Two universities working together for sustainable development
In 2001 Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg started a co-operation platform for sustainable development and environmental research projects - the GMV Centre for Environment and Sustainability. GMV sprung out of the old environmental, co-operation organisation "the School of Environmental Science" started in the early nineties. GMV involves all faculties and departments at both universities as it is now widely realized that co-operation between different research areas is needed for universities seeking to contribute to sustainable development. The traditional end-of-pipe solutions to environmental problems are no longer sufficient in the face of global challenges such as climate change, food supply and increased energy demand.
Natural scientists and social scientists, economists and engineers all have their role to play as society seeks to find sustainable solutions to such complex problems. Traditionally, however, it has been difficult to put interdisciplinary ideas into practice. Through the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, GMV, in Göteborg that initial threshold has been overcome.
Research platform and scientific network
GMV has succeeded in establishing a platform for interdisciplinary research projects and researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg. The GMV research network is comprising about 500 members from all faculties at both universities and about 500 representatives from industry, local authorities and other environmental organisations.
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