Morgonkaffe och forskningsglimtar med LTH:s hedersdoktorer

Den 23 maj är alla välkomna att lyssna till populärvetenskapliga föreläsningar med tre nya hedersdoktorer: José van Dijck, Tord Kjellström och Arne Staby. De tre kommer att promoveras i Domkyrkan dagen efter. Gemensamt har de också att de är verksamma inom forskningsområden som kan bidra till lösningar på stora samhällsutmaningar.

– Publicerad den 7 maj 2019

Inbjudan har gått ut till "Morgonkaffe med LTH:s hedersdoktorer". Föreläsningarna äger rum från kl 8:30 den 23 maj, i sal MA1 i Annexet, ingång C.

Läs gärna mer om hedersdoktorerna som utses 2019. De tre föreläsningarna, som är öppna för allmänheten men som du behöver anmäla dig till, hålls på engelska. Sprid gärna ordet till dem du tror är intresserade av någon av föreläsningarna på temat den "konservativa" läkemedelsindustrin, digitala plattformar i Europa och klimatförändringars påverkan på dem som arbetar i hetta.

 

Arne Staby, PhD and Scientific VP at CMC Project Planning & Management at Novo Nordisk, Denmark 

“Chemical engineering in the biopharmaceutical industry – Challenges and experiences” 

Dr Arne Staby will discuss why the biopharmaceutical industry cannot just make the obvious optimisations and changes. As a central figure in the international research community, working with global pharmaceutical companies for increased safety and availability of biological drugs, he will tell case stories and give a quick insight into an industry that at the same time is extremely innovative and extremely conservative.

 

José van Dijck, Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University, The Netherlands

 “The digital platform society: A European perspective” 

Over the past fifteen years, two platform ecosystems have come to dominate the online world: the American and the Chinese. Both ecosystems are controlled by a handful of tech companies. Squeezed between these two systems is Europe, which countries have traditionally promoted public values and public space. According to professor José van Dijck, appointed for her outstanding contributions in the borderland between technology and social sciences, the virtual absence of big infrastructural platforms in Europe raises poignant questions about the future of digital societies. Who is or should be responsible and accountable for anchoring public values in digitized and dataficed societies?

 

Tord Kjellström, professor and currently consultant on Environmental and Occupational Health with a focus on global climate change effects, New Zealand

“Reducing climate change related heat stress at work – The need to combine health and engineering science for global protection”

Professor Tord Kjellström is appointed honorary doctor for prominent research and dedicated knowledge dissemination in areas related to climate, environment and global health. His ongoing research concerns climate change from a public health and socio-economic perspective, through studies of how working conditions, health risks and productivity are affected by increased heat exposure.