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KTH-Sustainability newsletter, October 2014
•KTH-Sustainability Research Day • Öppen diskussion om förslaget till KTH:s hållbarhetspolicy • China Sweden Sustainable Design Symposium • KTH-SEI Collaboration Day • Sustainable Energy Systems seminar series • KTH Energy Dialogue • National Geographic Grants Workshop • Seminarium om Formas utlysning Hållbart samhällsbyggande • Dissertations, seminars and events • Sustainability-related vacancies at KTH •KTH in the media
Forging the socially responsible engineer
Two cohorts of Mechanical Engineering students — about 180 students in all — are the first to follow a course in Social Sustainability at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
The largest environmental initiative in KTH’s history
Several new heavy appointments, including a Vice-President for Sustainable Development and a new Environment Director. And a budget of SEK 8 million. KTH will now become a player to reckon with as regards environmental issues.
"Enticing to become the first environmental manager"
KTH now has an environmental manager. Johan Sundqvist was attracted by the fact that he would be involved from the start in a major commitment for the environment. The ambition is that the environmental work will be excellent – just as excellent as the other activities at the University.
Everyone knows the concept of sustainable development. Nevertheless, it is often frustratingly difficult to put your finger on exactly what the concept means.