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


During the conference we have planned several different workshops with the topics below.

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

1.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.

2. 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.

3. Partnerships
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.

Workshop program:
Tools, resources and concrete measuresFuture Workforce Training Partnerships
90 Concrete Measures That Can Be Implemented In CoursesStudent manifest – ecological-awakeningHands on cooperation and meetings
How to organize multi-disciplinary educationHow does a municipality work with Sustainable Development Goals?Partnership examples from networks like HU2, SDSN NE
The SDG Impact Assessment ToolHow does company work with the Sustainable Development Goals?Rethinking SDG8 – Decent Work
CASE – Practical Cooperation Guide

Theme 1: Tools, resources and concrete measures

Moderator: Erik Sterner, researcher at the Environment for Development, School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg and Sonia Yen Professor in Transport and Energy Systems in the Department of Space, Earth and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology

Workshop pitch

Workshop 1:1 How to organize multidisciplinary degree programmes.

Workshop 1:2 The SDG Impact Assessment Tool

Workshop 1:3 tbd

(Room: Wallenberg)

Theme 2: Future workforce

Moderator: Ole Petter Ottersen, rector at Karolinska Institutet.

Workshop pitch

Workshop 2:1 How does a municipality work with the SDGs and what competences are needed to meet future challenges?

Workshop 2:2 How do companies work with sustainability, what is trending? And what to think about when it comes to sustainable employment!

Workshop 2:3 tbd

(Room: Europa)

Theme 3: University partnerships and collaboration

Moderator: Pam Fredman, president IAU (international association of universities) and Gunnar Köhlin, associate professor, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg.

Workshop pitch

Workshop 3:1 The role of research for implementation of SDG 8

Workshop 3:2 The SDGs as direction providers: Cooperation for improved quality in higher education

WS leaders: Peter Dobers, Södertörn University and Kassahun Weldemariam, GMV, University of Gothenburg

Workshop 3:3 A Practical cooperation guide to transdisciplinary cooperation formats.

Please note that they are at the moment tentative. If you would like to have updated information about the workshops, please contact us at