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The UN's global goals for sustainability. Picture: Sida

Research on Sustainability (RoS)

Sustainability is a priority issue, which we today pursue across our breadth of research areas at the University of Borås. The state of our planet and societies – from arts to atmosphere – is subject to our critical inquiry. The third edition of RoS will be held the afternoon of 6 December as a workshop.

The event is an opportunity for researchers at the University of Borås to present issues, challenges, perspectives, trends and results for sustainable development in relation to subjects, research fields and professions. The aim is to enable further collaboration within the University and also with external actors. The workshop also highlights the question of how research and collaboration can be funded.
 
The workshop is held in English.
Last day to sign up: 4 December

Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017
Time: 13:00–17:00
Venue: D209

PROGRAMME
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (registered attendants)
 
13:00 – 13:10 Opening
 
13:10 – 14:40 Current challenges for research and innovation regarding a sustainable development – implications for subjects and professions.
Presentations:
- Introduction, Björn Brorström, rektor
- Climate change, Resource Recovery & Zero Wastes, Mohammad Taherzadeh, professor of biotechnology
- Sustainability as seen from an artistic research perspective, Delia Dumitrescu, professor of textile design
 
14:40 – 15:00 Coffee break
 
15:00 – 16:30 How do we fund projects and collaboration?
Presentations by:
- Lisa Belfrage, Region Västra Götaland
- Thanos Pinakas, Tillväxtverket, The Swedish agency for economic and regional growth
- Ida Elsing, Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak
- Evalena Blomqvist, Re:Source

16:30 – 17:00 Discussion and conclusion
 
17:00 – 18:00 Mingle with snacks
 
Moderator: Jenny Johannisson, Vice Chancellor

Treatment of information under The Personal Data Act (PuL)

By submitting the form you have agreed, in accordance with Swedish legislation through The Personal Data Act (PuL), that your information will be stored, saved and processed by the University of Borås. The information in the database can be transferred to Excel where the data from the contact person will be searchable. The data will not be transferred to a third party. Searches will be done in the database to see how many participants will take part in the conference. To read more about The Personal Data Act, visit the website of Datainspektionen (external link).

Contact person: Nils Lindh, e-mail: nils.lindh@hb.se