Saturday 28 March 2020 at Conference Centre Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20A, Gothenburg

The conference is postponed due to the Corona outbreak and due to the current rules applied by the Swedish universities.
Registered participants will be informed via e-mail. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you. 

Students, teachers, researchers and other professionals are invited to contribute to a one-day conference to put the Sustainable Development Goals into action in our educational programs and in collaborations with society.

Think of the conference as a meeting place between higher education institutions, the labor market, and students to develop the steps Swedish higher education institutions will take to integrate the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into Swedish higher education.

Integration steps will be identified in ten workshops under three themes as follows:

Tools, resources and concrete measures

The workshops will address concrete measures for integrating the SDG concepts in the curriculum, how a multidisciplinary degree programme can be organized, and tools for assessing how an activity, organisation or innovation affects the SDGs.

Future workforce

The workshops will address how students can choose employers that are committed to environmental issues, how different employers work with sustainability issues, and how the universities best can train the students to have the competence needed when entering the workforce.


The workshops will address how the many different networks working with SDGs have achieved concrete measures and activities contributing to reaching the goals, practical cooperation guides, and pitfalls and opportunities when collaborating within and between universities.

Rethinking Higher Education 2020 is organized by the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

If you want to attend the Conference in Gothenburg 28 of March (and attend to the dinner at Börsen the evening before on the 27 March) you should register your participation here at the website under Registration. If you are attending one of the satellite workshops at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Dalarna University or Umeå University and follow the Conference from your home-university you should register locally, please check your universities homepage.

We look forward to seeing you at Rethinking Higher Education 2020 in Gothenburg.

Eva Wiberg Stefan Bengtsson
Vice Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg President and CEO of Chalmers University of Technology

Fotograf Johan Wingborg


Conference Centre Wallenberg Medicinaregatan 20A, Gothenburg

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Previous conference “Rethinking Higher Education” 2019