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Sustainability workshops

LU Strategic Research Area Sustainability Workshop Series

StemTherapy will host and co-host workshops on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of Lund University's Sustainability Workshops series for the Strategic Research Areas (SRAs).

Do you want to learn more about how to relate your research to sustainable development and initiate collaborations with researchers in other fields? The Strategic Research Areas, in collaboration with Sustainability Forum, is continuing the series of workshops with focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, during 2022. This is the tenth workshop of the SRA Workshop series, within the theme 'policy and international research agendas'.

Sustainability Workshop:

How do we promote equality, diversity and inclusion to ensure a sustainable research environment?

09:00 - 13:00 Monday 7th November 2022 (including lunch at 12:30)

Venue: Belfragesalen, BMC D15 for a limited number of participants. Additional participation via zoom as per below

Coordinator: Claire McKay, StemTherapy

Hosts: Claire McKay, Abigail Altman, Diahann Atacho & Vivien Horvath, StemTherapy

Co-hosts: Pia Berntsson, LUCC, Jacqueline Postma, Exodiab & Lina Nikoleris, BECC

Contact person: Claire [dot] McKay [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Claire[dot]McKay[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Registration: closed

Registration deadline: 1st November

*Limited seating at BMC D15. Priority given to persons belonging to SRAs.

The aim of this workshop is to provide you with information on how equality, diversity and inclusion is addressed at Lund University at different levels, and how to consider it within collaborations, research environments and the workplace - in the context of sustainabilty.

In this workshop, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will be focused on are: SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 5 (gender).

We will discuss why research environments should and how they can engage with equality, diversity and inclusion, opportunities and benefits therein, and examples of what is already in place to build an equal, diverse and inclusive setting.

Co-Creation Opportunity:

The workshop further offers a unique opportunity to give a voice to the participants (both in the lead-up to the event and during) for a meaningful outcome: key messages and suggestions from the discussions will be communicated to the SRA Collegium (the Directors of all SRAs at LU).

If you would like to propose discussion points (anonymously) to steer the discussion and content, you are welcome to submit suggestions at the following link:

anonymous_suggestions_equality_workshop | Lund Stem Cell Center

Furthermore, with a diverse set of participants from different SRAs, the workshop will serve as a discussion forum to hear how we can learn from different fields and gain new insights.



  • To inspire PIs and the next generation of young scientists to engage in equality, diversity and inclusion in the context of fostering a sustainable research environment
  • To offer up to date information on developments in research agendas with regards to equality and inclusion
  • To receive input and views from researchers to provide a summary to the SRA Collegium
  • To network between SRAs

Target audience:
Workshops will mainly target researchers within the Strategic Research Areas (SRA's): Principal Investigators, Postdocs, PhD Students, Researchers and Technical and Administrative staff, but the workshops will be open to all staff within Lund University.


08:50   Arrive

09:00   Welcome address - Claire McKay, Research Coordinator, StemTherapy & Lund Stem Cell Center

Jimmie Kristensson, Lund University Pro Vice-Chancellor for Communication, Integrity, and Character
Presentation of LU Project for Gender Equality and Equal Treatment

Tomas Brage, Tomas Brage, Professor of Physics, member of the Action group for EDI at the Science faculty and the steering group of the LERU policy group for EDI
Title "Bias - a threat to academic freedom, meritocracy and excellence"

Melina Bergström, CEO, The Yes Way
Title TBA

10:35    Break

10:50    Breakout sessions

11:50    Reconvene & group discussion
Each representative presents the discussion within the breakout group, focusing on key messages and suggestions for continued work with equality within research environments. 

12:30    Concluding remarks & next steps

12:35    Lunch and mingle

13:00    Depart


Lena Eliasson
Claire McKay

Breakout session chairs:

Jimmie Kristensson
Lena Eliasson
Tomas Brage

Melina Bergström


The workshop further offers a unique opportunity to give a voice to the participants for a meaningful outcome: key messages and suggestions from the discussions will be communicated to the SRA Collegium (the Directors of all SRAs at LU).


Registration for in person participation is closed (deadline 1st November).

Registration for participation via Zoom is still open:

Please note that there is limited seating at Belfragesalen. If you need to cancel your participation, please inform Claire [dot] McKay [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Claire[dot]McKay[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) as soon as possible so that another participant can take your place from the waiting list. Thank you.

Read more about the workshop series at

The workshop is arranged in collaboration with the follwing Strategic Research Areas (SRAs):

StemTherapy -

Contact person:

Queries or interest should be addressed to Stem Cell Center & StemTherapy Research Coordinator & LU Sustainability Core Group member Claire McKay: Claire [dot] McKay [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Claire[dot]McKay[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)



About the workshop on 7th November 2022

09:00 - 12:30 Monday 7th November 2022

Venue: Belfragesalen, BMC D15

Registration is closed for in person participation!

Registration to join via Zoom: Zoom registration

Registration deadline: 1st November 2022

Contact person, organiser and host: Claire [dot] McKay [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Claire[dot]McKay[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

*Priority given to persons belonging to SRAs.

Previous StemTherapy SRA sustainability workshops