Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, presented and discussed future challenges at a seminar in Washington

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Ulrika Williamson, Urban T. Ziegler and Karin MarkidesUlrika Williamson, Urban T. Ziegler and Karin Markides, who is President of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden

"CHALMERS - for a Sustainable Future" - was the topic of a seminar on Thursday, May 21, at the House of Sweden where representatives of Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, and the Embassy of Sweden presented and discussed challenges for the future.

THE SEMINAR presented an opportunity for the famed university to showcase its long-term commitment and responsibility for learning, competence building and innovation. Chalmers officials presented their views on transdisciplinary technology, environmental science and innovation management. Additionally, potential opportunities for research collaborations between Chalmers and the U.S. institutions were explored.

KARIN MARKIDES, who is the President of Chalmers University of Technology, spoke about "Energy for Mobility," and Art J. Ragauskas, who is the Fulbright Chair Alternative Energy at Chalmers University of Technology and Professor of Chemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology, discussed how to "Securing Biofuels and Bioenergy from the Next Generation of Forest."

MAGNUS HÄRVIDEN, Counselor for Science and Technology at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, delivered welcoming remarks. The seminar ended with a discussion and questions, and afterwards a reception.

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