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, email@example.com.
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"
24 February 2021 at 13.00–14.30.
Launching RECAST and presentation of Dalarna University’s strategy for research concerning sustainability by Professor Jörgen Elbe.
Presentation of RECAST by Dr. Farhana Borg.
Presentation of Sustainability in society – the social pillar research by Associate Professor Tomas Axelson.
Seminar 2: Economic sustainability
7 April 2021 at 13.00–14.30.
Presentation of Economic sustainability from health and environmental perspectives by Professor Jonas Nordström.
Presentation of RE-TraCE (Realising the Transition to the Circular Economy: Models, Methods and Applications) by Dr. Catia Cialani.
Presentation of RIFFTS – (The Regional Implementation of a Fossil-Free Transport System): Challenges for Socio-Economic Efficiency, a joint project with VTI (Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute) by Dr. Lena Nerhagen.
Seminar 3: Integration of sustainability in research schools/doctoral education
9 June 2021 at 13.00–14.30.
- Presentation of Future Proof Cities: Integration of sustainability in a research school at Dalarna University by Professor Chris Bales.
- Panel discussion on How can sustainability be integrated in research studies at Dalarna University and what can be done to address the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development through research school activities? Panelists: Professor Chris Bales, Professor Anna Ehrenberg, Professor Marie Klingberg Allvin, Professor Yves Rybarczyk, Professor Thomas Sedelius, Associate Professor Mats Tegmark. Chair: Professor Jörgen Elbe.
RECAST workshop: "Integrating Sustainability in Higher Education Institution Research”
Date and time: 21 September 2021 at 08.30-12.30.
Program part 1
Moderators: Professor Jörgen Elbe and Professor Chris Bales.
- 08.30-08.35: Introduction of the program.
Professor Jörgen Elbe, Pro vice-chancellor, Dalarna University.
- 08.35-08.45: Welcome speech.
Professor Martin Norsell, Vice-chancellor, Dalarna University.
- 08.45-09.00: Dalarna University's Council for Sustainable Development.
Anton Grenholm, Sustainability strategist.
- 09.00-09.45: The meaning of and the process towards the sustainable university - Is it possible to measure qualities for the sustainable university and to compare universities?
Professor Björn Brorström, and Dr. Birgitta Påhlsson, researcher at Kommunforskning i Västsverige, University of Gothenburg.
- 09.45-10.00: Refreshments.
- 10.00-10.45: Sustainability and Research at SLU - The presentation includes examples on how SLU has facilitated and stimulated the integration of sustainability in research and doctoral education programs, and how they make publicly available SLU's knowledge of relevance to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Dr. Ylva Hillbur, Pro vice-chancellor with responsibility for international relations and Agenda 2030, at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU.
Program part 2
This part is limited to registered participants.
- 10.45-10.50: Break.
- 10.50-11.20: Group discussion (three groups on campus and two groups via Zoom).
An additional information sheet has been sent to registered participants.
- 11.20-11.25: Break.
- 11.25-12.20: Group presentations.
Professor Chris Bales, Energy Engineering.
- 12.20-12.30: Wrap-up and conclusion.
Professor Jörgen Elbe and Professor Chris Bales.
- 12.30: Lunch at Scandic.
Björn Brorström is Professor Emeritus and has held professorships in public administration and business administration. As vice-chancellor of the University of Borås he was engaged in integrating sustainable development in education and research. He has authored reports and articles that describe the meaning of the sustainable university and the process towards it.
Dr. Birgitta Påhlsson has a background as a strategic Coordinator of Sustainable Development at the University of Borås. She has worked systematically and strategically with the integration of sustainability throughout all of the University´s activities and has authored reports and articles about the sustainable university, its meaning and the process towards it.
Dr. Ylva Hillbur, held the position of Deputy Director General, research for development, at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA, with headquarters in Nigeria and research for development activities implemented across sub-Saharan Africa from 2012 to 2017. Prior to joining IITA, Ylva Hillbur worked for almost 20 years at SLU, where her research on insect chemical ecology was focused primarily on applications in environmentally sustainable plant protection. During 2006-2012 she was heading the Department of Plant protection biology at SLU.
Seminar, 17th februari 2022 at 13.00-15.00.
- Tara Duncan, Jonathan Yachin and David Scott present: "Answering a KKS call: Teaching resilience and sustainability in a tourism context".
- Ioanna Farsari presents: "Pedagogy for Sustainable tourism: educating citizens rather than only professionals".
- Maria Deldén presents: "Bottom-up perspectives on sustainability – an international perspective".
The seminar will be conducted by Jörgen Elbe, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Dalarna University
- Afa Insurance
- Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
- The Swedish Institute for Educational Research
- The Swedish Research Council
RECAST reports and presentations
- Teaching Sustainability in Swedish Preschools : Challenges encounter by teachers and child-minders, 2022. Conference paper : refereed. .
- Integration of Economic Sustainability in Early Childhood Education : Mapping the Field, 2022. Conference paper : refereed. .
- Preschool children’s agency in education for sustainability : the case of Sweden, European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2022, Vol. 30, No. 1, 147-163. Article : refereed. .
- Global report on assistive technology, World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 2022. .
- Pedagogy for sustainable tourism : reflections on the curriculum space of a master programme in Sweden, Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, 2022, Vol. 22, No. 1. Article : refereed. .
- Eco-certified Preschools and C hildren's Learning for Sustainability: Researching Holistic Outcomes of Preschool Education for Sustainability 2019-01-01
- The Future Proof Cities
- Internationalization and sustainibility in the learning goals in higher education from an interdisciplinary research perspective 2020-01-06
- Climate change and sustainable tourism in the new normal: learning from covid pandemic 2021-02-01
- Sustainable development in preschool: A school development project 2017-09-11