The University of Turku graduate school UTUGS and the Åbo Akademi University organize a course Multidisciplinary Approaches to Sustainability for doctoral candidates 13 April -14 April 2021. Also other researchers and staff members are warmly welcomed to participate in the webinar conference days.
The course includes three parts, which all must be completed to get 2 ECTS credits.
- Independent pre-task: Doctoral candidates will be provided with relevant literature concerning sustainable development and a one-paged pdf slide summary must be submitted before the conference.
- Webinar conference 13.-14.4.2021.
- Independent writing-task: Based on the conference, a 2-3 page description of sustainable development goals and their implementation in own research and study plan must be submitted.
Doctoral Candidates at University of Turku, link for registration in NettiOpsu (registration time: 1.3.-31.3.2021)
University of Turku researchers and staff members, registration for webinar conference via Konsta Staff Training Calendar: www.utu.fi/henkilostokoulutus (requires logging in the intranet).
Preliminary programme (minor changes possible)
State-of-the-art: a comprehensive overview of the multidisciplinary sustainable development research in University of Turku (UTU) and Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU)
Presentations and workshop discussions
9.00 Opening of the conference
Taina Syrjämaa, Professor, UTU and Marko Joas, Professor, ÅAU
9.15 Introduction to sustainable development: ecological, social, economic and cultural dimensions, UN´s SDGs
Jukka Käyhkö, Professor, Department of Geography and Geology, UTU
10.00 Challenges of coexistence between people and wildlife
Toni Laaksonen, Professor, UTU
10.15 Renewable resources from biomass
Henrik Grénman, Professor, ÅAU
10.30 Discussion in small groups
10.45 Common discussion
11.00 Governing sustainable development
Nina Tynkkynen, Professor, ÅAU
11.15 Supporting children's wellbeing and mental health by providing digitally-assisted parent training - Voimaperheet model
Marjo Kurki, Senior researcher, UTU
11.30 Discussion in small groups
11.45 Common discussion
12.00 Lunch break
12.45 Sustainable management – quo vadis
Satu Teerikangas, Professor, UTU
13.00 Sustainable value creation in the maritime industry
Magnus Hellström, Professor, ÅAU
13.15 Discussion in small groups
13.30 Common discussion
Cultural and Legal approaches
13.45 The historical and cultural crux of sustainability
Taina Syrjämaa, Professor, UTU
14.00 Rule of law, equality and access to justice in the anthropocene
Magdalena Kmak, Professor, ÅAU
14.15 Discussion in small groups
14.30 Common discussion
9.00 Multi-disciplinary approaches to studying complex sustainability challenges
Minna Halme, Professor of Sustainability Management, Aalto University School of Business & Aalto Sustainability Hub
9.45 Sustainable development – research funder perspective
Laura Raaska, Director, Academy of Finland
Discussion in smaller groups
Short presentations by the doctoral candidates based on their pre-task
Coordinator Nina Lehtimäki, Research Career Unit, University of Turku