Welcome to the
Act Sustainable Research Conference 2022

Thursday 17/11

At Act Sustainable Research Conference we invite you to share, learn and discuss what knowledge we need and actions we can take for a sustainable future when challenged by decreasing democracy and increasing polarization.

 

This second day of the conference is opened by a keynote speech by Dr Ezra Clark from UNESCO who will talk about the essential role and transformative potential of open science in creating an equitable and sustainable future.

 

According to the UNESCO recommendations of open science adopted in November 2021 open science builds on five key pillars: open scientific knowledge, open science infrastructures, science communication, open engagement of societal actors and open dialogue with other knowledge systems. Defined this way, open science is not only about making scientific results open and available for society, but also about increasing scientific collaborations, and to open up the process of knowledge creation to actors outside of the academic world.

 

The wrap up panel includes researchers and other staff from Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg involved in different aspects of open science. Together they will reflect on the keynote speech and discuss what actions can be taken locally to strengthen open science.

About the conference
Act Sustainable Research Conference is organized during three half days at Studenternas Hus. Each morning we start with some coffee and mingle from 8.30–9.00 and finish with a mingle lunch between 12.15–13.15.

The conference consists of plenary sessions with keynote speakers and a panel discussion that wraps up each day. Most of the conference will be used for thematic sessions where researchers from different disciplines will give short presentations about their research or host a roundtable discussion. There will be two parallel sessions, one in Lingsalen and one in the main room at Studenternas hus.

 

For people not travelling to Gothenburg it will be possible to attend the plenary session as well as other presentations given in Lingsalen in Zoom.

For whom?
Act Sustainable Research 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.

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Thursday - 17/11

Act Sustainable Research Conference 2022

Registration & Mingle

Time: 08:30-9:00

Place: Stora Hallen

8.30-9.00

Introduction

Ellika Faust, Moderator of the conference and Researcher at the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Gothenburg

Time: 09:00-9:10

Place: Lingsalen

9.00-9.10

9.10-9.35

The essential role of open science in creating an equitable and sustainable future

Keynote speech by Dr Ezra Clark, Division of Science Policy and Basic Science at UNESCO

 

Dr Ezra Clark is Director ad interim of the Division of Science Policy and Basic Science at UNESCO and Chief of the Section of Science Technology and Innovation Policy, which is responsible for the UNESCO Open Science Recommendation adopted in November 2021. Ezra holds a PhD in Freshwater Ecology and Hydrology from Exeter University, United Kingdom.

Time: 09:20-9:35

Place: Lingsalen

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9.35-10.25

Parallel Session

Parallell session

TBA

Time: 09:35-10:25

Place: Lingsalen

Parallell session

TBA

Time: 09:35-10:25

Place: Stora Hallen

Coffee break

Time: 10:25-10:40

Place: Stora Hallen

10.25-10.40

10.40-11.30

Parallel Sessions

Parallell session

TBA

Time: 10:40-11:30

Place: Lingsalen

Parallell session

TBA

Time: 10:40-11:30

Place: Stora Hallen

Wrap up Panel

How can we promote open science locally?

Panelists:​

  • Dick Kasperowski, Professor at The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg

  • Uta Wehn, Adlerbert Visiting Professor on Marine Citizen Science for sustainable development at University of Gothenburg

  • Jessica Lindholm, Librarian and Vice head of Utilisation at the Department of Communication and Learning in Science at Chalmers

  • Sverker Holmgren, Director of e-Infrastructure Commons, Chalmers 

 

Moderator: Ellika Faust

Time: 11:35-12:15

Place: Lingsalen

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Jessica Lindholm

Chalmers University of Technology

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Uta Wehn

University of Gothenburg

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Dick Kasperowski

University of Gothenburg

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Sverker Homgren

Chalmers University of Technology

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Ellika Faust

University of Gothenburg

11.35-12.15

12.15-13.15

Mingle lunch

Time: 12:15-13:15

Place: Outside of Lingsalen

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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.