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ISCN 2018!

Do you know that KTH would host the 12th Annual International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) in June? Oh well, now you know:)

WHAT IS ISCN?

The International Sustainable Campus Network provides a global forum to support leading colleges, universities and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas and best practices for acheiving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and training.

The theme of ISCN 2018 is: Sustainable Development: Acting with Purpose

There was a call for abstract which was due 15th January. Here is a list of possible topics that were available then:

  • Promoting education for sustainable development
  • Promoting research for sustainable development
  • The role of academia in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Sustainable meeting solutions: Including examples of how Higher Education Institutes reduce their own impacts using mediated reality and technology for travel-free meetings
  • Gender, Diversity and Representation: Higher Education Institutes and Sustainable Development
  • The role of investment in supporting Sustainable Development
  • Campus operations, Campus Facilities and Campus development
  • Campus as Living Lab – education, research and collaboration in campus projects
  • Projects on campus (e.g., building, apps, student engagement, etc.)
  • Challenge driven education for global sustainable development
  • Incentives for integrating Sustainable Development in Higher Education Institutes- including major university excellence ranking and rating organizations.

Take a look at the programme planned  for the conference here

I am very excited that this is taking place at KTH this year as you know that I believe everyone should take conscious efforts towards a sustainable lifestyle in all that we do. Furthermore, I have exciting news for you, if you are a KTH student! You can volunteer for this event!!

You can volunteer as a technical support or a host. You can  find more details about this here

There are benefits to volunteering for this programme and they include:

  • Free conference registration with free access to the conference’s day sessions (worth 3300 SEK)
  • All coffee breaks and lunches are provided
  • A chance to meet and network with established members of an international network devouted to sustainability and student sustainability peers!
  • A certificate of participation signed by KTH Sustainability Office
  •  And a really cool KTH t-shirt!

WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS?

No previous experience is required and there’s no preference for any discipline or background (Good news right?). All you need to do is to send:

  • Curriculum Vitae (In English)
  • Short motivation on why you want to be a student volunteer.

Send this to Erica-Dawn Egan (edegan@kth.se)

Important information: The deadline to send in your application is March 2nd.

So, if you are interested in sustainability and to make an impact, what are you waiting for?

 

 

 

Ice Skating!

Photo credit: Jarturun Sukthong

Who would not want to skate with such a view to behold! I would say, absolutely no one! If you do not have gliding around this ice-skating rink at Kunsträdgarden in Stockholm on your bucket list, you might as well add it right away:)

After the first semester examinations, some of my friends and I decided it was the perfect time to go ice skating.  Moving to Sweden, Ice-skating fell on the top ten things I hoped to try out at Stockholm. The joy of getting it crossed out of the list was all the mental preparation I needed to balance myself on those skates!

Considering I have never skated before, I was prepared mentally to fall as many times as possible till I get the hang of gliding on ice with just two blades carrying my weight. However, I surprised myself as I did not fall as much as I expected. Special thanks to the experts that went along with me;)

There are other places you can ice skate at Stockholm but at Kunsträdgarden, you can rent the rates at a good price at 9:00 – 21:00 (weekdays) and 10:00-21:00 (weekends).

Marco gliding like a pro:)

You can tell I was excited (haha!)

In the video, you can hear the sound of the wind clearly. The strong winds and the cold temperatures did not deter us in any way because in Sweden, “Det finns inga dalinga väder, bra daliga kläder” which means

There is no such thing as a bad weather only bad clothing

Raining opportunities..

This illustration above is actually the summary of this post. There are so many things going on at campus daily that it basically feels like a rush of opportunities and interests all over our heads but as you can see in this image, the two people are looking up. So, it’s basically only if you are looking for them or with your eyes wide open and your ears fully on the ground (lol) would you be aware.

This line of thought came up from a discussion I had with a friend earlier today and the activities that were happening at KTH today, confirms this. Keep reading:)

So, after my 8:00 class, I was heading toward the subway and we met this group of people who told us about the media branchsdag! Basically, if you’re interested in working with media companies, you could just walk up to one of them and strike a good conversation :). This video illustrates what went on inside Nymble today.

There were also goody bags for everyone who attended the fair:)

Still on the various activities at KTH, there was an exhibition by the students taking the “physical interaction design and realization” course. There were different innovative tech-designs and you could see where these could be applied in the real world already. The pictures below show some of the designs I spent more time with 🙂

You see that knob on the table? You could choose a day in Stockholm between the present day and the next three days and then by pressing one of the buttons in a place you would like to visit, you would see all the events that are taking place there..very cool for tourists right? I thought so too:)

 

So, when you shake that hand, it lets you know how good your handshake was and then an alarm goes off if your grip is too tight or you come too close. Haha!

So, this is light sensitive and it moves to any direction where it perceives a direct light source. You see those two leaves at the bottom? It reacts in an interesting way when you touch them also;)

Also, today was consulting day organised by KTH Finance Society. It was held at KTH Entré from 13:00 -15:00.  An opportunity to network with some of the most attractive employers in the consulting services industry. Some students had mock interviews with some of these consulting companies.

Three different activities in one day; all opening doors of opportunities to students. I am sure we have other activity-filled days coming soon. KTH opens the door for various opportunities, you never know what you might find:)

Opportunities falling like rain;

that my eyes may see;

that my ears may hear;

what such great foundation and stepping stone I was given -KTH