Together with research institutions, the Sustainability Research Initiative invites experts to exchange ideas on priorities for sustainability research. The Sustainability Science Dialogue event series serves to substantiate research needs and encourage collaborative projects, based on the themes suggested by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.
The UN Agenda 2030 includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Switzerland is not on track to meet those goals. How can science best contribute to accelerating this process? The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences identified which outline the most pressing research needs.
This event series aims to identify in which thematic areas research institutions could make a contribution, where research gaps exist and which collaborations could be promising.
The individual events
The exact content and format of each event is adapted to the specific priorities and interests of individual institutions. More detailed information on the individual events will follow and be added to this website.
- February 14, 2022: Haute école spécialisée de la Suisse Occidentale (HES-SO)
- March 10, 2022: Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK)
- Spring 2022: Berner Fachhochschule
- Spring 2022: Fachhochschule Graubünden
- May 2022: Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften ZHAW
- Summer 2022: Pädagogische Hochschulen Bern and Luzern
- September 2022: Universität Zürich
Blog posts about past events
Sustainability Science Dialogue + Opening event of the UniFR_ESH Institute
During three parallel workshop sessions focussed on different themes, research and teaching staff of the University of Fribourg will be discussing how science can best contribute to the transformation to sustainability. The workshops will be followed by the formal opening of the new Environmental Sciences and Humanities Institute and an apéro.
Sustainability Science Dialogue - A migration perspective on visions of a sustainable future
The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an urgent call for action adopted by all Member States. Switzerland is not on track to meet the SDGs. How can science best contribute to accelerating this process? The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences have identified six priority themes which outline the most pressing respective research needs. This event aims to discuss shared visions of a sustainable future by placing migration and peace at the centre of the discussion.
Sustainability Science Dialogue - Sustainable mitigation and adaptation to climate change
In collaboration with the University of Neuchâtel we will be asking: What contribution can science and researchers make towards a more sustainable society? This event will bring together more than 25 professors and research leaders of the University of Neuchâtel to discuss this question within the context of climate change and mitigation.