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


Friday 27 March 2020

Evening: Welcome reception by the city of Gothenburg at Börsen.

Saturday 28 March 2020

8:00 – 10:30 Registration open
8:00 – 8:50 Coffee & tea (during registration)
9:00 – 9:20

Welcome and conference introduction

Moderator: Jess Haynie-Lavelle, Master Student Global Health University of Gothenburg

Opening by Eva Wiberg, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg and Stefan Bengtsson, President and CEO of Chalmers University of Technology.

9:20 – 9:55

Keynote Speaker:
Arjen Wals: Arjen Wals is a Professor of Transformative Learning for Socio-Ecological Sustainability at Wageningen University

“Higher education on the threshold of transition – 10 years left (?!) for deep learning and transformation to avoid ecological collapse”

09:55 – 10:15 Second keynote: to be decided
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break and mingle
10:45 – 11:45 Workshop introduction

Moderator of each theme (Practical tools resources, and concrete measures, How to train the future workforce, and University partnerships and collaborations for the goals) defines the session and the theme, and gives a brief overview of the latest research/trends/news in the field.

Introduction of workshop leaders and their workshops


Q&A, moderated by Moderator

Theme 1: Tools, resources and concrete measures
Moderator/WS leader:
Workshop introduction
(Room: Wallenberg)
Theme 2: How to train the future workforce
Moderator/WS leader:
Workshop introduction
(Room: Europa)
Theme 3: University partnerships and collaboration of the goals
Moderator/WS leader:
Workshop introduction
(Room: Lecture Hall/AMM)
11:45 – 13:00 Lunch break                                             Buffet of “Rescued food”.
13:00 – 13:30 Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for Higher Education and Research. Swedish Government.
13:45 – 15:15   Workshops/Interactive moments in the three themes
Theme 1: Tools, resources and concrete measures
(in progress. details tbd)
Theme 2: How to train the futures workforce
(in progress. details tbd)
Theme 3: University partnerships and collaboration of the goals
(in progress. details tbd)
15:15 – 15:30 Swedish fika/coffee break
15:30 – 16:30  End of Conference/summary/Conclusions                                                            

Welcome to the Conference in Umeå 2021:                                                            Summary from the workshops   

Hans Adolfsson vice-chancellor of Umeå University;