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

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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 the17 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 can best 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.

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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