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: 1 november 2022 - Now open for registration!
08:30-13:00, Campus Falun E152 (FÖ2)

A half-day seminar on Doctoral Studies and Agenda 2030: An Interdisciplinary Research Seminar will be organized by the Research Collegium for the Advancement of Sustainability (RECAST) with support from Dalarna University’s Sustainability Council. 

The purpose of this seminar is to create opportunities for doctoral students to present their studies, connecting them with Agenda 2030 for sustainability, to establish networks and collaboration, to get feedback on their studies from colleagues, to learn about studies that are going on at Dalarna University’s research schools, and to learn about DU’s on-going research collaboration with GCUA 2030.

All doctoral students, researchers, and other colleagues who are interested in sustainability research are welcome to attend the seminar. There will be transport available from Borlänge to Falun and back to Borlänge after the seminar. Lunch will be served free of cost to seminar participants.

To attend this seminar, all presenters, participants and organizers must register by October 24, 2022.
Link to registration

Seminar: 2 June 2022

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”, Tarja Alatalo – Deputy Head of School, School of Teacher Education, Ioanna Farsari – School of Culture and Society and Kenneth Carling – School of Information and Engineering. 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. 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.
  • 14.35-15.25: Wrap-up by Jörgen Elbe, Maria Jansdotter Samuelsson and Farhana Borg.
  • 15.25: Refreshment.
  • 15.55: Transport from Borlänge to Falun.

Seminar: 17 February 2022

The first RECAST-seminar of the year was conducted on 17th February at 13.00-15.00. Moderators was Jörgen Elbe, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and the following researchers presented their ongoing research projects:

  • Tara Duncan, Jonathan Yachin och David Scott: "Answering a KKS call: Teaching resilience and sustainability in a tourism context"
  • Ioanna Farsari: "Pedagogy for Sustainable tourism: educating citizens rather than only professionals"
  • Maria Deldén: "Bottom-up perspectives on sustainability – an international perspective"

Funding agencies

RECAST reports and presentations

Report and presentations from the RECAST Seminar on Sustainability in Research, 2 June 2022 (pdf)



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RECAST seminars 2022

RECAST seminars are conducted in English.

  • 1 November at 8.30–13.00: Seminar on Doctoral Studies and Agenda 2030: An Interdisciplinary Research

For further information, please contact Farhana Borg

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