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Global Sustainable Futures for collaboration in LMIC

Global Sustainable Futures (GSF) is a collaborative platform between Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, designed to help achieve the 2030 Agenda by working with partners from low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).

Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg have research collaborations with a relatively large number of LMICs.

Objectives of Global Sustainable Futures

With GSF, the universities want to promote and facilitate further collaboration between the two universities and colleagues in LMICs, where the work is driven by a bottom-up process and the initiative builds on and utilises existing collaborations.

The overarching goal of GSF is to develop new science-based knowledge, education and collaborations that contribute towards attaining Agenda 2030, as well as to the needs of society beyond 2030.

The specific objectives include to:

  • Promote, catalyse and accelerate international exchange of ideas, knowledge and practices between academia, civil society, business and governments,
  • build strong and lasting contacts and collaborations with partners in LMICs,
  • support, coordinate and facilitate existing and new activities,
  • exploit synergies,
  • and inspire students, teachers, researchers and society to participate and take action.

Board of Directors

Torbjörn Lundh, Chair, University of Gothenburg
Fredrik Nilsson, Vice Chair, Chalmers University of Technology
Helene Ahlborg, Chalmers University of Technology
Lars Öhrström, Chalmers University of Technology
Max Petzold, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg
Isabell Schierenbeck, University of Gothenburg
Edgar Pieterse, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town
Pam Fredman, International Association of Universities
Olivia Lind, student representative, University of Gothenburg
Sofia Hellström, student representative, Chalmers University of Technology


In 2019, the President and CEO of Chalmers University of Technology, Stefan Bengtsson, and Vice-Chancellor of University of Gothenburg, Eva Wiberg, decided to establish a new platform for collaboration, Global Sustainable Futures (GSF), as of 1 January 2020.

The GSF Secretariat

A secretariat is established at the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV) with a small team of staff members, some of them working part-time with the platform.



Staff at the GSF secretariat

Magdalena Eriksson
Phone number: 
+46 (0)766-18 49 43

Daniela Michael
Project Manager East Africa

Marie Thynell
Senior Advisor

Sofia Hedström
Project Manager

Caroline Petersson
Research Network Manager

Thomas Pettersson
Researcher Water Area

Nina Silow
Communications Officer

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