To contribute to the advancement of sustainability, Dalarna University has started the Research Collegium for the Advancement of Sustainability (RECAST).


RECAST is a forum for researchers and doctoral students from all disciplines to meet and discuss research concerning sustainability, share knowledge, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and widen networks and collaboration partners. RECAST is open to anyone who is interested in sustainability research.

To indicate your interest in receiving continuous information about the RECAST seminars and other activities, please do not hesitate to contact Farhana Borg,

RECAST seminars 2022

Seminar 2:

Seminar on Sustainability in research, 2nd June, 2022 at 08.00-16.00, Dalarna Science Park (teknikdalen) in Borlänge. The seminar is mainly for employees at Dalarna University.

Moderators: Jörgen Elbe, Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, and Maria Jansdotter Samuelsson, Docent, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Dalarna University.

Program part 1:

  • 08.05: Transport from Falun to Borlänge.
  • 08.30-08.45: Tea/Coffee.
  • 08.45-08.50: Welcome and Introduction by Jörgen Elbe and Farhana Borg.
  • 08.50-09.00: Brief presentation of Dalarna University’s work with sustainability – Maria Jansdotter Samuelsson.
  • 09.00-09.50: Discussion of sustainability in research: ”Goals and Missions for Sustainable Development at Dalarna University 2021-2026”, Anneli Strömsöe – Deputy Head of School, School of Health and Welfare, BethAnne Paulsrud – Deputy Head of School, School of Language, Literatures and Learning, Tarja Alatalo – Deputy Head of School, School of Teacher Education. Discussant: Tara Duncan.
  • 09.55-10.45: Discussionof sustainability in doctoral studies: ”Goals and Missions for Sustainable Development at Dalarna University 2021-2026” and GCUA 2030. Ann Rudman – Senior Lecturer Nursing, Chris Bales – Director of Doctoral Studies in Energy Systems in the Built Environment, Yves Rybarczyk – Director of Doctoral Studies in Microdata Analysis, Markus Falk Johansson – Doctoral Student in Health Sciences. Discussant: Jörgen Elbe.
  • 10.50-11.25: "Assistive technology – a means to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030" by Johan Borg.
  • 11.25-12.00: "Sustainability education and research at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Plymouth, England, and our collaboration with Dalarna University" by Jennie Aronsson and Marie Elf.
  • 12.00-13.00: Lunch at Teknikdalen.

Program part 2:

  • 13.00-13.30: "Pricing for 55. A Corporate Governance and Choice Architecture Approach to GHG Emission Mitigation and the Circular Economy" by Ravi Dar.
  • 13.30-14.00: "Planning for reduced segregation - A study of work and organizationwithin the municipal community building process" by Sara Svensson.
  • 14.00-14.05: Break.
  • 14.05-14.35: "My Job Is to Take Care of You": Intergenerational Environmental Justice in Contemporary Fiction by David Gray.
  • 14.35-15.05: "Sustainability ambition of Swedish limited companies" by Asif M Huq.
  • 15.05-15.25: Wrap-up by Jörgen Elbe and Maria Jansdotter Samuelsson.
  • 15.25: Refreshment.
  • 15.55: Transport from Borlänge to Falun.

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RECAST seminars 2022

RECAST seminars are conducted in English.

  • 2 June at 8.00–16.00: Seminar 2. A full-day seminar on research related to sustainability.
  • 1 November at 9.00–13.00: Workshop: A follow-up workshop.

For further information, please contact Farhana Borg

Jörgen Elbe
Jörgen Elbe
Professor Business Administration and Management
Pro-Vice Chancellor and Chair of the Sustainability Council
Farhana Borg
Farhana Borg
Senior Lecturer Educational Work
Coordinator, RECAST and Member, the Sustainability Council
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