Sustainability and Academic Research - UTU Researchers Contributing to Sustainability


4.6.2021 at 13.15 - 16.30
The UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development aims at eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, and ensuring sustainable development which takes the environment, people and the economy into account. The values and goals of Agenda 2030 are also recognisable as drivers of academic research. Wellbeing, solidarity and equality, prosperous and stable societies and a healthy environment are common ideals for the sciences and scholarship across disciplines.

On the eve of World Environment Day, researchers representing diverse fields gather together to discuss their academic work in the context of sustainable development and Agenda 2030. Faced with a multitude of challenges ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic and global environmental crisis to a variety of risks pointed out by for example the third citizens’ panel on sustainable development in Finland, the presenters and audience are invited to share their thoughts and insights on sustainability and academic research.

The event is organised by Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS), Turku Collegium for Science, Medicine and Technology (TCSMT) and the Cultural Memory and Social Change Network. Following the network's socio-cultural thematics, the event will pay special attention to the social and cultural aspects of sustainability.

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Jenni Kankaanpää