Transforming for Sustainability 2018

We are pleased to announce that Roskilde University, together with UN City Copenhagen, will host the conference “Transforming for Sustainability”. The conference will take place on the 28th and 29th of November 2018 in UN City Copenhagen. 


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) unites all aspects of sustainable development: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership. To support this development, there is a need for interdisciplinary research with dual impact.


The conference “Transforming for Sustainability” strives to explore a broad range of perspectives from private and public organizations as well as academic research concerning the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Moreover, it seeks to create an inclusive community of researchers, private and public organizations from Denmark and abroad as well as promote interdisciplinary solutions to the SDGs 


The transdisciplinary themes for this year’s conference are:


  • Cities
  • Food and Bio Production
  • Coasts and Oceans


During the first day of the conference, we will work on understanding some of the most urgent challenges related to the sustainable development of cities, food and bio production, coasts and oceans. The second day of the conference focuses on developing transdisciplinary solutions to these challenges.


The conference’s research commitment includes conducting collaborative and interdisciplinary national and international research. Conference participants will represent a network of experts from the private and public sector, who can engage in discussions of complex and multifaceted questions of sustainable development.


RU have a large number of researchers who focus on sustainable development. Furthermore, RU aims to position itself as a university that promotes interdisciplinary research projects, especially in the context of the SDGs. RU is dedicated to incorporate research as well as knowledge with the purpose of transferring this knowledge to policymakers, communities and other relevant stakeholders and we aim for the conference to be a catalyst for developing activities, methods, networks and projects that can support the Agenda for Sustainable Development.



Calls for papers

Conference theme call for papers will be announced the 1st of April 2018.

Abstract deadline: The 17th of September 2018.

Final decision: The 1st of October 2018.




Deadline for registration: The 24th of October 2018




Participant fee excluding conference dinner: Free

Participant fee including conference dinner: DKK 500


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For further information, please contact

Sara Schrøder Kaas


Phone: +45 46743433



Roskilde Universitet - Universitetsvej 1 - 4000 - Roskilde - 46743433