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This is the event programme for Thursday, November 17

Thursday 17/11

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 program. 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 - 17/11


Research Conference Day 2

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 

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

Lunch Session - 17/11


Student-led: Democracy and Inclusive Sustainable Education

Equitable quality education that enables full and equal participation by everyone involved in the process is the future of Education. But can we achieve an inclusive future in education that fits the needs of all students and ensures a democratic process in education through which we facilitate a more equal future? 


This interactive workshop aims to focus on the need and importance to initiate a dialogue on inclusiveness, sustainability and democracy in education. It will also initiate a student-led dialogue on what are the systematic barriers in realizing an equitable future in education, and to identify practices that maintain lack of full participation or inequality.

Vegan lunch wraps will be provided to registered participants. Limited number of seats. This workshop is hosted in collaboration with the EUTOPIA Diversity and Inclusion event (14th-18th of November).

Time: 12:15-13:00

Place: Stora Hallen, Studenternas Hus, Götabergsgatan 17

Organisers: EUTOPIA

Afternoon Session - 17/11


Democracy doesn't exist - we make it!

In the exhibition Democracy does not exist - we make it! you will meet people's personal stories and their commitment to democracy. With the help of objects and personal stories, we make it clear that there are many ways of looking at democracy and what democracy should be like.


During this visit to the Museum of World Culture you'll have the opportunity to get a guided tour of the exhibition and together with other participants discuss and reflect on the forms and importance of democracy.

Please note that this event takes place at the Museum of World Culture, not at Studenternas Hus. 

Time: 13:30 - 15:00 

Place: The Museum of World Culture, Södra vägen 54

Organiser: The Museum of World Culture

Afternoon Session - 17/11


Panel Discussion with Isabella Lövin

Protecting our Ocean – the mismatch between what we know and what we do

After more than a decade at the highest level of politics, Isabella Lövin left her political assignments in February 2021. Her new book Oceankänslan (the Oceanic Feeling) is her depiction of her time in politics and the major challenges we are facing. With a unique insight to the global political scene, Isabella Lövin shares her perspective on the political daily life, the challenges, conflicts, and negotiations as well as the forces that make change happen so slowly.

Isabella Lövin is joined on stage by a panel of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg to further deepen the discussion about the future of our ocean and what actions need to be taken for a viable ocean.

Isabella Lövin is the former spokesperson for the Green Party in Sweden, member of the European Parliament, Minister for International Aid and Development, Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden.

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Place: Lingsalen, Studenternas Hus, Götabergsgatan 17

Organiser: Centre for Sea and Society, University of Gothenburg, Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment

Isbella Registrering

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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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