A collage with UN sustainability goals and happy people

Students and staff uniting: a kick-off for a more climate conscious university

We look forward to seeing you, staff and students at Malmö University, at our first Climate Day. We hope that together we can fill the day and evening with activities and encourage you to see this as an opportunity to focus on climate change, our global challenge, together with colleagues and students. We aim to have this day as a starting point for a long-term commitment to address issues around climate change in our organisational activities, education, research and outreach.


Starting 9.00 IT takeback with ATEA (all day)

Bring your old tech to Niagara, entrance level or Allmänna sjukhuset. Also 9.00–12.00 on 31 May.

Starting 10.00 Swaps, competitions, exhibitions in the libraries (all day)

  • Orkanen: Swap clothes, sticklingar, books and try the seed library. Meet Malmö City and Smarta Kartan. Visit the students' sustainable art gallery and much more.
  • Allmänna Sjukhuset (HS): Plant swap.
  • Klerken (OD): Plant swap and TePe's sustainablity exhibition.

11.45 – 13.00 Lunch for PhD students

Sign-up here latest 23 May for lunch at Café Niagara.

12.10 – 12.50 Digital lunch with TePe, discussing their sustainability work (in Swedish)

An online lecture hosted by Käftis studentkår, OD (more information and a link will be announced here).

13.15 – 13.45 An official welcome and a dialogue about the role of our researchers and teachers

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Per Hillbur and researchers Carin Cuadra, Marwa Debaieh and Per Jönsson on stage at Niagara atrium, ground floor. Moderator: Sara Kjellberg, chair of the Advisory Board for a Sustainable University.

14.00 – 14.30 Meet the change agents – our alumni

On stage at Niagara atrium, ground floor. Moderator: Sara Kjellberg, chair of the Advisory Board for a Sustainable University.

  • Tatjana Boric Persson, editor in chief, Cykling Cykelfrämjandet
  • Iris Rehnström, sustainabilty manager, Skånetrafiken
  • Rebecca Connée, business developer, Klimato

14.00 – 15.30 Start-ups fighting climate change – meet the venture capital

Inspiring talk and discussion with Joel Larsson, a general partner and co-founder of Pale Blue Dot.

Where: Minc, Anckargripsgatan 3. Get your ticket (free of charge) from Drivhuset.

14.30 – 15.30 Klimatångest – ja tack! (in Swedish)

En föreläsning om klimatkänslor med klimatpsykolog Frida Hylander och Lisa Garting, projektledare för Terra-Pi. Terra-Pi drivs av Folkuniversitetet och finansieras av Allmänna arvsfonden.

Where: Orkanens bibliotek, OC527.

15.30 – 16.30 Round-table with Vice-Chancellor Kerstin Tham

Together with staff and student representatives (by invitation).

16.30 – 20.00 Afterwork

Join us to talk about climate change and stick around for the pubquiz at 18.00.