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This is the event programme for Friday, November 18

Friday 18/11

Welcome to Act Sustainable!

On these pages, you will find the official programme for Act Sustainable 2022!  The programme is divided day by day stretching from Monday 14/11 to Friday 18/11.


Each day has three slots for events: Morning Session, Lunch Session, and Afternoon Session.

Morning Sessions are comprised by the Act Sustainable Research Conference.  The conference takes place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings (16/11-18/11) and include inspiring keynotes, presentations and roundtables. Act Sustainable Research Conference is aimed mainly for researchers and PhD-student. Students and other stakeholders are welcome to participate as well.

Lunch Sessions are entirely dedicated to the student organizations at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg.

Afternoon Sessions are mostly characterized by activities such as workshoping, seminars and lectures.

Who can register, and how?

You register for each event separately and you can register for as many as you like. All information you need to participate is located on these pages. Each registration will generate an email with the specifics for the event you registered to, practically located in your inbox.

All events in the official programme for Act Sustainable are in English or a combination of English and Swedish, and they´re open to all students and staff at the universities.

Don´t miss the side-events!

Besides the official programme Act Sustainable also feature side-events. The side-events don’t necessarily follow the same rules as the events in the official programme. They may vary in language, time, place, and targeted audience. So be sure you check out the side-events page for the whole week here: To the side-events page

Research Conference - 18/11


Research Conference Day 3

It is with a real sense of urgency and concern that we invite you to Act Sustainable Research Conference 2022. Democracies around the world are threatened by more authoritarian leaders, polarization has increased and much of the progress towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG:s) have stagnated. The role of science in the UN Decade of Action needs greater focus and dedicated researchers. Join us for three half days to discuss what knowledge we need and actions we can take as researchers and universities.​

This conference is aimed mainly for researchers and PhD-students associated with Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg, and researchers in low- and middle-income countries linked to the Global Sustainable Futures platform. We also welcome researchers from other parts of the country and the world, as well as students and external stakeholders who want to learn about new research and exchange knowledge and ideas for how we can collaborate towards a sustainable future.

Time: 9:00 - 13:15

Place:  Studenternas Hus, Götabergsgatan 17

Organisers: Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV and Global Sustainable Futures

Lunch Session - 18/11

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Student-led Lunch Session

Food security and democracy are two crucial aspects which define our everyday life. Much has been done in terms of food to achieve the living conditions we nowadays have in our democracies. However, improvements are vital and should continuously be sought for, whether it is on scientific, social or economic dimensions.

Urban Gardening welcomes you to a discussion on the importance of food security in democracies. Join us to discuss the improvements we could achieve concerning food security in our democracies, through a creative problem solving workshop where you can let your imagination run free. In addition, you will get to know more about the Urban Gardening student association of the University of Gothenburg and what we have been up to!

Time: 12:15-13:00

Place: Stora Hallen, Studenternas Hus, Götabergsgatan 17

Organisers: Urban Gardening at Global Studies

Afternoon Session - 18/11


Closing Mingle and Fair 

Get ready to  mingle with other students and staff at the closing fair of Act Sustainable 2022! You will be able to meet with sustainability related organisations at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg as well as partners of Act Sustainable 2022!

During the afternoon we hand out the GUSTA (GU Sustainability Thesis Award) and we are joined by students from the Academy of Music and Drama who will share their interpretation of this year’s theme Democracy in a Changing Climate!  When you mingle with our partners and friends you can also visit our Circular Swap Shop area and partake in our interactive installation. Or why not grab a glass of sparkling cider and some snacks?

Read more about the Circular Swap Shop

Time: 14.00-16:30 (Drop-in)

Place: Stora Salen, Studenternas Hus, Götabergsgatan 17

Organisers: Welcome Services at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre, Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV

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Act Sustainable is Chalmers University of Technology´s and the University of Gothenburg´s annual sustainability week for students, researchers, teachers and staff. The aim is to bring the universities closer together in multidisciplinary perspectives on sustainable
development through inspiration, and knowledge.

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