The Department of Thematic Studies - Environmental Change
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Environmental Change conducts research, doctoral studies and undergraduate education on current environmental challenges and the changing nature of the environmental condition. Research and education focus on the impact–the change to the environment–that society and the individual have on nature.
Environmental Humanities receives a total of 40 million
Linköping University has been awarded an additional 20 million for establishing a world-leading, multi-disciplinary cultural and environmental research programme. Among other things, funding is invested into research on chemical weapons that have been dumped on the Baltic seabed.
This is the largest investment in the humanities ever in Sweden. - The fact that we receive this grant shows that our nature-culture perspective is important. We need to have a deeper discussion about the role human actions have for nature, and the role nature has for her, says the manager of the programme, Cecilia Åsberg, associate professor and Head of Unit, Gender Studies.
At the BillerudKorsnäs works in Frövi and Rockhammar, trials are currently underway to make use of the organic material in waste streams to produce biogas. For the plant, this would mean dramatic reductions in electricity costs and reduced carbon dioxide emissions.
During the autumn and winter the Innovation Office has been running an ideas competition, in which students are challenged to come up with solutions to make the world more sustainable. On Friday 20 February it was time to announce the winners. Besides the honour of winning, they
Last updated: 2015-02-25