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Global Sustainable Futures for collaboration

In 2019, the the President and CEO of Chalmers University of Technology, Stefan Bengtsson, and Vice-Chancellor of University of Gothenburg, Eva Wiberg, decided to build a new platform for collaboration, Global Sustainable Futures (GSF), as of 1 January 2020. Formally, the platform is organised within the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV).

Objectives of Global Sustainable Futures

The overall objective is to promote and facilitate further collaboration between the two universities and colleagues in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) where the work is subject to a bottom-up process.

The overarching goal of GSF is to develop new science-based knowledge, education and collaborations that contribute towards attaining Agenda 2030, as well as to the needs of society beyond 2030. The initiative will build on and utilise existing collaborations and has a particular focus on collaboration with partners in LMICs.

The specific objectives include to:
• Promote, catalyse and accelerate international exchange of ideas, knowledge and practices between academia, civil society, business and governments,
• build strong and lasting contacts and collaborations with partners in LMICs,
• support, coordinate and facilitate existing and new activities,
• exploit synergies,
• and inspire students, teachers, researchers and society to participate and take action.


Board of Directors

Torbjörn Lundh, Chair, University of Gothenburg
Fredrik Nilsson, Vice Chair, Chalmers University of Technology
Helene Ahlborg, Chalmers University of Technology
Lars Öhrström, Chalmers University of Technology
Max Petzold, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg
Isabell Schierenbeck, University of Gothenburg
Edgar Pieterse, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town
Pam Fredman, International Association of Universities
Olivia Lind, student representative, University of Gothenburg
Sofia Hellström, student representative, Chalmers University of Technology

The GSF Secretariat

A secretariat has been established at Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV) with a small team of staff members, some of them working part-time with the platform: Magdalena Eriksson, (Director), Daniela Michael (Project Leader East Africa-initative), Jan Riise (Project Development), Marie Thynell (Senior Advisor) and Thomas Pettersson, (Researcher Water Area).

Do you want to know more about GSF?

If you want to know more about GSF, or if you have ideas on how to develop the work or connect persons or institutions that have the possibilities to collaborate, you are welcome to contact  Magdalena Eriksson, Platform Leader, magdalena.eriksson@chalmers.se. 


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Annual Reports

Read our annual reports.

Annual report 2021

Contact GSF

Magdalena Eriksson
Phone number: +46 (0)766-18 49 43

Daniela Michael
Project Leader East Africa

Saga Cambon
Project Leader
Phone number: +46 (0)721-77 90 51

Jan Riise
Project Development

Marie Thynell
Senior Advisor

Thomas Pettersson
Researcher Water Area

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