take place 14th October at Helsingborgs stadsteater.

Read more about the competition and register your interest (latest 14th May)

Forskar Grand Prix webinar: Want to get better at explaining your research

Date: 1 June (in Swedish), 2 June (in English)
On June 2nd, #ForskarGrandPrix invites you to a webinar for researchers who want to be able to explain their research in a simple and engaging way. An hour where presentation coach Anders Sahlman provides tools for a presentation to the Scientist Grand Prix, to meet the public during #ForskarFredag, or to get tips on how the research can be made more easily accessible.

Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments, CASE: Web days - Social rights and housing for the aging population

Dates: 3, 10 och 17 May at 13.00-14.00
The TV profile Johan Wester guides the participants through the web days on the theme of social rights and housing for the aging population. CASE web days are aimed at anyone who is interested in issues concerning housing, health and social rights for the aging population. It is free to participate.

Read more and register at case.lu.se (in Swedish)

Read the full programme at case.lu.se (in Swedish)

UniLink and Vetenskap & Allmänhet: Workshop - citizen science and public engagement as a method

Date: 20 May, at 10.00-12.00
"Citizen science and public engagement as a working method – benefits in Horizon Europe"
Open Science – has the potential to change and make research available to more groups in society. Citizen science and public engagement 
is a way of working with open science. The concepts are important elements in Horizon Europe, EU's new framework program for research and innovation.

Read more at unilink.se (in Swedish)

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences: Boreal Forests and Climate Change

Date: 20-21 May
World-leading experts will present up-to-date scientific information and guidance for societal, climate and ecological benefits of natural and managed boreal forests. The webinar will be a dialogue between researchers and policymakers, to address gaps in knowledge and societal actions, for the immediate and long-term future.

Programme and registration at kva.se

VR: What can ESS and MAX IV do for Swedish life science?

Date: 26 May
Welcome to a webinar organized by Stockholm Science City in collaboration with the ESS / MAX IV office. Here you get to know more about which techniques are relevant to life science, how to apply for radiation time and what results you can get.

Read more and register at vr.se (in Swedish)

EU Green Week 2021 - Zero Pollution

Dates: 31 May - 13 June
EU Green Week 2021 will be an opportunity to engage with all stakeholders and interested citizens on how we can work together to make the ambition for a zero pollution and toxic-free environment a reality.

Read more at eugreenweek.eu

MIRAI 2.0 R&I Week 2021

Date: 7-11 June
The University of Gothenburg is hosting MIRAI 2.0 Research and Innovation week. The theme for the conference is International collaboration in a digital era – Fostering innovative minds for the future. This digital event will gather researchers from all member universities in Sweden and Japan as well as university leadership representatives, industry and research funding agencies. Connect with researchers within your field and join scientific sessions within MIRAI 2.0 themes: Ageing, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Materials Science and Sustainability.

Read more and register at mirai.nu

Conference, online: Transformations 2021 - Enabling positive tipping points in an uncertain world

Dates: 17-18 June 2021
In 2020 a tipping point may have been crossed on how societies worldwide deal with multiple overlapping crises. On an unprecedented scale we see groups and communities mobilizing to re-imagine and transform the pre-pandemic systems which led to current vulnerabilities, risks, and unsustainable practices.  This challenging but also fertile moment calls for urgent knowledge synthesis able to enact positive tipping points and tipping interventions towards new regenerative development trajectories.

Abstract deadline: 31 March 2021 (extended)

Read more about the conference at transformationscommunity.org

ACCESS 2.0 – Building Knowledge for Sustainable Societies in Chile and Sweden 2021-2024

Date: 22 June at 14.30-16.00 CEST
Academic Collaboration Chile Sweden (ACCESS) is a collaborative platform consisting of eight Swedish universities and seven Chilean universities. Together we promote and facilitate academic collaboration between Chile and Sweden, for example, by organizing yearly research forums and funding PhD courses.
We are pleased to announce that on 22 June 2021 ACCESS is hosting a virtual Kick-off where we will inform you about the new ACCESS 2.0 and the launch of a research school. You will also discover how you can apply for funding to develop courses for doctoral students and to listen to inspiring speakers about sustainability. Everyone who is interested in getting to know more about ACCESS is welcome to participate. However, the kick-off is mainly aimed at teachers and researchers who are interested in collaborating with Chile. In particular, this kick-off will focus on funding opportunities to develop doctoral courses with Chilean partners.

Questions? Contact Isabelle [dot] nilsson [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

Register at lu-se.zoom.us

International conference, online: International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) 

Dates: 13-15 July 2021
Mittuniversitetet host the international research conference ISDRS. The conference is organized for the 27th time and brings together over 500 researchers from around the world who research in the field of sustainable development from different perspectives. This year's theme is "How can we accelerate work towards the global sustainability goals in Agenda 2030 in times of crisis?".

Invited speakers:

  • Jeffrey D. Sachs, University Professor, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development (Columbia University), President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development 
  • Professor Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director, European Environmental Agency – EEA. 
  • Marcos Regis da Silva, Executive Director Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI). 
  • Åsa Persson, Research Director and Deputy Director, Stockholm Environment Institute, (SEI) 

Registration and information at 2021.isdrsconferences.org

Accelerating the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals Series: two specialist on-line events 

As a continuation of the events organised as part of the "Accelerating the Sustainable Development Series", two specialist on-line events leading to special issues of the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education are currently being organised.

Symposium and special issue on "Designing and Implementing Sustainability Strategies at Higher Education Institutions"

Date: 8 October 2021
This event will focus on the presentation, documentation and promotion of sustainability strategies at higher education institutions, including aspects of design and implementation. Deadline for abstracts: 30 June.

Read more and register at haw-hamburg.de

Symposium and special issue on "Decarbonising University Campuses"

Date: 13 October 2021
This event will focus on the presentation, documentation and promotion of initiatives undertaken at higher education institutions, with a view to reducing their carbon emissions and moving towards decarbonisation. Deadline for abstracts: 30 June.

Read more and register at haw-hamburg.de

The Baltic University Programme (BUP) Symposium 2021

Date: 19-20 October 2021
The aim of the Symposium 2021 is to be a platform where the regional educational and research communities can get together and to get to know each other better as colleagues at Participating Universities of The Baltic University Programme. It is an opportunity to disseminate recent research and take part of new knowledge. The symposium is an arena where to start off discussions and collaborations. We are challenging researchers from different disciplines with an interest in the Baltic Sea Region as an empirical field to discuss Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region. We especially welcome presentations of research having an inter-/multi disciplinary approach.

Submission of abstract open between 22 March and 22 May 2021.

Read more about the conference, registration and abstract submission at balticuniv.uu.se