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

Keynote speakers

Arjen Wals

Arjen Wals

Arjen Wals

Title: “Higher Education on the Threshold of the Transition Twenties:
10 years left (?!) for Deep Learning and Transformation to Avoid Ecological Collapse”

Arjen Wals is a Professor of Transformative Learning for Socio-Ecological Sustainability at Wageningen University. He also holds the UNESCO Chair of Social Learning and Sustainable Development. Wals is alo a Visiting Professor at Norwegian Life Science University in Ås where he supports the development of Whole Schools Approaches & Sustainability.

Read more about his work at Wageningen University and on his site Transformtive learning.

 

Second keynote: 

Title: “The meaning of the Sustainable University”

Birgitta Påhlsson

Birgitta Påhlsson have had several leading positions at the School of Business Administration and the Swedish School of Textiles, both at University of Borås. Birgitta was for a long period rector’s coordinator and strategist for sustainable development. 2010-2012 she was project manager for development and certification of the university’s environmental management system. She is the author of several publications on Sustainable Universities, some of them together with Björn Brorström.

Title: “The meaning of the Sustainable University”

Björn Brorström

Björn Brorström is a professor in Business Administration and former rector of University of Borås. Before joining University of Borås he held a position as professor at the School of Public Administration, University of Gothenburg. He is currently the chair of the organisation Komunforskning i Västsverige (kfi.se). He is the author of several publications on Sustainable Universities, some of them together with Birgitta Påhlsson.

After lunch-break

Matilda Ernkrans

Speech: Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for Higher Education and Research. Swedish Government.