Sustainable Development and Our Common Future

Sustainable development and our common future are the themes that tie together the program in the Aula. Member states of the United Nations have adopted 17 global goals for sustainable development (SDGs) to transform our society and the world. With knowledge and expertise the University of Oslo will contribute to reaching these goals. 

Coming to the Annual Festivities. Top from left: Dag Hessen, Thina Saltvedt, Paul Farmer 
Bottom from left: Benedicte Bull, Dan Banik and Lan Marie Nguyen Berg (photomontage: UiO).

Program in the  Aula 

  • Welcome by rector Svein Stølen
  • Introduction by Dr. Paul Farmer “Ebola as Warning: Universities, the Implementation Gap, and the SDGs”
  • UiO researchers on the Sustainable Development Goals
    • Postdoc Kaia Schultz Rønsdal, Faculty of Theology
      Living the ‘leaving no-one behind’. Sharing borders and Hospitality.
    • Research fellow Hanna Ahlström, Faculty of Law
      Sustainability research enabling the SDGs: securing the social foundation while staying within planetary boundaries
    • Professor Eivind Engebretsen, Faculty of Medicine
      The SDGs and the Politics of Implementation: Exploring the pathways of the SDGs in health care
    • Professor Arne Johan Vetlesen, Faculty of Humanities
      Time is running out
    • Professor Dag Hessen, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
      The carbon cycle; why life and ecosystem are essential to climate
    • Professor Karen O'Brien, Faculty of Social Sciences
      Sustainability is a Matter of Time: Climate Change, the SDGs, and the 2030 Agenda
    • Professor Rune Halvorsen, Natural History Museum
      The value of patience: lessons learnt from long-term monitoring of forest mosses
    • Associate Professor Tanja Winther, Centre for Development and the Environment
      Gender equality and Clean energy: Win-win or Conflicting goals?
  • Panel discussion with:
  • The University of Oslo Awards His Majesty the King's Gold Medal
    • Ph.d.  Nadja Sandra Katheder, Faculty of Medicine
      Nurturing tumor growth through autophagy
    • Ph.d. Janicke Stensvaag Kaasa, Faculty of Humanities
      Shaped by the North, Shaping the North. English-Canadian Travel Writing in the 1950s
    • Ph.d.  Max Balthasar Grönke, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
      Lyman-Alpha observables of the high redshift Universe
    • Ph.d. Heidi Grundetjern, Faculty of Social Sciences
      Dealing with Gender. Unpacking the Variations of Women’s Experiences in the Illegal Drug Economy
  • Music by Universitetets symfoniorkester, Schola Cantorum, Cristopher Tun Andersen, violin and Dorina Komani, grand piano

Host: Professor Dan Banik

Reception with  light refreshments in Domus Bibliotheca 5-6 pm.

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Published Aug. 13, 2018 2:09 PM - Last modified Aug. 24, 2018 2:31 PM