In a time of increasing and mutually reinforcing climate disruptions and socio-economic and environmental challenges, Academia is an important actor in global, national and local efforts towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. Universities have a strong tradition of delivering excellent research, education in the form of broad repertoires of courses and programs as well as outreach activities in collaboration with external stakeholders. The core of Academia is to produce new knowledge, and through science and scientifically-based education, support development and innovation in society. However, during this Decade of Action, universities must take a greater responsibility, contributing to society in finding solutions to our biggest challenges that are complex and interconnected. We need to bring resources from different subjects and disciplinary fields together, and we need to join forces with many different partners in order to speed up climate actions.
Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University have formed the University Alliance Stockholm Trio. The three universities are complementary and together constitute a leading academic environment in Europe. The alliance creates new conditions for university-wide collaborations in research and education and unlocks the potential of our joint academic strengths in the capital of Sweden. The presidents of our universities have decided that sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals should be prioritised in all ongoing and new collaborations of the alliance.
In this seminar Stockholm Trio will present how the three universities join forces and together mobilise for human and planetary health. We will focus on three centres that conduct multidisciplinary and system-level research, closely collaborate with external stakeholders and disseminate results in various formats:
- Karolinska Institutet Health Emergency and Pandemic Science Centre
- KTH Climate Action Centre
- The Bolin Centre for Climate Research at Stockholm University
With these examples as a starting-point we have invited key stakeholders for a panel discussion on how we can create strong partnerships for powerful actions for human and planetary health. Students at our universities will lead interactive discussions with the participants at the seminar.
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